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Thread: 4th shave with a Derby blade: DFS!!!

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    Default 4th shave with a Derby blade: DFS!!!

    go figure, but on reflection methinks it was lather that shaved the day (pun intended)

    my FOURTH shave with the same blade and today it was just smooth and glud (is that a word???) over the skin. No weepers or irritation at ALL!

    Variable you ask? Well, I DID take a little longer to get the lather just right (EJ seabuck soap w/glycerin added) and probably a little more water and a little more working it (SWMBO walked in several minutes apart and questioned why I was taking so long on the lather and then hung around sniffing the mix - she loves the seabuck). In hindsight what I THOUGHT over the last month was "great" lather may have only been "good"; the extra work really brought this thick, luxurious and glistening mix that FELT better and provided the "cushion" that I have read some post about.

    2 x WTG on face and neck all up and I was impressed. Did a XTG on cheeks to smooth it all out and then WR, alum, CR and AS.

    Good to go.

    Loading the Personna reds tomorrow.
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    Congrats.
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    Derby is one of the funniest blades I've ever used. Out of a pack of 10, there's usually about 6 that I just get great shaves with (3 or 4 of them) and then there's a few blades that aren't worth a flip and drag and gash their way on my face. I do love Derbys but some aren't just as good as others.

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    Like my derby and sharks the best so far
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    My Fatboy didn't like the Derby's, but I had some pretty good shaves with them in my SS and EJ DE89.
    FaTip with BRW, QCS soaps, Personna Labs, Simpson CL1/Semogue 620

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    Congrats on the DFS. I am one of the brotherhood that just can't get a comfortable shave with Derby's. YMMV.

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    @samec,

    I know!!! First 2 shaves were average at best but today was smooth and irritation free. Wanted to load a personna red out of a sample pack tomorrow but methinks another go with this blade is in order.

    Will post outcome of shave morrow.
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    Congratulations!

    My MMV!!!: Derby did a terrible mess on my face. However, Red Personna were OK.

    EJ Seabuckthorn is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Man View Post
    @samec,

    I know!!! First 2 shaves were average at best but today was smooth and irritation free. Wanted to load a personna red out of a sample pack tomorrow but methinks another go with this blade is in order.

    Will post outcome of shave morrow.
    I tried for a 5th shave on a Derby blade and found that i needed to change it half way through .I strangely agree with you about the 3rd and 4th shaves smooth as can be .
    There is no spoon !!

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    Congrats!

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    Glad your Happy for me Personna made in USA work the best on my face
    Enjoy Your Shave !

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