Cut-throat shaving

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby roger merriman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:23 pm

mudcow007 wrote:well seeing as we are talking shaving....

how quick does your face fuzz grow?

i think i must be part mexicana or somethign as i get growth the next day an i think i got a touch of hypertrichosis

ok not in the league of this poor nipper,

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but still bad enough to be called a werewolf if i ever go to the beach, i think i had a hairy chest at 13


If I do shave I have to chose a point to stop, since the beard merges into chest hair and well ends up at the Ankels!

i do shave folks at work, and most love it to be honest.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Graeme_S » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:28 pm

I'm really not all that hirsute and have fairly slow growing facial hair. I have also have sensitive skin and a job where I don't need to look all that smart. As a result I've been getting by with using a beard trimmer to get me down to designer stubble at the weekend and letting it grow through the week. I used to just have a wet shave on a Saturday morning, but grew a beard (or attempted to - don't ask) last winter when I was doing a 20 mile each way commute to try and keep my face warm. Bought the beard trimmer then, and have found it's sufficient for most of my shaving needs.

Tempted by some of the nice looking double edged razors though I must say...

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby craprider » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:51 pm

took the plunge and finally ordered a straight. will let you know how i get on.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby davis » Tue Oct 02, 2012 20:39 pm

Ok, I'm sort of sold on the DE razor, but which brush should I get?

yes, yes, I know that the badger super-tip is the absolute shizzle, but what's a decent compromise for price vs. performance? I'd guess I'm looking at the "Tiagra" end of the scale. Is boar hair ok?
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Asprilla » Tue Oct 02, 2012 20:48 pm

davis wrote:Ok, I'm sort of sold on the DE razor, but which brush should I get?

yes, yes, I know that the badger super-tip is the absolute shizzle, but what's a decent compromise for price vs. performance? I'd guess I'm looking at the "Tiagra" end of the scale. Is boar hair ok?


I just use a basic 'pure badger hair' brush. Does the job.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby davis » Tue Oct 02, 2012 21:14 pm

Asprilla wrote:
davis wrote:Ok, I'm sort of sold on the DE razor, but which brush should I get?

yes, yes, I know that the badger super-tip is the absolute shizzle, but what's a decent compromise for price vs. performance? I'd guess I'm looking at the "Tiagra" end of the scale. Is boar hair ok?


I just use a basic 'pure badger hair' brush. Does the job.


Obliged, squire. When I run out of the bulk-bought Gillette blades I think I'll give it a go.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby kiwimatt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 21:36 pm

This is probably the moment to own up to the collection of vintage Gillette DE's that graces my bathroom - just the 10 at last count :oops: Blokes need hobbies...

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Greg T » Wed Oct 03, 2012 05:41 am

kiwimatt wrote:This is probably the moment to own up to the collection of vintage Gillette DE's that graces my bathroom - just the 10 at last count :oops: Blokes need hobbies...


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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby craprider » Wed Oct 03, 2012 07:24 am

kiwimatt wrote:This is probably the moment to own up to the collection of vintage Gillette DE's that graces my bathroom - just the 10 at last count :oops: Blokes need hobbies...


Do you section off your face so you use them all each time?

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby walkingbootweather » Wed Oct 03, 2012 07:45 am

Asprilla wrote:
davis wrote:Ok, I'm sort of sold on the DE razor, but which brush should I get?

yes, yes, I know that the badger super-tip is the absolute shizzle, but what's a decent compromise for price vs. performance? I'd guess I'm looking at the "Tiagra" end of the scale. Is boar hair ok?


I just use a basic 'pure badger hair' brush. Does the job.


Of course if you are really tough you should use a honey badger brush, but it is important that you shave said honey badger with cut throat razor to collect the bristle first. Think of it as some sort of initiation into manhood :wink:
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby SimonAH » Wed Oct 03, 2012 07:49 am

walkingbootweather wrote:Of course if you are really tough you should use a honey badger brush, but it is important that you shave said honey badger with cut throat razor to collect the bristle first. Think of it as some sort of initiation into manhood :wink:


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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Kieran_Burns » Wed Oct 03, 2012 07:52 am

walkingbootweather wrote:
Asprilla wrote:
davis wrote:Ok, I'm sort of sold on the DE razor, but which brush should I get?

yes, yes, I know that the badger super-tip is the absolute shizzle, but what's a decent compromise for price vs. performance? I'd guess I'm looking at the "Tiagra" end of the scale. Is boar hair ok?


I just use a basic 'pure badger hair' brush. Does the job.


