Hmm, I mostly have steel handles from DSCosmetics! Only one in Ti. But shouldn't matter if steel or Ti, actually.
Thanks! Off to close my purchasesHmm, I mostly have steel handles from DSCosmetics! Only one in Ti. But shouldn't matter if steel or Ti, actually.
They all use MX5 thread, so it works. DSCosmetic threading is sometimes NOT that good/perfect, so they might screw in a bit tight. Sometimes there is quite some black gunk in the handles, I think not lubricant residue but leftovers from machining.
Yaqi handles are a bit better in this regard; not only do they offer polished versions, theirs seem hand polished vs electro polished, they are simply grippier, better grip, less slippery. The threading is good, not quite as buttery as Timeless, but also MX5 and I had no problem with their handles so far.
I sometimes think they read the forum. Maybe they will get the memo that their Zamac WR2 clone has plates 2 and 3 swapped, too...^^Finally ordered the DSCosmetics S9 Titanium with THT handle (the DS Cosmetics team had the update that it’s hand polished, so hopefully it’s grippy)
Honestly Karve Overlander, Lambda Ares and Timeless were amongst my top picks but cost + shipping into Asia just wasn’t worth it. Unfortunately couldn’t find any used ones around Singapore.Karve Overlander. Buy the cheapest one you can find used or new, use a slightly shallow angle with a medium-sharp blade, and go on your merry way. Brass will cost you about 90 bucks US.
I sometimes think they read the forum. Maybe they will get the memo that their Zamac WR2 clone has plates 2 and 3 swapped, too...^^
Hmm, you don't have my handles, so it will be hard to compare. But just check the knurled areas of the handle, if they are absolutely not pointy but smooth, I would rather say that's electropolishing. Hand polishing such knurls tends to leave them way more grippy.
Yeah, I don't believe them, as it has this smooth look of electrochemical polishing. One can also feel it when comparing it to other handles. It might even be a favorite among people who favor smoothness over grip.but who knows. It still looks a little too polished?
I'm late to the party here, but I also have coarse hair and sensitive skin. The Game Changer 84P and the Lupo 72 work very well for me.
Muhle R41 combined with Persona Blue or Astra Stainless blades...this set up will give you a comfortable shave since you have sensitive skin. Two passes will be more than enough with the R41 which will also benefit your skin without irritation.Hello fellow shaving enthusiasts,
I've been striving to discover the ideal DE razor that complements my coarse hair and sensitive skin. A few years ago, I took a leap into the world of DE razors with the Yintal TTO Adjustable, paired with the Gillette 7 O’clock blades. Unfortunately, it tugged quite a lot and I found myself retreating back to my previous razors. However, I've recently been motivated to delve back into DE shaving and have armed myself with some research.
What I've Tried:
- Yintal TTO Adjustable: This was my first foray into DE razors and I tried it years ago. Sadly, it was far from a smooth experience, as it tugged noticeably and then I went back to razors.
- Feather Popular: Tried this recently with a feather blade. It provided a decent shave, but I encountered considerable razor burn and irritation.
After some reading, I believe I'm leaning towards a medium aggressive DE razor. However, with my limited experience, I'm uncertain of what truly constitutes as "mild", making it a challenge to set a benchmark. Given that I have coarse hair, I'm wary that a mild razor might necessitate multiple passes, which could further irritate my sensitive skin.
From my research, I've narrowed down a potential list:
1. Rockwell 6S: I speculate I might gravitate towards blade 3 or 4.
2. Game Changer: Torn between .68 or .84.
3. Karve Overlord.
4. Yaqi: Considering the dual comb models like Vostok 70dc or 90dc. The idea of having both an open and closed comb together intrigues me.
5. DS Cosmetics x1 dual comb
6. DS Cosmetics S8 or S9 scalloped.
I've been using the Feather Popular paired with Proraso Sensitive White Cream. Additionally, I have Proraso sensitive pre-shave cream and post-shave products arriving soon.
With all that said, I'd truly appreciate your insights. Based on my experience and needs, which razor would you recommend I explore next?
Thank you in advance for your guidance and suggestions!