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12-13-2010, 03:19 PM
Hello Everyone!...I've been lurking for a couple of months since I decided that shaving is to be enjoyed and not a chore...I also got tired of spending A LOT of $$$$ on cartridges.Here's my story.....
I had shaved with a Sensor since I left college about 6 years ago. I found myself in a Not-So-Friendly middleeastern country when I realized I had left my Sensor Cartridges at home and my ONLY alternative was to purchase a Fusion 5 bladed monster. After about 2 weeks of horrible irritation I decided I was going to go back to DE wetshaving. Lucky for me, I had packed a Gillette Black Handle Super Speed that I occasionally used for my sideburns and I also happened to have a few blades. I read as much as I could here on B&B about starting, techniques, brushes, etc and now a few months later, I am completely dedicated to the Art! I've even purchased a good handful of Classic Gillettes, even though I promised myself not to use them until I perfect my technique. Pics to come soon!
12-13-2010, 03:21 PM
welcome aboard mate!
Welcome to B&B!
Pictures are a must!
12-13-2010, 04:13 PM
Welcome aboard, and can't wait to see the pics ;)
12-13-2010, 04:14 PM
Welcome to B&B !!
12-13-2010, 04:28 PM
Good to see your already starting to collect the vintage gillettes!
12-13-2010, 04:51 PM
Hello and welcome to B&B.
Welcome to the forum mate.
12-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Welcome to the group !!:thumbup:
12-13-2010, 06:30 PM
Welcome to B&B! Reading your story, you should fit in around here quite well.
12-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Welcome to B&B. :thumbup1:
12-13-2010, 08:06 PM
Welcome to B&B.
12-14-2010, 06:48 AM
Welcome to Badger & Blade!
The Count of Merkur Cristo
12-14-2010, 09:16 AM
Welcome to the B & B (and being 'de-lurked'), and it sounds like you're off to a great start, but please do take your time because Wet-Shaving is a 'journey' and not a race (oh by the way..I love my Merkurs 23C & 38C). :shaving:
Good move away from carts and it might wise to get a Razor Blade Sampler to see what blade is a good fit (sharp, dull, ect...), for your face and Razor.
And yes...this Forum has the knowledge, ideas, and alround 'know-how' (see link below), to assist in your Wet-Shaving experience. In a nut-shell...your 'gonna' love it here :w00t:
Also, once you get time....please tell all of us a little about yourself in the Hall of Fame sub-forum :biggrin1:
12-14-2010, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone! I agree with taking my time and not going too quickly. I got the Sampler pack from West Coast shaving...I have used 6 Crystal Blades and I'm on my third Red Personna...I figure I'll use about 5 of each and then start over so I can get a better assesment when I have a better technique...I am saving the Feathers for the end....So here's a question for everyone...It seems that the Red Personnas provide a VERY smooth shave compared to the Crystals...Does anyone else seem to have the same experience with both of these blades?
12-14-2010, 07:14 PM
AH Yes...one more thing...Here's my rotation of stuff....
Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
VDH Deluxe Soap ( seems to lather well in the Mug. almost finished it after 6 weeks )
Williams Mug ( I see the reviews are VERY 50/50 on it...I think I'll give it a shot because it smells good in the box)
C.O. Bigelow Tube...the big one...used it once...I need to try the "uber-lather" trick next time I get my hands on a VDH glycerin puck
1983 Gillette SS Black Handle...However, I did use my 1958 Red Tip twice...and I LOVED the weight of the head on it A LOT more than my black handle...does anyone think the red tip might be too "agressive" for a newb ? I have not had any cuts since I started. I know it's bad to switch things around as a new guy, but is there a huge difference in the two?
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