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Gillette 7 O'Clock Sharpedge: I just shaved with one of these for the first time and it was amazing! I have no idea how many shaves they'll last me, but the shave I just got was irritation free, BBS, and required very little effort on my part to get there.
Gentleman who entered the PIF and haven't gotten your blades yet, I apologize.
I was going through the house hunting then subsequently the house closing process over the last month.
Now I'm trying to move.
I promise I haven't forgot about you and they will eventually get sent.
I haven't packed my shaving stuff yet, so there's a chance I'll get them out before I finish the move.
Again I'm sorry for the long delay.
Shave 4 on wizamet. Normally I stop at 3 while testing but I like this blade. I got greedy and went for a 3rd pass. Too much for me. Should have listened to my gut. Overall a good blade.
An hour later less irritation than I thought. Not bad
I am new to wet shaving with a Gillette Super Speed (1957) that belonged to my grandfather (pictured below) and a restored Rubberset 153 on the way (pictured below) that I purchased the other day from another B&B member. I've also got an order of Arko shave soap coming next week and I was able to order a handful of blades to try that should be here soon as well. I've also got a few more blades coming from another B&B member to sample.
I thought about wet shaving about ten years ago when I first acquired the Gillette Super Speed but was a little overwhelmed by the amount of time and effort it looked like it would take to learn the techniques and get a DFS (I'm learning already). As a result, the razor stayed in a drawer and I continued with the Mach3. I retired at the end of 2019 and when I reached the last Mach3 cartridge the other day and looked at ordering more, I decided to instead take the plunge into wet shaving, now that I have more time to develop this "hobby".
So I haven't tried out any blades yet as I'm waiting for the brush, soap and first group of blades to arrive. I do have a very handsome mug (also pictured below) that was made by my brother, who is a ceramic artist here in Georgia, that I'll be using for lathering. Don't worry, I have another one for the mandatory coffee as well!
If I make the cut, here are a few from the list that I'd like to try out:
Personna Lab blue USA
Derby USTA (master)
Treet black beauty (carbon steel)
Polsilver super iridium
Thanks to all here on B&B, I've been reading up in the Wiki as well as many threads to learn the basics and look forward to becoming a practitioner of the art/science of wet shaving!
Gillette Super Speed 1957
Restored Rubberset 153 by member MyOldKentuckyHome