Hi all, Just started a couple of weeks ago with DE shaving. Picked up a low budget Wilkinson Classic Razor blister package for start. Just a plastic DE razor.
Before DE shaving I used to shave with 4 or 5 blade-razors with shavingcream out-of-the-can. Then after a while I tried to do wet shaving with proper shaving cream and brush, but noticed the cream is jamming the razor blades of the Wilkinson Titanium / Gillette Fusion razors.
Did some digging and after a practice shave with a straight razor at my local barber (he's just starting with the straight razor shaving), decided to go for the DE shaving experience.
So I got the Wilkinson Classic Razor and some Tabac shaving cream and started. The first shave wasn't so bad, but the 2nd I got too confident and nicked myself.
Now a couple of weeks down the line, I can say I should have done this much earlier, just love shaving right now. Less irritation and a clean shave.
Now addicted to the DE shaving, I browsed the internet last weeks for a proper razor. Checked out new Parkers, Merkur, Muhle, EJ ..... so much to choose from.... Finally found this forum and read articles about the different razors, and now i can tell you I made up my mind (for now) and got myself....... a Gillette Rocket, so more of a vintage one i.s.o. a new one. Really don't know the specs, but according to the seller it should be a Rocket. I looks like the TTO knob is slighter bigger than the stem. And there is a ring on the stem, just under the baseplate. Also the baseplate is diamond shaped. Unfortunately there is no case or box with the razor, but maybe I can find one later on.
If everything goes right, the razor will be delivered next week, and then I will have to clean it and get some Barbicide or something else to desinfect it.
And then finally do a shave with the Rocket.....
Greetings from Holland