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  1. wwoof

    Most Frustrating Double Edge Razor

    This has probably been done before but when I look back at the DE's lying fallow in the furrow the Pils has a special place. Because it was my most costly razor, I tried over the years to get a decent shave from it. I'd shave for a week and set it down and come back to it later. I never...
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    The Schick Nick . . .

    About four months ago I nicked myself just under my left nostril. It bled a little bit but stopped and life went on except it wouldn't get well. After four months I finally made it to the dermatologist to check it out. Turns out to be precancer along with the two tiny bumps that I thought...
  3. wwoof

    Occam's Razor

    Subjective, I know, but how is the blade life of the Feathers? For five fewer blades a pack, what are the Proguard blades getting you?
  4. wwoof

    What do you do with an extra $300?

    Do you go all-in for a Type F? This is a "Director" and it looks like a total luxury item currently on eBay. Back in the day it probably cost $5.00. No, I'm not going going RAD. I've never seen one of these before.
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    What to expect? Personna on the way . . .

    This looked pretty good and the price was right, so I jumped. What is the aggresiveness compared to Schicks? Is it an L, J, I, or, heaven forbid, something more benign? PS. I just got a G back from Northshore Razors and it looks great. They do great work.
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    The further misadventures of SINGLE EDGE MAN!

    I'm the guy who put new in noob. Okay, I started out with a real "L" and found it agreeable to me mug but mild. Despite reading that the "O" type is even milder, I tried it expecting something that was not possible. (If it is true that O's were only sold in Asia, I can understand. My...
  7. wwoof

    Supply SE vs. Vintage Schick

    Itching to tryout single edge shaving and was wondering if I should go ahead and spring for the "latest" technology or save a few bucks and eBay a nice Schick? I've seen some nice ones on eBay from $30 to $50 that look pristine. Would I be missing out by getting a vintage SE over a new model...
  8. wwoof

    Just shocking . . . my Pils has rust!

    I'm supposed to have the new, improved never-to-rust Pils and it had a nice sized spot on the blade floor after my second blade. I have been using Feather Yellows (original) and leave the blades in 5 to 7 days depending on how it feels. I got most of it off but there looks like a very tiny...
  9. wwoof

    Just now catching up to the fad: PILS . . . .

    Just what do you Pils users think? Would you do it over or just load up on Feathers and Israeli Reds?
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    Rare shaving find . . .

    Anybody found other ancient Burma-Shave ads? I remember reading the signs on vacation when I was a kid in the 50's.
  11. wwoof

    Omega/Proraso Dilemma . . . . .

    I'm a settled DE shaver and use either of these soaps (creams?) every day. There is a catch. About 18 months ago a plumber had to clear my drain and he asked me what kind of soap am I using? I showed him a tub and he said that must be it. Has anyone else had such a problem with accumulation...
  12. wwoof

    Fitness For Men . . . .

    Has anyone tried this? I spied this on eBay and with it being made in Italy and in the same container as Proraso and Omega I can't help but think this is an almond-scented cousin from Florence. Somebody hip me up? :wacko:
  13. wwoof

    Did King Gillette take his patents to the grave?

    My first DE razor was a Parker about five years ago. It was a punishing experience at best. Then I got a Merkur and it was similar in the way it felt....unforgiving. I advanced to eBay and thought I would try one of those "old" Gillette adjustable razors and have been hooked on them ever...
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    911 for Gillette Adjustable!

    My favorite long handle got dropped and missed the mat and bounced on the tile. Ouch! Picked it up, rinsed it orf, and resumed nearly taking out a furrow of skin! Yep, one corner of a door had been bent upon impact. Is there anyway to align the doors so the blades will load parallel...
  15. wwoof

    eBay Badger Brushes . . . .

    I just noticed an influx of Chinese badger brushes and wonder if they really are as advertised. They are rather inexpensive and the Chinese are rather clever....so what is the verdict on these cheapos? :closedeye
  16. wwoof

    Gillette: Greens vs. Yellers . . .

    Until recently Gillette Yellers were my favorite. I tried the Blacks but they did not shave as smoothly on my face. I have never tried the Greens and see they are more readily available that Yellers on the net. Can anyone tell me the difference? Discuss, compare and contrast...
  17. wwoof

    Mystery Gillette Blade . . .

    About two years ago I got an eBay double edge that came with a GOLD Gillette blade inside. It looked brand new. Was this some sort of NOS blade no longer in production? :huh:
  18. wwoof

    Discount toiletries . . .

    When I see designer brands on discount via eBay or other websites is it best to presume they are counterfeit and to avoid? Sounds dumb but after I saw a news report on counterfeiters using urine and other disgusting things as chemical substitutes it made me go cold as I had bought some discount...
  19. wwoof

    Hemp based shaving soaps . . .

    Will prolonged daily use affect a drug test? Sound silly? :blush:
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    World's Greatest Wuss . . .

    That's my new title. I finally tried my "old" Gillette comb head with a Derby and nearly took my neck off. Even with the Derby being a rather mild blade it took off a thick layer of wattle! I have also found them lethal, irritating, on the upper lip under the nose. Are the "new" Gillette...
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