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Your shaving set..?

post #1 of 33
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What is in your shaving set, and what brands is the best?
Do you use a badger brush?
I don't know nothing about this so please help me!
post #2 of 33
I've got a Mack 3 Turbo, a badger brush, a plastic bowl for making lather and Body Shop shaving cream.
post #3 of 33
Bearing in mind that not all of these are used every time I shave (some coming into play only on weekends or when I can spend a bit more time with the shaving ritual)
1. Standard Mach III razor
2. Custom amboyna burl shaving set (lidded bowl filled at the moment with Truefitt and Hill Grafton shaving cream, badger brush and amboyna handle attached to an old Gillette double edge)
3. Small Merkur 'mustache razor" for negotiating around goatee
post #4 of 33
I use a Mach 3 razor, a Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood shaving soap (wooden bowl) and a badger brush. When you get used to it, it only takes about 10 minutes to shave.
post #5 of 33
merkur hd with feather blades crabtree & evelyn best badger brush merkur brush/razor stand ceramic shaving bowl
post #6 of 33
Vintage Gillette double-edge or a vintage straight (I own several)
Taylor of Old Bond St. cream (Sandalwood or Shave Shop) or Truefitt&Hill once in a while.
Nancy Boy aftershave.
post #7 of 33
While a little pricier, I think Shavemac badger brushes are great. I have 3, one in each handmade grade: pure, finest, silvertip. If you're only planning on one brush, then definitely go Finest aka Super. I also use double edge razors and various creams. Kiss My Face shaving cream is probably the best bang for the buck, and lathers wonderfully with a brush.
post #8 of 33
I use a Mach 3 razor, a badger shaving brush and a shaving soap from Trumpers (Sandalwood). The shaving soaps from Dr. Harris are also fine.
post #9 of 33
Taylor's of Old Bond Street Lavender Soap
Vulfix Super Badger Brush
Merkur Heavy Classic DE with Feather blades
Set of 4 vintage straight razors encompassing: Garant Paris, Puma, and two English makes
Alum block
Brave Soldier Shaving Balm
Razor strop
post #10 of 33
Merkur Progress adjustable safety razor
Israeli-made no-name blades from eBay or Derby blades
Rooney "Silvertip" brush
I have about a dozen different lather shave creams and soaps; my favorites are Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar, Speick (from Germany), and Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna.

There's a guy on YouTube that has a channel with a whole bunch of videos about traditional shaving: http://www.youtube.com/shavetutor
post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
While a little pricier, I think Shavemac badger brushes are great. I have 3, one in each handmade grade: pure, finest, silvertip. If you're only planning on one brush, then definitely go Finest aka Super.

I also use double edge razors and various creams. Kiss My Face shaving cream is probably the best bang for the buck, and lathers wonderfully with a brush.

I also have a Shavemac. VERY nice. I had a Vulfix before that 3was also very nice.

My current favourites:
Arran Vetiver (discontinued )
Trumper's Rose
Trumper's Violet


Favourite blades are the Feather platinum blades. The Israel-made Personna are decent but I prefer the Feathers. The Swedish Gilette did not agree with me, the Merkur Platinum were ok...
My DE is a bog-standard Merkur HD.
post #12 of 33
Feather Artist Club RG Teak
Muehle-Pinsel Best Badger briar wood and Omega boar bristle
Proraso Green
post #13 of 33
Merkur HD w/ Feather DE Blades Truefitt & Hill super badger (made by Vulfix?) Derby Lavender cream or Mama Bear's Hydrogen soap Nancy Boy Signature aftershave balm
post #14 of 33
Merkur HD with feathers.
Proraso shaving cream + pre/post cream for afterwards.
post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Taylor's of Old Bond Street Lavender Soap
Vulfix Super Badger Brush
Merkur Heavy Classic DE with Feather blades
Set of 4 vintage straight razors encompassing: Garant Paris, Puma, and two English makes
Alum block
Brave Soldier Shaving Balm
Razor strop

What are the english straights you own? I'm currently working on restoring a Crown & Sword extra hollow ground.

Taylor's make some great products, I visited their shop when I was in London last week... There's just too much good stuff in there. I love the St. James quarter.
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