Need Butterfly/Safety Razor Recommendations (and blades)

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  1. xTerpx

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    Nice, thanks. I am going to try a few backup creams/gels to use when pressed for time and forced to cut corners. :)

    I did purchase a few more blade types, as many are recommended not coming out the gate with the Feathers. I have my brushes narrowed down. Now looking at some scuttles/bowls.
     
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    It's not cheap foamy shave crap. It's closer to shave butter the way it works. The Bourbon/Cedar/Oak has a great smell. The Cooling Cremo is nice in the Summer. Try their body wash too...
     
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    sharpshooter Member Millennium Member

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    I added that to my Amazon cart. How do the other scents smell, like sandalwood?
     
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    I don't know how this stuff works, and really don't care, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Anyone who has ever used old time shave soap lathered up with a brush, knows that this stuff isn't cheap shave stuff either.
    If using commercial shave cream I recommend Barbasol. It is some of the best out there, but the Kool Kids may not like it since it isn't $10 a can. You can't brag to your friends about a $1.99 can of shaving cream that smells like an old fashioned barber shop.
    This site seems to be acting up right now, but these folks come recommended so highly that most wouldn't believe it. I got responses from the owner on a Sunday. Quite surprising, even for a one man show. https://kellsoriginal.com/
     
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    @sharpshooter Cremo Sandalwood has a great scent, especially during colder weather as it is a warm aroma. It's amazing stuff, when used about double what the label recommends applying, and then re-wetting often. Some of my smoothest shaves are with Cremo.
     
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    ...finding myself subscribing at 'foam porn' threads. I hope I don't go bald.
     
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    I haven't tried Sandalwood but, the other scents like the Bourbon/Oak, Sage & Citrus (using that now), Silver Water and Birch and Reserve Blend are good and not overpowering. The scents I mentioned are subtle but pretty long lasting. Next up is the Blue Cedar and Cypress.
     
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    I completely concur. I used Foamy for years until I went back to the double edge. Never used Barbasol so I can't render any judgment... The thing is smelling like an old time barber shop is better than smelling like a whore's parlor! Just sayn!
     
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    It attracts a lot more women too. :Sharon:
     
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    Tru Dat!
     
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    Could that be the origins of "peach fuzz?"

    I love the old-time commercials...take me back to a day when people didn't get rubbed the wrong way over everything under the sun. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Get the Feathers and be done with it. There's no such thing as too sharp.
     
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    Not quite true, but sort of.
    Some are certainly sharper than others, and all of them will cut,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,like a razor.
    What many call "too sharp" is the bevel of the blade edge. Some are sharper angles, some are much more tapered. This can make a lot of difference to the individual. The "wrong" blade for you may not matter to the next guy, but if it isn't correct for your use, the end result will be painful, damaging, and ugly.
    I just love the absolutes that people on GT use.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    He won't know until he tries them and it sounds as if he was warded off by the "fact" that people think they are "too sharp". I don't think many of the those folks were going by your description of the blade shape.
     
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    Got a few tubs of Taylor's cream, an assortment of blades, a scuttle, shave bowl, and some brushes to get me started...caught the Chinese equivalent of Black Friday on Alibaba, so picked up some Yaqi silvertips, regular badger, and synthetic brushes. :)


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    Nice! On my first tub of Taylor, the sandalwood, love it. I'll be ordering a sample pack of their creams in the near future.
     
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    Then you are doomed to wet shaving for the rest of your life. Welcome to the club.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Nice brushes. I went all out when I first started as well. I've got a quite a few nice accessories that just don't get used much anymore. Enjoy them.
     
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    First shave in the books. :)

    I normally shave in the shower, as shaving in a sink without all the steam to open the pores and loosen the growth tugs a lot on the face. However, I was drinking and whipping up some lather at 1am to prep my brushes overnight (new rule: no guns OR safety razors when consuming many adult beverages), so said what the hell...

    I 'bounced'/hopped the razor on the skin once, but no damage was done...had a couple very tiny nicks on the neck (didn't feel them...didn't even burn when finished with an alum block/aftershave...maybe it was the adult beverages). I survived, but will have to perfect the technique around the 'stash and lower chin where it meets the neck.

    I used the Derby blades to start, but was tugging at the skin...doable, but I didn't expect any tug whatsoever...wondered if it was the blades, as some report they are too dull for them and find them to tug, too. So I switched mid-shave to some Personna ones and similar result, though not as much tug....will play around with my lather a little more and continue to dial in my technique.

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