New and curious!

Discussion started by babybadger, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. babybadger

    babybadger Member

    Hey guys! After trawling through B and B I've stumbled upon a forum much closer to home it seems! Sort of getting tired of plastic disposables rusting too soon, so was exploring my options!
     
  2. Blackie

    Blackie Member

    Welcome. Nice bunch of folks here. Hey, they even let us Kiwis in too.
    What are your interests? Vintage Gillettes, straights, DE/SE, etc?
    Seems to be a great pool of knowledge in here so I'm sure you will get lots of help/advice.
    We do like lots of photos of nice shiny razors too.
     
  3. babybadger

    babybadger Member

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm definitely leaning more towards DE, and there's something about vintage that draws me in! :)
     
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  4. Sticky

    Sticky Just 17 days and then... 2018 Sabbatical Fail

    Welcome @babybadger. You won't go far wrong with a vintage DE and there are plenty of guys here who can give you some good advice.
     
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  5. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Welcome to the forum bud, I have to say here is magnitudes better than b&b and I’m an authority on these things..




    Shhh guys he didn’t know I’m man trash yet
     
  6. 58RW

    58RW Member

    You've come to the right place and as far as a vintage DE you cannot go past the one the only one a Gillette Fat Boy of which I am very familiar with ;);););)
     
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  7. babybadger

    babybadger Member

    I'm actually liking the look of the red tips the most, there's just something about that handle! although I probably need something much less aggressive.
     
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  8. pvsampson

    pvsampson Member

    Welcome to the forums mate.
     
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  9. Scotty

    Scotty Member 2018 Sabbatical

  10. Psmith

    Psmith Member

    Welcome mate. Where are you based?
     
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  11. babybadger

    babybadger Member

    None other than the sunshine state!
     
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  12. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    Been tough to call it that lately :) Welcome mate.
     
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  13. bald as

    bald as Member

    Hi @babybadger, if you want a razor with a great handle and infinite aggression try a straight :) I have a multitude of colours but red is a colour I try to avoid.

    On a slightly more serious note a Schick SE injector is a great intro as head angle is a no brainer and not too expensive.

    Soaps? Brushes?

    Welcome to the group.

    Steve
     
  14. lerenau

    lerenau ...is a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

  15. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer

  16. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member 2018 Sabbatical

    @babybadger welcome aboard. Great bunch of guys and you'll always learn something new.
     
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  17. Snooze

    Snooze Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Welcome @babybadger - I would advise you start off mild vintage e.g. a Gillette Tech - these are readily available and good to start on. You will soon ramp up to more "aggressive" razors. Plenty of great artisan producers here... Australian Private Reserve, Shaver Heaven, Tony Forsyth Brushes, Squadron Soaps etc.:)
     
  18. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

    Welcome to the boards and the hobby @babybadger. Hope you enjoy the ride
     
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  19. Arnold J Rimmer

    Arnold J Rimmer Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail Artisan Producer

    Welcome to a world of emptying your wallet!

    Gear Acquisition Syndrome is real unfortunately.

    @Mark1966 had to get a second degree in law to be able to fund his addiction.
     
  20. sealer

    sealer Member

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