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  1. Thread: No guard DE?

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    I have a GSB literally stuck in a devette like...

    I have a GSB literally stuck in a devette like the one below -- I can't pry the base plate and the blade apart from the top cap without risking a serious cut to my fingers -- so I'm going to...
  2. Nothing sharper than a Feather, for sure. My...

    Nothing sharper than a Feather, for sure. My experience, though, is that a small compromise on sharpness can be more than outweighed in smoothness, and in the overall subjective experience: witness...
  3. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Interesting. My shaves get very rough after 4 or...

    Interesting. My shaves get very rough after 4 or 5 shaves. Should I tough it out and see if it gets better? :tongue_sm



    Wow, awesome! :a14:
  4. Thread: No guard DE?

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    So ... how are those devette shaves going, guys?...

    So ... how are those devette shaves going, guys? Still at it? Or has the novelty worn off? Or...?

    It's pretty quiet in these here parts lately, pardners. :kyle1:

    I'm still using my BBX base...
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    Sticky: Osage Rub

    Osage Rub
  6. Thread: Just. Soap.

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    +1. Great stuff.

    +1. Great stuff.
  7. It's true. I couldn't go ATG on the neck until I...

    It's true. I couldn't go ATG on the neck until I started using an unguarded DE razor (devette). If you can control it, a bare blade produces the least irritation.

    To the OP: You might try going...
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    GSBs are in my top three, for sure. (Along with...

    GSBs are in my top three, for sure. (Along with Indian Greens and Personna Labs.)
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    We're all newbies here, 'cause we're all...

    We're all newbies here, 'cause we're all discovering new things all the time. How 'bout that? :welcoming:
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    Basically no performance difference. I did find...

    Basically no performance difference. I did find that my Fatip with Weber Bulldog handle did become much louder after it was Cerakoted.
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  11. Thread: No guard DE?

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    And ATG on the rebound, of course! :lol:

    And ATG on the rebound, of course! :lol:
  12. Thread: New Fatip

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    I'd put it in the middle: a bit more effective...

    I'd put it in the middle: a bit more effective than the NEW, smoother than the Old.
  13. My attitude to palm-stropping is: can't hurt,...

    My attitude to palm-stropping is: can't hurt, might help. I do it when I think of it. It does seem to have a marginal smoothing effect, especially with a devette.
    ...
  14. Thread: New Fatip

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    Fatip represents an ideal balance of...

    Fatip represents an ideal balance of effectiveness and smoothness, IMO. The head works very well with the Weber Bulldog handle. Enjoy your new Fatip! :thumbsup:
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    Tabac. First use in a couple of years, only...

    Tabac.

    First use in a couple of years, only because I don't like shaving sticks. But I just finished a container of TOBS Mr. Taylor shaving cream, so I cut up the Tabac and kneaded it into that....
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    Trumper's Rose.

    Trumper's Rose.
  17. EJ Best Badger. Still have it, never use it. 99%...

    EJ Best Badger. Still have it, never use it. 99% of the time it's the Omega Pro 10049 for me, or else the B&B Essential Boar.

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=38923
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    +1. I have a lifetime supply that I've been...

    +1. I have a lifetime supply that I've been whittling down for 3 years so far. I never minded the scent, but it does get gentler with age. A classic product.

    Good to hear that the OP got his...
  19. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Blade exposure. It's got to be. The BBX's...

    Blade exposure. It's got to be. The BBX's exposure is small compared to the Fatip's. Maybe I'm hallucinating, but it feels to me like there is a range of angles in which the BBX does not cut, or cuts...
  20. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Went fine. Amazing how much of a cream puff the...

    Went fine. Amazing how much of a cream puff the BBX is, compared to the Fatip-BBX devette. The BBX handle was OK. It's so long that the end of it bumped into my chest while I was shaving my neck,...
  21. Thread: No guard DE?

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    I have my BBX set up for tonight's shave -- with...

    I have my BBX set up for tonight's shave -- with the original handle. It's been a while since I used this elegant, long handle and I wonder if I'll find it more comfortable this time around.
  22. Thread: No guard DE?

