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#45 still in and on cruise control. Trying hard to like the tube of Cremo that I have had lying around for a couple of years but I just can't get into it. Not bad for results but the experience is lacking.
None of my 5 Techs has ever let me down. Personal favorite is the gold pre-war fat handle but I like the weight of the ball end. One nice surprise was a 1951 bakelite handle that I got for $8.00 on a trip back from Florida. It isn't much to look at but it always shaves well.
#45, Hispano Suiza H6 still in. Have used up all of the ProRaso creams that I had purchased at TJ Maxx and working through the first of 2 AOS creams. After a week and half there was a good dent in it but I found that I can use a lot less. I was loading like a soap. It is a nice product at...
Have not counted in a while but it was over 40 the last time I looked. Got started with a Parker 76R. That was followed by my first vintage, a black tip Super Speed. I did not know when I bought it, but it is my birth razor. I have tried Old, New, New Improved, Techs, Super Speeds, Fat...
#45 still in. Just finished a tube of ProRaso Green and started a tube of Proraso blue. No chance of running out of anything, just a matter what I use. New tin of PDP 63 would get me through the resto of the year anyway. Good luck to all.
#45 still in. No big temptations. Worked through two tube of Proraso so far and no danger of running out of anything. Still staying home most of the time, depriving the world of the chance to see these great shaves! Stay healthy.
I would be reluctant to be critical of the concern about vintage razors, but I consider it comparable to going to the barber shop. The same instruments are used client by client and cleaned/disinfected for use on the next person. I am not a scientist but I am comfortable that all of the...
I have had the experience that you are describing with a couple of different razors. Like others have said, I put them away for a few weeks and worked with others. When I retried the previously offending razors, there were fine. Hang in there.
Parker Variant at $57, Omega Pro Boar at $18, Tub of ProRaso Red at $10, sampler of blades and an Osma alum block would be a start and keep you on budget. The variant can be aggressive but if he starts at setting 1 and works his way up, his thick beard won't stand a chance.
I have also started face lathering and hand lathering after 4+ years of bowl lathering exclusively. Doing a lot more rotation with brushes and noticing differences. Since January, I have been sticking pretty much with a few razors and blades that I had not used a lot. Today I would rate my...