06-13-2016, 08:07 PM
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Short version; Nice shave.

Slightly longer version; Why didn't I try an injector before?

Well, I know why... I was too busy enjoying my DEs. But after I started to dabble in SEs, I decided to keep half an eye out for an injector. A few weeks ago a few NOS (New Old Stock) Schick razors came up for sale on my favourite shave forum, and after mulling it over for a short while I took the plunge.
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Bright yellow and cheerful this time traveller from the 70's is allegedly meant for a Lady, but I'm secure enough in my manliness to use whatever razor that comes to hand to hack of my beard... that, and the only real difference from a regular Schick is as far as I can tell the colour and shape of the handle.

I got delayed in trying it; first I had to wait for blades to arrive (I plan to keep the two vintage blades it came with, partly because I would hate to fall in love with a blade I can no longer get), then I had to get quite a bit of travelling for work out of the way. Since all indications is that injector blades lasts for more than a week, I want time to wear a blade out in one go without interruptions.

First shave was... remarkable unremarkable. About every other razor I've tried so far requires a little adjustment of angle, or some other adjustment... some have even been really nippy or downright angry. I assumed that like most SEs the Schick Lady Eversharp would be happiest if I placed the head flat against my skin, and it just worked. Simple as that.

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The first shave with the Schick: Proraso blade, Brutalt Bra soap, Wilkinson Sword Badger brush, Myrsol Balsamica aftershave... and a Damn Fine Shave at the end of it all.

Bottom line? Try a Schick - it's a good razor.

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 06-14-2016, 01:06 AM
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Nice review! I have been really enjoying my shaves with the Personna blade. Would like to try the Schick injector blades (Chinese and Japanese versions).

Only issue I have had with the L1 injector is rinsing between passes, as I have thick coarse beard I find that I need to rinse quiet often. The shave is very good tho and handles multiple days growth of beard really well.

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 06-14-2016, 06:24 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Hans, I strongly recommend you to try one of the two vintage blades! Believe me, they deserve a try. No rust problems, the blade performs fantastic.

Nice review and photos! I agree, it's a nice razor that gives easily a smooth DFS! Personally, I really like the handle and its color. No problem with that at all. I'd say I prefer it over the usual black colored short handle of some Schick injectors from the 70's.

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 06-14-2016, 07:48 AM
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Hans, lovely shaver! I really like the yellow! Thumbsup

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 06-14-2016, 08:13 AM
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  • chazt
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Enjoy your injector shaves, Hans Smile. I was real close to picking up one of Nick's NOS finds, but decided to save the cash for a brush instead.

Have you discovered that you can do one less pass than with DEs? With a DE I always do 3 passes, but with the injector 2 passes is all I need. 3 passes with the injector (or GEM for that matter) and I get some very annoying irritation.

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 06-19-2016, 07:24 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Nice review Hans. 

My daughter is really enjoying hers (for her legs and underarms). She loves the yellow handle. I tried it too (of course) and was pleasantly surprised by the results. 

I've purchased a second from Nick for my wife. I'm still trying to convince her to try something other than carts...

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 06-19-2016, 08:12 PM
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  • Devilanche
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Am I the only one who can't bear to use the injector and hunting the bay for another piece ?

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 06-19-2016, 09:00 PM
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  • kav
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Wasn't yellow the subliminal 'Power Tie'  a few fallacies and fads ago? So now you have a fine unisex razor to reference another passing style fancy. I imagine you could even use it in a public restroom without stirring up passions over gender specific  razor identity.

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 06-20-2016, 08:11 AM
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  • nikos.a
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I'm glad to read that you're enjoying the Schick razor, my friends! It's good to know that!

I am going on a trip in a few days. The razor I'll take with me will be my Schick. I also have it in my rotation, along with other hi-end razors. I always have a very good shave with it. Never disappoints me.

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 06-28-2016, 04:30 AM
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Ladies and Gents, i have been doing a lot of study on these razors. Where is the best place to get one in good nick? And which Injector/blade is the best to accompany it?

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 06-28-2016, 05:12 AM
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You're a little late to buy a NOS from Nick, sadly.. as for the best blade, I'm not sure yet Smile

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 06-28-2016, 05:24 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Hans, which blades have you tried so far?

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 06-28-2016, 06:14 AM
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So far just the Prorasao - they last a lot longer than DE blades, don't they Smile ?

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