Originally Posted by Johnny_5
I use a Badger hair brush, cream, a merkur HD and derby blades. It was cool at the beginning but the routine can be rather cumbersome, but enjoyable at times. It's cool and all but I can shave with a disposable and a can of cream in about 1/20th of the time compared to my DE and get a shave that is just as good if not better. I would like to try a straight though...
Same... I've really been trying to get into wetshaving (merkur HD +multi blade pack, C&E BBB, Body shop cream) but frankly when I switch back to mach 3 and can gel, I get a better and quicker shave every time with almost no risk of nicks and cuts. I've applied the techniques I learned from wetshaving and it has made a big difference. 3 shaves (WTG, XTG, ATG) and really good prep (hot towel or shower, oil, let the lather soak in) and post (cold water + balm) and it's been way better. So overall, I'm not convinced it's worth it to switch to safety razors
Originally Posted by Thomas
heh, I was just think about the razors this morning...going from memory here... The main rotation: 7/8 Henkels Friodur (stainless, hollow ground) 15/16 Filarmonica (the last production run with the smiling blade, hollow ground) 6/8 quarter-hollow Le Grelot (Thiers-Issard regrind) 8/8 Wolstenholm wedge (ebay purchase I cleaned up - fantastic edge) 7/8 Wade & Butcher wedge (...SRP or B&B board) The rest of the herd: 5/8 Wapinecas (3) - plan on rescaling each 5/8 Weyersberg quarter-hollow 5/8 Wade & Butcher quarter-hollow that I'm still putting an edge on (ebay purchase) 5/8 Le Grelot hollow ground a few other rescale/rehone jobs that escape my recollection. Seems I gravitate towards the heavier razors...
Wow, Thomas between your cologne knowledge and wetshaving and such, you sound like one of the most interesting guys I've encountered. (no homo) Seriously, I'm fascinated that you have such an interest and impressive knowledge of several topics. Good for you man, and thanks for sharing. What do you do for a living? (not to derail, we can take this PM if you want)