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    Absolutely beautiful. An OMAGE to the manly art...

    Absolutely beautiful. An OMAGE to the manly art of shaving. Enjoy, until your collection gets so large that it won't all fit <G>.
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    What he said - I never EVER do a AGT on my neck....

    What he said - I never EVER do a AGT on my neck. Even after 50+ years of shaving - my neck will not allow me to do a ATG. I will do WTG and XTG with pretty much no irriation. But a ATG will cause...
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    AMAZING- and awesome. Definately need her to do...

    AMAZING- and awesome. Definately need her to do your lather for you before you shave.
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    Hmmmm - and as the saying goes "if its on the...

    Hmmmm - and as the saying goes "if its on the internet it has to be true <G>..."either that, or someone has had electrolosys(SP) and has no beard to speak of. Can you imagine how DULL that blade...
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    Carts aren't bad it, is just that they are sooooo...

    Carts aren't bad it, is just that they are sooooo damn expensive for what you get. Your post said you did your usual PREP and that I think is the key. I can get a decent CCS or SAS with a cart (when...
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    Shick Krona is an excellent beginners razor. Not...

    Shick Krona is an excellent beginners razor. Not too agressive but will get the job done with proper prep and a good lather.I use mine (in rotation) at least twice a week and have always had good...
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    I will do 3 or 4 on and Astra Sp blade. On my...

    I will do 3 or 4 on and Astra Sp blade. On my Personnal Reds I will usually do 2 and toss. A lot depends on your beard type and how fast the blade will dull to where you get irritation. 2 is my usual...
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    Exclusively face lather. Never saw the purpose of...

    Exclusively face lather. Never saw the purpose of bowl lathering as it seems like an unneccessary time waster. Plus face lathering exfoliates the skin and gets the lather down to the folicles of the...
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    I got my wife to give it a go. I had her use Kiss...

    I got my wife to give it a go. I had her use Kiss My Face shaving cream which she hand lathered on her legs. Unfortunatly, the Gillette SS did no do it for her and my Merkur 34c was too aggressive...
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    +1- in the same boat, I love me some Astra SP's...

    +1- in the same boat, I love me some Astra SP's and also get good shave with the Personna Reds. Everyones face is different and as the saying goes YMMV. Astra blades are pretty sharp and technique is...
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    Used my Merkur 34c and 11C (open comb) for years....

    Used my Merkur 34c and 11C (open comb) for years. Then I decided to try the Maggard MR6 and love it. It is slightly more aggressive than the EJ but gives excellent shaves. For me, I've found that the...
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    Welcome to the insanity - er - I mean forum. +1...

    Welcome to the insanity - er - I mean forum. +1 on WCS. Great place and great prices. You might also consider Maggard Razors - Straight Razor Restoration, Custom Scales and Wet Shaving Pro which is...
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    I try to shave every day. I just don't feel CLEAN...

    I try to shave every day. I just don't feel CLEAN unless i've shaved - even if I skip my shower. Most of the people who have sensitive skin are still trying for a BBS - I don't....I will go with a...
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    AD is fun isn't it. It gives you a thrill to push...

    AD is fun isn't it. It gives you a thrill to push that "buy now" button. Its akin to gamblers addiction....Now - to make matters even worse, check out Maggard Razors - Straight Razor Restoration,...
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    She told me the used to use a double edge razor...

    She told me the used to use a double edge razor when she started shaving her legs, and used to cut herself all the time. I think she has techinique problems but of course, she won't listen to me. At...
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    You might consider the Maggard MR6 or MR1. A...

    You might consider the Maggard MR6 or MR1. A little more aggressive than the EJ 89 but not as much as the Merkur 34C (my second favorite). Either the Merkur 34c or the Maggard MR1 or MR6 you will...
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    If you have Astra SP's why try anything else......

    If you have Astra SP's why try anything else... they are my everyday blade. I also use the Personna Platinum's which I find are very close in performance. I've tried all kinds of blades and after...
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    Once you get them hooked - its all down hill from...

    Once you get them hooked - its all down hill from there. Your shaving den becomes " OUR SHAVIN DEN"....I'm lucky, my wife tried my Gillette SS and asked if there was even a blade in there. Then I...
  19. Thread: Maggards

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    I would call mine "medium aggressive". Not too...

