01-09-2016, 03:23 PM
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I would like to hear a little bit about your travel razor of choice, since I'm a curious person  Wink

I currently use two travel razors, a black resin Mühle Liscio Fusion and a chrome plated black Edwin Jagger 3D Diamond Laser DE.

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I carry a 5 pack of Feather DE blades and a 5 pack of Personna Blue Lab blades for the Edwin Jagger DE and of course a 4 pack of Fusion (Regular version) carts for the Mühle Fusion.
Earlier on I bought small travel razors, that did sot suit my XL hands well, and then 5-6 months ago, I decided to weigh out what these small travel razors (and travel brushes) actually saved me in weight compared to if I just went for a traditional sized handled razors and brushes, and the resulkt was that it saved me a crazy high weight of.........are you ready for a SHOCK........125 gram  Eyepop A47

Ok, If I was backpacking on a trip to the Amazonas, 125 gram would probably mean something.

But I travel in a Taxi from my condo to the train station, then I take a train to a new train station, and from there I go by taxi to the hotel.
Or I take the train to the airport, and I know extra weight can be costly, when you fly, but come one 125 gram.......... Angel

So I decided to quit buying these small rather useless tiny handled razors and brushes, that more are gimmicks than real serious needed extra tools in my honest opinion.

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 01-09-2016, 03:26 PM
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These days, my travel razor of choice is a PAL Adjustable injector razor (circa 1960's), and I use Schick Plus Platinum injector blades (NOS 1972).  The razor is light, the shave is terrific, and each blade lasts just about a week with a 2+ pass shave.   Brush of choice is a Simpsons Classic 1 Manchurian, in a Simpson's case.  Shaving cream is subject to debate, but on the most recent trip I used ProRaso Black, and it worked out very well.

Stanley

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 01-09-2016, 03:28 PM
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Oh, and by the way, Claus you are absolutely right.  Travel razors -- IMHO -- are much more pain (literally) than they are worth.  My face doesn't change (or at least not much) on a trip, and that means that a good razor is just as important traveling as staying at home.

Stanley

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 01-09-2016, 03:46 PM
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  • celar36
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  • London, UK
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 01-09-2016, 03:51 PM
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  • Aleksey
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  • Istanbul, Turkiye
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I use a Pre War Fat Handle Tech. But since I'm crazy about brushes, if the stay is more than couple days I bring multiple brushes, at least a boar and a badger with me. I'm stayin 3 weeks in my hometown for winterbreak and I brought two boars, a CL1 Synthetic and a CH2 Manchurian along with a nice chunk of Cella.

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 01-09-2016, 03:55 PM
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Since most of my travel is by car, I simply bring what I want to use. This current trip I just loaded up my OneBlade in its leather box and brought it along. 

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My travel kit this time

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 01-09-2016, 04:14 PM
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  • Scoti
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  • Ontario, Canada
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I used to bring my Dovo 6/8, Lynn Abrams Modular paddle strop, omega Boar with parker leather brush case and a stick of Palmolive with a swaty barbee hone before I found double edge blades.

I recently asked my girlfriend for a Parker A1R 4 piece travel razor for my birthday. I think it will be a nice addition and a lot less space but I may bring the straights and the whole 9 if I am going for longer then a couple days. Besides the leather razor case matches my brush case.

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 01-09-2016, 04:42 PM
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(01-09-2016, 03:55 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Since most of my travel is by car, I simply bring what I want to use. This current trip I just loaded up my OneBlade in its leather box and brought it along. 



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My travel kit this time

Brian, you seem to have a huge prefernce for Plisson synthetics knots and B&M soap  Biggrin

How many Plisson Synthetics and B&M soaps do you own ?

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 01-09-2016, 04:52 PM
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I use my Muhle R89 or my ATT Kronos M1 for short trips and if its a longer trip ill bring the R1 base plate as well.  I use my Simpsons CH2 Synthetic for the brush.

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 01-09-2016, 05:26 PM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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DE if by car and twin blade cart if by air. The purpose of my trips are see things not lug a plethora of shave gear with me nor any item I would shed a tear over if it was stolen. For holidays it is strictly the KISS system.

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 01-09-2016, 05:35 PM
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When I travel I tend to take either a Schick injector or my Muhle R89. I keep my high end razors at home for fear of theft or losing luggage. I also take my Plisson synthetic,  a good cream, and a nice but neutral scented splash good for any occasion but not overpowering.

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 01-09-2016, 05:54 PM
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(01-09-2016, 04:42 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(01-09-2016, 03:55 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Since most of my travel is by car, I simply bring what I want to use. This current trip I just loaded up my OneBlade in its leather box and brought it along. 

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My travel kit this time

Brian, you seem to have a huge prefernce for Plisson synthetics knots and B&M soap  Biggrin

How many Plisson Synthetics and B&M soaps do you own ?

Brushes:
2 L'Occitane Plisson
1 Pearly Gray Plisson
1 Faux Horn Plisson
2 Elite Eagle brushes w/ Fauxmere knots
1 RazoRock Plissoft
3 The Grooming Company

Barrister & Mann soaps:
2 Le Grand Chypre
1 Dickens
1 Rhapsody
2 Vetyver Santal
1 Fougère Imperiale
1 Fougère Aromatique
1 Petrichor

Latha:
2 Taiga
1 Sandalwood
1 Limon
1 Oceana

I'm going from memory but I'm pretty sure that is accurate Claus.

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 01-09-2016, 05:57 PM
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Only my Gillette Trac II comes with me, as far as razors go.

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 01-09-2016, 06:10 PM
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Gillette Atra.  Because it was my pre-DE shaving razor and I try to minimize when travelling.  But I still bring a puck of soap and a brush.

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 01-09-2016, 06:38 PM
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I usually take my GEM bullet tip.. Once I took my cobra and almost lost it so never again.. I can get 10 shaves on one blade but I'll usually take an extra blade or two incase I get a dud which have never happened!

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 01-09-2016, 06:44 PM
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Feather MR3 Neo if I have to fly

Standard Razor if I don't

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 01-09-2016, 06:48 PM
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  • ARGH
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  • Boston, MA
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My set up is changing from trip to trip, but the most usual ones are:

Razor: Black Mamba or ATT S1;
Brush: Plisson Synthentic or Simpson's M6;
Soap: Tabac Stick
AS: Pitralon Classic

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 01-09-2016, 10:02 PM
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  • SRNewb
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  • No. Va, USA
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Gillette Super Speed or Schick Krona, and a tuck of whichever blade I happen to grab; all that I have will work just fine.

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 01-09-2016, 11:41 PM
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Whatever I fancy. Usually I take several straights, a paddlestrop, a slant, some blades, two soaps and a brush. It's not just once I took a full progression of hones along on vacation.

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 01-10-2016, 12:29 AM
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Depends a bit if I'm on the Go (as in grab the bag and head out) or if it's planned...

On the Go, I shave with a merkur travel razor, a shavestick and a Omega travel boar. When things are a bit more planned, I change the travel razor for my Gillette Khaki set, and replace the shave stick with a tube of cream if I know the water is going to be hard.

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