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    irritation?

    Play a long game: weeks rather than days, months rather than weeks, years.... My priority list: Find a blade that works well for you. Find the razor that works best with that blade. Keep easing up on the pressure. Rinse and repeat -- until you're happy with your shaves.
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    Schick Proline blade 1st impressions and compare to feather professional

    Both Prolines and Pros (and Pro Supers, my favorite) are unforgiving during the first few shaves. It takes 3-4 shaves for them to settle in, in my experience -- and I've been using these blades exclusively for going on 5 years. After that, you're good for 10, 20 or more comfortable shaves...
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    Colonial General's Seem to go Fast

    Great razor. I love the aluminum General, which I use with a UFO Kaiser aluminum handle. Have shaved with nothing else for the last couple of months.
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    I'm up to 28 shaves on a Schick Proline....

    Not more than 4 or 5, usually. But I left DE shaving behind 3 years ago. A few months ago I popped an Indian Green into my Merkur 45 Bakelite. The first shave was excellent, but the blade declined noticeably in the second shave, and I couldn't get through the third shave. The experience reminded...
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    I'm up to 28 shaves on a Schick Proline....

    … and the blade is still going strong. In the past, I've only managed to squeeze 15-20 shaves out of my Prolines, and I don't think that, after 8 years, my technique has changed. (But who knows? Being primates, we evolve.... :frown2:) So, what's your experience with Prolines? Have you broken...
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    My thoughts on the Merkur 45 Bakelite

    It is, indeed. And fun to use!
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    My thoughts on the Merkur 45 Bakelite

    Just revisited mine for the first time in about 3 years. Two excellent shaves in a row, with the Elite Razor Bloody Basin Jasper handle, which gives the razor a little more heft and oomph. :thumbsup:
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    BBS with Artist Club :)

    Congrats, well done! :thumbup:
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    new to SE but like vets opinions of the expensive one blade vs supply company single edge

    I stand corrected. And it is indeed great value for the money. Highly recommended -- my go-to razor these days.
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    new to SE but like vets opinions of the expensive one blade vs supply company single edge

    IMO, you can't beat the Feather Artist Club and compatible blades (such as Schick Proline or Kai) for quality and range of choice. I say get yourself an Above The Tie (ATT) SE1 in stainless if you prefer heavier razors or aluminum (Calypso or Bamboo handle) if you prefer lighter razors. You may...
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    Taylor of Old Bond Street new Royal Forest

    Just happened to pick up a tub of Royal Forest at Pasteur's in NYC the other day. My first impression was "pine", but the complexity of scents burst forth when I actually shaved with it. Very nice, good performance too.
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    SE SOTD- What was your tool of choice today?

    RazoRock black Hawk (2nd gen.) + Proline (8)
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    First(ish) SE shave, and noob review of RazoRock Hawk v2

    The more experienced I get with AC blades (I'm almost 3 years in), the more I appreciate lightweight razors -- my Hawks, ATT Calypso SE1, aluminum Generals. This is a change for me, as I used to favor heavy razors and handles. My ATT SE2 Colossus still sees regular use, though.
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    First(ish) SE shave, and noob review of RazoRock Hawk v2

    Congrats, @MurderousCrow! I discovered the Hawk v2 last July and it is still the razor I reach for more often than any other. Enjoy the journey, it only gets better! :thumbup:
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