View Full Version : Newbie from London UK
05-02-2009, 02:59 PM
Famly man here 4 kids and one grandaughter. Oh yes and my better half !!
Came across this site from the fountain pen network forum. Any members from there speak up. Have started using a Crabtree and Evelyn Soap (sandlewood) and will never go back to gels or foams. Use the Gillette fusion and get a fairly good shave, but now want a better closer shave. Any advice on makes and types of blades are welcome. I was thinking of the Parker Knightsbridge Safety but not sure wat is the best blade in terms of getting a good close shave.
05-02-2009, 03:01 PM
05-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Welcome to B&B.
05-02-2009, 03:04 PM
Welcome to B&B! Happy shaving.
05-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Welcome to B&B. I think the Merkur 34C is a great razor to start out with, because it is not too aggressive or too gentle. Good starting ground. Check out the review section of B&B, lots of options in types of blades. Good luck in choosing your first DE razor.
05-02-2009, 03:13 PM
Hi and welcome to B&B!
Join other Brits at CONUK (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/group.php?groupid=34)
05-02-2009, 03:34 PM
Welcome and I to are also a member of FPN.
Don't expect to reduce any acquisition disorder by being present here!
It just got a heck of a lot worst... :thumbdown
05-02-2009, 03:57 PM
welcome to B&B
Welocme to B&B. A Merkur HD already mentioned is a good start along with a 1960's Superspeed. In terms of blades it is a metter of try a few and seeing which suits you best.
05-02-2009, 04:03 PM
Welcome to B&B. Enjoy.:smile:
05-02-2009, 04:49 PM
Welcome to B&B !!
05-02-2009, 04:55 PM
I would suggest a sampler pack of blades.
The overwhelming experience of most of us in this forum is that a little trial and error is needed to find the right combination of blade and razor.
It is similar to finding the right pen, paper and ink combinations.
05-02-2009, 06:31 PM
05-02-2009, 07:42 PM
hey im also in london and whilst im only very new to shaving with a DE the merkur 34c has been great, its very easy to use and it only takes a little research to discover its the most recomended starter razor.
As to blades ive read enough to know its different for everyone. the general concensus is buy a razor and a decent blade (such as derby extras) use them for a while then change the blades to find the best one for you.
05-03-2009, 12:42 AM
You are a very lucky person to be getting into all of this whilst living in London. London is a shaving fanatics dream! Head over to St James's Street - there are plenty of big brand shops such as Taylor of Old Bond Street, Geo F Trumper, Truefitt and Hill etc to inspire you :001_smile.
Also +1 to everyone that recommended a Merkur HD.
05-03-2009, 01:02 AM
Welcome...the usual safety razor route around here is Merkur or Vintage Gillette. The above retailer can help you with new stuff or for vintage come see us at CONUK (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/group.php?do=discuss&group=&discussionid=293) for a more local perspective.
05-03-2009, 02:59 AM
05-03-2009, 03:48 AM
i would also go with the Merkur 34C ( HD ) or a Gillette Superspeed and as for blades, get a sample pack.
05-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Welcome from across the pond. Glad to have you amongst us. Lot of great advice here on B&B. Visit often and keep us posted.
05-03-2009, 11:09 AM
05-03-2009, 12:25 PM
Welcome mate! I live in London aswell.
Check out the "local" forum really handy, when looking around for deals.
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