11-21-2017, 06:46 AM
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(11-20-2017, 09:00 PM)JRRIII Wrote: I’m so close to being a full convert to SE. The SE1 is such an amazing shaver, it’s all I ever reach for. Even if I get on a DE kick just to see if I still like it from time to time, the entire shave I’m thinking about my SE1 in the back of my mind. I’m so close to getting rid of my DE’s on the bst but I just can’t seem to part with them. I don’t see myself shaving with DE’s anymore exclusively. The only time I really see myself using them is if I’m traveling or just to see if I still like DE.


I’m feeling the same.

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 11-21-2017, 07:01 AM
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I've got 1200 Schick Proline, 800 Feather Pro and 150 Feather Guard. 600 Personna Lab Blue and 200 Feather DE. The SE for me always out perform DE. But I travel a lot. For the short turn and burn (home for 1 or 2 nights) the DE is fine. When I get the luxury of a few days at home, the SE always takes over - performance and longevity. The Schick's are awesome for those that have not tried them.

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 11-21-2017, 09:22 PM
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(11-21-2017, 07:01 AM)challer Wrote: I've got 1200 Schick Proline, 800 Feather Pro and 150 Feather Guard. 600 Personna Lab Blue and 200 Feather DE. The SE for me always out perform DE. But I travel a lot. For the short turn and burn (home for 1 or 2 nights) the DE is fine. When I get the luxury of a few days at home, the SE always takes over - performance and longevity. The Schick's are awesome for those that have not tried them.

By my count, challer, you've got about 60 years' worth of SE blades there, assuming 10-11 shaves per blade (I get 20-30 myself). I think you're covered for the time being. Sisi1

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 11-22-2017, 05:03 PM
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I’m beginning to think I’m going to be an SE convert. I have 2 lather catchers and I have gotten the closest shave in my life with the Ever-Ready 1907 LC (the other LC I have is a Gem Jr). Not to mention I love the aesthetics of the old lather catchers.
I have a lot of Star, ER, Treet and Gem 1912 style razors coming. I’m hoping to get great shaves out of them too. If not I can see the Ever-Ready lather catcher being my daily driver.
Before this my Black Beauty and Merkur 38c were my go to, now they collect dust.



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 11-24-2017, 04:38 PM
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I converted almost immediately after starting traditional shaving about five years ago - I had a Gillette Tech that seemed to tug whereas a Gem Damaskeene with a thicker/stiffer blade didn't seem to chatter. I probably missed out on a lot of good DEs but I'm justifying that as saving money by using/buying vintage and cheap Gem razors before this latest wave of new Artist Club razors came about.

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 11-29-2017, 05:24 AM
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I withdraw this comment as it's a bit more complicated than I made it out to be. In a way.

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 11-29-2017, 07:05 AM
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Not a chance, Mike.  I've had very brief periods of SE use and enjoyed them but always feel more comfortable with my DEs.

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 11-29-2017, 08:03 AM
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While I am a fan of DE Razors, I have been trending towards SE razors since about August.

Last night I put all my DE away. 

I will just have to wait and see how long it lasts.

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 11-30-2017, 03:14 AM
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After using a SE, i have lost pretty much every interest i had in DE shaving. I really wanted to like DE shaving but the AC type blades work so much better for me than DE blades, it's sad i have a huge stockpile of blades and a few razors now, that i will probably never use again. I would like to try out the GEM style blades next, the Blackland Sabre looks really amazing.

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 01-02-2018, 01:23 PM
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I like both, though find the thicker SE blade to be smoother but I like to mix it up.
I have a Gibbs No.15 on loan at the moment and I'm definitely going buy one in the not too distant future.
For a quick shave I find the Pal Injecto-matic or a Schick E3 my go to razors. 
Although I prefer SEs, I won't be giving up my DEs anytime soon.

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 01-02-2018, 06:16 PM
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Officially SE only. Tools of choice: ATT SE1 on UFO Grand Titan L, Asylum RX

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 01-02-2018, 06:35 PM
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I do like my SEs but I still reach for my Tradere SB am Timeless razors just as often.

of course if any of you who have switched want to sell a Tradere OC please let me know.   Biggrin

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 01-09-2018, 10:34 AM
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I love and use both. I am certainly a huge recent convert to the AC format thanks to my SE1, but there are 2 DE razors that I love...

Paradigm 17-4
Timeless .95 OC

Both of these see alot of use as well

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 01-17-2018, 04:24 AM
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If it wasn't for me really liking my vintage Gillette's I would be using my single edge razors daily. My Schick Krona DE has also been seeing a lot of use lately.

Clayton

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 03-03-2018, 09:08 AM
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I may. The Asylum polished SE is amazing.


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 03-03-2018, 10:50 AM
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Here's where I am at right now.  Different razors seem to be best with different areas of my face.  At first I was trying make 1 razor do it all.  But then about a week or so ago it occurred to me that when I use my hand tools I use different tools on a job.  I don't make a screwdriver my hammer.  I pick up the best tool for each part of a job.  I started doing this for my face shaving.  No more trying to make 1 tool do it all on my face.

When I shave now, I have two DE's and two straight razors.  I use at least two of these every shave and the result is that I get a better and more enjoyable shave.  It also takes less time to get a BBS shave.  I usually use a Merkur 34c with a Feather blade for my first pass, but areas that my straight razor does best, I just do a light quick pass on those areas with the DE.  Next I grab a vintage SR for my 2nd pass (or sometimes I use a Feather SS with a Pro Feather blade) for the second pass.  I clean up with either a 1953 Gillette SS with a Feather, or I might grab one of the straights again.  Boom.  Boom.  Boom.  Three passes.  Three tools.  Great shave.

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 03-03-2018, 11:12 AM
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That sounds over complicated - but all that matters is that it works for you!

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 03-04-2018, 07:16 PM
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(03-03-2018, 11:12 AM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: That sounds over complicated - but all that matters is that it works for you!

Maybe I am just fooling myself and the real reason is that I am just wanting to play with my toys each morning  :-)

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 03-04-2018, 08:13 PM
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(03-04-2018, 07:16 PM)JABF99 Wrote:
(03-03-2018, 11:12 AM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: That sounds over complicated - but all that matters is that it works for you!

Maybe I am just fooling myself and the real reason is that I am just wanting to play with my toys each morning  :-)

That sounds like a good enough reason to me Tongue

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 03-08-2018, 12:26 PM
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I came back to wet shaving a couple decades ago using a variety of Schick razors and my brother in law still uses them to this day.  Looking for more variety and becoming a collector I switched to DE and never went back.  I sometimes grab my old Schick with a Personna 74 Tungston blade when I'm trying to do a precise outline of my beard.  I also like it for quickly trimming off those wild gray beard hairs.  Doubt I would ever go back to SE as my daily razor.

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