07-21-2017, 05:59 AM
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Rory, thanks for sharing.  If you're like me, you'll quickly find a sweet spot with the razor and find it very intuitive and easy to use.  Although efficient, I don't consider the razor overly aggressive.  Enjoy the ride!

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 07-23-2017, 01:45 AM
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I skipped shaving yesterday -- an indication of how close Friday's shave was/
Today's outing was again a remarkably efficient two passes plus touch-up.
Again I drew a little blood, but just a couple of small pinpricks as opposed to Friday's nicks.

I used the Mason Boutique Moroccan Sunset soap. That scent really projects -- kind of like Nuavia -- and the lather was very good.

Finished up with Lúcido splash. My wife is visiting her family in Japan now, and I have to ask her to get some more.
It's my favorite among the Japanese aftershaves.

All in all, excellent results today with the Paradigm.

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 07-23-2017, 08:32 AM
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Nice report Rory.

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 07-24-2017, 06:41 AM
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Thanks, Rory!

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 07-24-2017, 09:50 AM
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Good review/report. I'm still impressed each time I use the Paradigm… I too don't need to shave every day when I use it.


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 07-25-2017, 01:47 AM
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Another couple of shaves in, and I'm pleased to report: not even a single pinprick.
Much of it is surely familiarity. I had thought that the Astra blade might have been easier on my face on the third shave, but I switched to a KAI today and things were just fine.

Same story with efficiency too.

The variety of soaps in the box remains a very pleasant feature of this tour.
Yesterday I used the Asylum Royal Fougère and today it was the Klar Kabinett. Both were terrific.
So nice to try things without having to add to a stockpile that is already going to see me through at least a few years!

I intend to send the box along to skinny rogers on Friday.

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 07-28-2017, 07:34 AM
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My time on the tour has ended, and the Paradigm is on its way to North Carolina along with the soaps and blades. ETA: Monday.
I tossed in a couple of samples of MG5 balm from Japan (small jar and bottle in the bag with the blades).
It's a drugstore item, not high end, but it's something you can't get here.
It should provide several post-shave applications.

Thanks once again to Billy for giving us this privilege. It made for a fun and varied week of shaving.
The soaps were a big part of it...but the eye-opener for me was the most humble of the lot, La Toja cream.


Am I rushing out to drop $395 on this razor? It is a superb implement, but that's too big a ticket for me.
Nonetheless, I will say without hesitation that it's one of the best and most effective razors I've had the pleasure of using.

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 08-01-2017, 09:10 AM
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According to USPS, the box has made it to Skinny Rogers' place of business!

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 08-01-2017, 06:48 PM
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(08-01-2017, 09:10 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: According to USPS, the box has made it to Skinny Rogers' place of business!


Yes it has!

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Overall build quality looks very good.

I actually really like the handle and it's larger than it looks in the pics.

I look forward to the shave in the morning.

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 08-03-2017, 06:41 PM
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Shave is very good.....

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 08-07-2017, 05:29 AM
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Nice, Lance!

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 08-23-2017, 05:22 PM
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razor arrived along side lots of interesting scented soaps, will shave with it tonight. No doubt the razor looks nice Smile

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 08-25-2017, 06:26 PM
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so far 2 shaves with the Paradigm, very nice shaver and on the aggressive side on scale 7.5 out of 10, aggressive but not threatening at all and very smooth. I'm glad someone included the Kai blades because I always wanted to try them because of the hype, they are sharp as feathers but much smoother and seems they will last longer than the feathers too.

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 08-30-2017, 06:00 PM
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Im almost done shaving with the razor ad I will send pm to the next person in line, if that person do not respond then I will contact the following one in line. Most likely I will be able to mail the package Friday afternoon

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 08-30-2017, 08:07 PM
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PM sent

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 08-31-2017, 03:46 AM
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Did my turn get skipped? I have been following along and have been checking my PMs, and unless I missed something, I haven't received any messages or seen my name mentioned. No problem if it was accidental (or my apologies if I missed something on my end). If possible I'd still like to participate. No worries though. Thanks!

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 08-31-2017, 06:04 AM
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(08-25-2017, 06:26 PM)bazemk Wrote: so far 2 shaves with the Paradigm, very nice shaver and on the aggressive side on scale 7.5 out of 10, aggressive but not threatening at all and very smooth. I'm glad someone included the Kai blades because I always wanted to try them because of the hype, they are sharp as feathers but much smoother and seems they will last longer than the feathers too.

An apt description, "aggressive but not threatening." Unlike a 2011 Muhle R-41 or a Mongoose which, for me, are in the threatening category.

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 08-31-2017, 09:37 AM
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(08-31-2017, 06:04 AM)JimmyH Wrote:
(08-25-2017, 06:26 PM)bazemk Wrote: so far 2 shaves with the Paradigm, very nice shaver and on the aggressive side on scale 7.5 out of 10, aggressive but not threatening at all and very smooth. I'm glad someone included the Kai blades because I always wanted to try them because of the hype, they are sharp as feathers but much smoother and seems they will last longer than the feathers too.

An apt description, "aggressive but not threatening." Unlike a 2011 Muhle R-41 or a Mongoose which, for me, are in the threatening category.

+1

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 09-02-2017, 02:08 PM
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(08-31-2017, 03:46 AM)NickMach007 Wrote: Did my turn get skipped? I have been following along and have been checking my PMs, and unless I missed something, I haven't received any messages or seen my name mentioned. No problem if it was accidental (or my apologies if I missed something on my end). If possible I'd still like to participate. No worries though. Thanks!

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I don't know if your turn got skipped but the person below me on the list is RetroRon  so I contacted him thinking he is next in line. Although the person that contacted and told me its my turn he also mentioned is that he contacted few other people that were next in line for the pass around but they didn't responded. Maybe that's what happened with your situation.

Anyways I just mailed the package to  RetroRon  and sent him PM with the tracking number, enjoy your shaves Ron Smile

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 09-05-2017, 06:46 AM
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(09-02-2017, 02:08 PM)bazemk Wrote:
(08-31-2017, 03:46 AM)NickMach007 Wrote: Did my turn get skipped? I have been following along and have been checking my PMs, and unless I missed something, I haven't received any messages or seen my name mentioned. No problem if it was accidental (or my apologies if I missed something on my end). If possible I'd still like to participate. No worries though. Thanks!

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I don't know if your turn got skipped but the person below me on the list is RetroRon  so I contacted him thinking he is next in line. Although the person that contacted and told me its my turn he also mentioned is that he contacted few other people that were next in line for the pass around but they didn't responded. Maybe that's what happened with your situation.

Anyways I just mailed the package to  RetroRon  and sent him PM with the tracking number, enjoy your shaves Ron Smile
Guys, I've been out of pocket recently so I appreciate everyone keeping the tour going in my absence.

@NickMach007: I believe a previous tour member tried contacting you with no reply and in such cases, I usually ask them wait a couple days before moving on to the next in line.  Either way, I've moved your place to follow RetroRon, so stay in touch with him during his turn, then you'll be next.  Sorry for slight effect this has on the remaining members waiting their turn.

Original post has been updated to reflect latest.  Thanks!!

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