    I would call mine "medium aggressive". Not too aggressive but a little more than the Gillette SS (close to a Merkur 34c but not quite). Just sorta somewhere in between. Love it.....Definately not as...
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    I've been using mine since I got it as a daily...

    I've been using mine since I got it as a daily shaver. Great shaves every time with no irritation and excellent shaves. Love the weight and balance of this razor. Think we will become great...
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    Looks like a Maggard MR5. In fact, just like...

    Looks like a Maggard MR5. In fact, just like it....check out thier website.Maggard Razors - Straight Razor Restoration, Custom Scales and Wet Shaving Pro
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    Is it true that all the Maggard stainless steel...

    Is it true that all the Maggard stainless steel handles have the same shave head?
  23. Try Razorock Classic or XXX...its a CROAP...

    Try Razorock Classic or XXX...its a CROAP (cream/soap) and gives the best of both worlds. Plus-they smell good enough to eat <G>.
  24. Westcoastshaving and Maggards are two great...

    Westcoastshaving and Maggards are two great places to check out. Good selection of goodies at both and reasonable prices.
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    Greaat finds. Some people have all the luck ....

    Greaat finds. Some people have all the luck <G>. Good going.
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    Yes it is. Just aggressive enough to get the job...

    Yes it is. Just aggressive enough to get the job done without the irritation I sometimes get with my Merkur 11c.
  27. Check out Maggards. I have one of thier MR6...

    Check out Maggards. I have one of thier MR6 razors (stainless steel handle) and love it. Its about medium aggressive ( a little less than the Gillette RedTip) and cost less than $20.00. Its become my...
  28. Thread: Maggards

    by ThomasB98908
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    Maggards

    Last week I orded a Maggards MR6 razor (primarily for the handle) along with an Omega 11137 boar brush and 2 tubs of Arko shaving soap. I was going to use the handle for my Merkur 15c head but...
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    Get him some KissMyFace shaving cream- it will...

    Get him some KissMyFace shaving cream- it will lather up by hand, and works grreat (I still use it occassionally). Its cheap and works well. It can also be face lathered with a brush and any one of...
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    Not necessary, but kewl looking. Its kinda a...

    Not necessary, but kewl looking. Its kinda a omage to the manly art of shaving. My grandpa never used one - just stuck his brush up in the medicine cabinet,(think he just shook it out was all before...
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    I have a couple that are over 3 years old and...

    I have a couple that are over 3 years old and they still seem to be fine.
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    Whoooo -ya got that right. Also, don't leave all...

    Whoooo -ya got that right. Also, don't leave all your shaving creams and soaps out where she can see them. I keep most of my stuff hidden in the bottom drawer of my dresser. :w00t:
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    Beautiful -and you got great deals on all of it....

    Beautiful -and you got great deals on all of it. I have one Old Spice mug (its an old one) and one Gillette RedTip also from antiquie shops. But mine did not look as beautiful as those two you have...
  34. Give it time to break in. It will take a week or...

    Give it time to break in. It will take a week or two of daily use. Should be a good brush for travel purposes.
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    The Heck with knife making - your future is in...

    The Heck with knife making - your future is in making shaving brushes. Absolutely beautiful.
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    Yep-ya got that right. I was perfectly happy with...

    Yep-ya got that right. I was perfectly happy with my Gillette Red Tip and Astra blades using Williams soap until I found this site/forum.
    Now I have 9 razors in my posession and 3 that I have given...
  37. Sounds like a great idea. I also have more than I...

    Sounds like a great idea. I also have more than I can ever use (been gifting my son a lot). At 65 I now I will never get through my stash of soaps/creams before the big SHAVE in the sky (that last...
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    This one is probably my favorite--- 557461

    This one is probably my favorite---
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    Welcoe from Yakima- glad to have you aboard the...

    Welcoe from Yakima- glad to have you aboard the Asylum.....:laugh:
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    Welcome. Excellent starting equipment/kit. You...

    Welcome. Excellent starting equipment/kit. You will enjoy it. Just remember, take your time - do good prep work, and go slow slow slow. Little 1 inch strokes. DO NOT try for a BBS shave. Just go for...
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