Recent content by JKS

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    Who isnt going back to their barber shop when all this is over?

    I got inspired by a shavette thread here and bought about a year ago myself a Seki Edge hair cutting combed thing with which you use razor blades. I used it a few times to maintain a short cut beard but now I tested it for my head. I hope I got done myself as decent cut as any prison camp inmate...
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    Worst Blade

    Merkur, Wilkinson Sword (Germany) are worst/dullest so far. I haven’t used my spare Derbys for years either.
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    Regretting a shavette thrown away

    I found something better: AliExpress. :) Has anyone experience of trying to use hairdresser ”shavettes” with comb edge they are selling there for cutting his/her own or someone else’s hair?
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    Regretting a shavette thrown away

    Too difficult to navigate..
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    Regretting a shavette thrown away

    I bought my first shavette a bit over seven years ago. It was a then widely available basic model without any holding mechanism with moving parts. The seller adviced me to snap a regular DE blade to half by my fingers and stuck the half to the shavette. I found the snapping of DE blades neat...
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    Minimum expectations

    I’ve noticed that my shavette skills have been far worse than I have thought. I have managed to do without much damages while shaving just because I’ve been shaving pretty rarely, aproximately one or two times per week, even once a month only, which gave my skin much time to heal. After...
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    Minimum expectations

    First attempt to strop my Gold Dollar with a chinese toy ”strop” I didn’t spoil either items I hope. Next to buy some balsa strop maybe.
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    Minimum expectations

    Thanks! I’ll try sandpaper.
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    Is wet shaving becoming too popular?

    It would be interesting to see some marketing data from big shaving product manufacturers and retailers. Here in Finland DE blades vanished from the most of stores in the first decade of this century. Now the situation has been same for tien years, five nation wide departement store/supermarket...
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    Minimum expectations

    Yes. I was considering long time buying some high end/professional shavette but finally ended up getting the real one. Nothing to complain about my Gold Dollar so far. Like people have often mentioned in this forum, a straight razor is much more forgiving than shavette. After the first try with...
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    JKS's Entry to the Hall of Fame

    Thank you! I may ask. I’ve yet noticed that the time limit for editing messages here is 15 minutes. It’s enough for me to notice some of my spelling errors but not all of them.
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    Welcome, @JKS

    Thank You!
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    JKS's Entry to the Hall of Fame

    What is your real name? Jyrki What are your nicknames/aliases? Jykä Where do you live? Finland What is your age (or) generation? 45 What are you in the real world? Let’s see.. What is your favorite shave setup? Shavette, vintage carbon steel blade (if I can find one), Omega & Arko bar...
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    Minimum expectations

    Hello! This is my first posting after reregistering in this great forum. I’ve been lurking this Forum for almost a decade. I was registered in this Forum by another nick several years ago but the nick was eliminated due to my inactivity. I’ve done my shaving for seven years by a cheap shavette...
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