I have wet shaved over the years, trading off with a triple headed Norelco and an assortment of DE, single blades, Track II and even the Fusion. My Dad taught me shaving with both the Norelco and a Gillette Slim with canned foam. I was given a Norelco when one Granddad passed in 1979 and used that off and on for nearly 30 years. When my other Granddad passed in 1988, I was given his old razors, shaving mug & brush and a few bottles of Old Spice he had. I had no idea how to use the soap so Dad showed me that too, but by then was strictly an electric guy.
I never went back to Gel after that and the brush (an Ever-Ready150) and that Old Spice Mug have been used since with whatever soap I could find in the local drug store. Then recently a guy at work and I were talking shaving, je mentioned he was a diehard DE guy and mention I had a few of those stuck away. He gave me some Red Personna Israeli blades and a tube of Bigelow Cream. So, I found the razorís left by Granddad and the Slim given to me by Dad. Turns out I had a D1 Toggle, a G4 Fat Boy and H3 Slim. The Toggle has some wear but is still in fair shape the Fat Boy & Slim (both with case and original paperwork) are in like new shape. From prices Iíve seen on eBay I guess I should just say Iím lucky with I have. I went out to West Coast Shaving and bought an assortment pack and some stands.
What I have found is the Toggle is by far the best of the three for shaving. I guess thatís why it has the wear, cause it looks like Granddad never used the Fat Boy. Anyway, I think Iím hooked on DE shaving now. I still fire up the Norelco when in hurry, I really like pampering that comes along with a shave an electric or modern blade setup can give, I guess Iím asking for suggestions on anything else that can make this experience continue. Oh, I have refilled one of the Old Spice classic bottles.
When did they go to plastic?? Thanks for any feedback!!