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Just ordered my first expensive razor! (Timeless Ti68 SB)

Okay, I just had the BEST SHAVE EVER!!! (I tend to over exaggerate and speak in absolutes all too often). Seriously though, I microscoped the Feather Blade I used yesterday under a jeweler's loupe and it had all kinds of jagged edges. Maybe I just got a bad one or something, IDK. I might just get into the habit of closely examining all my blades (under magnification) now.

Today's shave I used an old (Pre-2016) Derby Extra Blade and it was literally the best and smoothest shave of my life. It was great. I got the right gap, or maybe I'm just getting better with my angles, but I'm very pleased with my lifetime heirloom investment.

Sorry for all the drama, but the final verdict is A+. She's a keeper, boys! Grail Razor right here.
I'm glad that you were able to get it figured out. I'm sure it will continue to provide a lifetime of great shaves!
 
So you are in between riding the cap or the safety bar it would seem, and very specific I might add!! I would suggest more of a steeper angle with the Timeless as that is what I have used for 4yrs now and it seems to be what the majority uses from what I've read...

by steeper, does that mean riding the bar more, or riding the cap more? I just get confused about such things, thanks for the help!
 
The bar... Steep = handle closer to face riding the bar / Shallow handle away from face riding the cap
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@Smurfsup66 these pictures may help with what @muzichead is referring to.
 
I too have been confused by shallow angle, vs steep angle. That is until I was forced to figure it out with my Feather AS-D2. That razor forces you to use a shallow angle, otherwise it won't cut. This is because its a really mild razor, with barely any blade reveal. Its nice to see that the Timeless razors are more normal, just as with most DE razors, you use a steep angle. Really good to know!
 
Good to hear you got it sorted out. One thing I've found is that some razors are very sensitive to shave angle. Best way to find it is to keep trying till you find that sweet spot.
 
I like this razor so much, I just couldn't wait another day to use it again - so I shaved my head.

This is the first time in my life. I've never shaved to the skin with an actual razor before, and I was scared going into it. This razor made it so easy and clean - not one single weeper! No razor burn, just a clean and smooth scalp.

No, I'm not balding yet, still had a full head of hair. I just did this to try it. So glad I went with this .68 Smooth SB Ti Timeless.
 
I like this razor so much, I just couldn't wait another day to use it again - so I shaved my head.

This is the first time in my life. I've never shaved to the skin with an actual razor before, and I was scared going into it. This razor made it so easy and clean - not one single weeper! No razor burn, just a clean and smooth scalp.

No, I'm not balding yet, still had a full head of hair. I just did this to try it. So glad I went with this .68 Smooth SB Ti Timeless.

Dude, its so cool to meet another head shaver! I've watched video's of guys shaving their heads, and you can tell their experienced, cause they maintain their blade angle, even though, their head is round, and naturally the angle will change as they go. I just have mad respect for head shavers, cause you guys are the real deal!

I can totally understand that too, I would be scared as well! And you managed to do it, without a single weeper, woohoo! :thumbup: Yes, I am guessing if you went with a .095, it would offer you greater difficulty, and a steeper learning experience. But I am so happy to know that the .68 worked out awesome for you. Its folks like you, and your success stories, who always give me hope.
 
The next assignment for this exquisite tool will be (overshare coming) slicing off my skin tags! I know, I know, how gross, but it's about time I addressed these epidermis issues. Question, should I use a larger blade gap than the .68 for this job?
If you’re going to do it, do it right. Cold water, SLICK lather, wide blade gap, SHARP blade (Feather? Sure, why not), and aftershave with LOTS of menthol. Maybe some styptic powder.



This is not actual medical advice. Even though I’ve watched hours and hours of medical shows, I’m not really a doctor.
 
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