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by Pauldog
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

I don't shave my head, but I do shave the back of my neck to try to keep the hairline there clean. I usually use an injector razor, even if that's not what I just used that day on my face.
by Pauldog
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Titanium coated blades?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Titanium coated blades?

I'm pretty sure Kai DE blades are unmarked.
by Pauldog
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Please archive: NOS Personna 74 DE Razor Blades - Last Reduction
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: FS: NOS Personna 74 DE Razor Blades

So all the blades in that photo are 74's?
by Pauldog
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Titanium coated blades?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Titanium coated blades?

It's not that unusual to find completely unmarked Personna blades. It should be a clue to which kind they are.

But being blank like that doesn't guarantee that they're Personna.
by Pauldog
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

I had to look up the Omnishaver. It looks like two Fusion cartridges in a frame. You move the frame back and forth, making for a very fast shave.

Not cheap, though - they're well over $10 each.
by Pauldog
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Cart Alternative -- $1.11 apiece from Costco
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: New Cart Alternative -- $1.11 apiece from Costco

Are you referring to triple blades? THey didn't look like they'd fit the Mach 3, and because the Sensor handles are so old now, I don't think they'll be compatible, either.

You could probably get Costco to tell you. It's likely they fit something already out there.
by Pauldog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Run of SS LUPO
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: New Run of SS LUPO

The Lupo is supposed to be an affordable clone of the Wolfman razor?
by Pauldog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: gillette takes a hit
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: gillette takes a hit

On the Costco website, the picture of the triple blade cartridges says "German blades." From that and from the appearance, I doubt that it's compatible with Mach 3. It didn't get particularly good reviews. Because of patent expiration, there are now a lot of Mach 3 compatible cartridges, though I ha...
by Pauldog
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Titanium coated blades?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Titanium coated blades?

I happened to look at the Qshave adjustable razor (Merkur Futur clone) web page at Ali Express today, and it mentioned that it came with a pack of five US-made titanium coated blades. Does anyone know who would be making these? My educated guess is Personna. And the first page I found when looking u...
by Pauldog
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 64
Views: 8863

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Possibly a dumb question, but this is an area where I know next to nothing, except a few facts I retained from elementary school, such as limestone being "softer" than quartz. Could the grit number vs. actual "roughness" in use be related at all to the hardness of the underlying minerals? I'm guessi...
by Pauldog
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I went crazy trying to figure out the right price for old Schick twin injector blades
Replies: 0
Views: 302

I went crazy trying to figure out the right price for old Schick twin injector blades

I just ordered a bunch of Schick twin injector blades from an eBay seller, but I misread the ad. I thought I was buying 32 blades (4 packs of eight) for under $30, but it turned out to be four packs with two blades each. I checked other completed sales, and found that the price per blade was all ove...
by Pauldog
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: gillette takes a hit
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: gillette takes a hit

no mention of wet shaving as an alternative As far as I know, P&G (which owns Gillette) still owns Art of Shaving. Maybe the strategy is to make their idea of "acceptable" wet shaving so expensive that Gillette's cartridges are competitive in comparison. But I guess that stopped working. I guess th...
by Pauldog
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Homemade old blade holder on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Homemade old blade holder on eBay

I thought this was fun enough to show you:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153609086030
by Pauldog
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Parker DE Blades - a good experience
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Parker DE Blades - a good experience

I wonder if they're made in India. If I remember right, "Parker" is a brand name used by an Indian manufacturer.
by Pauldog
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD - Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: SOLD - Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10

I don't think any DOC's from Phoenix were made by Yaqi, or was there one? Phoenix had several different ones, made from different metals, and just released a new version. I first heard of the double open comb on the Phoenix website. Then I found the Razorock version, and that took me to Yaqi, who ma...
by Pauldog
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD - Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10
Replies: 13
Views: 1580

Re: SOLD - Heads for RazoRock SLOC DOC (double open comb) / Yaqi Mellon razor - $10

I sold my last one, but if a few people are still interested, you could do a group buy and get a bunch directly from Yaqi on Ali Express, to save on shipping from China: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20190809205924&SearchText=yaqi+head&switch_new_app=y They have a cou...
by Pauldog
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Older guys and mild razors

A lot of people here have that Portable. :) I never counted how many I sold, but I know I shipped quite a few. A while back, I saw what they were selling for on eBay after all these years, and got tempted enough to sell mine, since I have so many other razors. My latest favorite is the Maggard slant...
by Pauldog
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Older guys and mild razors
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Older guys and mild razors

I have to be careful shaving the back of my neck. It gets irritated easily, especially if I use a Norelco. (I know, sacrilege, but that's what I tried a few times when I was between face shaves.) The easiest razor for that job is an injector razor, using a fairly gentle touch, and as few passes as p...
by Pauldog
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?

The "B" means the handle was made in 1944. I remember buying Contour razors from a seller in the UK many years ago. The Trac II was known as the GII in Europe. The Sensor kept the same name everywhere, until a cheaper Asian version became the Vector 3, different from the Atra-compatible Vector. Gill...