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    Whiskey, Ink, & Lace Gents Aftershave

    Whiskey, Ink, & Lace Gents Aftershave
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    I have both the thin cap and the thick cap. The...

    I have both the thin cap and the thick cap. The thin cap is not as aggressive as the thick cap but the thick cap gives me a much smoother shave with less irritation. YMMV
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    Did they hire the same engineer who came up with...

    Did they hire the same engineer who came up with the dyson vacuum cleaner that has a ball instead of wheels.
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    Whiskey, Ink, & Lace aftershaves

    Has anyone used the Whiskey, Ink, & Lace aftershaves. They look interesting.
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    Norwegian on my Dad's side German on my...

    Norwegian on my Dad's side

    German on my Mother's side
  6. +1. the Old Types are less forgiving. However...

    +1. the Old Types are less forgiving. However once dialed in they are smooth and efficient. Just remember a light touch and short strokes. I prefer my old types to the New.
  7. My 1920 single ring. Got it on the BST for $15.00

    My 1920 single ring. Got it on the BST for $15.00
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    +1 for less pulling. I am prone to ingrowns but...

    +1 for less pulling. I am prone to ingrowns but the shaper the blade the the fewer ingrowns I get.
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    433479 1920 single ring with a feather blade. ...

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    1920 single ring with a feather blade. My favorite razor
  10. Thread: Third shave

    by dymaxion
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    Is burn normal. I did the same thing as you. 2...

    Is burn normal. I did the same thing as you. 2 good shaves then I got over confident and gave myself a good burn.

    Just remember that you need to have things the same as you develop your...
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    Guilty? No. I did the research and took the...

    Guilty? No. I did the research and took the time to learn to shave with a DE. It's up to others if they want to do the same.
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    I feel the same way about my old types. Learning...

    I feel the same way about my old types. Learning to use my old types really improved my technique
  13. I used to drive a manual until I got married. My...

    I used to drive a manual until I got married. My wife had never driven a manual and was scared of the whole thing especially of rolling back into another car. For practical reasons we both have...
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    That razor is gorgeous. kudos for bringing...

    That razor is gorgeous. kudos for bringing another single ring back to life.
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    430300 My "new" 1966 Slim

    430300

    My "new" 1966 Slim
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    Gillette Slim with a feather. Set on 4 for WTG...

    Gillette Slim with a feather. Set on 4 for WTG XTG set to 2 for ATG
  17. Thread: Feather help

    by dymaxion
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    I just got 100 feathers in 20 yellow 5 packs. ...

    I just got 100 feathers in 20 yellow 5 packs. The packs are the same size as the 10 packs they just have 5 blades in them.
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    Gillette old type with the 102a head. (The thick...

    Gillette old type with the 102a head. (The thick plate head)
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    That's good to hear. I have a slim on its way. I...

    That's good to hear. I have a slim on its way. I was also curious about the adjustables
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    One trick I have learned from the old type. If...

    One trick I have learned from the old type. If it tugs your strokes are too long. If you bleed your strokes are way too long.

    The old type is a great teacher.
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    Gillette old type with the 102a head Feather...

    Gillette old type with the 102a head

    Feather blade

    Cella
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    +1. my neck cleared up once I got the hang of no...

    +1. my neck cleared up once I got the hang of no pressure. Don't think of no pressure as not pressing down on the razor. Think of no pressure as having the razor just close enough that it will cut...
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    My ball end old type with a feather blade. ...

    My ball end old type with a feather blade. Smooth with very little irritation
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    I just have to count the number of purses in my...

    I just have to count the number of purses in my wife's closet.
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    I have a 1920 silver plated razor. Works great...

    I have a 1920 silver plated razor. Works great with a feather.
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    +1. The old type has become my favorite razor. ...

    +1. The old type has become my favorite razor. Once you get the hang of it you will be amazed at how smooth of a shaver it really is. It is really picky about the angle and the no pressure.
    ...
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    They look like ball end old types. In my opinion...

    They look like ball end old types. In my opinion the best razor Gillette made.
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    Could be a new forum on badger and blade. ...

    Could be a new forum on badger and blade. Sharpen your pencils just like your grandfather
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    My Gillette old types. I can't decide if I prefer...

    My Gillette old types. I can't decide if I prefer my ball end with its thick head or my 1920 single ring but both give a smooth comfortable shave.
  30. That is a beautiful single ring

    That is a beautiful single ring
  31. My old types are my favorite razors. Since I can...

    My old types are my favorite razors. Since I can feel the blade more then in other razors my technique is much better. Gillette got it right on the first try
  32. Thread: What is it?

    by dymaxion
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    I use one of those almost daily. Modern blades...

    I use one of those almost daily. Modern blades work fine but you must check that they are aligned properl. Then use a light touch when shaving since it is not a very forgiving razor. Still I think...
  33. Depends on what you want for your second razor. ...

    Depends on what you want for your second razor. I went with a Gillette New as my second razor after using my Merkur 34C for 2 years. This lead me to the old type. I have not used my Merkur for...
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    Cool, If I got one of those would I be able to...

    Cool, If I got one of those would I be able to shave more often. That could be fun
  35. My old types are my favorite razors. I also have...

    My old types are my favorite razors. I also have a NEW and the New and Old Type are very different razors.

    I find that the old type needs a very shallow angle (Handle further from the face) then...
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    Gillette New with a feather

    Gillette New with a feather
  37. Thread: Dorco Blades

    by dymaxion
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    I've never tried dorco blades but I have found...

    I've never tried dorco blades but I have found the same situation with Derby blades. When you get a good blade it is really good but there is no consistancy.
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    In Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt there is a long...

    In Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt there is a long description of the main character shaving with a safety razor

    "The bath-mat was wrinkled and the floor was wet. (His daughter Verona eccentrically took...
  39. I'm a computer programmer. i am not required to...

    I'm a computer programmer. i am not required to shave for my job (as is evident by the amount of neck beards around here). I just feel much better in the morning after a nice clean shave.
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    I am not fearful of the sacred feather In fact...

    I am not fearful of the sacred feather

    In fact its the only blade I use.
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