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  1. Rickpa

    THEHTGAM/PPF/PH0ENIX/D0UGLAS/H0DGES/FRANCES Thread

    I prefer the new plates. They hold the blades much better than the V1 plates which had considerable blade chatter for me, and lifted the blade above the small guards making it easy to scratch my face on the sides of the blade. V2 plates make this a real smooth shave plus it's great to choose...
  2. Rickpa

    Occam's razor.

    The price for the Occam's Razor dropped to $60 USD. I bit. The first shave with Occam's Razor is on the books. This is a different experience from any other razor. The surface of the razor covers more skin than any other I have tried to date, and it hugs the face, almost feels like a mild...
  3. Rickpa

    Not red Personna, blue. Not Israeli, but American Platinum Chrome.

    After special rebates including one for a facebook ad, they were $12.13 for me. It was an ad off of facebook I was happy to see!
  4. Rickpa

    Not red Personna, blue. Not Israeli, but American Platinum Chrome.

    I just bought a 100 pack of Personna blades! What makes it unusual is that these are American made Persona platinum chrome blades. I have never heard of such a thing, but they are available from the Personna store front on Amazon. I used the Rockwell 6C on plate 4. I put the overall shave...
  5. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze Open Comb VS Solid Bar: an extreme case of YMMV

    I think the Astra SP is the perfect blade for the bronze open comb for me, and apparently you. I do think I will try a Voshkhod sometime soon.
  6. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze Open Comb VS Solid Bar: an extreme case of YMMV

    Today I tried a Feather blade, it's second use, and had another great 2.5 pass shave with the bronze open comb. Go figure!
  7. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze Open Comb VS Solid Bar: an extreme case of YMMV

    Today I learned that Astra Superior Platinum blades are perfect for the Timeless Bronze Open Comb razor. DFS in 2.5 passes. No cuts, not even a weeper. They are an excellent balance between comfort and closeness. If I really want to go at it with this razor, than Gillette Silver Blues. BBS...
  8. Rickpa

    What did you learn from your last shave?

    I learned that Astra Superior Platinum blades are perfect for the Timeless Bronze Open Comb razor. They are an excellent balance between comfort and closeness. If I really want to go at it with this razor, then Gillette Silver Blues.
  9. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze Open Comb VS Solid Bar: an extreme case of YMMV

    After taking a day off yesterday, I returned to the Timeless bronze solid bar today. I used the Nacet that was too harsh on the open comb, and got an amazing shave. I have decided that both plates are keepers as they are the best shavers when finally dialed in. I am suspecting the open comb will...
  10. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze Open Comb VS Solid Bar: an extreme case of YMMV

    To further the YMMV axiom: Today I shaved with a Rockwell razor blade! Though they are very mild blade (or some might say it's not a very good blade) I did get a good deal of razor burn, however, I got baby bottom smooth. Hours later my face felt great! Perhaps the aggressive razor/mild blade...
  11. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze Open Comb VS Solid Bar: an extreme case of YMMV

    For me on the bronze oc, I feel the comb but not the blade. The sb had more blade feel to me.
  12. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze Open Comb VS Solid Bar: an extreme case of YMMV

    In an extreme example of YMMV, the Timeless Bronze SB felt a bit aggressive to me, and I tended to get a weeper or two, and a good bit of irritation while trying to get BBS in 3 plus passes. It wasn't easy. The Timeless Bronze OC, on the other hand, gave me BBS in 2 passes and cleanup with zero...
  13. Rickpa

    Timeless Bronze advise please

    My best shaves with this razor have been with Astra SP, but after over a week of use, I find it's easier to get a couple of weepers than a close shave. I really want to like this razor, but it's no feather AS D2.
  14. Rickpa

    Bronze Timeless

    This razor is mild to the face, but aggressive to whiskers. I am glad I didn't use a Feather blade out of the gate. I got a super close shave, and thought I was going to see a weeper or two, but none showed up to the party. Because the safety bar is in so close, the .36 blade gap is nothing like...
  15. Rickpa

    Leaf Razor

    Day 5: My shaves are going so well that it's getting boring. Tomorrow I will try to shave with a broken beer bottle. That still counts as a single edge...right?
  16. Rickpa

    Leaf Razor

    Day 5: Gillette Silver Blue; First in the mid and aggressive slots, then mild and mid slots for clean up. It was a perfect BBS shave, but I have a sense that these blades are overkill for this razor. I am going to see how many days this blade is good for, then I will try a Derby. I am sensing...
  17. Rickpa

    Leaf Razor

    Day 4: Feather blade in the mild position is too mild. Way too mild! I question how much of a factor this slot is on my shave. After 2 passes, I put the previous day's Feather back into the mid position, and ended with another good... not as great as previously... shave. I am thinking that...
  18. Rickpa

    Leaf Razor

    3rd shave today, this time with a single Feather edge in the mid aggressive position: 2 weepers, an outright cut, and BBS. In other words, a typical Feather shave in any other razor than my Feather AS D2 razor. My takeaway from this is that the Leaf is great as a single blade single edge...
  19. Rickpa

    Leaf Razor

    I have just had my first shave with the Leaf, and yes... it's all that! To use this razor, you pretty much have to throw out the fixed blade rule book. Pressure is good to use as you drag the blade(s) across your face. Irritation free, weeper free BBS is easy. The blades that come with the...
  20. Rickpa

    Leaf Razor

    The thing about the Leaf Razor is you can make it shave like a cartridge, or a OneBlade. You can use Feather blades, Personna Lab Blue, Voshkhod, or whatever your favorite DE blade is. It can be mild, or aggressive. It may become a historic novelty of this time like an Autostrop, the next big...
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