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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    This exact blade is winging its way to me as I type.
    Very nice Jay!

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    It has arrived.

    I better bring flowers home.
    I really am related to Tony Clifton.

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    Jay I could not believe how nice that razor was today- You need to post more photos of your gear!

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    Ive been DE shaving since the start of the year and have gotta say i love it. So glad to give away the expensive 4 blade cartridge rubbish. Much more enjoyable with a brush or two and nice rotation of soaps, rather than goop in a can...

    Gotta agree with Jim, B&B is a great resource for info. However be warned, if your easily influenced and dont like spending money, stay well away from all those enablers.


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    I'm a wet shaver. My #1 Razor is a Merkur #38 Classic. From time to time I also use a Merkur Future. At one time I had over a dozen badger brushes of various makes and grades but I have winnowed it down to 4 I use pretty much all the time A Plisson #12 HMW, a Simson Chubby #2 in Best , A Rooney #1 Medium Silvertip, and a custom Shavemac in Silvertip. I regularly use and like them all for different reasons.

    My favorite soaps are Trumper's Rose, I have three I enjoy from QED: Patchouli-Tea Tree-Peppermint, Lime, and Lavender. I also have a love hate relationship with Mitchell's Wool Fat.

    In terms of creams. Most any rose scented cream. I also like Trumpers Coconut. And both Lavender and Lime cream from Castle Forbes

    My advice to anyone who is interested in making the switch from a multi-bladed monster and a can of goop to this is take it easy. Let the weight of the safety razor do the work...you don't press it into your skin like you do with a BIC disposable... Also, try different brand blades. I like Japanese Feather Brand blades closely followed by Swedish Gillettes. There are also a couple of good websites dedicated to wet shaving. Badgerandblade.com and Shavemyface.com

    Its a great way to start the day!

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    Excellent advice Jeff!

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    Best thing about a classic shave(aside from the lack of disposable goods): It's so effing relaxing! Makes me want to get some bourbon and take a nap afterwards.

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    All the post here are spot on...the best way to start the day is a classic shave. Jim that New does look vaguely familiar as well. Nice straights Jay... I would never be able to post mine....just dingy old 105 yr old swedish and german steel....Although they were my grandfathers and could never be replaced....!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    This exact blade is winging its way to me as I type.
    That is a beautiful razor. I made the leap right to straights about ten years ago. then decide to make some razors. I recommend against damascus for a razor. they look god but only shave marginally well, I believe that it is in the grain structure. I had a talk with Devin T. the other night and he is of the same opinion.

    This is the nicest shaving razor that I have made to date every bit as clean and smooth a shave as my best old razor.


    This one was good as well but not quite as good I think it was because the blade was a couple thousands thicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burke View Post
    That is a beautiful razor. I made the leap right to straights about ten years ago. then decide to make some razors. I recommend against damascus for a razor. they look god but only shave marginally well, I believe that it is in the grain structure. I had a talk with Devin T. the other night and he is of the same opinion.

    This is the nicest shaving razor that I have made to date every bit as clean and smooth a shave as my best old razor.

    This one was good as well but not quite as good I think it was because the blade was a couple thousands thicker.
    Nice Bill,real nice! The blade geometry is so critical on these blades, it sounds like you have that one on the sweet spot.

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