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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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    I wonder how much work it'll take to make an DE razor at home.. DO IT, Nexxo! :D
     
  2. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc What's a Dremel?

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    Another convert here, I think :)

    Been meaning to try these for ages as I'm sick of being gouged for fusion cartridges and using cheap disposables.

    Recently picked up a Merkur 33C, Merkur Super platinum blades, Cyril R. Salter badger brush and Taylor of old bond street sandalwood cream.

    First go today. Takes a bit longer, but much better results. Still a bit stubbly around the neck, but I'll get that over time I think. I'm fortunate to be blessed with skin that isn't that sensitive, so I don't see irritation being that much of an issue.

    Seriously, why did these things go out of fashion?
     
  3. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Very clever marketing...
     
  4. Nexxo

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

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    And because people are stupid.

    (Awesome Max Headroom avatar is awesome)
     
  5. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Oh nice! It would be cool to see what you come up with if you do it.
     
  6. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    So whats the razor of choice for £20-30?

    I'm happy with my 1960's Gillet but I want to get one as a gift.
     
  7. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    - Edwin Jagger DE89
    - Edwin Jagger DE87BL
    - Bluebeards Revenge Scimitar
    - Muhle DE86

    Same razor.

    also
    - Merkur 34C
    - Merkur Classic 1904
     
  8. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Well there is a few independents who are manufacturing razors at home but first you need a machine like that

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    Here a few high-end aftermarket handles.

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  9. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Cheers.

    Found someone doing a starter kit with the DE87 so went for that.

    Also got 50 Permasharp blades for £15 inc which I thought was good value.
     
  10. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    The DE87 is classy with it's ivory handle :D

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  11. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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  12. Nexxo

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

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    The handles are the easy part. I can knock those out on my humble mini-lathe. The heads would require a mill and a serious ninja level of skill.
     
  13. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    I found this razor on a forum, this morning, it's made of Damascus steel from head to toe.

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    By David Newman

    Ninja skill intensify!
     
  14. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Wow, that looks fantastic!
     
  15. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Looks like it's made from mokume gane rather than steel. Either way, it's all sorts of gorgeous
     
  16. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    I admit it, I had to ask google about that mokume-gane stuff. Beautiful razor indeed but dry it after usage or rust will appears before long.


    Sent from my 3GS!
     
  17. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    no rust if it's brass/copper mokume. I'll dull down if aged properly but a slow formed copper oxide layer'll protect it nicely
     
  18. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Taylor Coconut, the scent is made of happiness :D

    PS: Nevermind, I quoted a 2 years old comment mehhh.
     
  19. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Yesterday I shaved with a vintage Gillette Super Stainless and the experience was fabulous, I had the impression that there was no blade at all in the razor and yet the hairs melted away. I wish I had a stockpile of those : )

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  20. Gaming_freak_10

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    Considering buying this kit.. I already have my safety razor thanks to Swordsman..

    I only want this kit right now.... My brother broke my first brush.. I had to buy a new one.. same brand and everything.. I'm not gonna blow another $10 for a replacement again so I'm gonna buy a better brush..

    Now if Imgur will work for me for once... I could upload the shopping cart that I'm considering buying..

    Lemme know if this doesn't work

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