04-19-2019, 11:12 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(04-18-2019, 05:49 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Always store blades in their wrapper between shaves (not in the razor).

OR (high tech alternative) requisition the dosing cup from the top of a bottle of cough or cold medicine . . .

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. . . and turn it upside down on the shelf and rest the blotted-dry blade on top of it between shaves.

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 04-19-2019, 01:04 PM
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I always disassemble the razor to clean it after each shave. And to let the blade dry I have these little cone that have been filled with epoxy so they get a bit heavier.

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They are always in my cabinet and I simply choose the one I want accordingly...

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 04-19-2019, 02:00 PM
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I haven't tried the Timor blades but I will. As for vintage blades, I'm 70 years old and started shaving in around 1962. The Gillette Blue Blades were a tough row to hoe. I remember when the Platinum Plus, and Super Stainless Gillettes came out. I was in heaven. That said, I don't remember them being any better, or maybe even as good, as the current plethora of blades available now. Then again, I haven't shaved with a new old stock vintage blade in many years.

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 04-19-2019, 07:00 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
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(04-19-2019, 01:04 PM)ImJustMe Wrote: I always disassemble the razor to clean it after each shave. And to let the blade dry I have these little cone that have been filled with epoxy so they get a bit heavier.

They are always in my cabinet and I simply choose the one I want accordingly...

That is a really cool solution, and even more high tech than mine.  Thank you for posting that

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 04-20-2019, 05:18 AM
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I am going to start doing this since I am getting on the vintage blade train. I want to extend the life of my personna 74s and light brigades to a minimum of 15 shaves each! I don’t have a terribly dense/wire beard...probably medium...so I hope it’s doable!

I will put a few thin nails in my wall and hang the blades on them.

Vr

Matt

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 04-20-2019, 07:28 AM
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(04-20-2019, 05:18 AM)Ols67 Wrote: I am going to start doing this since I am getting on the vintage blade train.  I want to extend the life of my personna 74s and light brigades to a minimum of 15 shaves each!  I don’t have a terribly dense/wire beard...probably medium...so I hope it’s doable!

I will put a few thin nails in my wall and hang the blades on them.

Vr

Matt

I put some small brass cup hooks in a door jamb. The kind that people put under a kitchen cabinet to hang tea cups, When you're single you can do stuff like that ;-)

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 04-20-2019, 09:09 AM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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Some really novel solutions guys. One of things liked about using wrapper is being able to mark number of blade uses and prevent self mutilation. Have a nasty habit of doing unintended self harm when blindly encountering open blades. That stated these are all great ideas!

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 04-20-2019, 09:15 AM
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(04-20-2019, 09:09 AM)DanLaw Wrote: Some really novel solutions guys. One of things liked about using wrapper is being able to mark number of blade uses and prevent self mutilation. Have a nasty habit of doing unintended self harm when blindly encountering open blades. That stated these are all great ideas!

I was thinking about either putting nails in the wall, or getting an old little chalkboard with a wood frame around it, and hanging that on the wall. Then I could hang two or three different blades from nails on the frame, and keep track of number of uses with chalk.

We will see!

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Matt

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