Double edge Safety razor

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Cyril Haearn
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Re: Double edge Safety razor

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Nov 2018, 4:24pm

Shaving is quite unnecessary and was promoted by business interests in the 19th century, before that wearing a beard was normal (still is)
I guess after the bicycle was invented only unnecessary things were devised :(

It is the economy stupid :?
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fausto copy
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Re: Double edge Safety razor

Postby fausto copy » 27 Nov 2018, 4:26pm

So I take it you're happy with a Gillott safety bicycle but not a Gillette safety razor. :lol:

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Re: Double edge Safety razor

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Nov 2018, 4:32pm

fausto copy wrote:So I take it you're happy with a Gillott safety bicycle but not a Gillette safety razor. :lol:

My Gillott is a DF (UpWrong), 1950s :wink:

Shaving? Unsafe at any speed. Not seen my chin for decades, no idea what it looks like
Might be a great crazy idea just to shave once, but what if it does not grow back?
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Grarea
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Re: Double edge Safety razor

Postby Grarea » 27 Nov 2018, 8:40pm

Yup, I too was fed up with the silly prices cartridges were and the horrible plastic into the system.

I was amazed when I looked into it a few years ago how much choice there is with safety razors, different soaps and brushes.

I have thoroughly enjoyed trying all sorts. (Mostly bought second hand so that I won't make a loss when I sell them again.)
I have found that I prefer single edge and injectors more than DE blades.

I also use soaps and a badger brush.

The soaps are mostly tallow (a waste product) and there is no water being moved around in trucks like there is in foam.
Plus I was amazed how much nicer they are.

Great fun.

Bonefishblues
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Re: Double edge Safety razor

Postby Bonefishblues » 27 Nov 2018, 9:22pm

I use a Muhle synthetic brush in preference to badger, whose bristle isn't given up willingly aiui...

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Re: Double edge Safety razor

Postby Bikes`n`guns » 27 Nov 2018, 9:26pm

Went safety razor years ago. I use an Edwin Jaeger and usually buy from the English shaving Co.