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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Kai (5)
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Personna Israeli Red (3) Blade was a little tuggy and left very minor irritation but I'm hoping for at least several more good shaves. We'll see...
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    What's Your Latest 100 Blade Purchase, And Why?

    500 Wizamet. Because I get over 20 shaves per blade and they're good enough that I can shave every other day. That's over 50 years worth of Wizamets! So I have plenty to share with family and friends and still have decades of great shaves...
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Personna Israeli Red (2) Second shave on this the first PIR I've ever used. Second shave even gentler and smoother than the first, so the blade is mellowing. Probably the gentlest and smoothest stainless blade I've ever used, and it gives a perfect and fairly effortless BBS even in my...
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Personna Red (1) My first outing with a Personna Red and I can definitely see why they're so popular. Gentle, smooth, and a fantastic BBS. A little tuggy but absolutely outstanding results!
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Kai (3) Kai seems to reach its smoothest at 3 shaves.
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Kai {2}
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    What are the most disappointing razors you have purchased?

    I've been wet shaving for almost 15 years. I have a few DE's, a few straights and Kamisori and requisite jnats, even a few Wedge razors. My prep is good and I dare say my technique borderline superlative. My whiskers are probably average to light. I'm of Northern European ancestry and am not at...
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    What are the most disappointing razors you have purchased?

    I appreciate your input! It's a pretty mint razor, barely if at all previously used, and in its original case with original packaging. I got it on the bay from an apparent estate reseller. The mechanics work perfectly and the adjustments are crisp. Doors close cleanly and everything is even and...
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    German/swedish/Japanese wedges?

    I used to have a Heljestrand Wedge (Swedish) that was great. I've seen a few of them on the bay. I had a Japanese Wedge that I seriously regret selling. It had a short blade and scales that bent at a 30 degree angle so the big Wedge folded in neatly. An incredible razor! I've also seen a few of...
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    What are the most disappointing razors you have purchased?

    I had an EJ 89 or whatever they're called that was tough to get a good shave with. Lasted a year and a half before the zamak devoured itself and went to pieces. Also had a Merkur 1904 that was an average shaver whose zamak also ended it after a year and a half. I currently have a Gillette Slim...
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    Any Suggestions on How to Loosen Two-Part Epoxy?

    One problem I see with heat is that different materials expand at different rates. So you could have one stone trying to expand against the other with the epoxy perhaps still fully intact or, worse, expanding at its own rate. Definitely a recipe for cracks or breakage. If you do heat it do so...
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    What does summertime look like where you are?

    Rainy season got a slow start but now it's arrived with a vengeance. Next four months will be languid humidity and honey colored light.
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Kai (1) Killer combination!
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    FOCS Treet Black Beauty (2)
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