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Old 07-01-2010, 12:22 PM   #286
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:25 PM   #287
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Classic shaving is a great site. I bought the $20 or so simple Merkur. Still going strong. I haven't got the nerve (mental or physical) to use my grandfather's straight razor.

There's a learning curve. Don't press it down, let the weight work. Shave once with grain, again at an angle against. Best shave I ever had and it lasts longer. I have a beard that grows like kudzu and is tougher than barbed wire. Never going back to disposable. Cheaper too.

I like things that are well made and last. Merkur makes good stuff. Get a good brush and some good aftershave as well.
This all sounds kinda familiar.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #288
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So if you were going to start out with an old rig, which one on that site would you choose?

I like the idea of the feather blades as they're smaller and seem practical, but what do i know...


(help me pick my weapon....)
I have never heard any good things about the feathers or the shavettes.

For a starter straight razor I would get a lower end German one (like a dovo) 5/8 -1" it takes some practice to get a good edge on one sometimes you get scratches and damage when you are first starting out which isn't a big deal on a $60. but it is heart wrenching on a $250. razor.

Not all razors will shave worth a dam but all the German ones I have tried were good. The problem with buying straight razors now days is not many people still make them.

I am not a fan of Classicshaving they are over priced and they like to steer new guys into spending as much as they can, but I looked for another place I used to get razor stuff and I don't see anyone else around. The only thing that looks halfway decent there is the Filarmonica Doble Temple 7/8 and they want $250. for it. Looks like they have some basic Dovos for $100.
My first razor was a 5/8 Dovo is was alright they don't come with a very good edge though. The Filarmonica usally come with a good edge but they are selling them for $250.

Over the years I have bought and sold a lot of old straight razors and just keep a few good shavers. The old 3/4 - 1" Henckels are my favorite. Nothing shaves like an old Henckels.


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Old 07-01-2010, 02:08 PM   #289
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This all sounds kinda familiar.

I couldn't find that old shaving thread w search...(?)
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #290
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I couldn't find that old shaving thread w search...(?)
No, his post.

I think the old one was something about a straight razor. The links in there got me started.

Bingo: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...straight+razor
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:15 PM   #291
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Why not just use a laser and never have to shave again AM laser
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:21 PM   #292
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Holy fuck.

It takes a bunch of beemer riders to turn shaving into a pretentious ritual.


I hear monocles are due to make a comeback.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #293
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:33 PM   #294
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I got sick of paying for modern day razors and recently got the Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor from www.leesrazors.com. Lee is a great guy, tell him Scott from ADV Rider sent ya.

Shaving dry or wet...you really can't beat old fashioned do it all products like this.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:41 PM   #295
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:50 PM   #296
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Why not just use a laser and never have to shave again AM laser
I would need to see some before and after pictures, over a long period of time, before I could decide. Could take quite a while.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:36 PM   #297
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That's like using a disposable toothbrush.
You're disposing of your Fusion blade sets, what's the big diff? Is throwing out 5 blades in their carrier once a week that much better than throwing out 2 blades with a flimsy handle once a week? You'd dispose of single blades after they were used up too. And them things are dangerous.

Never had a disposeable toothbrush personally. But aren't all toothbrushes disposable after a while? Or is there some way to send them out to be rebuilt?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:24 PM   #298
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mach 3 best razor out there....nothing else comes close, i've tried them all!
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:50 PM   #299
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I gotta wonder if these old rigs can give you a good shave.....?
Quit wondering.... the answer is yes. Get on over to the shaving thread, lot's of good info that doesn't need repeated here
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There is at least one really long thread on this.
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