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I'm all-boar, and my soaps and creams seem to last forever. I wouldn't sweat it.
My first razor when I got into the shaving hobby almost 4 years ago was the EJ DE87.
That was my experience, too. Though since it's been almost 4 years since I've shaved with a cart, it's getting hard to remember. All I know is, my face hurt a lot with a cart but feels great with a...
Thanks for linking to this informative blog post. It's always good to be aware of the etymology (i.e. history) of the words we use, especially with a historically freighted term like "ghetto".
+1. Wise words.
There is no shortcut through the learning curve. It takes time to get the technique down: weeks or even months. Your main options are: (1) Get up 15 minutes earlier -- but if, like me, you're not a...
Chivas on the rocks.
Great news, Cap'n!
Lots of great suggestions here. Take your time and enjoy the learning curve!
I was rushed the other morning and did a one-pass with one of the H's -- I forget if it was the H1 or H2 -- on the Maggard MR8 stainless handle. It was a fine shave. I'd rate it SAS+, especially for...
Both are excellent, but Mike's gets the nod from me. His Hungarian Lavender is divine! :thumbup:
I'm one of the boar-only guys. I alternate between my Omega 49 and B&B Essential Badger. I'm happy.
I have a handful of favorites that I keep going back to -- Mike's Hungarian Lavender, Arko, C&E West Indian Lime, MWF, Classic Shaving Rose -- but I wouldn't enjoy being limited to just one.
Sure, with the right technique, any half-decent razor will give you an acceptable shave. Around here, though, we don't settle for half-decent. We want perfection! Hence, RAD. :laugh:
Nice! I got the opposite two-tone effect by pairing my ATT H2 with the UFO Goliath handle in red bronze:
So, so true. Any sort of ruminating can draw blood. Doubly true if you're anxious or upset about something. :scared: Best take a deep breath and count to ten before that ATG pass. :laugh:
You've come to the right place. Welcome! :badger:
Mix of Stephan's Island Lime and Stephan's Bay Rum in roughly equal parts.
A weeper or two now and then is nothing as far as I'm concerned. Nicks and cuts are another story. You really want to avoid them, and now that my technique is solid, I'm happy to say I usually do.
It's reassuring to know that a quick, comfortable shave can be had with our favorite razors. When time is short, you do what you have to do. For a quick lather, any good cream will provide a...
Razors made of durable metals like brass or stainless steel are a pleasure. They range from mild to aggressive, and old to new, and there's surely one (or a dozen :001_smile) out there that will suit...
The Solingen handle looks like it could be slippery when wet. No knurling at all, if I'm reading the photo correctly.
I've become addicted to the MR8 handle. I use it with my ATT H1 and H2, with my 2011 R41, and with my NY Shaving Co. Mariner (all aggressive razors, the Mariner being the most aggressive). I love the...
Nope, I'd be up all night. No caffeine after 3pm for me (unless I'm planning to stay up late).
Fascinating to see the creative process at work. :thumbsup:
Hope you're right. Sounds like you have an inside line....
Stan, as a delighted user of the H2 (with an H1 head on the way), I wish you the best of luck with the upcoming slant. I'm not a slant fan myself, but if you ever decided to issue a handle with...
Alex, you're a prince! :badger:
When he triple-shims an H1 (or H2), I'll really be impressed. :001_rolle
No prob, Space_Cadet. I have the same handle, with Fatip threading, and I love it! :thumbup:
Seems like Rafael has just stopped making handles, for whatever reason. I agree with the B&B member who said he should post a notice to customers stating when, or whether, he intends to resume...
+1 on all of the above. Gorgeous razor, enjoy!
Yes, I noticed that. But the color looks gold in the pic, so I was wondering...
Lovely! Is that brass or bronze?
+1. I love the H2 and just ordered an H1 head the other day. I say go for it.
From left to right: Weber Bulldog, UFO Goliath in red bronze, Maggard, Weber Classic, UFO Kaiser Short. Pity that Rafael is no longer making his UFOs. They're superb handles.
Welcome to B&B. You've already got some excellent advice here. I would only add that "prep" = "hydration", in other words, getting your whiskers nice and wet. It varies from person to person, but if...
Watched Attenborough's Gandhi again recently. Beautifully filmed, with a memorable performance from Ben Kingsley in the title role. Well worth seeing.