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mr. ed

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Posted: 03/29/21 02:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

I have NEVER gotten a good close shave with any disposable....single blade or multi blade

My whiskers are like wire....tough, curly

Only good shave is with shaving soap, brush and the ole double edge razor

Wash face with soap/water and then rinse (hot water)
Get up a good lather...cover face, wait 15 seconds the apply another coating
Couple strokes with the double edge, flip to other side...couple strokes then open/rinse in hot running water to clear whiskers and have a go at it again

I just wish Barbers did shaves.....haven't find one in years
Hot towel, warm lather and a straight razor....oh yeah!


Yep! I remember well, that's how my father shaved back in the 40's through 60's, using the old double edged blade and metal holder, and shaving soap with brush. Maybe that's the way to go. Thanks for the memory. [emoticon]


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why not a straight razor?

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None of today's blades have the same quality as they did 60 years ago. I started with Gilette Blue Blades. The gizmo krap seemed to start with self heating lather. Disponible blade razors came from Japan like the BIC. When they moved to China they were doomed to mediocrity. The Japanese are famed for their Katana swords. As a note an engineer in Japan at the Kyocera headquarters became enamored with the idea of making blades with ceramic construction. He tried for five years without success. He could not make the blades dull enough to avoid slicing up his face.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

None of today's blades have the same quality as they did 60 years ago. I started with Gilette Blue Blades. The gizmo krap seemed to start with self heating lather. Disponible blade razors came from Japan like the BIC. When they moved to China they were doomed to mediocrity. The Japanese are famed for their Katana swords. As a note an engineer in Japan at the Kyocera headquarters became enamored with the idea of making blades with ceramic construction. He tried for five years without success. He could not make the blades dull enough to avoid slicing up his face.


Obsidian can be made sharper than our current razor blades, so I've read. It was employed by ancient people for all sorts of cutting tasks, and needed to be handled carefully. If obsidian was used instead of steel, that would give a "close shave". Perhaps so close, it may shave off your skin! [emoticon]
Yes, I remember the self heating lather in a can. Another gimmick, like you said. it never was hot enough to make any difference. Way back in the old days, the barber would apply a hot, steamy towel to the face before applying lather. Then he'd use a straight razor. Today, he'd probably be sued for causing pain and suffering. [emoticon]

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Well, i went ahead and bought some of Walmart's own brand, Equate 3 blade razors, just to try out. It did a pretty good job, but left some stubble on part of my neck possibly because I didn't shave that part in the right direction. Still, it looks like a keeper. After over 50 years of shaving, there are still things to learn. [emoticon]

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Slowly but surely I am arriving at a new norm for what suits me. Nivea aerosol cream is a keeper. The Gillette assortment sold down here is a little rich for my blood and the Gillette Mach Turbocharger or however the brand name goes is priced ridiculously for Chinese blades.

I hate buying bulk in blind, but I'll cross my fingers and buy the USA Costco display card of Henry's blades.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Because of cheating I am going to try "Henry's" I have no idea if they are better, but I cannot afford the garbage put out by Gillette. Only their 5 blade flagship model performs decently but even purchased through Sam's or Costco, the price per shave is absurd.

I also switched to NIVEA from Gel products. Everyone wants to be a billionaire.


Try Darco 5 blade on Amazon
Cheaper than disposables

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thomasmnile wrote:

You're not imagining, disposable razors are junk. After some searching I began using Gillette SkinGuard blades in conjunction with the Gillette Pure shave cream. Neither are cheap, but probably best shave in my life. Get about 6 shaves out a cartridge. Think I paid 30 bucks for the handle which came with 4 blade cartridges and 8 additional cartridges on Amazon. SkinGuard is a 2 blade cartridge with this funny looking guard between the blades and an aloe impregnated lube strip. Don't get the science but it's a great shave.


I have also been using the Gillette SkinGuard razor for over a year now. Best shave I have ever had. Totally satisfied, though they are pricey.


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Posted: 04/05/21 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I buy a pack (10 ct) of double edge razor blades at Grocery Store for $5


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I've been using BIC "Sensitive" disposable razors for years at about $3 a dozen. I get a clean shave with no nicks or cuts using Coast bar soap in the shower. The county recycling program that serves our Adirondack family cottage accepts the plastic disposable razors.


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