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    The BBX base plate, always. Haven't been able to...

    The BBX base plate, always. Haven't been able to get my act together to modify the Rimei.

    PS: I miss my ATT H1 and H2. Alas, the BBX base plate doesn't fit them, and I assume that the Rimei...
  23. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Have been getting great results with the Fatip +...

    Have been getting great results with the Fatip + UFO Kaiser Short handle devette for the last week or more. Tonight I decided to up the ante with the even heavier UFO Goliath handle. No negative...
  24. Thread: No guard DE?

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    My Rimeis finally arrived. I tried getting the...

    My Rimeis finally arrived. I tried getting the guard off of one of the base plates with a pliers, but it wouldn't budge. Is there a trick to it?
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    My dimmable LED bulbs are here, and they work in...

    My dimmable LED bulbs are here, and they work in the 3-way touch lamp. Only difference is, low is equal to medium with a regular bulb, medium is high, and high is extra-bright. Overall, I count it a...
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    Smithsonian-worthy! :thumbup:

    Smithsonian-worthy! :thumbup:
  27. Thread: No guard DE?

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    :lol: : :a21: :: :a7: : :underbus:

    :lol: : :a21: :: :a7: : :underbus:
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    Yes, the bulbs definitely will not go to waste....

    Yes, the bulbs definitely will not go to waste. :thumbsup:
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    If somewhat depressing in my case. Fingers...

    If somewhat depressing in my case. Fingers crossed....



    True, true.
  30. Thread: New wet shaver

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    Yes, there's a learning curve -- take your time...

    Yes, there's a learning curve -- take your time and enjoy the experience. The shaves will get better.
  31. Thread: No guard DE?

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    "Deep" is the word. For me, no razor goes deeper,...

    "Deep" is the word. For me, no razor goes deeper, with less irritation, than the devette. Sad to say, my ATTs, Fatips and MMOCs have been gathering dust. :sad:
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    I took a flier yesterday and bought four of these...

    I took a flier yesterday and bought four of these dimmable 40-watt equivalent LEDs. They shipped today. I'll let you know how they work in my 3-way lamp.
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    Ah, of course! I just Googled...

    <headslap> Ah, of course! I just Googled "dimmable LED" and got a bunch of hits. Thanks so much, Phil! :thumbup1:
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    I have a table lamp that switches to...

    I have a table lamp that switches to dim-medium-bright-off just by touching the base. You don't need a 3-way bulb; an ordinary incandescent 40-watter will do. I've bought a couple of equivalent LED...
  35. :c9: +1. The OP has framed this as an...

    :c9: +1. The OP has framed this as an epistemological question ("How do you know..."), when in fact it's a matter of royal prerogative: A blade is ready for the bin when we say it's ready.

    PS to...
  36. Thread: No guard DE?

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    I've definitely drawn more blood from my hands...

    I've definitely drawn more blood from my hands than from my face with devettes. After a period of walking around with bandaged fingers a lot, I've learned to keep my other hand out of the way. :w00t:
  37. Thread: No guard DE?

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    But you probably thought that when you first...

    But you probably thought that when you first tried the R41, right? Sure, there's a learning curve, but after a while you do actually enter a comfort zone (note: comfort, not complacency).

    "DEGuy...
  38. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Thanks. Looks almost good enough to eat, doesn't...

    Thanks. Looks almost good enough to eat, doesn't it?

    Choice of blade is definitely a key factor. Last two shaves with the EJ-BBX-Weber were with an Indian Green, my No. 1 blade in any razor. You...
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    EJ top cap-BBX-base plate-Weber Bulldog handle...

    EJ top cap-BBX-base plate-Weber Bulldog handle devette (top cap and handle finished in Cerakote Flat Dark Earth by B&B member SubSailor) / Indian Green (1) for BBS.
    ...
  40. Thread: No guard DE?

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    EJ-BBX-Weber Bulldog devette

    Latest devette variant: EJ top cap, BBX base plate, Weber Bulldog handle (top cap and handle finished in Cerakote Flat Dark Earth by B&B member SubSailor).

    The blade exposure is significantly less...
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