Of course if you are really tough you should use a honey badger brush, but it is important that you shave said honey badger with cut throat razor to collect the bristle first. Think of it as some sort of initiation into manhood :wink:


Instructions on how to shave a badger are here: http://youtu.be/8BUHf3tY9JI you'll need sound.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby craprider » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:12 am

Kieran_Burns wrote:
walkingbootweather wrote:
Asprilla wrote:
davis wrote:Ok, I'm sort of sold on the DE razor, but which brush should I get?

yes, yes, I know that the badger super-tip is the absolute shizzle, but what's a decent compromise for price vs. performance? I'd guess I'm looking at the "Tiagra" end of the scale. Is boar hair ok?


I just use a basic 'pure badger hair' brush. Does the job.


Of course if you are really tough you should use a honey badger brush, but it is important that you shave said honey badger with cut throat razor to collect the bristle first. Think of it as some sort of initiation into manhood :wink:


Instructions on how to shave a badger are here: http://youtu.be/8BUHf3tY9JI you'll need sound.


and here is someone catching a badger to make a brush http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA8pxzawUGM&feature=related

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Underscore » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:14 am

davis wrote:Ok, I'm sort of sold on the DE razor, but which brush should I get?

yes, yes, I know that the badger super-tip is the absolute shizzle, but what's a decent compromise for price vs. performance? I'd guess I'm looking at the "Tiagra" end of the scale. Is boar hair ok?


Boar is fine, though there's no doubt in my mind that badger is better. Personally, I would say that the best bang-for-buck brush that I've ever had was the Vulfix 404.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby alfablue » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:16 am

This thread has prompted me to take the plunge with DE. Fed up with expensive rubbish cartridge razors.

I bought this Parker 99R Heavy Duty Barberpole with Butterfly Opening.

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It has good reviews, it has a longer handle than some and more weight, and I like the butterfly opening (easier, safer). I'll see how I get on.

I also bought these Feather DE Blades that seem to be well liked.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Underscore » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:23 am

Greg T wrote:
kiwimatt wrote:This is probably the moment to own up to the collection of vintage Gillette DE's that graces my bathroom - just the 10 at last count :oops: Blokes need hobbies...


N+1 in this space is replaced by R+1


Oh yeah. Currently I have more bikes (4) than razors (3) and I'm trying to resist both N+1 and R+1... but it's an uphill battle!

And, having said that DE shaving isn't snobby, I should probably acknowledge that one of the 3 is a replated 1930s Gillette head on a custom handle. In my defence, I didn't actually commission it myself...

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby kiwimatt » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:10 am

craprider wrote:
kiwimatt wrote:This is probably the moment to own up to the collection of vintage Gillette DE's that graces my bathroom - just the 10 at last count :oops: Blokes need hobbies...


Do you section off your face so you use them all each time?


Chortle...the correct term is they are 'in my rotation' :) - one or two a week as the mood takes. You will recognise the pattern - I shall start cycling to work to save a few quid and have a more pleasant time/be fit etc etc. Just one modest commuting steed and a pair of shorts will do. Fast foward and your man cave is full of spare wheelsets,truing stands, chain whips, light rigs and assorted pieces of carbon fibre and you take it one day at a time battling your N+1 disorder.

DE shaving is much the same - I will escape the tyranny of multi-blade and acheive a better cheaper result that channels a direct line to that way my grandad did things. Before you know it you are a borderline collector and spend your mornings faceturbating...

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby UndercoverElephant » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:20 am

alfablue wrote:This thread has prompted me to take the plunge with DE. Fed up with expensive rubbish cartridge razors.

I bought this Parker 99R Heavy Duty Barberpole with Butterfly Opening.

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It has good reviews, it has a longer handle than some and more weight, and I like the butterfly opening (easier, safer). I'll see how I get on.

I also bought these Feather DE Blades that seem to be well liked.

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Good work. One word of warning, though, the Feather blades were too sharp for me - every shave I would have at least a couple of nicks. I started with a selection pack of blades from Connaught Shaving, and some blades just seem to suit my face better than others. They weren't the worst, by far - the Gillette 7 O'Clock ones left me cut to shreds. Derby blades I had not cuts at all.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby CiB » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:27 am

Excellent. From a casual enquiry about shaving habits we now have lifestyle changing decisions going on, and a whole new outlet for spending that even beats bikes in terms of necessity, and justification judging by the number of OH's who don't fancy us as beardies.

Think I might look further into the DE aspect of it all. The CT is ok but is a bit of a faff if all that's needed is a quick once-over that doesn't end up like a murder scene unless time & care is in abundant supply, and it often isn't round our way.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby craprider » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:32 am

nicks are usually you using too much pressure (the selecter anyone?) with sharp blades press less and you won't nick as much.


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