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#1 kotmj

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:28 PM

I was introduced to wetshaving recently and find it fascinating. Right now I'm using an Edwin Jagger 8911 with Made in Japan Feather blades.
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Got an Omega stand with it which fits the razor and brush perfectly.
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Using Col. Ichabod Conk soap, a glycerin soap, but will buy a puck of Cella Crema Sapone soon.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

I, too do wetshaving, and my gear mirrors kotmj's somewhat:

Edwin Jagger DE89 razor on Feather blades:
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I've tried several soaps, all in my rack below:
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....but the best so far is this one I recently got:

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I still lose out to kotmj in terms of brushes, though. Havent got my silvertip yet.
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Stuff was either bought online or (in the case of some of the soaps and one of those brushes) at discount in London.

I tell you...the first person who opens shop here in KL will make money.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:52 AM

Any suggested sites online to buy the shaving gear?

#4 kotmj

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:13 PM

I got mine from West Coast Shaving

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:04 PM

Mine too. They ship promptly, and is a trusted by paypal.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:10 PM

My next order with WCS will have this in it

http://www.westcoast...-Bank_p_45.html

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Only 1 USD

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:26 PM

Looks like a metal vagina. How do you dispose of your blades nowadays? I stll use the wrap-brak-throw-into-dustbin method

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:33 PM

The most dangerous vagina around, assuming you manage to penetrate it.

The Feather blades come in these plastic cartridges, ten blades to a cartridge, and there is a slot at the back of the cartridge for used blades. That's what I use.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:42 PM

I C......Feathers has a plastic case, but most in my sampler pack only come in paper boxes. BTW, Derbys are just as 'good' as BICs. If I don't find a comparable blade (to Feathers) in the sampler pack, I'm gonna buy the 100 pack. And a couple of metal vaginas.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

Buy them on ebay. Buy the "black" Feathers. Cheaper than yellow Feathers but identical.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:06 AM

I've been wetshaving for 6-7 years now, unlike the gentlemen above, my gear is mostly vintage (for the razors) and my brushes are boar brushes. Most of my soaps, creams, blades are either cheap or traded with people elsewhere on the Internets.

2 of my 3 vintages:

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:15 PM

Yushiro, is that a merkur?

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:35 PM

Yushiro, is that a merkur?


The Silver one? no, its a 1963 Gilette 'Slim" Adjustable razor. The Gold one is a 1950s Gillette Aristocrat.
Winning is like shaving - you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum. - Jack Kemp

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:57 PM

Damn, I want this shaving bowl. Ox horn.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:28 AM

That was one huge ox

#16 kotmj

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

They can steam the horns and shape them any way they want.

Had the best shave ever this morning. With minimal prep. I tried a new way of shaving this time. With the grain twice or thrice, then with progressive passes you get closer and closer in angle of attack to against the grain without actually going squarely against the grain. I find that going against the grain risks nicks, but crosswise to the grain doesn't result in a close shave. So I compromised and went in between these angles of attack. Beautiful results. No razor burn, no nicks. It does take about 10 minutes though.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:16 AM

Have you gents ordered razors online before? Were there problems with delivery? I currently have a badger brush and cream from Penhaligon's (Endymion), but no stand nor a decent razor. I'll probably pick something up in Taipei next month, though, from the fantastic perfumery and men's grooming store Cyrano.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

I ordered all of mine online. The Edwin Jagger is a very decent razor.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:45 PM

It's official: nothing, NOTHING beats Feather blades. I suspect westcoastshaving purposely filled the 'sampler pack' with crap blades so we'd buy Feathers in the end.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:46 PM

Hahaha!

Feather
And Edwin jagger
Go together




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