12-09-2012, 10:50 PM
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Hello gents, the question I have is of course about safety's and I'm fixing to start a job where I'll have to travel some times and I don't wanna take all my straight gear and I'm debating between a open comb or closed I've used fat boys and Edwin jagger chats worth but due to recent bills I had to sell my de since I haven't had a job since feb and now I finally got a job so any suggestions would be great

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 12-09-2012, 10:59 PM
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  • Arcadies
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I'd get a Cadet TTO..it's cheap, efficient shaver while still being smooth and easy to swap out blades..which can be handy for small bathrooms when traveling.

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 12-09-2012, 11:05 PM
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I guess the question is now do I go with a open or closed

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 12-10-2012, 08:33 AM
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If your skin can handle a more aggressive shave, then select the open comb type. I have the head (when they were sold as stand alone items) matched to a Parker 98R handle and it is great. I had the Parker 98R handle and needed a good head for it. The stock handles are good and you should be pleased.

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 12-10-2012, 08:43 AM
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So gd you think the cadet would be a great choice

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 12-10-2012, 08:54 AM
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A Cadet (either an TTO or a OC) would be a good choice if you don't mind somewhat aggressive razors. If you're in the market for something milder and don't mind a partly plastic razor a Feather Popular or a Wilkinson Sword Classic can also be good choices. None of the four are expensive - 8 to 25 USD depending what razor and what shop.

I own all four - well, PIFed the Popular to a good friend - and have reviewed them all. Perhaps that can help you make up your mind?
Cadet TTO-13
Cadet TP-01
Feather Popular
Wilkinson Sword Classic

PS: If you're really want to dive into the cheap end of things, take a look at the Yuma Razor - far from everyone's cup of tea though.

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 12-10-2012, 09:01 AM
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Hmmm illhave to look or I wonder if I should go with a old Gillette with a case

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 12-10-2012, 09:05 AM
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If you're used to a good straight razor shave then why go back to the flimsy steel ribbons of DEs? Give some SEs a try. Much cheaper than any DE you can find (new or old). Most of my SE collection has come at an average of $7 per razor ($2 for the cheapest and about $15 is the most I've spent). The stiffer and thicker SE blade will be a better representation of your straight razors. There's a reason that many refer to some SEs as a "straight on a stick".

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 12-10-2012, 09:08 AM
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I never would would have thought of a se and I would love to take my straights with me but alas there is too much to take

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 12-10-2012, 09:12 AM
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Why not a Shavette? Since you have experience with a straight you'll probably do fine with a shavette!

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 12-10-2012, 09:44 AM
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(12-10-2012, 09:12 AM)DoubleB Wrote: Why not a Shavette? Since you have experience with a straight you'll probably do fine with a shavette!

That's a great idea too. I always forget about shavettes. Maybe it's because I don't know how to say it. Is it "shave-ette" or "sha-vette"?

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 12-10-2012, 09:47 AM
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A bit more pricey option - albeit in my opinion a better one given your experience; would be to go with a Cobra Classic which uses the Feather Artist Club blades. Later, grab yourself a Feather Artist Club straight like the SS and then you can literally have your cake and eat it too!

The Artist Club blades are wicked sharp and at the same time, very smooth in both the Cobra and the SS.

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 12-10-2012, 09:49 AM
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(12-10-2012, 09:44 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(12-10-2012, 09:12 AM)DoubleB Wrote: Why not a Shavette? Since you have experience with a straight you'll probably do fine with a shavette!
That's a great idea too. I always forget about shavettes. Maybe it's because I don't know how to say it. Is it "shave-ette" or "sha-vette"?

That is a good question, my friend. I would go with your 2nd option, as that is how I pronounce it. But I have no idea.

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 12-10-2012, 09:50 AM
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(12-10-2012, 09:49 AM)DoubleB Wrote:
(12-10-2012, 09:44 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(12-10-2012, 09:12 AM)DoubleB Wrote: Why not a Shavette? Since you have experience with a straight you'll probably do fine with a shavette!
That's a great idea too. I always forget about shavettes. Maybe it's because I don't know how to say it. Is it "shave-ette" or "sha-vette"?

That is a good question, my friend. I would go with your 2nd option, as that is how I pronounce it. But I have no idea.

"sha-vette" makes me think of this though...

[Image: chevrolet-chevette-14-sl-sedan-02.jpg]
The Chevy Chevette

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 12-10-2012, 09:56 AM
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Id love to be able to afford a cobra but that's alittle out of my price reach

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 12-10-2012, 08:29 PM
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Brian's suggestions on the SEs would be the most economical. However, you may have to try them out before taking them on your trip as they are not for everyone and there is no sense in trying it out while travelling if it doesn't work for you.
Good luck.

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 12-10-2012, 08:34 PM
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(12-10-2012, 09:44 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(12-10-2012, 09:12 AM)DoubleB Wrote: Why not a Shavette? Since you have experience with a straight you'll probably do fine with a shavette!

That's a great idea too. I always forget about shavettes. Maybe it's because I don't know how to say it. Is it "shave-ette" or "sha-vette"?

Hey. Didn't Prince sing a song about that..."Little Red Shavette" Tongue

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 12-10-2012, 08:55 PM
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I got my eye on some on some Gillettes with some cases for easy travel

I just picked this up looked like a great deal hopefully I gr a good one the box looks awesome let me know what you guys think

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?...0895744221

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 12-10-2012, 09:44 PM
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Razor looks good - if a little out of focus - but I love the case it comes in Biggrin

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 12-10-2012, 09:48 PM
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That's why I purchased it. The case was the winner for me

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