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    surgical vs marine stainless steel

    Almost all stainless steel DE razors that mention the type of stainless steel used say it's marine grade. How is this different from surgical grade stainless steel? I see some straights mention they are made from surgical grade stainless steel.
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    Ariana & Evans K2 soaps vs shaving butter?

    I'm only interested in seeing results of the butter, but unfortunately it's not available.
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    What are the best tactics for 3017ing a soap?

    Just thought of something -- 1/ If any of them are past the "best by" date, then toss them. 2/ Use the Marie Kondo approach. Hold each soap or cream in your hand. If it sparks joy, it's a keeper. :D 3/ If it doesn't spark joy, PIF it or take it to your local thrift store. Let it bring joy to...
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    MDC Monday

    Pics or it didn't happen.
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    MDC Monday

    Check out my "progress" from last week. Soap: MdC Original Brush: L'Occitane Plisson Synthetic Razor: Feather AS-D2 Blade: Gillette Platinum Plus After Shave: Dr. Hauschka Hair Tonic
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    What are the best tactics for 3017ing a soap?

    This is novel idea. I didn't see it mentioned. It's not even an option in the poll.
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    What are the best tactics for 3017ing a soap?

    Indeed, I have been playing with different amounts of soap and water.
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    MdC and benzoin

    Just heard back from MdC. I had only asked about Vetyver because that's the one I have on order. They said it doesn't contain benzoin. I asked a follow up question on which other scents don't have it. Will update when I hear back. You could give the Vetyver a try. :)
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    List all the exes and reason(s) of divorce.

    Haha, same here.
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    List all the exes and reason(s) of divorce.

    EJ DE89 Barley -- Too aggressive and caused irritation around the neck Current AS D2 -- A bit too mild, but seems better suited to my sensitive skin
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    What are the best tactics for 3017ing a soap?

    I'm nearing the end of my 3rd jar of 200g MdC. The first was the natural, and the next two were the original. I use it to shave daily and load generously. This one has lasted about 10 months so far. I have a vetyver on order.
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    how to remove soap buildup from razor head?

    Yeah I wouldn't have had this build up if I was more disciplined at the time that I acquired the razor. I was always in a hurry and never properly rinsed and dried any of my implements. This is also the reason why the finish on my L'Occitane Plisson shaving brush is peeling off even though the...
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    Martin de Candre Agrumes

    The standard size is 200g/7oz. 200oz would be about 30 years of shaving soap if you shave daily. I know what you meant, I was just having some fun. :D
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    Martin de Candre Agrumes

    Those sound like HUGE jars, collectors items. Where'd you get them? :D
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    Martin de Candre Agrumes

    Interesting discussion about the 50g jar since I was considering one. So far I have always bought 200g jars. I have only had original scent for a long enough period of time. I find that the scent and feel changes a little, maybe the oils are not mixed in as consistently. The scent is...
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    What are the best tactics for 3017ing a soap?

    I avoid the problem by keeping only one soap at a time. If I feel tempted to buy a new one, I try it immediately. If I like it better than the old one, the old one will be sold or donated. If I don't like it as much as the old one, the new one gets sold. For me, it is torture to use...
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    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    Haha. The Timeless razor head looks bulky. Otherwise looks well built.
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    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    OK, so sometimes (maybe once a year or less frequently), I cut myself with the razor, usually because I "tried too hard" to do something with it, like trying to shave (or shall I say using the razor to wipe) cream off the cheekbone area even though there is no hair that grows there. The other...
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    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    I have used a ton of different blades in it. Feather blades are too aggressive for me. My go to blade for the longest time was KAI. Then I discovered the long discontinued Gillette Platinum Plus, bought a stash of them, and have been using that for about 2 or 3 years now. I'm reasonably...
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    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    Thanks. I think I may be overthinking this and should just be happy with my AS-D2.
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