View Full Version : my first DE shave
01-09-2011, 11:10 AM
picked up my first brush in many many years at West Coast yesterday (yes, Christine came into the shop to allow me to look and buy when I was driving through on my way to the BCS game in AZ) I selected a Simpson Duke 3, used proraso soap, dropped a Crystal DE blade into a vintage Gillette Slim adjustable and went to work. two passes just to see how it went. I could have done three because there was enough lather left on the brush but thought I'd stop at two. no bleeding. thanks to this group for posting enough so that I could read about everything. Thanks to Gary Young for his history on Simpsons brushes and a very big thanks to West Coast Shaving. If you have found them nice to deal with over the internet, wait until you meet them in person. I will use the Crystals for a while and will then try other blades. I'm also going to try the Coates shaving cream that I picked up and I also picked up a Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving soap bar. Whew. now I have to wait for my beard to grow back some so that I can do this again. oh yes. GO DUCKS. :biggrin1:
01-09-2011, 11:14 AM
Proraso is the way to go, my first DE shave was with canned foam :thumbdown :lol:
01-09-2011, 11:14 AM
Welcome to the Badger & Blade.
You have certainly started with a big splash. Great gear and good results.
01-09-2011, 11:15 AM
Congratulations on a great start!
01-09-2011, 11:17 AM
01-09-2011, 11:19 AM
You're off to a great start with a world-class setup! I, too, have found WCS and all B&B vendors very helpful. Enjoy the experience!
Welcome to B&B!
01-09-2011, 12:03 PM
Congrats! You are starting off right. I just upgraded to a Duke 3 myself. Welcome aboard.
01-09-2011, 12:10 PM
A great setup and sounds like you enjoyed your first DE shave. You are off to a good start and it will only get better with time. Enjoy the journey.
01-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Welcome to B&B. Nice start.
01-09-2011, 12:28 PM
Welcome to Badger and Blade. I think you are going to love this place. :thumbup: Enjoy your shaves.
01-09-2011, 01:32 PM
thanks. the one thing I forgot to bring with me on this trip was an after shave balm. I need to find something off the shelf somelace here in az.
01-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Welcome to the group !! :thumbup1:
01-14-2011, 01:52 AM
Welcome to Badger & Blade!
01-14-2011, 03:06 AM
Welcome to B&B!. Great first DE shave.:thumbup1:
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