03-01-2017, 12:08 AM
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I posted this at theoriginalsafetytoo but wanted to get the opinions of shavers here also.

I am going to be teaching a young man how to shave soon. I want him to start on a SE of course. What are some thoughts on the best razor? I am thinking a featherweight or contour I or II.

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 03-01-2017, 04:00 AM
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In the SE world I might start with the GEM Bullet.  Mild and very easy to find the correct shave angle.

Even so, you might be better off with one of the very mild safety razors like a Gillette Tech or Gillette Blue Tip.  The GEM Personna blade has a nasty bite sometimes.

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 03-01-2017, 04:39 AM
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The featherweight is also a more mild SE shaver as well. Out of all the available GEM style blades I much prefer the PTFE coated ones.

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 03-01-2017, 05:00 AM
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I actually prefer the PAL blades. But coated works. Thanks for the input. I will have to break out a flying wing (aka bullet tip) and see how it feels. I have not used one in awhile.

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 03-01-2017, 05:37 AM
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Is TOST functioning again? It was down forever.

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 03-01-2017, 06:10 AM
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(03-01-2017, 05:37 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Is TOST functioning again? It was down forever.

Yes. No one has cone back much but it is up. Use the proboards.com I have not set the domain name back up.

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 03-01-2017, 09:06 AM
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(03-01-2017, 05:00 AM)wchnu Wrote: I actually prefer the PAL blades.  But coated works. Thanks for the input.  I will have to break out a flying wing (aka bullet tip) and see how it feels. I have not used one in awhile.

You will enjoy returning to the Bullet.  I like my MMOC and Clog Pruf, but I have to be a little careful, especially with the MMOC.  On the other hand, I can scoot around my face with the Bullet without a care in the world.  A great daily shaver.

Cheers

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 03-01-2017, 09:40 AM
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Why start with an SE versus a milder DE, like a Merkur 34C?  I'm curious.

Eric

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 03-01-2017, 08:00 PM
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(03-01-2017, 09:06 AM)rodmonster Wrote:
(03-01-2017, 05:00 AM)wchnu Wrote: I actually prefer the PAL blades.  But coated works. Thanks for the input.  I will have to break out a flying wing (aka bullet tip) and see how it feels. I have not used one in awhile.

You will enjoy returning to the Bullet.  I like my MMOC and Clog Pruf, but I have to be a little careful, especially with the MMOC.  On the other hand, I can scoot around my face with the Bullet without a care in the world.  A great daily shaver.

Cheers

I agree the OCMM can be a beast. It is still my favorite of the line though. The bullet tip is very easy to run. Like you said even better then the clog pruf I think as far as ease of use.

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 03-01-2017, 08:05 PM
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(03-01-2017, 09:40 AM)EricM Wrote: Why start with an SE versus a milder DE, like a Merkur 34C?  I'm curious.

Eric

The biggest reason is that for my money there is no DE that can shave like a SE. I also am a vintage man, I have a lot of razors to choose from. Gillette techs and such are great but they just do not have the feel of a good face hoe. I do shave with all kinds of razors and have a few merkurs that were given to me. But at heart I am a vintage SE Williams boar brush and Aqua Velva kind of guy. I hope the youngen will pick up some of that.

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