01-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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Got my new RR TTO today, just in time to shower and shave! Opened pkg. , plain white box( you were expecting-felt,leather and gold trim perhaps???)Popped the top--wow, very nice 1st impression. Chrome--real good, tto mech--smooth and gates close precisely.Pop in an Astra Plat and get ready. Badger-ready to go--soap--the marvelous P-160. Load my Vintage Blades 24mm, lather up and get this fat goin'! p-160 mmmmmmmm. Game time--Just like I did35 yrs. ago Put head to face and wtg. Great soap and the RR TTO?--excellent shaver. Let the head and blade do the work, and they do Good weight in handle and great grip , ,astra is whackin' those whiskers....mmmmmmmmm...a 2nd pass?--yup-xtg(little irritation on neck)and , Voila!

Pretty darned good 1st shave with this and I'm happy! For usd $20 you can't go wrong!

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 01-22-2013, 03:04 PM
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  • slantman
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Everybody that has these razors loves them. They are part of the Cadet family of razors made in India. I have a 3 piece OC and its hard to find a better shaver especially at that price point. Happy shaving and congratulations.

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 01-22-2013, 07:43 PM
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They are pretty fine razors especially given the price point and the TTOs are solid brass to boot! The thee piecers have a brass handle w/ a zinc alloy head. I personally have the Little Bastone and its a good little shaver. Now only if they could come out with some modern SE razors...Cool.

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 01-22-2013, 09:02 PM
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Congratulations! Enjoy the razor.

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 01-23-2013, 05:17 AM
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Congrats on the razor!

(01-22-2013, 03:04 PM)slantman Wrote: Everybody that has these razors loves them. They are part of the Cadet family of razors made in India. I have a 3 piece OC and its hard to find a better shaver especially at that price point. Happy shaving and congratulations.

I ordered a 3-piece OC Cadet yesterday. It will be my first open comb razor. Based on the reviews, I'm really looking forward to giving it a go.

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 01-23-2013, 07:44 AM
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  • Songwind
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I'm definitely on the Cadet bandwagon. My face is the happiest it's been in years.

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 01-23-2013, 07:56 AM
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Love the Little Bastone OC. I think I need to try this one too!

Jeff

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 01-23-2013, 02:18 PM
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Just placed my order. Smile

Jeff

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 01-28-2013, 12:08 PM
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(01-23-2013, 05:17 AM)OckhamsRazor Wrote: Congrats on the razor!

(01-22-2013, 03:04 PM)slantman Wrote: Everybody that has these razors loves them. They are part of the Cadet family of razors made in India. I have a 3 piece OC and its hard to find a better shaver especially at that price point. Happy shaving and congratulations.

I ordered a 3-piece OC Cadet yesterday. It will be my first open comb razor. Based on the reviews, I'm really looking forward to giving it a go.
Thanks Mike. And with your wonderful soap, you're in for a treat!BiggrinBadgerShaving

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 01-28-2013, 12:19 PM
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(01-23-2013, 05:17 AM)OckhamsRazor Wrote: Congrats on the razor!

(01-22-2013, 03:04 PM)slantman Wrote: Everybody that has these razors loves them. They are part of the Cadet family of razors made in India. I have a 3 piece OC and its hard to find a better shaver especially at that price point. Happy shaving and congratulations.

I ordered a 3-piece OC Cadet yesterday. It will be my first open comb razor. Based on the reviews, I'm really looking forward to giving it a go.

You made the right choice but don't forget its not complete without a certain shave soap made in Brooklyn but the name escapes meBiggrin

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 01-28-2013, 01:31 PM
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Bought one of these for the wife, might have to try it out myself! Now why did I spend all that money on my Weber??? Smile

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 01-28-2013, 01:39 PM
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(01-28-2013, 12:19 PM)slantman Wrote:
(01-23-2013, 05:17 AM)OckhamsRazor Wrote: Congrats on the razor!

(01-22-2013, 03:04 PM)slantman Wrote: Everybody that has these razors loves them. They are part of the Cadet family of razors made in India. I have a 3 piece OC and its hard to find a better shaver especially at that price point. Happy shaving and congratulations.

I ordered a 3-piece OC Cadet yesterday. It will be my first open comb razor. Based on the reviews, I'm really looking forward to giving it a go.

You made the right choice but don't forget its not complete without a certain shave soap made in Brooklyn but the name escapes meBiggrin

Biggrin

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 02-05-2013, 05:16 PM
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I got mine today and it bit me like a wild badger.

The correct angle was finally sinking into my thick scull as I was finishing the shave but the size of the head and the very different angle was taking me some time to get used to. Mind you I'm only any good at using the very mild EJ8x series.

Very good shave if you ignore the nicks though. I didn't do a full 3 pass but its very good still. I'll stick with it and see if I can't learn how to use this beast.

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 02-05-2013, 05:40 PM
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Not bad for a Indian made razor......

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 02-05-2013, 05:52 PM
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What's up with the angle on this? Was going to give this to the wife when she was ready to try a double-edge, now it sounds like this bad boy is too aggressive!

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 02-05-2013, 06:29 PM
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(02-05-2013, 05:52 PM)david1201 Wrote: What's up with the angle on this? Was going to give this to the wife when she was ready to try a double-edge, now it sounds like this bad boy is too aggressive!
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 02-06-2013, 07:08 AM
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I think part of my problem was the water was too hot yesterday so the lather wasn't as slick as it should have been. I went outside of my normal process yesterday.

I shouldn't have tried a new razor with so many differnt variables changed. I took a bath instead of a shower so the hairs weren't as soaked/prepped as usual. The water was hotter as the heater tank had time to restore itself. Lots of little things that probably added up to me messing up using a new razor.

I'll report back tonight when I try it again with my normal process.

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 02-06-2013, 05:48 PM
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I had a much better shave today than yesterday, though I will stick with saying that this is more aggressive than I'm used to. But again I'm used to the Edwin Jagger recommended for beginners because its so mild.

Went with a soap I've had nothing but luck with and a good bear soak. I was making a bad guess on where to hold the razor and moving my hand back on the handle (towards the rear, not the blade) helped a lot.

The reason I had a hard time with the angle is that the head with the doors is about 1/3 thicker than the EJ head. Just something different I had to get used to.

All that said I had a much less aggravating shave tonight, though I did manage to catch myself a couple times.

I can get 2 passes with touch up (not ATG) to be pretty close to a 3 pass (with some not all ATG on the last) with touchup using my EJ.

I do recommend but take it slow if you're not an old hand.

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 02-06-2013, 06:11 PM
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(01-28-2013, 12:19 PM)slantman Wrote: You made the right choice but don't forget its not complete without a certain shave soap made in Brooklyn but the name escapes meBiggrin

Why anyone would want to put a blade to their face without MNS under it is beyond me....

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 02-08-2013, 01:51 PM
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Yesterdays shave went much smoother with just a couple small nicks (not irregular for me still) and a bit of irritation on the outer edges of the neck.

So coming around quick to its special needs.

Though I'm still only doing 2 passes as I don't feel confident enough to try ATG with this one yet.

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