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Thread: My 39C experience!!!

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    Default My 39C experience!!!

    Ordered a 39C and some proraso pre/post from Con naught shaving in the UK on Wednesday and it arrived today (great service - especially the free blade samples thrown in!).

    My routine was.

    1. Shower
    2. Pre-post
    3. Lather
    4. Shave
    5. Alum
    6. Pre/post

    Without a doubt the best shave I've had yet. I had issues with the Merkur Progress but this is a different experience. No niks or blood in the sink just a close shave.

    My tip for using it: It's all about the angle, find the right angle and keep it constant.

    Top of the range shave that.

    The Pre/post has a nice effect too!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Burleson, TX


    Angle and pressure are the key. It sounds like you are on your way. Keep at it.
    "Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
    -Soren Kierkegaard

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    Thread Starter


    Quote Originally Posted by SmoovD View Post
    Angle and pressure are the key. It sounds like you are on your way. Keep at it.
    Most definately. A few more shaves with this slant and I will be there. I've definately found my razor, now I am going to experiment with blades. I used Crystal (IP's) with this shave. I'll try the Feathers next and then the Derby's and take it from there.

    Also, I love the Alum effect. My skin tightens up lovely after the water vapourises.

    To any beginner: Don't bother with an adjustable, learn correct angle and pressure with a fixed setting. Also, don't be put off by slants, this one is safe as houses - provided you pay attention and give it some respect.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Hendersonville, NC


    Congratulations on the great shave!!!
    Good Tea Drinking and Shaving! Best regards, Steve.

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    I just got 39C also. I have feather blades in it. The closest shave so far. I've only been using a DE for a couple of months now. My first one was a futur now I have a 39C. It's great.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Connecticut USA


    The 39c is working great with feathers for me too. The regular slant would cut me everytime. I think the extra weight and length of the handle give you just the right pressure. I haven't cut myself yet.It is my goto razor.
    Razor: Merkur 38c, Merkur Slant,Merkur 39c Slant
    Straights: Feather non-folding RG,DOVO "special" 6/8 tortoise,B&B LeGrelot LE
    Blades: Derby Extra,Letterk pack,Feathers
    Brush: Taylor Imitation badger
    Shaving Soap: organic "sand and fog" and "forest" soap, Miessence shaving gel
    After shave: MIessence organic after shave balm
    Used to own: Merkur HD razor,Merkur FUTUR,Muhle-Pinsel synthetic brush

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