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Discussion in 'Razors, Scissors, & Personal Grooming' started by Low_rez, Oct 26, 2018.
Dry shaving would be the very last resort for me. Even plain water is better than nothing.
Yes^. Take the time to do it half way right and you'll get better results. DM
I started shaving almost sixty years ago with a Gilette safety razor & blue blades. It was either that or a straight razor, so I went with the modern approach. Over the years I went through all the evolutions from double edge, to injector, to cartridge razors, and even tried an electric razor for a couple days. I've been back with a safety razor for about 15 or 20 years now.
Shaving, for me is not some sort of existential experience to be enjoyed. It's simply a chore I have to put up with in order to keep the hair scraped off my face, because I could never stand having a beard. I've found that task to be accomplished most efficiently, and with minimal blood loss, using a long handle Merkur, Feather blades, and Creamo cream.
@Ironbut , I don't theorize about shaving and its not a drudgery. Its a good experience for me. I may not look forward to it but I enjoy a good close shave. I went thru the same pattern as you. Using a straight I had to be too careful. Using a double edge helps it go much faster. I really like using my Rolls Razor too. I use Feather blades as well. The blade I'm using now is a year old. Yes I sharpen it. Which gives me some satisfaction on a good shave. This is not for everyone. But I enjoy it. I've found some Feather blades have problems. DM
1967 Gillette M1 Black Handle Flare Double Tip
I have others I use as well, and recently switched to a Gillette Fatboy adjustable, which I typically use on setting 6.
I have been using an Edwin Jagger DE with Feather blades since 2012 and I'm very happy with both. It doesn't matter if it is one day or a weeks growth, there is no pulling.
Been shaving with these for the last 6 months.