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by Karl
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: {POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

{POLL} Favorite Double Edge Razor Blade?

What is your favorite DE blade brand?

(Roughly based on sharpness, smoothness, price, and longevity)
by Karl
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Blade longevity?
Replies: 25
Views: 5717

Re: Blade longevity?

5 shaves. Astra, Feather, or GEM blades. If I flip the blade over on the 4th use I can sneak 6 shaves out of a blade.

My shaving technique has greatly extended the life of my modern razor blades like the one I still carry in my travel bag.
by Karl
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Stropping a VALET Autostrop?
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Stropping a VALET Autostrop?

oldjoe - I did liberally apply Neats Foot Oil to just the back of the older, dryer strop that I found. I was careful not to get any oil on the smooth front. It was impressive how much oil such a thin piece of leather can soak up. Since I have a spare strip I may try Neats on the front too. CMur12 - ...
by Karl
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Stropping a VALET Autostrop?
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Stropping a VALET Autostrop?

SO far in my adventures in antique razors I have collected several models by buying lots and estate sales. I ended up with 3 VALET Autostrops. These are about as SteamPunk as a razor can get and even though I did not hold high expectations I bought a pack of FEATHER blades and tried one. Despite wha...