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Other Safety Razors?

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

  1. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Minimodder

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    Is this easy to find? This Styptic?

    Edit: Found one at Shoppers..

    STYPTIC PENCIL

    Is this the right one??

    Also found this..

    Proraso Shaving Stuff
     
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  2. murraynt

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    thats the one.
    Proraso is great stuff! The green one is chilly though :brrr:
     
  3. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Minimodder

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    Well I should buy that Proraso as well with the pencil... just need to find them here then off to walmart to get my shaving brush and cream..
     
  4. murraynt

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    What proraso product are you buying?
     
  5. Gaming_freak_10

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    Not sure yet.. what's your recommendation from the link I provided?
     
  6. murraynt

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    Their green soap is good. I've never tried the white one but it's supposed to be good as well. Nothing wrong with keeping it cheap and buying the soap in Walmart though. :)
     
  7. Gaming_freak_10

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    I wonder if Shoppers has brushes available.. hmm off to their website once again!

    Nope. Only Walmart has this.. Oh well!
     
  8. murraynt

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    Id recommend spending a little more on the brush. Something like this will serve you better in the long run. maybe even get one in a few weeks?
    http://www.shaving.ie/products/semogue-1305-shaving-brush.html

    EDIT: Here is a list of canada based e-tailers.
    http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Category:Canada_Shaving_Supplies

    Italian Barber seems to be popular.
     
  9. Gaming_freak_10

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    Yeah but I don't have credit card right now.. but I'll look those up. Thanks murraynt. And yeah I'll get a better brush but right now the one I'm looking at will serve me for a while.

    Edit: The Copper Hat has paypal so that's quite handy if I want to order from them. So does Masc. That's quite handy.
     
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  10. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Exactly. These days I'm doing a 4 passes shave (North to South, East to West, West to East and South to North) it procure me a more comfortable shave than the classic WTG, XTG, ATG.
     
  11. Gaming_freak_10

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    Just shaved with my DE razor for the first time.. had some nicks here and there.. used the pencil.. HOLY CRAP! But I'm now a man with my razor :D. Used the Super-max in my tech.

    Did 4 passes since I wasn't sure what's the right angle though.. Didn't go for speed.. took my sweet time..
     
  12. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    I strongly suggest to master the 'With the grain' first, before trying the 'Across the grain' and 'Against the grain'. Go for what is comfortable for you :) Sometime I do a 4 pass shave, sometime a 3 passe or a Twice with the grain or With the grain + Against the grain. There is no rules, there is no 'That's how it's done', do what you want.
     
  13. Gaming_freak_10

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    I went with the grain for all 4 passes.. I think.. my face is funny that way..
     
  14. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Keep practicing, you have to perfect razor that. The Tech is about the mildest thing you can get but also a great little razor.
     
  15. Gaming_freak_10

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    Yeah. Will do. Thanks for the advice Swordsman. :)

    But still.. so amazing that I shaved with my pretty tech for the first time tonight.. :D

    Edit: How do I know if I did a good lather with my brush and soap?? I was trying to figure out what's a good lather and what's a bad lather..
     
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  16. TheBlackSwordsMan

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    You should look for Mantic59 videos on youtube, there is tutorials for lather.

    Edit: here you go

     
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  17. Nexxo

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    I use the white Proraso and I can recommend it. It shaves nice, it smells nice but not overpowering and it has a nice, minty tingle on the skin. I finish off with Proraso aftershave. Those Italians know their stuff.
     
  18. TheBlackSwordsMan

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    Birthday shaving gears. I managed to put my hands on a small stash of Aussie Gillette Super Stainless 1984 for the occasion :)
    [​IMG]
     
  19. TheBlackSwordsMan

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    Anything new on the shelf?
     
  20. Nexxo

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    I have a metalwork lathe --I have visions of turning my own DE razor and shaving brush handles dancing through my head...
     

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