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Old 12-14-2011, 05:08 PM   #856
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I've been trying different blades out and have definitely noticed a difference. I just ruled out Derby- they just don't give a close shave for me.

If any other safety razor noobs wanna give the derbys a try, PM me your address and I'll send the rest of mine your way. There are only 3 or 4 of them- but it might be worth a try...
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:39 PM   #857
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I still don't think you need a magical Badger nutsack hair brush or any kind of fanciful Italian creme concoction made only from the breast milk of virgin farm girls which is weird when you think about it anyway because I'm not sure why they'd be lactating in the first place to get a fantastic shave. In the shower, I just rub the same bar of soap that I use to wash with directly on my face and then work that into a thick lather. Absolutely baby's ass smooth and no more equipment needed than a razor and blade.
I joined Badger & Blade a few day ago and told them I basically do the same thing.

That went over well.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:28 PM   #858
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I've got a bunch of Personna medical prep blades that are very good, but I keep coming back to the Feathers. If anyone wants to try them PM me your address. I'm assuming it's okay to wrap them up and put them in an envelope to mail.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:43 PM   #859
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Nothing worse than a brush that sheds and fucks up your shave. I have an old badger that I bought years ago that works and the Merkur that has not lost one bristle in over a year now.
Mine keeps crapping in my sink.

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Old 12-16-2011, 07:13 AM   #860
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Mine keeps crapping in my sink.

Good thing it isn't a Honey Badger, your sink would have been eaten by now.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:12 AM   #861
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Good thing it isn't a Honey Badger, your sink would have been eaten by now.

Yah, but no shit would have been given,
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:55 AM   #862
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not again

I need to stay away from this forum.
Started looking at the rimfire thread ; bought 2 new guns.
Started looking at this thread : bought new Futur/soap/brush/stand.

May report back on new shaving results. Throwing out cheap disposables and Fusion handle . Haven't bought any Fusion refills since I noticed what they cost.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:23 AM   #863
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OK so opened my stuff on the 25th and looked bad enough on the 26th that I thought I would give it a try. Did the hot shower, then hot towel thing to prep.

Lather covered well (used a cream, not a soap) just wasn't as frothy as I was expecting.

Took a deep breath and went at it. Honestly, don't know why everyone is so freaked out by this. It wasn't hard, I didn't nick myself even once. I did the three pass thing with new lather each run. Pretty happy with the results. Need to get a bit better at the chin area but no complaints.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:08 AM   #864
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If you guys haven't tried the Cella Almond Oil shave soap you need to. It'd kind of a putty consistency and produces this amazing thick lather. Smells fantastic too.

I've got a pretty heavy beard, but I can get such a great shave with the Cella and my Feather razor with their blades that I can skip a day and look presentable.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:57 PM   #865
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Santa brought me a Merkur for Crimmus.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #866
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Santa brought me a Merkur for Crimmus.


Now, on to drawing blood!
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:06 PM   #867
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Now, on to drawing blood!
I've already used it twice and no blood was lost.

Now that straight razor I tried, blood was flowing with the first swipe.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:53 PM   #868
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Santa brought me a Merkur for Crimmus.
Cool, you will like it. Close saves, the blades are cheap and and you can use it for your manscaping too.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:47 PM   #869
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Santa brought me a Merkur for Crimmus.

GF did this to me... Just popped it open tonight.

Me = Scared.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:07 AM   #870
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I joined Badger & Blade a few day ago and told them I basically do the same thing.

That went over well.


That's like going into the "Equipment" subforum here and suggesting that Hi-Viz is worthless.

It's amazing how much smoother your face is when you spread the creme on with a badger nutsack hair brush. Just like when someone gets a brand-new, neon yellow and orange, AeroShit clown suit and just gush about how many people didn't pull out in front of them the minute they started wearing it. It's like these things are fucking magical.

For so many of those, it's about the "ritual" and the oils and the cremes and the smell-pretty and the farkles. And that's great. Some people need a hobby. For me, it's about getting out of the house on fucking time and not having to wake up an extra hour earlier just to shave my face.
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