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New to DE razors

Discussion in 'Shaving Help' started by Eurofighter, Thursday July 6, 2017.

  1. Jel999



    As Anthony Esposito would say (drawl), load it like you hate it.
  2. Jel999



    As Anthony Esposito would say (drawl), load it like you hate it.
    Eurofighter likes this.
  3. :D
  4. Soap: Meissner Tremonia Bay Rum (sample)
    Bowl: Little Wren Pottery
    Brush: Semogue 1305
    Razor: DE89
    Blade: Personna Chrome Platinum
    After shave: Alum, Witchazel, Oriflame balm

    The bay rum scent is nice, but there is no wow factor. The lather was just fine, but Saponificio Varesino is still my best performer. It was my first use of the personna blade: smooth and sharp. To me it seems very similar to Wilkinson Sword blades.
    Very nice result overall, just a bit of iritation on my neck.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
    Wayne Pritchard likes this.
  5. In my experience most lather problems can be fixed with more soap.
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  6. I think you are totally right

    My experience with the Gillette Tech:
    I bought a British made ball end Tech from the BST forum here. Nothing fancy, user grade with visible brass. I'm guessing it is from the 1950s, but can't confirm. It is suppose to be a mild razor, but I find it aggressive and uncomfortable. Am I doing something wrong? The only blade that I managed to finish the shave with was the Polsilver Iridium, but even that left me with plenty of weepers. When I was not able to finish the shave with the Tech I would remove the blade and load it in the DE89 and that worked just fine. Maybe it is just one of those YMMV moments. At the moment I'm thinking about selling it, because I can't make it work.
    Last edited: Sunday November 12, 2017
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  7. I’d have a guess that it was something to do with angle or pressure, I’ve always found the Tech to be gentle but effective. Failing that perhaps it’s damaged somehow. Can you post pics?
    Bogeyman likes this.
  8. I will post pictures in about two weeks when I will get home.
    I am again away and this time I took the PAA DOC with me. Great shaves! Three pass BBS with no irritation every day! Even better than the DE89!
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  9. matteob


    That DOC looks an interesting razor? Can you get it in the UK?
  10. I got it from a member of this forum.
    I couldn't find it anywhere in Europe and at that time it was not available on the PAA website either. Now the nickel plated version is available.

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