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CoolHands

3,129 posts

82 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
bicycleshorts said:
Any recommendations? £20-40.
I got a 'Merkur 33C Classic' for £20.49. It's not too heavy, not too big (so you can get close to your nose) and not adjustable - didn't want that personally. I bought mine from the shaving shack along with various blades etc

http://www.shaving-shack.com/merkur-33c-classic.ht...

bicycleshorts

1,819 posts

48 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks guys, looks like it'll be between the Merkur and Edwin Jagger.

Aprisa

1,430 posts

145 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Having destroyed my Merkur, I purchased a vintage 60's Gillette (see link), it is really good to use however a little small. Can someone tell me whether the "Fatboy" is bigger all over or just has a thicker handle?
Cheers
http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/pict/190729778...

Davie_GLA

3,192 posts

86 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Afternoon all, i'm getting annoyed with looking as if i need to shave after i've just shaved with whatever 'safety' razor i use.

So, i want to get into this proper shaving game and being a bit lazy and unable to make my own decisions can someone tell me what i need?

I want a good shave, have a face left afterwards and the razor has to feel good. Budget wise if i can get the lot for £50 that'd be ideal but can go up a little if needed.

Thanks in advance!

David.

LordGrover

22,909 posts

99 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
If you're lazy - lazy you won't like shaving 'properly'. hehe
I take at least twice as long shaving now, but I enjoy it now rather than view it as a chore.
It takes more equipment, time, effort and experience.
Still want to play the game? hehe
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Bonefish Blues

7,029 posts

110 months

toasty

3,676 posts

107 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Any recommendations for cleaning a futur? Mine's covered in soap scum that's not easy to rinse off.

Davie_GLA

3,192 posts

86 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
LordGrover said:
If you're lazy - lazy you won't like shaving 'properly'. hehe
I take at least twice as long shaving now, but I enjoy it now rather than view it as a chore.
It takes more equipment, time, effort and experience.
Still want to play the game? hehe
Yup, i'm only lazy when it comes to looking through too much choice. Although if i cut my throat and die in the morning i'm writing your name in blood on the bathroom floor.

LordGrover

22,909 posts

99 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Dunno about futur, but my 3-piece looks great after a rub down and polish with an old MF cloth. Usually do it watching telly on a Sunday night.

LordGrover

22,909 posts

99 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Davie_GLA said:
Yup, i'm only lazy when it comes to looking through too much choice. Although if i cut my throat and die in the morning i'm writing your name in blood on the bathroom floor.
There's a wiki about somewhere with some pointers but it keeps dropping down the lists, can't ever find the fecker. The suggestions above are not bad anyway. Best of British chap.

Davie_GLA

3,192 posts

86 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Bonefish Blues said:
Are the blades that come with that razor not been likened to peeling ones face off?

Love the addition of the cut stick thing

bicycleshorts

1,819 posts

48 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
LordGrover said:
There's a wiki about somewhere with some pointers but it keeps dropping down the lists, can't ever find the fecker. The suggestions above are not bad anyway. Best of British chap.
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Edited by bicycleshorts on Thursday 4th October 13:23

Aprisa

1,430 posts

145 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
toasty said:
Any recommendations for cleaning a futur? Mine's covered in soap scum that's not easy to rinse off.
Well don't leave it in Bleach overnight, hence my post above about destroying mine! Soovy suggested the dishwasher which is what i will try next.

Bonefish Blues

7,029 posts

110 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Davie_GLA said:
Are the blades that come with that razor not been likened to peeling ones face off?

Love the addition of the cut stick thing
You saw what I did there wink

Davie_GLA

3,192 posts

86 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Indeed, so deleting the killer blades and the cut stick (i'm getting confident now) which blades should i invest in?

LordGrover

22,909 posts

99 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Feathers, Personna red or (controversial?) Gillette 7 o'clock sharps IMO.

Bonefish Blues

7,029 posts

110 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Davie_GLA said:
Indeed, so deleting the killer blades and the cut stick (i'm getting confident now) which blades should i invest in?
I've got a bunch of Personnas so if you want to try those, PM me.

Do not delete the pencil...

vladcjelli

1,983 posts

45 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
toasty said:
Any recommendations for cleaning a futur? Mine's covered in soap scum that's not easy to rinse off.
Bizarre, I was going to post this last night but forgot.

Aprisa said:
Soovy suggested the dishwasher which is what i will try next.
This sounds risky though. Is it a tried and tested practice? Do yours first, and report back. wink

bicycleshorts

1,819 posts

48 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
LordGrover said:
Feathers, Personna red or (controversial?) Gillette 7 o'clock sharps IMO.
Just bought some Feathers, interested to see how they compare to the Wilkinson Sword blades that came with my razor, even as a newbie.

Davey S2

10,003 posts

141 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
toasty said:
Any recommendations for cleaning a futur? Mine's covered in soap scum that's not easy to rinse off.
I give mine a quick going over with an old toothbrush and some soap every now and again but dishwashers are supposed to be good.
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