The single edge saga continues

Discussion started by gthomas04, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Third shave as good as the first two - a little noisier but no more than you would expect cutting steel wool with an angle grinder!
    Have used three different soaps to make sure I got some contrast and I do confess it is rather good. I especially like the heaviness of the head - personal prefernce I suppose. Not a total convert yet (got too many double edge blades to get through) by that of course Razor I mean in the tens not the tens of thousands!.

    Glen
     
  2. pablo_h

    pablo_h Member

    Yeah I dabble in both. For sure I could live out my days only using SE.
    But I do have some nice DE razors which should be put to use, and of course a couple of hundred different blades. Variety is the spice of life after all.
    But hands down, SE is king.

    Used DE for the first time in a couple of weeks today (Did a week of GEM latther catcher, then a week of micromatic clog-pruf). Anyway, switched to the gillette NEW and israeli super plat, does the job pretty good, my 4th favourite razor/blade combo but still good.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  3. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Four is enough

    Fourth shave with my SE razor and that is as far as it will go. Nothing really wrong with the quality of the shave, but I just got the feeling while I was scraping away that this blade and I had come to a parting of the ways. No question at this stage that I think I get a closer shave from the SE blade, but I have so many DE to use up (so many in normal peoples terms as opposed to those who buy in the hundreds and count in the thousands) I will return to the DE world for awhile. I note that so far the only blade I got past 4 shaves comfortbaly with are the Derbys I got with my initial purchase. Maybe I should take a leaf out of Razors book mand buy up several thousand (nah I like being married too much)

    Glen
     
  4. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    The right combination?

    I think I have found the best of both worlds. First pass with the SE second and any subsequent with a DE that I find a little easier to get into the tricky areas under the nose and lip. Combination is smoothness all over. To those fortunate enough to have both - give it a try.
     
  5. Pjotr

    Pjotr Cultured Philistine Moderator 2016 Sabbatical

    A bit AC/DC is you ask me.
     
  6. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Get it right son - its a bit SE/DE! :) Whatever it is it works so I am quite happy
     
  7. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Make up your mind or you will get splinters in your bum! One side or the other, the DE way or the dark side
     
  8. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Sorry Mark you are preaching to a child of the 60s where the motto was "If it feels good - do it " (actually the motto was "If it feels good fondle it" but that doesn't quite fit here. And anyway this from the man whose last few shaves were SEs!

    Glen "Variety is the spice of life".
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  9. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

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    Look what happens when you are away for a few days..... :amazed:

    Mark is now batting for the other team! Well I never :laugh:
     
  10. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    And he didn't take much persuading either - he must have been feeling the tension build up for years until finally that particular closet opened and out tumbled all the SE razors he had been hiding from everyone. Now he is free to travel between both worlds. :)
     
  11. Pjotr

    Pjotr Cultured Philistine Moderator 2016 Sabbatical

    And, although he swears blind it's not going to happen, he'll have the biggest collection of SEs in the Southern Hemisphere quicker than you can say: "He'll have the biggest collection of SE razors in the Southern Hemisphere".
     
  12. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    So shall we tell Mrs Glen this?
     
  13. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    That was in the 60s Mark as I now am - I am lucky to manage a look much less a fondle!
     
  14. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman cannot resist a well groomed, sharp dressed, clean shaven, nice smelling man - I'm sure I read that in some girlie novel at school once
     
  15. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Unless he walks with a cane, cannot stand up for more than 2 minutes and is always wondering if he shoud get his other hip or a knee replaced first - I have found that that combination despite the sharp dressing, clen shaven and nice smelling seems to be quite resistable - as you youngsters will soon find out! :0
     
  16. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    I ahve continued with the SE/DE combo and have continued to have excellent results - will be putting new blades in both for the next shave and see how I go. At the moment the smoothest shaves since I started this lathering lark (and I do know it hasnt been that long).
     
  17. Pjotr

    Pjotr Cultured Philistine Moderator 2016 Sabbatical

    I guess DEs can be more manouevrable but surely an SE dude like yourself can get the same result using just an SE.
     
  18. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    All things are possible but as I have a collection of both SE and DE razors and have both SE and DE blades I might as well mix and match as it works so well (and yes the manouvering under the nose and bottom lip are easier with the DE slim).

    Like to keep experimenting so may have to try the other way around one day.
     
  19. Pjotr

    Pjotr Cultured Philistine Moderator 2016 Sabbatical

    With the spate of MMs arriving here there's a pretty good review of how they shave here:

    SMF :: View topic - Review: GEM MicroMatic Family

    I too was under the impression that the Bullet tip weighed more. By the way I also shove o-rings on the handles. The OCMM and the Clog Pruf appear have the ideal spots for them. Shove them on some brushes too. The Wee Scot is a lot more user friendly that way.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  20. JugV2

    JugV2 Simply boring. Moderator

    Two mates over Christmas, friends I grew up with, both use cut-throats. They both tried to get me to swwitch over from DE to straight razor shaving.

    I just can't bring myself to do it.
     

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