Safety razor

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Mosin, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    My ex just bought me a safety razor as a gift.

    http://www.goodfella.com/best-shaving-razor-kit.html

    Does anyone have any experience using these? Tips? I haven't used it yet, but tomorrow morning I'll have a go at it. Overall, so far it looks good, nice weight and balance. It's the whole badger brush/soap thing I've never used before.
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Init for the pictures. :D
    My father still uses one of those "safety" razors; I would feel safer using a straight-bladed razor.
     

  3. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Yep my first real razor after the pop-sicle sticks I found the one without the “comb” much better still have it to pass down to my grandson. Use plenty of foam/soap.
     
  4. steve666

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  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Why would your "ex" buy you a safety razor? :confused:
     
  6. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Were still friends. It was an amicable separation. I'm a merchant marine, and she didn't want to deal with the whole being at sea for 4-8 months a year. I'm okay with that, I understand it's hard.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Not sure i would use one of those on a boat...

    The reason its called a safety razor is because you can still mangle yourself but not cut deep enough to kill yourself. Its barely better than a straight edge safety wise but gives a realllly good shave. You dont really nick yourself with one so much as slice your face open.
     
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  8. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    I don't shave at sea. I prefer to go all wild man while I'm away from the civilized world. Thanks for the heads up though.:)
     
  9. Trez

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    Its really not that hard.. I still use one of those "safety razors" when im in a hurry and dont want to use my straight razor..
     
  10. Misfire

    Misfire New Member

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    What's a razor?
     
  11. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    You'll find out when you hit puberty. :D:p
     
  12. Misfire

    Misfire New Member

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    I'm 58, when does that happen? :eek:
     
  13. orangello

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    They have a special balm called "shaving cream" and "aftershave" to treat the resulting scrapes.
    ;)
     
  14. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I've never gone into blades but I like the aesthetics of them.
     
  15. Seven

    Seven New Member

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    Order some Gillette 7 O'clock "blue" pack blades made in Russia. Trust me. They work really well with the three piece razors.

    Soap is the key. A good cream soap like any made by Taylor's of Old Bond Street give a lot better and more protective shave than any cake soap you'll find local like Williams. It's also easier to work into a good lather.

    Nothing is more "ymmv" than shaving gear, but Walmart brand stuff will turn you off to wet shaving.

    I have a Edwin Jagger 89, and a Merkur 34. But, lately I've mostly been using a Weber head (made in the US) on a custom handle. All my razors are three piece razors like yours.

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    :shameless plug:
    I restore vintage brushes and make custom brushes on the side.

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  16. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    How long does a brush usually last?
     
  17. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I have a bunch of old safety razor stuff. stroppers and all that. I like the crappy new stuff they have. Pop one chingadera out and clip a new one in. works good for me.
     
  18. Seven

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    According to my dad "10+ years if you take care of it."