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by brotherderekb
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather Blades
Replies: 17
Views: 8613

The black package says, "Feather, Hi Stainless, Double Edge" and it is black and silver with a downward pointing triangle and no Japanese writing.

Thanks everybody!
by brotherderekb
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather Blades
Replies: 17
Views: 8613

Feather Blades

Quick question: Is there any difference between the Feather blades packaged in yellow vs black? I love these blades the most, and found a great deal on the "black package," but want to make sure they are as good as the yellow ones I bought from West Coast Shaving. Any information would me much appre...
by brotherderekb
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Holy Grail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Got it....thanks Gordon!
by brotherderekb
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Holy Grail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Well, Gordon, you have far my experience in these things than me, so I will monitor that situation armed with your comments. I will say, though, that I am fairly "heavy handed" myself with other razors. It is always difficult for me to simply "let the razor do the work." This is especially true of S...
by brotherderekb
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Holy Grail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Holy Grail?

After a year of pursuit, I have found it for now. In my humble opinion, the Cobra by Classic Shaving is the best, closest shave this side of a straight razor and I don't see how a straight could be too much closer. In the past year, I have tried about every DE that matters from Merkur and Gillette, ...
by brotherderekb
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Injector Question
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Aaron, I am new to the Schick's myself, but I have done a bit of research on this. On the model you are describing, the spring is fixed. You can twist it by forcing it, but that is not the design. There are other models where the spring does turn and release the head and there is the one you have wh...
by brotherderekb
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a Schick, I2, Black and Chrome model
Replies: 6
Views: 882

I figured it might take awhile to find DB. I have a similar model now, so I am enjoying the shaves while I wait. The model I have is not "Hydro Magic," which seems like a very useful feature.

Thanks!
by brotherderekb
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Looking for a Schick, I2, Black and Chrome model
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Looking for a Schick, I2, Black and Chrome model

I would like to purchase this razor if anybody has one for sale. Thanks!

Derek
by brotherderekb
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Question...
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Thanks to everybody for the information. I think I have figured it out in regards to the spring... The photo posted by Ron is the "E 1 or 2" model. It is the butterscotch bakelite that I use, which does have a sliding spring to open the razor up. I prefer it, so that I can easily clean it. I believe...
by brotherderekb
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Question...
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Schick Question...

I was bitten by the DE bug about 8 months ago and thought I had it down to my favorite razor - i.e. Gillette Super Adjustable - and routine, etc. And then, I tried a Schick Injector and got a super close shave with little to no effort. My question is simply if any model stands out above the rest. I ...
by brotherderekb
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: So bummed...
Replies: 3
Views: 858

So bummed...

On the recommendation of some in here, I bid on a Shick Krona this morning on eBay. It was "brank spanking new" in the original packaging, never opened, pristine! Being new to eBay, I placed my bid in the last few seconds, but forgot that I had to "confirm" my bid, so I lost out. I would have got th...
by brotherderekb
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Adjutable - Part II
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Great information...I am going to get one and give it a go!
by brotherderekb
Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Adjutable - Part II
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Here is the short handle... 3.25"

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Here is the long handle....3 7/8"

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Decisions, decisions... :)
by brotherderekb
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Adjutable - Part II
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Thanks ya'll. I did confirm that there are two lengths, which seem to be kind of long and longer.

I am going to try to find one and give it a shot. I have found that I prefer Gillette's until something else makes a bigger impact.

Take care,

Derek
by brotherderekb
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Adjutable - Part II
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Gillette Super Adjutable - Part II

I believe there are two handle lengths available. Any comments on the longer or shorter, since they both seem longer than most vintage razors?

Thanks!

Derek
by brotherderekb
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Adjustable v. Gillette Super Slimtwist
Replies: 21
Views: 6909

Thank you both.....That is really, very helpful!

Derek
by brotherderekb
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Super Adjustable v. Gillette Super Slimtwist
Replies: 21
Views: 6909

Gillette Super Adjustable v. Gillette Super Slimtwist

Any feeback on these two?

Currently, I use a 1965 Slim and I am very happy, but wanted to branch out and try one, or both, of these. I may be a bit confused about the difference.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Derek
by brotherderekb
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What I have learned....
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

What I have learned....

I got bit with the DE bug about six months ago and, finally, feel like I might be able to contribute something meaningful. Thanks to all the "old pros" like Squire and others who have helped along the way. In a nutshell, after having bought and tried almost every Merkur product - i.e Futur, Vision, ...
by brotherderekb
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Mergress Merkur Progress Upgrade and Complete Razors
Replies: 157
Views: 92489

Where do I send my Progress for the tune up Eric?