Any Double or Single Edged Brush and Blade Shavers Here?

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  1. joeyboy

    joeyboy Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    That's good. I'm just now starting to get in to after shaves.
     
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    The only other one I recommend is Proraso traditional: Witch Hazel, Eucalyptus, and Menthol. Cools down the shaved skin and closes the pores with Witch Hazel.

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    I am liking the skin food. Menthol doesn't agree with me.
     
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    Those folks really know their Bay Rum products!

    Rocking a puck of their Bay Rum and Orange soap at the moment.

    Great way to wake up your nose in the morning!
     
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    So glad to see this thread revived!

    I had probably the best SE shave of my life on Wednesday... I’ve finally figured out how to consistently get a perfect lather (only been wet shaving for a couple years), strop properly, and get all my blade angles down.
    Might be time upgrade from my modded Gold Dollar!

    I’m not much for aftershaves especially after my brother-in-law gave me an alum block. I work in hot kitchens so no razor burn when I sweat and no scent is perfect.



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    for me, Witch Hazel has always been a constant along with an Alum Block. I like both, but Witch Hazel does close up the pores faster than Alum. Alum stops weepers faster, but is limited. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Got this the other day, Barrister and Mann. Love it. I ordered the splash today.
     
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    I missed hank


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    yea , me too.....
     
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    Got the Rockwell Stainless 6S. will try the settings. Gonna be fiun!
     
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    I don't shave but that Witch Hazel is amazing stuff!
     
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    Anyone hone their straight razors? I’m considering getting some lapping film and a piece of glass with some rubber feet so I can hone my own


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    Better off buying a 10,000 grit Japanese Water Stone. That will put a perfect hone on the blade, followed up with some stropping on a canvas belt and then smooth leather. I have one of the stones, they are worth the money.

    When you get to that fine grit, no pressure on the blade, just the weight of the blade skimming the surface as if you are trying to gently make a super thin slice of stone.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, Zam!


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    You are welcome. Since I got seriously into straight razors, I've had to up my honing capability. My Kitchen knives are scary sharp now, like they need to be.
     
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    I’ve got a VERY vintage Seneca Razor & MFG Co (company started in 1908) made in Geneva, NY that I’m intent on making useable.
    I live about an hour away and was interested to find out that Geneva supplied the majority of the US with straight razors in the first quarter of the 20th century. A little piece of local history in my hands. Gotta love it.


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    And you get a firm three thumbs up from me!
     
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    I’ll make sure to post pics once it’s done. It’ll be a while though!


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    Ok, the Rockwell 6S in Stainless Steel: plates 1,2,3 are super mild, perfect for someone transitioning from multi blade cartridges. #3 is equivalent to the Feather Razor in mildness. I used plate 4 for a while then moved to plate 5, it's pretty close to the Merkur 37C. Plate 6 is an aggressive shave, good when you have a weeks worth of growth. I did single passes and 2 pass shaves, never got razor burn. My preshave routing consists of washing my face with soap, applying Proraso Sensitive Skin Preshave and then massaging it in for a minute. it softens the whiskers and makes them stand up. Preshave oil does the same thing, but the Proraso Preshave rinses clean with no oils left over. For shave soap I used Cella. Love that Almond smell. After shave was Speik with Witch Hazel, or Ogalla Bay Rum.

    What I like about the Razor is that it's Stainless Steel, American Made (USA!), and comes with all the bottom plates with different blade angles. I used Feather blades in it for my daily shaves and have come to like the longer handle and weight of the razor. At roughly half the cost of the Feather Stainless steel razor, it's a good value since it will outlast you.

    I tend to like 3 piece razors because they have such a solid blade lockup. The only exception is my Gillette Imperial Adjustable. That was my first razor and it still gives a super consistent shave despite being over 45 years old.
     

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