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by DesertRat
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: iridium rumor
Replies: 118
Views: 12937

Good thing I already have 510 of these bad boys. I think I'm set until the run on blades is over. :)

p.s. If anyone wants to buy some, I'll sell them to you for $5 a blade plus shipping, a $10 handling fee, and a $5 documentation fee. :):)
by DesertRat
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How many shaves for an injector blade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

gil3591 wrote:why don't you tell us? :lol: go for it!
LOL! I'm too chicken! I already changed it so I guess the answer is...4. :)
by DesertRat
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How many shaves for an injector blade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

How many shaves for an injector blade?

I've been using the newer (Chinese, I think) Schick injector blades. Usually, with a DE and a Super Iridium, I'm only getting 3 shaves out of it. I have a thick, curly beard. I went ahead and did a 4th shave with the Injector and it was still smooth. How many shaves are usual from an injector blade?
by DesertRat
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Shave with an Injector
Replies: 18
Views: 2021

Just ordered some of the Chinese blades off of Amazon. My current pack is running low and I didn't want to be caught without a supply. I usually have a habit of switching back and forth among my DEs trying to decide which one I like best. I'm 3 shaves into the Injector and I don't see myself switchi...
by DesertRat
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 11 thru October 17 2010
Replies: 179
Views: 20694

Sunday:

Razor: Injector L1
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Shavemac 44140
Cream: Coates Limited Edition
A/S: Bump Patrol
A/S Balm: AOS Unscented

2nd shave with the injector. Simply amazing for me. 2 passes and no irritation or nicks. This may replace all my DEs!
by DesertRat
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Shave with an Injector
Replies: 18
Views: 2021

Paul, Well there you go. Now you see why I used to routinely recommend these things to newbies wanting to get into more traditional shaving. "Easier and quicker than a DE...", yep, and as you noticed the business about having to find the correct blade angle is taken out of the equation, which was o...
by DesertRat
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Shave with an Injector
Replies: 18
Views: 2021

Thanks for the link. I'll have to order some of the Chinese blades until some of the NOS ones pop back onto Ebay.
by DesertRat
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Shave with an Injector
Replies: 18
Views: 2021

I've not seen any injector blades at salon supply stores, though I was expecting at least some Pellas would show up. Certain drugstores will have store-branded Personnas and maybe sometimes a Schick, but the best bet is still online. Speaking of which, I was checking eBay availability of the NOS Sc...
by DesertRat
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First Shave with an Injector
Replies: 18
Views: 2021

First Shave with an Injector

Had my first shave with my injector this morning and it was pretty amazing. I've had this razor for a while but hadn't shaved with it until today. I believe it's an L1. I had about 4 days worth of growth and it mowed my hairs down with ease. The razor took care of the angle for me so I just focused ...
by DesertRat
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 11 thru October 17 2010
Replies: 179
Views: 20694

Tuesday, early morning shave:

Razor: Muhle R89
Blade: Super Iridium (3rd)
Cream: Cremo Cream
Styptic pencil on slice! Ouch!
A/S: Speick
A/S balm: AOS Unscented

Got myself pretty good between my chin and cheek. The Cremo is pretty slick but I'm not used to it yet. I still need more protection!
by DesertRat
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 4 thru October 10, 2010
Replies: 199
Views: 18857

Sunday:

Razor: Muhle R89
Blade: Super Iridium (2nd)
Brush: Semogue 1305
Soap: Speick stick (grated)
RazoRock
A/S: Speick
A/S: AOS Unscented Balm

Whenever I'm having trouble figuring out what lather is supposed to feel like, I break out the Speick for a reminder.
by DesertRat
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Buying my first DE razor
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Muhle R89
by DesertRat
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Face Lather - best brush ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5384

Shavemac 44140.
by DesertRat
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 4 thru October 10, 2010
Replies: 199
Views: 18857

Friday:

Razor: Muhle R89
Blade: Super Iridium (1st)
Brush: Vulfix 2235
Cream: Coates Limited Edition
A/S: Speick
A/S Balm: AOS Unscented
by DesertRat
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 4 thru October 10, 2010
Replies: 199
Views: 18857

Thursday:

Razor: Merkur HD
Blade: Super Iridium (3rd)
Brush: Shavemac 44140
Soap: DR Harris Almond
RazoRock
A/S: Bump Patrol
A/S Balm: AOS Unscented
by DesertRat
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 4 thru October 10, 2010
Replies: 199
Views: 18857

Wednesday

Razor: Merkur HD
Blade: Iridium (2nd)
Brush: Semogue 830
Soap: Institut Karite
A/S: Speick
A/S Balm: AOS Unscented
by DesertRat
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Favorite soaps
Replies: 63
Views: 8973

In no particular order. These are my current favorites:

Cella
Speick
Institut Karite
MWF
by DesertRat
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: October 4 thru October 10, 2010
Replies: 199
Views: 18857

Monday: Razor: Merkur HD Blade: Iridium (1st) Cream: Cremo Cream A/S: Speick A/S balm: AOS Unscented A so-so shave. A lot of pulling on the first pass, then nice and slick on the second. Had to shave in the shower this morning so not the best conditions for me to focus. A lot of redness on one side ...
by DesertRat
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Are Razor Blades allowed in cabin luggage?
Replies: 29
Views: 3272

So does that mean all of you are being forced to check in luggage, pay $25 and go through the hassle of lugging an extra piece of baggage? This sucks coz I totally was looking forward to moving to the safety razor shaving method from my cartridge shaving. What do you guys do then if you're the kind...
by DesertRat
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: What is a good shave balm in Fall/Winter season?
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Expensive, but I like the AOS (unscented for me).