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Got a DE safety razor, now what?

Discussion in 'Razors, Scissors, & Personal Grooming' started by Coyja, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Coyja


    Nov 7, 2009
    Welp, I did it again... different surplus store, even better deal.
    Got the Jagger in lilac for $2(!!!) for the wife, Cremo brush for $8 and shave soap for $6.
    If the wife doesn't like the blade, then I have a travel razor. The lilac handle is actually grippier than mine.

  2. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    I like your set up and good buys. DM
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  3. Coyja


    Nov 7, 2009
    Update: a proper brush and soap did work quite well. Had a much better shave than the first go around.

    Three day stubble handled well, brush is definitely quality, and that French shave soap is fantastic.

    Now, the wife is going to brave the DE Jagger next!
  4. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    My wife uses an adjustable, doesn't seem to worry her a bit. Originally it was to save a buck, but she can buy whatever she wants now and it works just fine.
  5. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Coyja, have you been enjoying shaving with your new items? DM
  6. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Nice score on the DE and brush.

    There is a great thread on a DE Shave Site about keeping your gear fresh and clean with annual and bi annual maintenance. Need to find it although not sure I can link it anyway.

    Involves shampooing your badger brush to remove residue. I also throw my DE Razor in the ultrasonic cleaner and hit it with toothpaste on an electric toothbrush (old brush I'm going to toss anyway). Shave bowl in the dishwasher or ultrasonic cleaner as well.
  7. Coyja


    Nov 7, 2009
    I've been enjoying it, though I don't have as much time in the morning to spend on a proper DE shave as I'd like right now.
    I'm commenting 90min (one way) to a new job for a couple months before we move, so its a little hectic.

    My wife, however, LOVES her new DE razor, which is something I might not have expected, lol, but I'm glad she's enjoying it.
  8. David Martin

    David Martin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Good luck on the new job. A 90 min. commute is a good one. Maybe get books on tape and listen to them. I hope you don't have to travel
    in mountain areas. I do shave at night, sometimes, you might try it. DM
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2019
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  9. AFDavis11


    Jan 1, 2018
    Good prep, proper angle, NO pressure.
  10. jkarp_53


    May 25, 2006
    Go and get the 34C HD Merkur. I own a bunch over a lifetime of shaving with DE razors, including the Slim, Fatboy, and assorted Slants; the 34C is always there waiting it's turn.
  11. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2019
    Next step is you upgrade to a straight edge :D

    Just make sure you buy a decent one. It wasn’t the cheapest, but I love my Solingen.

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