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Damn Comfortable Shave

thombrogan

Lounging On The Isle Of Tugsley.
Hi Jim!

Two things:

1. Your butterscotch handled brushes seem to treat you better than the others. Your butterscotch SOC Mistura wants me to steal it away to New England even though synthetic knots are my speed. It must want to sit at the back of the sink and listen to my exotic accent while I shave.

2. Given smoov and ruff may involve the absence or presence of cumulative damage, would using either plate for an extended time before switching give you better feedback for, like, science?
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
This is intriguing to me as I plan on ordering a Timeless bronze once the border opens.
It took me a few shaves to get into the Karve, but once I did I moved up to the SB D plate and with a med prep blade it is the best thing I have in my collection. Good luck!
Cool. Sounds like we're learning similar razors (and the same).

I initially ordered the Karve with the F OC and the D SB plates. Today I ordered the B OC plate, too. I think that will give me plenty of range to learn the razor and determine if I need, for example, an A SB or a C SB, or, hopefully, nothing else.

I believe the Timeless razors are being shipped (although mine came from the BST).

Happy shaves,

Jim
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
Hi Jim!

Two things:

1. Your butterscotch handled brushes seem to treat you better than the others. Your butterscotch SOC Mistura wants me to steal it away to New England even though synthetic knots are my speed. It must want to sit at the back of the sink and listen to my exotic accent while I shave.

2. Given smoov and ruff may involve the absence or presence of cumulative damage, would using either plate for an extended time before switching give you better feedback for, like, science?
Good points, both of them.

I hate butterscotch as a flavor, but love it as a handle.

That said, I have a few non-butterscotch brushes which treat me very well.


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These two come to mind.​
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Happy shaves,

Jim
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
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My Karve order which includes the razor with F OC, D SB, and B OC is awaiting shipment. It is packaged and labeled. No idea how long shipping takes from there to here, but it will arrive when it arrives.

Karve has been very good about notifications (and they combined two orders thus saving me $9 in shipping which was appreciated).


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My brass Pearl adjustable, the V4 version, has been shipped from Maggard, and should arrive tomorrow according to the tracking. We'll see. Not that it matters. It will get here when it arrives. The reviews are stellar (for the ones without problems; the V4 has "fixed all the problems.")


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There is also in transit a borrowed GC 68 and a super expensive Yuma. I expect the Yuma will take a good while (they say two weeks) as it's coming from Turkey. The review (Cal's, singular) is stellar.

In other words lots of upcoming experiments are in my near future.

Happy shaves,

Jim
 
There is also in transit a borrowed GC 68 and a super expensive Yuma. I expect the Yuma will take a good while (they say two weeks) as it's coming from Turkey. The review (Cal's, singular) is stellar.
Impressive razors all, but I'm most surprised that you were able to get your hands on a Yuma. Not just because of the expense and the waiting list, but because I've heard you have to send them a die-cast Matchbox car for them to melt down to make it. I'm sending a 1978 Trans-Am I found in a box of my old baseball cards. I think it really captures the zeitgeist of the razor I'm hoping for.

What car will you send them?

 
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Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
Impressive razors all, but I'm most surprised that you were able to get your hands on a Yuma. Not just because of the expense and the waiting list, but because I've heard you have to send them a die-cast Matchbox car for them to melt down to make it. I'm sending a 1978 Trans-Am I found in a box of my old baseball cards. I think it really captures the zeitgeist of the razor I'm hoping for.

What car will you send them?



I had to do a trade in...but they didn't require one of my precious Matchbox cars, just the trade in...


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I will miss the car, but it's going to be worth it, don't you know.
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
Notice the date on the post below.



Perhaps, that will also be added to the try list?

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You're right, Mike.

Unlike a lot of guys I know I can get a good shave with the cartridge razors, but that doesn't mean I want to. I also know I can use the cartridges for a long time and still get a good shave even though they tug, but that doesn't mean I want to.

I can also save money with cartridges which is one thing I've learned for sure as a B&B and BOSC member, but that doesn't mean I want to.

Doesn't mean I won't ever use the cartridge razor. I know I will sometime, but I also already know it will be a good shave. Not a fun shave perhaps, but cheap.

I also have not done anywhere near enough with the GEM/E-R razors.

Happy shaves,

Jim
 
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