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by Tucker
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 5, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: SOTD: December 5, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Brush: Kent Silvertex Cream: JM Fraser's Original Razor: Razorock Chrome Hawk Blade: Feather ProGuard (5) I got a wonderful shave both Saturday and Sunday with the Chrome Hawk. It is relatively mild with the ProGuard Blades. I will try Kai Milds next which shipped to me from Japan after purchasing t...
by Tucker
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: JM Fraser's Original, Cella, and Arko, oh my!
Replies: 1
Views: 722

JM Fraser's Original, Cella, and Arko, oh my!

I am currently rotating between JM Fraser's Original Shaving Cream, Cella, and Arko in a bowl. I also have Razorock P.160 as a back-up which is similar to Cella. We have very hard water, so I have to have products that lather easily. Can anyone suggest any other products that I should try that are k...
by Tucker
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Fatip Gentile Razor
Replies: 0
Views: 1134

Fatip Gentile Razor

The Fatip Gentile Razor harkins back to yesteryear with it's brass construction which includes the head. It reminds me of a vintage Gillette. This is a safety bar razor which is not to be confused with their open comb heads. It is very mild, efficient, and puts quite a curve on the blade. I have the...
by Tucker
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Parker Variant Adjustable Razor
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

Parker Variant Adjustable Razor

I received the chrome version of the initial release of this razor. My first impression was that the quality control on the head is not that great. There is a T shaped part that the top cap screws into. The side that has the notch is higher than the other side which causes a very slight asymmetry of...
by Tucker
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Your Favorite DE Blade Currently Available
Replies: 26
Views: 5202

Re: Your Favorite DE Blade Currently Available

Roger, what are your favorite blades?
by Tucker
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First razor for young son?
Replies: 18
Views: 3981

Re: First razor for young son?

I would echo what Murray said in that a very mild razor would be best. A Dorco PL602 is an excellent low cost option that would not require a large investment if he didn't take to it. They are available on Amazon and Ebay. I also like the Fatip Gentile which is more moderately priced. If the double ...
by Tucker
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Your Favorite DE Blade Currently Available
Replies: 26
Views: 5202

Re: Your Favorite DE Blade Currently Available

My favorite blade is the Polsilver SI which I get from Italian Barber or Bullgoose Shaving. They are very sharp and smooth, and my benchmark blade for testing a new razor. However, I only get two good uses before they degrade. Others report many more. My other favorite for mild razors is the Feather...
by Tucker
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Colonial General Razor
Replies: 30
Views: 6255

Re: The Colonial General Razor

I had my fifth shave tonight after work. It went just fine. Normally, blades tend to nick me as they start to degrade, but that hasn't' happened yet. I normally don't get very many shaves out of blades with the hard water we have. Typically, I only get 2-3 with a DE blade. This razor is quickly beco...
by Tucker
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Colonial General Razor
Replies: 30
Views: 6255

Re: The Colonial General Razor

Murray, I got it from colonialrazors.com. They have black and silver. I went with silver, as I get hard water deposits on my razors. It is a mild shaver which I know is your preference. I think that you'd like it.
by Tucker
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Colonial General Razor
Replies: 30
Views: 6255

Re: The Colonial General Razor

Well I had my fourth shave with the Colonial General. I had flipped the Feather Pro Blade after the first three shaves. The fourth shave was just like the first three: no nicks, weepers, or irritation. It was just a good, intuitive shave. Other shavers report 7-10 shaves with Feather AC Blades. I am...
by Tucker
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Colonial General Razor
Replies: 30
Views: 6255

The Colonial General Razor

I recently acquired the Colonial General Razor in Silver. I finally got around to shaving with it using a Feather Professional (unguarded) blade. This is my first time using this variety of blade. Previously, I exclusively used Feather Pro Guard Blades for a few shaves each in the RazoRock Chrome Ha...
by Tucker
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razorock Hawk
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

Re: Razorock Hawk

That's great news Gary. I'll have to try the Kai Milds. Normally, I'm not a fan of flipping blades between shaves for DE's, but I am experimenting with it in these Feather AC Razors. I am still trying to resist a OneBlade purchase before they raise their prices!
by Tucker
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra "Knock-Offs."
Replies: 14
Views: 3407

Re: Cobra "Knock-Offs."

Well I had my second shave with the Ikon El Jefe Blemished. I used the Feather Pro Guard Blade for its second use. It is a moderately aggressive razor. I have some Feather Professional Blades on the way to try in the Colonial "The General" Razor which is supposed to be on the mild side. I will stick...
by Tucker
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: PAA Prismatic DE Razor
Replies: 25
Views: 4729

Re: PAA Prismatic DE Razor

I tend to agree. It is a decent razor, and a unique concept, but didn't really have a hook for me. I'm glad it is in my collection, but it probably won't see much use. I tried the DOC, and found it to be too mild with Polsilver SI. I will try a Feather in it next, and I prefer the DOC a bit more tha...
by Tucker
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New RazoRock DE-1
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Re: New RazoRock DE-1

I acquired this. It is the same head as the Teck II. I like the handle much better. I've been getting good shaves with the lowly Derby Blade in it for two uses per blade. I really like the head design, and find it to be a near perfect combination of mildness and efficiency. I am going to try to use ...
by Tucker
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra "Knock-Offs."
Replies: 14
Views: 3407

Re: Cobra "Knock-Offs."

Gary, do you have stainless Mongoose? How would you rate it against the Cobra? I would like to add that the Colonial Razors "The General" is available as well. I have one on the way.
by Tucker
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra "Knock-Offs."
Replies: 14
Views: 3407

Re: Cobra "Knock-Offs."

Murray, to be fair, I have only used the Chrome Hawk for four shaves, and the Ikon "El Jefe" for one shave. The only blade variety that I have used is the Feather Pro Guard which has ribs along the blade edge that act as a buffer. I chose this blade variety, although more expensive, because I had he...
by Tucker
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra "Knock-Offs."
Replies: 14
Views: 3407

Re: Cobra "Knock-Offs."

I have the Chrome Hawk, and the Ikon El Jefe Blem. I don't have a lot of shaves in with either, but they seem to both be great. I am using the Feather Pro Guard Blade which seems to nick me on the fourth use. Others report many more uses of these AC Blades.
by Tucker
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: PAA Prismatic DE Razor
Replies: 25
Views: 4729

Re: PAA Prismatic DE Razor

I had my first go with the PAA Prismatic tonight. I used a Crown King Unscented Soap Sample that I purchased along with the razor, and a Stirling Soap Boar Brush. I loaded my favorite blade, a Polsilver SI, into the razor. The razor has decent QC, and the blade gap seemed fairly even, and didn't req...
by Tucker
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razorock Hawk
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

Razorock Hawk

I have three shaves in with the Chrome Hawk with Feather Pro Guard Blades. A magazine of 15 blades cost more than the razor did! I have gotten three great shaves, and I wouldn't change anything about the razor. I like it's light weight and efficiency. It was very intuitive, and I don't find the head...