03-25-2016, 11:43 AM
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Two shaves in on a Personna blade. Wow! Sure wish I'da tried one sooner Biggrin. I like it so much, i just picked up a second one, earlier this afternoon Biggrin Biggrin . They usually arrive in a few days...

This is my third variety of vintage safety razor after starting with DE and then SE. I'm happy to report I like 'em all. Biggrin

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 03-25-2016, 11:50 AM
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Very nice.  A great SE IMO.

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 03-25-2016, 04:52 PM
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Thanks, Hector. I enjoy the balance and overall feel. Much different than DE and SE. Easily maneuverable is the best way I can describe it.

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 03-25-2016, 05:02 PM
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Great choice! I'm shopping for a G-type and Hydro-Magic myself Smile

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 03-26-2016, 06:50 AM
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(03-25-2016, 05:02 PM)crazindndude Wrote: Great choice! I'm shopping for a G-type and Hydro-Magic myself Smile

There's plenty of G types on the bay. Not so sure about hydromagics as i wasn't shopping for one.

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 03-26-2016, 11:06 AM
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Once again, I am reminded that I have to get off my butt and try the Schick I got in an auction with my first DE...

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 03-26-2016, 07:33 PM
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(03-26-2016, 11:06 AM)Shannon Wrote: Once again, I am reminded that I have to get off my butt and try the Schick I got in an auction with my first DE...

Brian, it's a very familiar feel. A lot like a cart or a despisable, but more comfortable. And cooler looking.

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 03-26-2016, 07:58 PM
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Transitioning from a Trac II to a Schick N-type injector was easy. Though beefier, handle length and shape and head dimensions were similar. Finding the correct blade angle was instantaneous, and the shave with NOS blade was revelatory. Every time I return to injector shaving I wonder why I bother dealing with DE's and their wimpy blades at all. Biggrin

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 03-28-2016, 10:19 AM
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(03-26-2016, 07:58 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: Transitioning from a Trac II to a Schick N-type injector was easy. Though beefier, handle length and shape and head dimensions were similar. Finding the correct blade angle was instantaneous, and the shave with NOS blade was revelatory. Every time I return to injector shaving I wonder why I bother dealing with DE's and their wimpy blades at all. Biggrin

An injector should be mandatory for all converts to trad shaving.

Fwiw, while i do appreciate the stouter SE and injector blades, i don't have much of a problem with thinner DE blades. Ymmv, right?

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 04-02-2016, 06:30 AM
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Of the Modern Injectors, one to try is the PAL injectoMatic , which came out when the Schick  patent ended. Equipped with a Chinese Schick blade ,they deliver an unbelievably close Shave.

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 04-02-2016, 06:59 AM
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If one likes effecient I would suggest an E2 (E2: Round spring with flaps non parallel grooves on guard) manufactured in both the U.S. and Canada E1-E5 we're made between 1935-45. The earlier the more efficient without aggressiveness once a proper angle is used. Find the Personna TP blades to be milder vs the Chicks. (Chinese made Schick blades) Blades cost more but last longer than D.E. type and are also thicker and have less blade chatter. Good for grey and coarser whiskers. Nice for a change up in the rotation. Also great for under nose due to small head vs other razor types. Enjoy The shave.


PAL on left. E2 faux ivory handle on right.
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E2 left on pic just above.

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 04-03-2016, 07:35 PM
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Clearly there is much to explore!

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 04-06-2016, 01:13 PM
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I need to try one of these.

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 04-06-2016, 07:10 PM
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(04-02-2016, 06:30 AM)MPF9ret Wrote: Of the Modern Injectors, one to try is the PAL injectoMatic , which came out when the Schick  patent ended. Equipped with a Chinese Schick blade ,they deliver an unbelievably close Shave.
I should start looking for a PAL but don't really know where to begin. Are there many models to choose from?
(04-02-2016, 06:59 AM)Red Rider Wrote: If one likes effecient I would suggest an E2 (E2: Round spring with flaps non parallel grooves on guard) manufactured in both the U.S. and Canada E1-E5 we're made between 1935-45. The earlier the more efficient without aggressiveness once a proper angle is used. Find the Personna TP blades to be milder vs the Chicks. (Chinese made Schick blades) Blades cost more but last longer than D.E. type and are also thicker and have less blade chatter. Good for grey and coarser whiskers. Nice for a change up in the rotation. Also great for under nose due to small head vs other razor types. Enjoy The Shave.
They seem to excel between the nose and lip. I must buy some Schick blades. They seem to be much more expensive than the Personnas.
(04-06-2016, 01:13 PM)Snake Eyes Wrote: I need to try one of these.
Yes. Despite my limited experience with them, I agree - you need to try one!

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 04-08-2016, 05:31 AM
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Although injectors can feel like you're using a Trac II, they also have the advantage of being much more efficient and sharper on average than any original or clone Trac II cartridges I've ever used.  I have to push harder to get BBS with a Trac II and it's rarely fully satisfactory.  However the injector (with Chicks or NOS blades) gives me shaves that are as close as my favorite DEs, although I do prefer the sharp but thin DE blades for the ability to go lightly in touchups.

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 04-08-2016, 06:35 AM
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The injector blades are more expensive but tend to last longer. They are thicker are held more rigidly.

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 04-09-2016, 06:24 PM
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(04-08-2016, 05:31 AM)cournot Wrote: Although injectors can feel like you're using a Trac II, they also have the advantage of being much more efficient and sharper on average than any original or clone Trac II cartridges I've ever used.  I have to push harder to get BBS with a Trac II and it's rarely fully satisfactory.  However the injector (with Chicks or NOS blades) gives me shaves that are as close as my favorite DEs, although I do prefer the sharp but thin DE blades for the ability to go lightly in touchups.

I'm finding that for my beard, there's no need for a third pass.

(04-08-2016, 06:35 AM)Red Rider Wrote: The injector blades are more expensive but tend to last longer. They are thicker are held more rigidly.

I did some quick calculating. The Chinese Schicks are about double the cost of the Personnas. I wonder if they're really twice as good? Gotta try some...

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 04-10-2016, 05:30 PM
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The difference between the Chinese Schick blade & Personna is a Metal case/ Schick vs. the Plastic case/ Personna, sometimes the Personna Blade isn't aligned during insertion, a simple light tweak of the case will remedy the problem.  My daily blades are various NOS Schick; Platinum, Plus Platinum or Schick Ultra; and NOS Personna Super Stainless, and like the current Personna blades to the Chinese Schick, when NOS is finally unattainable.

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