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    who else here shaves with a straight or dual edge razor?


    i need tips! i keep cutting the hell out of myself from time to time. still haven't hit the neck area or the chin as that seems to be my trouble spots.
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    I have shaved with a Merkur 23c for the last two or three years. It just takes some practice and then you'll get it. Don't press too hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quigsby View Post
    I have shaved with a Merkur 23c for the last two or three years. It just takes some practice and then you'll get it. Don't press too hard.

    i try not too, the straight razor i bought has a lightweight carbon fiber handle, the lady that helped me suggested an all metal one, but i liked this one better, price wise.


    maybe my angle is off, i dont know if i'm getting the right angle or not.
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    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...straight+razor

    From what I get from the thread, as Quigsby pointed out, one would need practice, good prep work on the skin, and proper maintenance of the blade for the best shave.
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    I have two straight razors, a Red Imp and one made in Sweden, i have not shaved with either. They both need handles. I did get a shavette so I can get use to a straight razor. There is a great retailer online that sells them and sample packs of razors. I still nic myself, get some alum, i have one from Razorock. As pointed out, it is all in the prep work. Get a good cream or soap, a good brush and work it into your skin. I use my shavette on the weekends when I can take my time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafjr00 View Post
    I have two straight razors, a Red Imp and one made in Sweden, i have not shaved with either. They both need handles. I did get a shavette so I can get use to a straight razor. There is a great retailer online that sells them and sample packs of razors. I still nic myself, get some alum, i have one from Razorock. As pointed out, it is all in the prep work. Get a good cream or soap, a good brush and work it into your skin. I use my shavette on the weekends when I can take my time.
    i have a septic pen, is the alum better than the pen?
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    Nope, they do the same thing. When I first looked into this I know nothing about septic pens or alum. they really do help. I saw a new soap that has alum in it already! Great place for info is Badger & Blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafjr00 View Post
    Nope, they do the same thing. When I first looked into this I know nothing about septic pens or alum. they really do help. I saw a new soap that has alum in it already! Great place for info is Badger & Blade.
    +1 to Badger & Blade.
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    you guys are making me feel inadequate, i've been using the same bic style blades for over 9 months now

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    Y'all're nuts.

    I shave about once a month with clippers, I like having some face armor. Plus I'm lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    Y'all're nuts.

    I shave about once a month with clippers, I like having some face armor. Plus I'm lazy.
    i try to shave once every two day's, that seems to be the best recovery time for my face right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    Y'all're nuts.

    I shave about once a month with clippers, I like having some face armor. Plus I'm lazy.
    Same here. Maybe 2-3 times a year I'm clean shaven (weddings funerals, special occasions) aside from that I trim with clippers when it gets long enough to annoy me. Then again I don't have an office job where appearances matter.
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    +1 to clippers on lowest setting. Scruff is hip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    Y'all're nuts.

    I shave about once a month with clippers, I like having some face armor. Plus I'm lazy.
    Those old school razors do the trick for me. I only shave once every 3 weeks or so, but when I do I start with the clippers. I usually leave the goatee, but trim it low. Then I use the old school razor to finish the job. It burns through that longer hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quigsby View Post
    Those old school razors do the trick for me. I only shave once every 3 weeks or so, but when I do I start with the clippers. I usually leave the goatee, but trim it low. Then I use the old school razor to finish the job. It burns through that longer hair.
    thats for sure


    and there is little tug and pull i am getting better at it though! only nicked myself twice today

    i still have that dont put much pressure problem on myself. i checked out B&B and they have a pretty cool forum, and people even let you try their razors as they pass them around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    Y'all're nuts.

    I shave about once a month with clippers, I like having some face armor. Plus I'm lazy.
    Right there with you. My face hates to be clean shaven. Plus the wife likes the scruff.
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