Cut-throat shaving

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CiB
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby CiB » Tue Nov 20, 2012 15:36 pm

Just search the internet for shaving - something interesting will pop up.

Alt there are links on pages 9 & 10 that are quite useful.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby coriordan » Tue Nov 20, 2012 15:41 pm

I'm on manmachine.mo where they are offering 50 blades for free if you buy a razor.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby walkingbootweather » Tue Nov 20, 2012 15:48 pm

cyclingprop wrote:What is the best site for all this gumpf?


Ckeck out The Shaving Room which is kind of the shaving equivalent of Bike Radar.

they have a link to UK shops and online vendors
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby alfablue » Tue Nov 20, 2012 15:57 pm

coriordan wrote:I'm on manmachine.mo where they are offering 50 blades for free if you buy a razor.
and free shaving cream if you buy a £30 brush. Very good shop. There are lots of video reviews.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Ian.B » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:06 pm

walkingbootweather wrote:Ckeck out The Shaving Room


How weird is that? People spending their time on an arcane site, posting excited reports of their mundane daily activities, full of strange acronyms and specialised terminology. What's that you say? SCR? ........oh

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby flimflam_machine » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:11 pm

The shaving shack delivered my stuff quite quickly. They give away some free blades with every order and seem to have a wide stock at decent prices.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby UndercoverElephant » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:12 pm

Ian.B wrote:
walkingbootweather wrote:Ckeck out The Shaving Room


How weird is that? People spending their time on an arcane site, posting excited reports of their mundane daily activities, full of strange acronyms and specialised terminology. What's that you say? SCR? ........oh


You know, that was one of my fears when I started real shaving. I already have one slightly hoardy, kind of boring hobby that saps all of my cash in order to "save" me money. When I looked at that site, these guys seem to have kit galore in "rotation", I was genuinely worried I may spend what little I have left on razors.

Luckily, I bought one decent one and am happy with that. Phew.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby walkingbootweather » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:13 pm

Sounds like you had a close shave there then...
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby flimflam_machine » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:22 pm

walkingbootweather wrote:Sounds like you had a close shave there then...


But not close enough! If it's not BBS then he needs another razor for an ATG pass!

Yup, wet-shaving has its own daft lingo too. Now why does that sound familiar?

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby CiB » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:25 pm

Love the idea of a whole section devoted to Shave Of The Day. Superb. And the acronyms... Where do I sign up? :)

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby EKE_38BPM » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:44 pm

You lot are a bunch of shavengers.
If shaving was cycling, you'd be riding SS instead of fixed. You have derailled this thread and I seem to be the only person 'keeping it real'.

I am EKE_38bpm and I shave with a cut-throat razor, none of this new-fangled DE razors for me.

I'm getting better with it and feeling much more comfortable shaving left handed (famous last words before I cut my own throat left handed). The shaves are nice and close, my skin is in much better condition (less ingrowing hairs and shaving bumps) than when I used a Mach 3.

It is still a slow shave though.
After all I said earlier, I may get a DE for times when I need to have a quick(er) shave.

If cut-throat is the equivalent of riding fixed and DE is equivalent to SS, would that make someone who uses both like having a flip-flop wheel?
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby iPip » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:31 pm

Looks like I'm going to dig out my kit this week and give it another go! I've got a Merkur that I haven't used for a couple of years as even though it was undeniably better (when done correctly) the plastic jobbies do it much quicker and I'm a get out of the door in 30mins man. I also get a shadow pretty quickly, so anything less than 2 passes barely lasts until lunch time.

However, there's nothing like it. You can't help but feel you've achieved a new skill, even though it's as basic as it gets. I haven't used them for a while, but I've had good service from http://www.gentlemans-shop.com/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=985876 in the past.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby PBo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 03:20 am

iPip wrote:Looks like I'm going to dig out my kit this week and give it another go! I've got a Merkur that I haven't used for a couple of years as even though it was undeniably better (when done correctly) the plastic jobbies do it much quicker and I'm a get out of the door in 30mins man. I also get a shadow pretty quickly, so anything less than 2 passes barely lasts until lunch time.

However, there's nothing like it. You can't help but feel you've achieved a new skill, even though it's as basic as it gets. I haven't used them for a while, but I've had good service from http://www.gentlemans-shop.com/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=985876 in the past.


Trouble is, that site would need deleting from Internet history to avoid any misunderstandings with mrs PBo , 'WTF is this "gentleman's shop" you've been on? Is it the retail arm of spearmint rhino?...'

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby iPip » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:47 pm

I think their boxes have their name on too, so the postie might start giving you a few smiles!
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby walkingbootweather » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:56 pm

iPip wrote:I think their boxes have their name on too, so the postie might start giving you a few smiles!


Good point. That's why I always use Shaven Ravers
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby EKE_38BPM » Wed Nov 21, 2012 21:47 pm

walkingbootweather wrote:
iPip wrote:I think their boxes have their name on too, so the postie might start giving you a few smiles!


Good point. That's why I always use Shaven Ravers
:wink:


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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby CiB » Tue Dec 25, 2012 22:16 pm

Awoke today to find a Muhle R89 at my disposal. Face is currently as smooth as a proverbial baby's wrong end that's been smoothed down with a fine pumice stone then gently polished by a 17th century French polisher. Neat bit of kit - thanks to those that suggested it as a decent DE razor.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 23:07 pm

I got a Merkur somethingorother. Didn't dare try it today as I have had a few glasses, will give it a go tomorrow.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby TLW1 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 06:31 am

Got a merkur for fathers day and love it, but time to update my cheap brush with my Christmas cash. So thanks for the decent links

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Magibob » Wed Dec 26, 2012 13:07 pm

Santa bought me a lovely Edwin Jagger de89.

Noticeable increase in comfort and smoooooothness compared to my earlier cheapo Wilkinson sword DE Razor, (as someone predicted it would be.)

Also going to upgrade my brush as my old one is over 10 years old and getting a bit threadbare. The spending has started! :D

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