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You stated in your first post that you use all Muhle equipment. If that includes Muhle blades, that may be part of your problem. Muhle blades do not work for me at all.
I would suggest trying Gillette Nacets or Gillette Silver Blues.
Thanks. Yes, if I need to be airplane flying anywhere then these would likely be very good for me as they won't let my DE setup in the carry-on baggage and I rarely check baggage under the plane.
Regulations were already strict before the 9-11 attack. But after 9-11, they became much more strict. FAA TSA regulations will never let you bring a blade of any kind on a plane, thats just something you will have to get used to.
If you are someone who takes plane flights often, it would then make sense to have a home base location in that other state or country, in which you keep a DE razor there at all times, this way it won't be a big deal.
Does TSA FAA allow for electric shavers? I know they used to prior to 9.11, but not sure if the regs tightened up on the use of those as well.
Welcome to B&B. I too would suggest trying different razors/blades and combinations of razors and blades. Pay attention to facial prep prior to shaving. My facial hair won’t take chunks out of blades but I definitely notice a difference with the difficulty/ease of shaving if my pre-shave routine is not up to norms.
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Welcome!Thanks! My barber uses feathers with a shavette and does extensive facial prep, and I've been there for shaves at least 50 times. The super-sharp (i.e. super-thin edged) blades cause two problems for me: 1) my hair nicks the edges of the blades so they are in bad shape even before half of pass 1, and 2) flares up my eczema extremely bad. There is a reason why I got these Muehle blades (6/10 sharpness) - my hair is not able to nick the edges and the thicker edge doesn't flare my eczema at all.
When you have extremely tough facial hair, the sharpest blades are not your friend as the edge is far too fine and brittle to stay intact after more than a few strokes. Same thing with Japanese kitchen knives, they are sharpened with a much smaller angle than western knives and if you so much as touch a fish bone or an orange seed then you've got a nicked blade. The german knives, sharpened to a larger angle, stay "sharp enough" for days on end no matter if you use them to cut chicken bones in half.
funny, I have strong hair too, but I could barely finish the shave with the Mühle blade when I tried. It is as sharp as a butterknife on my scale. I use only the sharpest blades. They last 3, sometimes 4 shaves. Even the ones that other people use happily 8 times or more. YMMV!
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