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Old 19th September 2014
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Default Anybody use DE Safety Razors?

I just switched back to one of these. I like the nostalgia factor and I feel a connection to my late pop when I use it. But mostly, I'm just a cheap SOB who likes the cost of double edge blades as opposed to disposable razors.



I remember when I was doing some construction work that I learned why medicine cabinets had a little slot in the back. It was for blade disposal. I discovered a whole bunch of blades behind bathroom walls when I was doing some demolition.
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Yup, I'm a pretty active wet shaver. Love the old way of doing things and it turned something that I absolutely hated doing into a hobby. Haven't experimented with straights yet, but I've got some pretty cool old DE razors.
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I've been wet shaving for about 2 years now.
Got a few DE and a few straights.
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Yep , all I use. Bought over a 100 blades 3 years ago for $22.00,still have plenty left.
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I just ordered one last week. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QYEK88

Made in Germany but cheaper to buy it in the USA and have it shipped here.

For those useing regular razors you can keep them sharp by running them over a leather strap or just a pair of jeans. Will make a regular razor last up to 8 months. I will do this with the DE I get to keep it sharp.
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I've always wet-shaved. The few times I've tried an electric razor I've never got as clean a shave. I currently use a twin-blade razor. I like the idea of shaving with a straight razor (a barber shop near me sells ones into which one clips one side of a snapped in half DE blade), but I shave my head and would probably pass out from loss of blood if I tried that with a straight razor.
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I recently switched to www.dorcousa.com

Grew tired of feeling like I was being raped every time I purchased Gillette blades.
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I shave in the shower,so its blades for me also...I do have a 3 piece razor tho,its an old Wilkinson....works great when I don't forget to order blades....the mirror I got at sears...it is anti fogging and works great also.

I do have an Lectric shaver tho,for them late mornin's
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Yes Got a couple of old gillettes . Even use barbasol shaving cream ! And then a little aqua velva . rite out of 50s and 60s like a sporty
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Mine arrived in the mail on Friday. I usually shave every other day now but have shaved every day since I got it. My beard gorws fast enough to shave every day but can get away with a 1 or 2 day beard at work.

My first impression is it gives a very close shave and my skin feels almost as smooth as a straight razor cut from a barber. Skin is burning a bit but I think this will stop once it adjusts to the new blade. Have only nicked myself once.

Overall I am very happy with the switch and will not go back to a modern razor.
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