Hi guys, I'm a real 'newbie' to this Fantastic, Informative website. I am also new to the Double edge safety razor scene. I have wet shaved for as long as I needed to shave, but only now have I mustered the courage to try a DE razor. Two things made me come to my decision, 1. cartidge blade prices seem to be flying through the roof, and DE blades seem to be very cheap in comparison. 2ndly. I have always been curious of how a DE razor would feel when shaving and how it would compare to my usual Gillette Mach3.
I have now had my little 'Wilko Classic' for a few weeks and will never go back! I get a great, close shave and at a fraction of the cost. I must admit, I have been studying this 'Art' now for a while and have made a few extra purcheses. I am currently using a 'Derby extra' blade, Proraso shaving soap in a bowl ( great stuff), a 'Best Badger' brush, Alum block and 'Proraso after shave cream'. I intend to fully exploit the market and hopefully try as many products as I can. Lastly - "Wow guys, What a great site!", and Thanks to all who take the time to leave their Opinions, reviews, Ideas, and any other information on this site - you have made a great site greater! Thank you.