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Lonecoyote

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Location : The Seventh Planet From The Sun...Uranus
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PostSubject: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:39 am

Who still shaves the old fashion way? Just a few of my many old restored razors I've picked up in the past.

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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:58 pm

Nice display. I do. Two questions: what's the big boy on the far left? And is that a Merkur two over? And question three (I know): you mentioned "restore." Is there a place to get Merkur shave head plates reattached properly to the screw after they pull out? I have three that have separated, making them useless.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:31 pm

NICE!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:33 pm

Thanks!!! The far left is a Gillette Fat Boy I restored a few years ago. The far right with the black handle is my only fairly new model from Edwin Jagger. Good eyes.... The razor just to the left of Mr Jagger is an older restored Merkur made in Germany. I have 42 different single and double edge razors in my collection. I own 4 MerKur razors and all are tight with no play in the head. Post a picture of yours showing the problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:46 pm

Here is an old never used Feather razor made in Japan with original Feather blades. I've been offered big bucks for this razor but not going to sell it now. Who knows what the future brings Question Question

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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:54 pm

Having worn a beard for over forty years shaving isn't very high on my list if things go do. However once a week I shave my neck and just under my nose. My Dad past away almost nine years ago and I use his old Gillette Adjustable Razor he bought when they first came out in the late 50's or early 60's. It does what it's designed to do and I haven't any complaints. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:02 pm

I do! Love the tactile feel to it. Newer razors are like driving an automatic, you don't have to really know the feel of your face, the grain that your hair grows. Just lather and go. With the DE blades and razors it is more like a manual transmission, you have to pay attention. I find it more rewarding and a better shave.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:01 pm

Yup, me too.

Usual shave is a with a Muhle R89, Astra SPs (green), a semogue boar hair brush and a L'Occitane Cade puck. It's transformed my shaving experience and has saved me a wad of cash too; shaving puck lasts me 8 or so months and 100 blades costs approx. £10 delivered and they'll last me approx. 18 months. I also have a warm smug feeling knowing that I'm not I'm not selling my soul to Gillette anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:29 pm

I shave with a Merkur as well with persona blades. I love how close of shave I get from these style of razors over newer more modern types.

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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:45 pm

HP 1861, I use Personna blades made in Israel. They give me a very comfortable close shave. The Personna made here in the USA are not even close in quality. I purchase mine either on eBay or Amazon for under $18.00 delivered. Another superb blade is Feather, made in Japan and SUPER SHARP!! Not for the novice shaver for sure.
It's all about the sport of shaving cheers  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:45 am

I assume the brushes are bores hair?
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:51 am

Alex, the one on the left is Badger and the right one is Boar, which is from the 30's.

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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:24 am

Nice
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:48 pm

If you scroll down this forum, we have a few threads on wet shaving, brushes, blades, etc. I've come to enjoy it a lot more than I ever thought I would. I had terrible experiences when I was a teenager and trying to use my father's Bic disposables and Edge can foam. Went to electric for most of my life. A razor isn't a razor.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:12 pm

I never could stand the Bic or Gillette razor blades. Electric razors, I had one and it burned my neck; so my wife gifted me with a Merkur back in 2005. I use Wilkinson razor blades (probably very cheap for you guys), and Proroso shaving soap for sensitive skin.



I see Lord Coyote uses Persona blades. I was not even aware of their existence so I will give them a try. Well, when I'm done the 15 packs of Wilkinson I had to stash up because those blades are harder and harder to find in drugstores.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:42 pm

Nothing at all wrong with the crossed swords or the Proraso.
The are both underpriced gems.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:51 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Nothing at all wrong with the crossed swords or the Proraso.
The are both underpriced gems.

