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    Default razor recommend for very heavy beard ??

    I have a friend who is always complaining how tough it is too shave. He is part grizzly bear. His beard is very heavy. He has tried a Gillette Fat Boy and said he was not impressed, not sure how much effort he really put into it either. From my very limited knowledge I though he needed an open comb style. He complained the fat boy clogged up very quickly and he had to use extreamly short strokes. I also thought a Merkur slant might work for him, but he is not an experienced DE shaver. Any suggestions other then lazer hair removal.
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    gem.

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    Have him try a red tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimes13 View Post
    Have him try a red tip
    Agree with this. Also he may try a heavy razor like a Merkur barber pole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Irving79 View Post
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    +1 I have a very heavy beard and my micromatic routinely renders BBS shaves that last a long time

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    Default thick beard

    i have a beard that would make sasquatch proud. if i let it grow to long i have to break out the clippers before i shave so i shave almost every day..
    but i use an old gillette something or other

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    Tell him to try an open comb Gillette. I've got a pretty coarse beard and I'm been amazed with the shaves I can get with both the Old Type and New.

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    I have a Parker 89r, which has a very open bar with plenty of blade room. That may work. Or maybe more aggressive adjustable? Futur, Vision?

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    thanks for all of the suggestions, i'll pass them on to teen wolf. By the way, why would a red tip cut better then a fat boy, is it more agressive?
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    My recommendations: slant or NEW.

    As for red tip vs. fatboy, the fatboy is heavier, and can be set to a more aggressive blade gap than the red tip, making the latter redundant. Kind of you to help your heavy-bearded friend!
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    I would say a Slant either a 37C *HD Slant* or 39C *Sledgehammer Slant*... I use both and I love how they both shave!

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    gem, old type gillette

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    short strokes would be best, I think. for a heavier razor with an adjustable option, why not a Futur?

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    Or he could crank that Fatboy up and put a sharper blade in it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Irving79 View Post
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    As a diehard Gillette I have to agree with this. You can throw a 1912 model up against the worst I can grow and get two pass sweetness.

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    Any chance he would try a straight? I've got a shavette and it never clogs up on me!! ;-)

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    thanks guys,
    not sure he would be into the learning curve of a straight. He does have some trouble sitting still. I wonder if he has given the fat boy a fair shake. But then I see him after he hasn't shaved for 2 or 3 days and I'm sure glad I don't have his beard. I'm going to suggest he tries a few different blades and some patience.

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    A Gem would be great I promise. A bit of a learning curve at first (slow and steady wins the race) but they are super aggressive razors and will no kidding deliver consistently great shaves even if you have a freakishly heavy beard.

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    38C Barber Pole.
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    Cobra Classic Razor with Feather Blades sold at Classic Shaving.

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