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    Default Threw out my Gillette Fusion a couple of weeks ago and got these...

    Started with a Fat Boy off Ebay... Then got Slim, Super Speed, Tech Ball end and Tech Travel Ball end at a flea market. Would still like to do a thorough job of cleaning them.

    Got Wilkinson Sword's from Wal-Mart, Merkur DE's from The Wharf Cigar store in Beavercreek. Ordered Feather's off ebay and they came with a kicker 5 pack of Blue Birds.

    So far I have tried the Fat Boy and the Super Speed. The Wilkinson's and the Merkur's.

    I have gotten the closest shaves of my life when I do multiple passes and very presentable with one pass with a few clean up strokes.

    I have seen recent posts of pricing. I am in for about what I would have paid for a 16 pack of Gillette Fusion cartridges at Sam's Club. The price of those cartridges at Sam's Club started this obsession... I see some posts today about gilltte cartridges lasting a couple of weeks?!? I get 4 or 5 days from them before I get torn up.

    I am now cruising the flea markets looking for a Straight Edge. Holy *hit... I have wanted to try one of those since I was 18. Grandpa used one and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    Thanks everyone for all the supportive posts and input. Having a great time on B&B

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    Great start!!!
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    Excellent - welcome aboard. I recommend whipped dog for your first straight. Just got mine and started with it.
    Dripp - he who loves shaving...

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    ...that travel razor is adorable...
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    You could go with whippeddog..Larry...or BST here

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    Good stuff!
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    I see the RAD Dragon has been slayed...for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Man View Post
    I see the RAD Dragon has been slayed...for now.
    LOL...Key words....for now!
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    Congrats on the very good choice! I just picked up an SS and a travel Tech at an antiques shop today as well.

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    Now those are some razors!! Sweet haul.

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    Welcome. The Fusion fives were what did me in, too. And like you, I've found that the vintage Gillettes are much better.

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    Congrats on your finds, and welcome. I just got in big sampler of blades yesterday--can't wait to try them all out.
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    Nice Razors ...

    .... but you should have kept the Fusion - who knows, it may worth something in the future under "Health Quackery Devices"!
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