Well, Lord Puros, Wilkinson, besides the blades that came with my Merkur kit, are the only blades I know. I do admit that I never looked for anything else. And, as Proroso works well for my skin and is, yes, inexpensive and what comes to me as a very decent quality, I am not changing it. If it's not broken, don't fix it, as the saying goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:45 pm

For a newer razor, and a pricey one you can find used for maybe 75% of the new price, the Rockwell 6S (not the 6C) is a fine piece of equipment. But honestly, I could just as well be happy for the rest of my days with a vintage Gillette Red Tip or Gillette Slim Adjustable. I haven't gotten along with my Fatboy or Maggards heads. Astra SP green and Gillette Silver Blue blades are the ones that work best for me. The icing on that cake is the Astras are $10/100. I'm not one of these guys who has any desire to have a big soap den. Two, maybe three, soaps is more than enough for me (prefer citrus scents), and I refuse to pay more than $2.50/oz (including shipping).
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:06 pm

I like the Proraso shaving cream due to the cooling effects when shaving. I find that it wakes me up and my face feels amazing. I should probably look for some more shaving soaps to expand my experience but Proraso works for me right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:17 pm

Great collection and display!  I never could connect with an electric razor; I have shaved with blades since high school.  Must admit, however, that I use the old twin-blade Altra-type blades (which are harder and harder to come by).  My razor is an old Ralph Lauren product from the 80's with nice heft; not as cool as the old fat boy type stuff, but hey...

Williams soap in my ancient Old Spice mug, and a brush from Crabtree-Evelyn that really needs a re-knot...

I've toyed with the idea of trying a nice safety razor but don't know if I'll get around to it or not.  Plus after years of using what I use, I might hurt myself Shocked !



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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:52 pm

Idlefellow wrote:
I've toyed with the idea of trying a nice safety razor but don't know if I'll get around to it or not.  Plus after years of using what I use, I might hurt myself
I've been surprised by how few times I've had any problems. It required a little extra concentration at first, but really, it's been pain and injury free. The only problems I've had came when I was rushing and slid the razor laterally without picking up the razor off my face enough. I haven't cut myself in the stroke. It's always been when moving the razor to the next spot. You can cut yourself with any manual razor like that, but the double edge requires just a bit more caution. I think the whole double-edge razor fear has a lot to do with the staying power of marketing when the industry moved to disposable elements. It's a whole lot to do about nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:16 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
Idlefellow wrote:
I've toyed with the idea of trying a nice safety razor but don't know if I'll get around to it or not.  Plus after years of using what I use, I might hurt myself
I've been surprised by how few times I've had any problems.  It required a little extra concentration at first, but really, it's been pain and injury free.  The only problems I've had came when I was rushing and slid the razor laterally without picking up the razor off my face enough.  I haven't cut myself in the stroke.  It's always been when moving the razor to the next spot.  You can cut yourself with any manual razor like that, but the double edge requires just a bit more caution.  I think the whole double-edge razor fear has a lot to do with the staying power of marketing when the industry moved to disposable elements.  It's a whole lot to do about nothing.

Good to know; maybe I'll get brave one day Very Happy !
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PostSubject: Re: Old School Shaving   Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:33 am

Nice set up! I use a straight razor that I bought about 6 years ago. Picked it up as one of the "sight unseen" deals at Whipped Dog Straights along with his "poor man strop" and a cheap barber's hone. At 43 bucks for the whole setup its more than paid off. I think I remember Larry the proprietor there saying it was a Pakistani razor. At any rate its nice and as long as I strop it daily and give it a few runs over the hone once a week its great. I originally bought it figuring I would eventually upgrade to a nicer Dovo or Boker but can't really see the point.
Though come to think of it I do still love that Dovo Carpe Diem. A straight razor with the phrase Carpe Diem engraved on it...how cool is that?
Yeah...old school shaving is the way to go.
Haven't scored a badger hair brush yet...just using some cheap boar hair job. Soap...bought a 2kg block of Cella about 3 years ago that I store in my freezer and take chunks off of now and again. Probably be using that till I turn gray...that block is lasting forever.
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