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by Pauldog
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor

Are you pressing the back half of the head against your face, like the video suggests?

[youtube]https://youtu.be/RWEdEygoiGs[/youtube]
by Pauldog
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna X DE Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Personna X DE Blades

A bunch of different blades come in a broken-in-half version. Derby, for instance. Barbers buy them to use in shavettes.
by Pauldog
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Antique Every-Ready with stropper
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Antique Every-Ready with stropper

I just saw this razor on eBay. Does anyone else know about this thing? I never heard of it before.
by Pauldog
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor

What kind of technique are you using?
by Pauldog
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Personna X DE Blades
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Personna X DE Blades

Has anyone tried these? You can get them as regular blades and pre-broken in half. They're made in Israel.
by Pauldog
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Various DE Blades - 20¢ each + $3 shipping for any quantity
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Various DE Blades - 20¢ each + $3 shipping for any quantity

Bump...


I just added Personna Lab blades, and I'm out of their Med Prep (hospital) blades.
by Pauldog
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: R.A.D. Recap
Replies: 0
Views: 93

R.A.D. Recap

I'm recounting the razors I bought for personal use since the summer after a long hiatus, not the ones intended for likely resale, which are either collector's items like the Schick Type D injector (which I did try and got a good shave), or cartridge razors. RazoRock double open comb "SLOC" (made by...
by Pauldog
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

The problem comes from switching around and confuses the muscle memory. I agree with this for the most part, especially with a razor like the Muhle R41 (open comb). But some razors are pretty foolproof and give an excellent shave - for me, two examples are the later Schick injector razors and the R...
by Pauldog
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Does this Mirak razor use Gem SE blades?
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Does this Mirak razor use Gem SE blades?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192696330254

I just noticed that the auction is almost over, but maybe at least someone will know the answer to the question.
by Pauldog
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Schick Plus Platinum Injector Blades - packs of 15 - $25
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Schick Plus Platinum Injector Blades - packs of 15 - $25

One pack of 15 is $25, including shipping. Additional packs are $24 each.
by Pauldog
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

With multiple passes, try changing razors/blades. Maybe use the least irritating combination for the first pass, especially if you have more growth than usual, and don't necessarily put 100% of your face through a second pass. We're trying to optimize the tradeoff between irritation and thoroughness...
by Pauldog
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Taking a break from really sharp blades
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: Taking a break from really sharp blades

If I'm in a hurry to get out the door, but need to shave, I can use a somewhat more "forgiving" blade, or a milder razor, or some combination. (The Maggard slant head I got recently can play a part, too, or an adjustable razor.) Then I get a quicker, more foolproof shave, and to speed things up more...
by Pauldog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Anyone interested in Atra or Trac II razors?
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Anyone interested in Atra or Trac II razors?

I have new and used razors that take Trac II and Atra blades, from Gillette, Dorco, and Schick. If anyone is interested, I'll figure out prices. Here are new Gillette Atra and Trac II's I'm selling on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273467933182 https://www.ebay.com/itm/273431970897 https://www.ebay....
by Pauldog
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage NOS Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: SOLD: Vintage NOS Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

A bunch of them probably won't be a problem. Just extract one at a time as you need them.
by Pauldog
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage NOS Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: SOLD: Vintage NOS Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

Even when I got the metal top off the holder, the blades were so stuck to each other that I used a worn blade to separate them.
by Pauldog
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor

The first time I tried an old Wilkinson, I cut myself in two or three places. I'm going to have to use just this razor for a while with the same blade if I want to get the hang of it. The technique is so different from what I'm used to. With a regular DE razor, I can adjust the angle, pressure, etc....
by Pauldog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Minor brush repair - worn shellac
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Minor brush repair - worn shellac

I have a wooden brush where the finish is wearing off in a few small spots. Is there something simple I can do to restore it, preferably low or no maintenance? It's not an expensive brush, so my fallback is to do nothing or buy a new one, maybe with a resin handle to avoid such problems. But I hate ...
by Pauldog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage NOS Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: SOLD: Vintage NOS Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

I'm selling some Sensor razors on eBay, and within the models (Sensor/Sensor Excel), the buyers make a big distinction between ones made in different years. Even being made in the USA isn't enough. The earliest ones attract the most buyers, even at much higher prices. These aren't collectors, either...
by Pauldog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Tech blade matching
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Gillette Tech blade matching

I used to use Nacet, the 1st shave was quite harsh, nicks and irritation That's what just happened to me on my first shave with a yellow box Russian Gillette (SharpEdge). I don't remember which razor, though it probably was an old style English Rocket. I'm finding that the Maggard slant head is eve...