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Other Safety Razors?

Discussion in 'General' started by glaeken, 20 Dec 2011.

  1. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    I have to say that is one of the most common things I hear form people when they convert to proper wet shaving.

    They start off with "I hate shaving, it such a chore, always hurts" and nearly always switch straight to "this is so cool, I enjoy shaving now".
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Yup, I'm one of those. :)
     
  3. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    got me one of those cheapy wilkinson sword classics about a month ago - getting on brilliantly with it so decided to take the plunge on a Muhle R89, some 7 o'clock blades + free derby blades, proraso cream and a vulfix 404 badger + boar brush

    can't wait for my hair to grow back so I can shave again!
     
  4. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Welcome to the Manliness, son.
     
  5. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Unscrewing my razor to change the blade..

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  6. Tichinde

    Tichinde Active Member

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    I did that the other week pulling the top off my Futur.
    Pulling razor blades out of your thumb kinda sucks.
     
  7. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    meh, the gods saw fit to bless you with spares ;)

    Got to spill a little blood to make any manly task worthwhile
     
  8. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    The sides, boys, always hold them by the sides :-/
     
  9. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    I was, trying to unscrew the top to change the balde, it was stiff, so twisted harder, and my grip gave.. then blood. Lots of it.
     
  10. Tichinde

    Tichinde Active Member

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    Same, finger and thumb on the sides, failure to budge, applied more pressure, *sping* noise and blade embedded in my thumb.
     
  11. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    Ouchie! How often do you guys change blades?

    Sent from my HTC One S using Tapatalk 2
     
  12. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    If I haven't had a shave in a while (4-5+ days), I'll change the blade, failing that, every 6 or so shaves.
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Me, about every five shaves. When the blade starts to tug, you know it's time.

    Don't overtighten the head...
     
  14. kirk46

    kirk46 Cheesecake Nom Nom

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    I cant get on with a wet shave :mad:

    Tried it many times and i find it very painfull as the shaver pulls my hair rather than cuts :what:

    And i have to shave everyday... thats how fast it grows :eek:

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  15. Jeevus

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    @ Kirk46

    I shave everyday as well and don't have this problem. It sounds like it might be the angle you're holding the razor at. If I hold it closer to the 90 degree angle than say at 45 degrees, it usually pulls more.
     
  16. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    It depend of the blades, between 3 and 6 for me. I'm DE shaving for more than a year and never had this problem : / But from what I heard, he is not the first to cut himself with a Merkur Futur, it is a slipery razor.
     
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  17. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    I figured it would be about 4 shaves, depending on the amount of passes you do and how thick yer beard is!

    I've noticed the derby blades have 1, 2, 3 and 4 written on each side, can you flip the blade and use it 'twice' as it were?

    Just had my best shave to date, almost BBS, I don't know if it's my technique, razor, or blade I'm using but I can't quite get rid of that last little bit on the end of my chin and my sideburns... Using derby blades at the mo, will 7 o'clocks give me an even closer shave? Or do I need a more aggressive razor?

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    Edit: correcting some bleddy awful grammar...
     
  18. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    The numbers are one of the biggest 'mysteries' in wet shaving. Outside of the factory and quality control they mean nothing at all.
     
  19. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    They relate to the grinders in the factory that sharpen the edge.
    They put the numbers on the blade so quality control can see if one isn't working properly.

    3-4 shaves for me per blade, 2-3 passes per shave.
     
  20. CarlT2001

    CarlT2001 New Member

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    Some people insist that blade flipping works. Personally I have no idea how they think it makes a difference. There is only one edge, turning it upside down does not change it.
     

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