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    Stick with the GSBs, at least once in a while....

    Stick with the GSBs, at least once in a while. They may be bringing out a subtle flaw in your technique. If there's no improvement with time, then they're not for you. Good luck!
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    U.S.: Barbe Bleue Model X, Master WH, Master Bay...

    U.S.: Barbe Bleue Model X, Master WH, Master Bay Rum
    Pakistan: Treet Platinum
    Italy: Omega Pro 49
    England: TOBS Avocado cream
    Turkey: Arko soap
  3. "Increment by one second per day until optimum...

    "Increment by one second per day until optimum result is achieved," I assume. :wink:
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    Treet Platinum Stainless. Very smooth, sharp...

    Treet Platinum Stainless. Very smooth, sharp enough -- great for beginner or experienced shaver.

    Gillette Silver Blue is another excellent choice.

    Also consider Personna Med Preps ("For...
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    This is the funniest line I've read in four years...

    This is the funniest line I've read in four years here at B&B. :jump::clap::jump:

    (Per Google Translate: "Dzięki Bogu, że jesteś w porządku. Myślałam, że udar.")
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    Arko, Mike's.

    Arko, Mike's.
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    Nothing beats Mike's Hungarian Lavender. ...

    Nothing beats Mike's Hungarian Lavender.
    :spidey:
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    Very classy. Enjoy!

    Very classy. Enjoy!
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    Great stuff! ...

    Great stuff!

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=46633
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    AJ, have you weighed it? As I said above, it's...

    AJ, have you weighed it? As I said above, it's 5.8oz, not 10oz as the RB&M website says. A tenth of an ounce lighter than the Maggard MR8 and a sixth of an inch shorter (3-1/3" vs. 3-1/2"). In other...
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    Tonight on a whim I swung to the other end of the...

    Tonight on a whim I swung to the other end of the spectrum and used the BBX with my new Matador S5 handle (5.8oz, 3.3" long). I did have a few weepers, but otherwise the shave was super-close with...
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    It arrived today. First things first: it's a...

    It arrived today. First things first: it's a beauty!

    Second, it's not as heavy as I thought. By my scale it's 5.8oz, about 0.1oz lighter than the Maggard MR8. It's also a bit shorter than the MR8:...
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    Todd, I've been using the UFO Kaiser aircraft...

    Todd, I've been using the UFO Kaiser aircraft aluminum handle with my BBX. It's light as a feather but nicely knurled for a secure grip. (Pic of handle with R41 below). I get great maneuverability...
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    The baseplate-less Merkur 45 Bakelite was my...

    The baseplate-less Merkur 45 Bakelite was my first attempt at using a devette (see also my follow-up posts). It was pretty rough, and not nearly as satisfying as the BBX, which now gives me...
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    That's interesting. I find them equally...

    That's interesting. I find them equally challenging to lather, and the water here in NYC is soft. Both are thirsty soaps, but the water has to be added gradually to get the lather to the right...
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    Should have used multiquote as I was really...

    Should have used multiquote as I was really responding to chevyguy1982. Sorry for any confusion.
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    My usual prep is wet face with warm water, apply...

    My usual prep is wet face with warm water, apply shaving cream with finger tips, then face-lather with soap over the cream (I don't wash the cream off). Takes all of 2 minutes, and you get the...
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    What does the blade (not the wrapper) say?...

    What does the blade (not the wrapper) say? "Super" = Lab; "For hospital use" = Med Prep.
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    Daniel Rotely (D. R.) Harris was not a doctor, he...

    Daniel Rotely (D. R.) Harris was not a doctor, he was "an early Pharmaceutical Chemist".

    That said, get both! :thumbup:
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    Noted, thanks!

    Noted, thanks!
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    I'll keep an eye out for them. They sound similar...

    I'll keep an eye out for them. They sound similar to Indian Greens (Gillette 7 O'Clock Permasharps), which are my favorite. Gillette Silver Blues, Russian Perma-Sharps, Personna Labs/Meds, and Treet...
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    Excellent, euro! I have more Fatips than any...

    Excellent, euro! I have more Fatips than any other razor, and I love them. (Classic shaving has not saved me money! :lol:)
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    So, euro, what's your DE of choice? Do you use...

    So, euro, what's your DE of choice? Do you use only one? If so, my hat's off to you.
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    Flawless BBS shave tonight with the BBX + UFO...

    Flawless BBS shave tonight with the BBX + UFO Kaiser aircraft aluminum handle. No weepers, no irritation. Practice does make perfect. :thumbup1:

    PS: Blade was a fresh Big Ben. I know historically...
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    Not sure. According to the RB&M website, the...

    Not sure. According to the RB&M website, the length is 3-1/4 inches or 100mm, but 100mm is actually more like 4 inches, so I guess we'll see. Website says the width of base is 3/4 inch or about 20mm....
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    I just ordered one of these -- Matador S5 -- from...

    I just ordered one of these -- Matador S5 -- from Razor Blades & More. Talk about heavy -- 10oz (283g)! The matte finish will go well with ATT heads, I'm hoping.
    ...
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    Barbe Bleue Model X with UFO Kaiser handle in...

    Barbe Bleue Model X with UFO Kaiser handle in aircraft aluminun/Russian Green (3)
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    For me it depends on the training bars -- the...

    For me it depends on the training bars -- the razor. With the Weber I get irritation because I have to keep going over and over to get some spots clean. More aggressive razors like Fatip, H1/H2, and...
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    What's the jar, new or old, made of? Ceramic?...

    What's the jar, new or old, made of? Ceramic? Plastic? Other?
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    Oh, and did I mention: it was irritation-free!...

    Oh, and did I mention: it was irritation-free! :thumbup1:
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    Hooray!

    Darn near perfect shave with the BBX tonight! Aside from one weeper going ATG on the neck, it was flawless -- and as close a shave I've ever had. :thumbup:
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    Or Ham Omlette... :laugh:

    Or Ham Omlette... :laugh:
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    Agree. I would qualify "all" with "if your DE...

    Agree. I would qualify "all" with "if your DE technique is solid", 'cause a devette is likely to confound and discourage a beginner just as an R41, Fatip or MMOC might. But for experienced DE shavers...
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    +1 on the MWF bath soap. It's great.

    +1 on the MWF bath soap. It's great.
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    Nice big boar brush. A little too floppy for me...

    Nice big boar brush. A little too floppy for me -- I prefer the Omega Pro 10049 -- but still great value for the money.

    http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=35850
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    Gillette 7 O'Clock Permasharp ("Indian Green")...

    Gillette 7 O'Clock Permasharp ("Indian Green") (1).
  37. +1 on the suggestion to find a blade that works...

    +1 on the suggestion to find a blade that works for you, stick with it, and work on technique -- or rather, let your technique evolve over time. I also agree that 100 shaves is a good number. But,...
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    Another shave tonight with the BBX + UFO Kaiser...

    Another shave tonight with the BBX + UFO Kaiser handle in aircraft aluminum. Really took my time and was rewarded with an unqualified BBS.

    The BBX, like the 2011 R41, is unforgiving of false...
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    Added definitions for "DEvette" and "BBX" to the...

    Added definitions for "DEvette" and "BBX" to the ShaveWiki section on abbreviations. Feel free to improve these entries.
  40. Anything from Stephan. I have 302 Astringent...

    Anything from Stephan. I have 302 Astringent Lotion, Bay Rum and Island Lime. The last two mix together very nicely. All are extremely soothing and have a traditional barber shop scent.
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