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Recent content by geneaut

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    Personna from Germany

    RBC has them on their site. I haven't tried them yet.
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    Shark Super Stainless

    I find them a bit prickly. Not uncomfortably so but just enough I don't reach for them very often. I enjoy the Shark Chromes and Platinums quite a bit.
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    DERBY USTA .... 10 shaves in...

    I bought a 100 last year on a whim. They are better than average blades for me and seem to punch above their purchase price. I think I like the Derby Premiums a bit more but it isn't by a large margin. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
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    Williams Mug Soap, perfectly fine.... don’t hit me.

    I don't soak my puck. I don't use it every day. I load heavily, but not excitedly with a drier brush ( maybe 2X as long as I do other soaps but with far less vigor and excitement) and create a thick, almost paste-like pre lather on the brush. Then I apply that to my face and dip the brush tips...
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    Cut Out the Artisan Crap...Soap is Soap!

    Can't we all just get along?
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    Supermax super platinum

    The Super Max Blue Diamond Titanium blades are favorite of mine. I picked up 300 from Connaught.
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    Starting to like sharper blades after your technique progress...

    I don't know that I like sharper blades better now that I'm more seasoned, but I am able to enjoy them far more. There are times I still want something like an Astral SP over a Gillette 7 O'Clock but when I'm jonesing for a close and efficient shave I'm not worried to reach for my sharper blades.
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    DE Blade Suggestions (Been away a while)

    I do. Quite a bit in fact. I find them very <comfortable> yet still <efficient>. That said I don't exactly value sharpness over smoothness, and I think I have fairly easy to cut whiskers so I can get by with what many people might consider duller blades. I <feel> like the Derby's aren't as...
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    How I Defeat Morning Indecision

    I occasionally enlist the aid of my wife. I pick two to three contenders, number them in my head, and tell her to pick a number between 1 and 3. Works a treat.
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    Chinese Gillette Wilkinson Sword?

    I love my Chinese Wilkies. I picked some up last fall from Amazon and they perform very well for me. Hard to beat for the price.
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    2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

    In my journey of discovery in this marvelous road race, I'm trying to revisit 'unused' items in my supply cache. This morning I loaded up a Shark Super Stainless blade. These were one of the original blades from years back that I ran across and simply said 'never again' after the first use...
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    Declining sales at the, "Three T's?"

    Well I love Trumper GFT so I’ll keep buying it as I use it up. I also like the Rose products from TOBS and Trumper so I usually have at least one of those. That said I also purchase Stirling products as well. Stirling may be more of a daily driver but my TOBS and Trumper products get pulled out...
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    What's your go to soap when trying a new razor?

    VDH Luxury. Good enough not to hinder new hardware, but not great enough to mask deficiencies.
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    I’m looking for a citrus after shave recommendation

    Florida Water when it's real hot. Blenheim Bouquet any other time.
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    What razor blade did you use today? How many days?

    Lord Silver Star (6)