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    Wow target’s new shaving section

    The Target stores in my area don't have any wet shaving products that I can recall, and in general it's very hard to find anything better than Cremo (non-lathering version in the tubes) out in the wild around here.
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    What is your favorite Safety razor?

    I keep coming back to the Fatip Grande. I have more expensive razors, a few Gillettes too, but I just keep going back to the Fatip. I have several Fatip razors, the Piccolo, the Testina Gentile, etc. I particularly like the Grande, it feels good in the hand, has a nice sense of balance to it...
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    The Dreaded Derby Extra Blade

    It's funny, my previous comment here was a comment disparaging Derby blades for being dull and pulling on my beard. Well, today I shaved with a Derby Usta (which provide me with tuggy shaves) in my Fatip Grande and I got a really good shave. I mean, it did pull on my mustache hairs a little, but...
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    The Dreaded Derby Extra Blade

    I seem to have to shave daily to get workable shaves from Derby blades. If I wait any longer than a day, my hair will be long enough to feel the blade pulling.
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    I use a fresh blade every time I shave

    I never seem to get good shaves trying to use a blade more than once. It seems like a fantasy to me getting 30+ shaves on blades like some of you guys do. One and done every time (and when I don't, I regret it). I can feel the bluntness after one shave, and I don't feel it's worth the hassle of...
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    Zenith boar?

    I just got a Zenith boar today and lost several hairs in its maiden voyage. I soaked it in cool water, and I found I had to load for a lot longer compared to a synthetic. Lost quite a few hairs in the lathering stage and there was a stray hair that I had to cut with a scissor because it was just...
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    Zenith Brush Retailers?

    I just ordered mine from YourShaving. Even though I know I'm gonna have to wait a bit, I know the wait will be worth it. I was reading up on brushes and I have a few Omega synthetics which I imagine are similar to boars. I wanted to try a boar brush and I wanted the best, I ordered a bleached...
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    PAA Open Comb Slant with a Treet Carbon Steel (Black) blade. Really excellent shave. I had a week or more of beard growth and decided I wanted to shave with no prep, not even a splash of warm water. Lathered up TOBS Sandalwood, got an effortless BBS with zero irritation. Okay, I'm not going to...
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    Soaps That Punch Above Their Weight

    I look forward to trying Cremo Lathering. I couldn't find it in any local stores, so I ordered a tub from Amazon and it arrived today. I want to see what all the fuss is about (I like good budget products, and it smells really nice).
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    Best Modern High End DE Razor?

    I'm loving my Ikon Shavecraft Tech. I wouldn't use it as an every day razor, but I don't like to shave ATG, and shave closeness still matters to me. Nothing shaves closer than the Tech (at least, nothing I own). It provides a comfortable shave, even with how efficient the razor shaves.
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    Why so much love for Fatip?

    I think the Fatip is a fine razor. Perhaps it's not the finest razor, but it's a fantastic value. I was never that fond of my Merkur Long Handle razor, pot metal razors feel cheap and are easy to break. A Fatip costs $30 or less and will theoretically last you a lifetime; I have no alignment...
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    REVIEW : Fatip Grande

    Every Fatip I own is a winner, and I own quite a few. I vastly prefer open combs because I'm not a daily shaver kinda guy.
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    Best cart for a two pass shaver?

    Little background about me: I'm a DE shaver and I started with the low quality two-bladed disposable razors that they sell at many retail/drug stores. I never tried cartridge razors, I went straight from disposables to DE. The reason being I was spending my own money and I wanted to get the best...
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    First Shave with a Shavette

    Use blades that you consider less sharp (if you use one that takes DE blade halves). I used a shavette once and wrecked my face so bad that people thought I got attacked by my girl. I went back to my DEs after that.
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    Williams puck........it’s official I’m a member

    I don't use Williams daily, but I think it's better than the VDH soap once you dial it in.