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CoolHands

2,554 posts

75 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

1,750 posts

41 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

1,412 posts

138 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

2,792 posts

79 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

21,075 posts

92 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

5,930 posts

103 months

toasty

3,524 posts

100 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

2,792 posts

79 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

21,075 posts

92 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

21,075 posts

92 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

2,792 posts

79 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

1,750 posts

41 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

1,412 posts

138 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

5,930 posts

103 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

2,792 posts

79 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

21,075 posts

92 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

5,930 posts

103 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

1,796 posts

38 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

1,750 posts

41 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

9,578 posts

134 months

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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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