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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    Muhle R41 with Ladas SS (terrible combination), Cremo Sandalwood (their only lathering option as far as I'm aware) applied with a WSP Silvertip and chased with witch hazel. Trying to use up some old inventory.
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    Lather Bowls - Lets see em.

    I've got a couple of the Fine's as well and haven't been super happy. While the ridges and brush rest are useful, the bowl itself is too shallow (and perhaps a little to wide). Spillage becomes an issue with vigorous lathering. The bowl, however, is aesthetically pleasing.
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    What's your soap for today?

    Martin de Candre (unscented).
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    What's your soap for today?

    Musgo Real SS
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    Rockwell 6S purchased from Amazon: (Marred Cap and Disappointing First Shave)

    Just received my 6S for Christmas and it had both black marks (which I was able to remove) but also hairline grooves on the sides of all three plates as well as similar marring on the safety bar of the 2/4 plate. Like L.A. Jones, I got mine from Amazon. Do I order a replacement from Amazon...
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    Rocnel SE-G Reviews?

    Does anyone else have experiences with the SE-G to report? About a year ago (see earlier post), I received my first SE-G as a Christmas present and my problems are well documented. Shortly thereafter, I sent it back and received a replacement from Phil at BullGoose. Since then I enjoyed using...
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    It shouldn't happen, but I had the best shave. Could someone explain?

    I like KW Driver's suggestion - why not just try a cold water shave and no electric pre-shave? You might be a cold water shaver and not know it yet.
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    What Aftershave did you use today?

    Lucky Tiger.
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    Rocnel SE-G (Stainless)

    I've had this razor for about a year and was wondering what others have experienced. While I liked it initially, my fondness wore off, and it was relegated to a minor role in my rotation. For me it's expensive, difficult to load/align and a mediocre performer. While I'm not entirely unhappy...
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    One blade one shave?

    I like to use a blade until it starts to skip on hairs and draws some minor blood. At that point I know its dull beyond salvation.
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    What are your Den rotation habits?

    Lately I've been all over the place but gravitating towards sticking with one razor for the duration of a blade. As a policy I will not swap a used blade into a different razor and I've cut back on having multiple razors (with different blades) in rotation. As for product, I've overstocked...
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    The Feather's next of kin?

    Med preps, 7 O'C sharp edge, Bolzano are three there are up there for me.
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    Which Slant should I get?

    If you can, try for an Ikon B1. Best slant I've used so far.
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    More smooth and efficiency than a 34c razor?

    You can never go wrong with a Progress. Buy that, if only as a reference point, against which all others can be compared. The adjustability adds a new dimension that I wish I had thought about before I started buying slants and SE's.
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    Brush overloading vs. Re-lathering

    I've done that as well, but to my second point, find the quality of the lather to be discernibly worse than if I "re-lather"
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