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by Tucker
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: SOTD: April 23, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Focus Dynamic SE
Derby Extra Barber Blade (1)
VDH Glycerin and Cella (used both)
Frank Shaving Best Badger
Dickinson's Witch Hazel
by Tucker
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Pacific Double Edge Razor from DollarTree for $1
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Pacific Double Edge Razor from DollarTree for $1

Yes, I will report back my impression of the blades. I didn't see the blades there for sale individually. However, I did enjoy the Chinese blades that came with my Ming Shi 2000s. My cheap travel razor is a Dorco PL-602 which is a wonderful, mild, polymer razor that is also worth trying. I leave my ...
by Tucker
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Pacific Double Edge Razor from DollarTree for $1
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Pacific Double Edge Razor from DollarTree for $1

I was at DollarTree today to purchase a pacifier for my three year old daughter. I always look at the shaving products, and I noticed the Pacific Double Edge Razor which comes with five double edge blades. I couldn't find it on their website, but I found the ebay link below to show you what it looks...
by Tucker
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Supply Provisions Injector Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Supply Provisions Injector Razor

Well I acquired the Supply Provisions V2. The aggression has been stepped up on the 3-Dot Plate, and the QC looked wonderful. I used a vintage Schick Platinum Plus Blade, and it delivers a good shave with a viscous shaving cream like The Body Shop Maca Root. I want to try Schick Proline Japanese bla...
by Tucker
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Colonial General Stainless first shave
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Colonial General Stainless first shave

Weighing in at 122g and reining from China is the Colonial General Stainless. It is the Heavyweight Champion of my shaving den outweighing my Rockwell 6s and Supply Proviisons Injector V1. I have two of the aluminum versions, so I put in a Feather Professional which is my preferred blade. The head g...
by Tucker
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Recommend Me Razors
Replies: 19
Views: 1316

Re: Recommend Me Razors

I have been collecting vintage razors for ten years now. Early on I did have a ghost experience in a new house. It might have been related to a razor that I brought into the house. Our normally Alpha Male cat freaked out, cowered, and followed something around the house that only he could see. It wa...
by Tucker
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Average number of Shaves on Artist Club Blades?

I use them for three shaves, then flip the blade for three more shaves, so a total of six shaves per blade. If I don't do this, I find that I get nicks on the fourth shave. This is just my observation, and experience. I don't bother flipping blades in DE Razors.
by Tucker
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ming Shi Double Edge Razor Blades
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Ming Shi Double Edge Razor Blades

Yes, I thought it was a very decent blade. I was scared to try it. Do you have a source for more?
by Tucker
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Wilkinson Sword Classic Razor
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Wilkinson Sword Classic Razor

The Wilkinson Sword Classic Razor is a plastic razor that I saw in Boots Pharmacy in London. It is widely available on Ebay, Amazon, and from shaving vendors. It is a two-piece razor. It is quite mild, and I had trouble finding a blade that worked well in it. However, I finally got around to trying ...
by Tucker
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Suggest a good solid quality DE razor
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: Suggest a good solid quality DE razor

For $30=$60, I like the Fattip Gentile and the Muhle R-89. It's also hard to beat the EJ DE89 series. The Fattip is brass rather than zamack. For $100 and above, I love the Rockwell 6s which has six plates that can change the aggression. I also am a fan of the Feather AS-D2 which I got on Amazon for...
by Tucker
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Charcoal Goods Razor on the Way
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Charcoal Goods Razor on the Way

I'm very satisfied with the Level One, as I gravitate to mild razors. I will try it with the Polsilver SI or Gillette SharpEdge Russian blades next. I bought 100 Crystal Blades from West Coast Shaving for $12. I noticed a slight degredation of performance on the third shave, but they are still a ver...
by Tucker
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Charcoal Goods Razor on the Way
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Charcoal Goods Razor on the Way

They make beautiful razors. I have the West Coast Shaving Hollywood Palm CNC Safety Razor Level One. I only have three shaves in with a Crystal IP Blade, and it is mild/ efficient reminding me of the Feather AS-D2.
by Tucker
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ming Shi 2000s Merkur Futur clone
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Re: Ming Shi 2000s Merkur Futur clone

Word is that the mid 1980's patent has expired on the Merkur Futur. I don't know if you are a gun guy, but there are multiple manufacturers of 1911's and AR-15's that came out after the patents expired on those designs. Then there are, of course, Generic Drugs. My Feather AS-D2 looks a lot like a Gi...
by Tucker
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Ming Shi 2000s Merkur Futur clone
Replies: 13
Views: 1452

Ming Shi 2000s Merkur Futur clone

The Ming Shi 2000s is available from Italian Barber, Maggard Razors, Ebay, and Aliexpress.com which is where I got mine. Prices are around $10 or so. I've never had the real McCoy, but is is a great razor for the price point. I didn't like it at first with a Polsilver SI, but I've settled on a Perso...
by Tucker
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: General / Hawk blades
Replies: 18
Views: 1711

Re: General / Hawk blades

I'll be interested to hear more reviews, as you work through the blade samples. In my aluminum hawk, I like Feather ProGuard and Kai Mild Pink Blades with the Kais being cheaper. In my aluminum Colonial General, I really like Feather Professional (unguarded) with Kai Mild Pink being a close second. ...
by Tucker
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Good Brushless Shaving Creams
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Re: Good Brushless Shaving Creams

I like Trader Joes Honey Mango. It is a sticky cream that requires frequent razor rinsing. It only sells for around $4. I reach for it when I am in a hurry, and it performs wonderfully. I wipe it off with a washcloth. I believe that VDH sells a similar product in stores like Wal-Mart/ Target, but I ...
by Tucker
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick vs. Personna injector blades?
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Schick vs. Personna injector blades?

They are coming out with a version two of the Supply Provisions Razor. I would recommend waiting for that one, as the V1 has some shortcomings. See my other post here today on the forum. However, there is more flexibility, as one can cut down the family of Artist Club Razor Blades from 50mm to 38mm ...
by Tucker
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Supply Provisions Injector Razor
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Supply Provisions Injector Razor

A few months back, I acquired the production version of the Supply Provisions Injector Razor which came with three plates to adjust the aggression. I was not part of the Kickstarter for it. I have tried it with a variety of blades including Schick, Personna, vintage, and current production. I even m...
by Tucker
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick vs. Personna injector blades?
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Schick vs. Personna injector blades?

They are both adequate blades, and worth trying. I happen to prefer the all metal magazine of the Chinese Schicks that I find at a local grocery store. I don't like the plastic aspect of the Personna magazine, and have had it separate on me. One of the few good things about the Supply Provisions Inj...
by Tucker
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: DE razors which are consider more aggressive than mild
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Re: DE razors which are consider more aggressive than mild

Italian Barber sells the equivalent heads that Maggard's Razors does. I have sourced them from both vendors, and they are the same. The mild/medium Maggard V3 is the same as the Italian Barber Protoge or Mission. The more aggressive Maggard V3a is the same as the Italian Barber Mentor. Both are grea...