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Worst Wet Shaving Product You’ve Ever Bought?

I get great lather from it. It’s my go-to soap.
YMMV as always. I've heard both sides to the soap and also that they changed their formula at some point? I'm just staying away from all bay rum as my skin does not like it.
 
A Nylonfibre Omega Synthetic brush. It was f'n horrible. Gave me a burn, rash and didn't even lather that well. Tossed it after 1 use. Nothing comes even close - which includes soaps that didnt properly lather up.
 
RazoRock Santal somethingorother aftershave splash. I was looking for something that actually smelled like sandalwood, obviously in the wrong place. I unscrewed the cover and splashed a bit onto my hand. It made it to my face before I realized my mistake. Wow. I was immediately transported to a lush brothel on another continent. Ok, I was just trying to avoid saying it smelled like a ’fwh’, pardon the expression. The only way I could describe the scent is that it was like a combination of every cheap perfume I’ve ever smelled. I walked into the living room and the reaction from my wife was immediate, and unprintable here. Four thorough face washes that day, and it still lingered the next morning. It went in the bin. Thought about passing it to someone, but decided not to inflict it on anyone else.
Interesting though, when I looked for the exact name of it on the website today it wasn’t there, so maybe I wasn’t the only one that hated it.

My second worst purchase was the Merkur Futur. I realize it is a fine razor for some, just not for me. I get a comfortable clean shave with my R41 and Feather or Polsilver blades. But with the Futur there will usually be blood at any setting. Just too big and bulky. I know it’s my flaw, not Merkur’s.
 
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My second worst purchase was the Merkur Futur. I realize it is a fine razor for some, just not for me. I get a comfortable clean shave with my R41 and Feather or Polsilver blades. But with the Futur there will usually be blood at any setting. Just too big and bulky. I know it’s my flaw, not Merkur’s.
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No, it's definitely Merkur's.
 
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My second worst purchase was the Merkur Futur. I realize it is a fine razor for some, just not for me. I get a comfortable clean shave with my R41 and Feather or Polsilver blades. But with the Futur there will usually be blood at any setting. Just too big and bulky. I know it’s my flaw, not Merkur’s.
No, it's definitely Merkur's.
Curious. Because I get good results with my Ming Shui 2000S copy of the Futur. How could I go wrong with the genuine article? Especially if it was gold-plated? And my guests, upon using my bathroom, had to acknowledge my good taste and appreciation for the finer things?
 
I generally like Penhaligon's shave products, pricey but good quality, EXCEPT, several years ago they reformulated their shave soaps (English Fern and Blenheim Bouquet) no longer, I believe, using tallow base. I nearly developed rotator cup damage attempting to get any lather out of those pucks. I tried using them as shower soaps, expensive but what other use? Couldn't even get any suds in the bath, now they sit in a box with some other less successful shave products I have acquired over the years.
 
The Gillette Techmatic easily is the worst shaving product that I ever bought. It had a cartridge with one continuous roll of blade which you advanced by turning a knob when the section you were using became too dull. I think I bought it in the late 1960s when I was a college student. The Techmatic gave you a awful shave, not very close, but with lots of nicks. It was comparable to shaving with the lid from a can of veggies. Never tried shaving with a can lid, but I'm guessing the Techmatic gave about the same experience. Strangely enough, you still can buy used Techmatics (they weren't sold new for long) on eBay.
 
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