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    From my limited(truly) understanding, these...

    From my limited(truly) understanding, these babies are the same blade as the "Iridium Super". Made out of the same factory. Although, I haven't tried the blacks I can say that Iridiums were my go...
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    Illinois #835.fail?

    Fellas, what are your thoughts on Illinois strops? I got an #835 that feels like the cheapest bonded leather a man could buy. Pretty sure I wasted $40.

    1st) How do you guys feel about Illinois'?...
  3. Already did;)

    Already did;)
  4. hitting the point of desperation.Also, thoughts on TI's, Nortons, Illinois strops

    Welp, fellas...here's the deal. Bought a TI from AOS about 6 months ago. Of course out of shear excitement I thought I'd go home and try to shave with it "as is". Need I say more...?

    So, I...
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    Seriously, you guys rock...every...

    Seriously, you guys rock...every one-a-ya...thanks. I'm gonna pick up some lapping film and send er off to get honed.
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    Thanks for the help...where can I get lapping...

    Thanks for the help...where can I get lapping film?
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    Please help me...for the love of Mike!

    First, I'm new to straight razor shaving. A vet with DE but not straights.

    I bought a Thiers-Issard 5/8 full hollow carbon steel through Art of Shaving. Beautiful razor:

    245986

    Problem is,...
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    Yeah, Derby's for me were one BAD...

    Yeah, Derby's for me were one BAD experience...life got much better with Israeli personna's(red pack on westcoast). But actually I'm addicted to Iridium's. Real sharp so absolutely no pressure with...
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    Iridiums & Blood

    So here's my daily process and then my results.

    I take a hot shower...put my face under the shower head for a few and then throw on a little conditioner to lube and prep my face. Get out of the...
  10. Thread: Filet O' Neck

    by dfresh
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    Yeah...the neck is quit the challenge to be...

    Yeah...the neck is quit the challenge to be frank. You can't skip the basics here. First, I'm gonna recommend watching mantic59 on youtube. Just search for that username and you'll find...
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    I think a DFS is possible...but no BBS. That's...

    I think a DFS is possible...but no BBS. That's for sure. I don't get anywhere near even a DFS without an ATG frankly. Matter of fact without the ATG it's almost like I never shaved. I'm with ya!
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    You can't loose with proraso. It's like asking...

    You can't loose with proraso. It's like asking if water is better for you than pop. For real...anyone that's used proraso(that I know of) loves it! I use the sensitive skin tub(white...
  13. Thread: The burn...

    by dfresh
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    The burn...

    So, I might just be acting like a girl buuut. Does anyone else, while lathering, start to have severe muscle burn in their forearm because of the strenuousness of it? I've been wet shaving for over...
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    I've been wondering the same thing. I really...

    I've been wondering the same thing. I really would like a daily shave...sets the mood for the rest of the day...but, I'm usually accompanied by some form of pain. Every other day seems to get the...
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    Coates:) ...

    Coates:)

    http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Coates-Shaving-Cream-Tea-Tree-amp-Rosemary_p_653.html

    Some of the best a man can buy...and it's a good size tub too!
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    Thats what I needed to know gents! I even found...

    Thats what I needed to know gents! I even found with the personas that a light touch was needed. I've heard that both astra and iridium, both, were sharp blades(but not quit as sharp as a feather)...
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    Astra superior platnum & Iridium...cork?

    Just got em...never used either brand. Should I cork em?:confused1
  18. Thread: Whats my prob?

    by dfresh
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    Whats my prob?

    I use Col. Conk bay rum soap...lathered correctly(positive on this), I prep till the cows come home(SUPER hot shower directly on face for a few minutes then rub in conditioner and leave moist after...
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    I have to totally agree here...even though I...

    I have to totally agree here...even though I would have probably been a little nicer...but it's totally true. M3- 3 blades in 1 pass. DE- 1 blade, 3 passes and a smoother shave. I don't break out...
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    Alright...well...fill the newb in here...whats...

    Alright...well...fill the newb in here...whats corking?
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    It works

    Not the best lather. Not the best lube. But...it works. Very good scent, I have to admit. Feels old timey. And I think for a newb it's a great way to learn how to lather. If you can master "the...
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    agreed

    already picked up some thayers...and yeah, I think it's the crystals. My prep was to the T and my lather was slick as slick can get...good prep...but, prolly technique and blades.
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    First DE shave...

    and I have to admite...although I wanted to be one of those testimonies of an amazing first shave but and I'm not...it was still a good shave. Requires a lot more technique, which is part of the...
  24. Thread: Old blades...

    by dfresh
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    Old blades...

    Whats the best way to dispose of them?:confused1

    Wanting to avoid future pain from taking out the trash.
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    I'm kinda with drewmac on this one...If you've...

    I'm kinda with drewmac on this one...If you've given feathers a try...with no change what so ever...it might be time to consider adjusting some other things. Yes, prep...it REALLY does make a huge...
  26. Thread: Noob with a ?

    by dfresh
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    Welcome to B&B! I can say that no matter...

    Welcome to B&B!

    I can say that no matter which razor you choose the prep is what will make the difference! Really preparing your skin right(good hot shower or 3+ min of hot towel) good preshave...
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    Williams...slick but dry. Right?

    Been shaving with williams for the past 2 weeks and I can't figure this stuff out. I've even just tried lathering it without shaving...just to try to see if I could perfect it. Nada. This...
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    Newbie here...checkin in!

    Hey all! Well, I have to admit I'm newer than most people because I haven't even been able to shave with my DE yet. My first order of business is about my new razor. I ordered a Gillette SS G2...
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