I Got A Lovely Little Razor Stand Today (And A New Razor, Too)

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    Feb 07, 2015 1:24 AM GMT
    They just arrived, these pics taken on my computer desk. You may recall I've been really happy with returning to a classic double edge (DE) safety razor a few weeks ago. The kind I first had as a teen, over 50 years ago.

    So I've bought a second razor, a little nicer one, along with a small stand, very unobtrusive in our dressing alcove. Also 100 blades with it, that will last me for nearly 2 years. And cost less than buying my husband 8 of his cartridge blades.

    The old-fashioned DE safety razor has been seeing a little bit of a renaissance recently, and I'm very pleased with mine. As I mentioned in my previous thread, you might consider this shaving alternative.

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    Feb 07, 2015 4:10 AM GMT
    BTW, here's the blades I'm using. Very mild, non-aggressive, which suits my cheeks and neck just perfectly. Since growing a beard last year I've got very little shaving "real estate" left to cover, and what slight hair I need to remove from those places isn't very heavy, so that just one of these blades will last me close to 2 weeks. And each cost me pennies. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Feb 07, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
    YAY! My husband said a moment ago I can park my little silver razor & stand on his bathroom counter! Even though it doesn't match his own razor & stand that I got him last year, all color coordinated to his leather, marble & tile bathroom. Here's his own shaving stuff, why mine it out of place there:

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    My own bathroom has terrible lighting. It didn't matter when I was using the Norelco, pre-beard, but now I need better visibility, which his bathroom has. And having my razor out in the dressing alcove was kinda inconvenient, not to mention my razor being wet after using.

    But I may still get a lighted shaving mirror for my own bathroom, I'm gonna explore that. I hate to intrude on his personal space, and disrupt his decor, and routine.
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    Feb 08, 2015 8:04 PM GMT
    Oh, and BTW, this new razor is Made in the USA. The stand and blades are German, though. I try to avoid anything from China.

    Did you know that Gillette razor blades come from Russia? Another brand i won't touch.
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    Feb 08, 2015 9:05 PM GMT
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    Feb 08, 2015 9:13 PM GMT
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    Feb 08, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    jmusmc85 saidno1currrr!!!!!icon_lol.gif

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    I could care less what southbeach thinks.

    I mention all this because most men shave. Gay or straight. And what i'm relating has been my recent experience.

    Take from it what you will. Share your own experiences if you like. This is, after all, a male site, so talk shaving. It's what guys do most days.
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    Feb 08, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
    @ArtDeco, that's a really cool razor. That's exactly the type of razor my dad had (died a few years ago). I remember him changing the super sharp and big blade. I also remember the heft and weight it had.

    I'm a Gillette guy. My b/f is a "straight edge" guy. He does the whole cream, sharpens on that leather strap thing, but invariably nicks himself one or two spots....despite taking his time. That's why I can't do straight-edge. It's never a big cut, but I don't like the idea of bleeding any.

    If that Russia thing you said is true, it'll make me reconsider Gillette. I prefer to buy American made when I can, and Russia really ticked me off with their anti-gay legislation around the olympic time period. I still refuse to drink Stolicnaya, and many gay bars refuse to stock it to-date since the boycott.
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    Feb 08, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    @ArtDeco, that's a really cool razor. That's exactly the type of razor my dad had (died a few years ago)...

    ...If that Russia thing you said is true, it'll make me reconsider Gillette. I prefer to buy American made when I can, and Russia really ticked me off with their anti-gay legislation around the olympic time period. I still refuse to drink Stolicnaya, and many gay bars refuse to stock it to-date since the boycott.

    Gillette double edge (DE) safety razor blades are made in St. Petersburg, Russia. I don't know where their multi-edge cartridge blades are made. Probably China.

    That razor in the pic above is USA-made. Solid stainless steel, cost $185. It really is lovely, with a very sharp diamond grip, better than the German Muhle I got a few weeks ago, that I sampled to try out a DE safety razor again. Which I'm keeping as a travel razor.

    This is the first kind of razor I used, around 1961 or 62. A Gillette. And it had my face bleeding like I'd been in some kind of major accident.

    I wore more tissue paper patches on my face than I can count. And sometimes I forgot to pull them off. Do you know how embarrassed that made me in 7th and 8th grade, when most of the other boys weren't shaving yet? And I'd walk into the classroom with all this paper on my face, when I forgot to take it off?

    So my Mother bought me a Schick electric, and it wasn't much better. Left me looking like my face had been scrubbed with sandpaper.

    Well, at least I've learned a few lessons over the years. That DE safety razors have different degrees of "aggressiveness". So that the 2 new ones I have now are less aggressive, and don't rip my face up.

    They claim this newest stainless steel one will last for generations. I have no one to pass it on to, my husband doesn't shave this way, So if you or anybody else wants it, I'll name you in my will. LOL!
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    Feb 08, 2015 11:40 PM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    If that Russia thing you said is true, it'll make me reconsider Gillette.

    Read for yourself:

    http://www.royalshave.com/p/409-041-01/gillette-silver-blue-double-edge-blades.html
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    Feb 08, 2015 11:44 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Svnw688 said
    If that Russia thing you said is true, it'll make me reconsider Gillette.

    Read for yourself:

    http://www.royalshave.com/p/409-041-01/gillette-silver-blue-double-edge-blades.html


    Wow, thanks. I know it's a Massachusetts or Delaware company, and owned by P&G. Didn't know they did their work in Russia, at least for this product. I think I'll be switching. I vote with my ballot, my voice AND my dollars.
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    Feb 09, 2015 12:16 AM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    Art_Deco said
    Svnw688 said
    If that Russia thing you said is true, it'll make me reconsider Gillette.

    Read for yourself:

    http://www.royalshave.com/p/409-041-01/gillette-silver-blue-double-edge-blades.html

    Wow, thanks. I know it's a Massachusetts or Delaware company, and owned by P&G. Didn't know they did their work in Russia, at least for this product. I think I'll be switching. I vote with my ballot, my voice AND my dollars.

    P&G also owns the "Art of Shaving" chain of mens shaving stores I mentioned above. Kinda upscale places in some US malls.

    That little shaving set from them I pictured above, I got for my husband Christmas 2013 from Art of Shaving in Boca Raton, Florida, cost right around $600. And that was on sale. BTW, Sharkie was with me when I was shopping for it!

    I love to indulge my husband. Although if he ever knew what it actually cost he'd have another stroke. He thinks it was something around $50, not $600 on sale. I'm not gonna upset him with the truth. The important thing is that he's happy.

    I don't spoil myself quite so lavishly. My own newest razor is a lot less, with stand and blades just $300. But I won't tell him that, either. Because we're both of a generation that those numbers would be alarming to him. But today they're actually nothing.
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    Feb 09, 2015 4:34 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    It's supposed to be, "I couldn't care less." Meaning, I've slipped into such a state of apathy (regarding the topic of discussion) and I just don't give a rat's ass.

    OK, that too, whatevah. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 13, 2015 5:05 AM GMT
    I just don't trust myself with a razor like that…. icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 13, 2015 7:35 AM GMT
    You know Pops, the way you drone on and on and on / bragging and doing your dog and pony show & tell / describing how popular you are / how giving you are / how much stuff you buy / each little vacation / comped drinks and food / Geez, it makes me feel badly for you! You must have been very poor growing up. To be so excited about each little outing; each little purchase; each little dinner / gosh / so sad / your life. You hurry home and jump on your computer to regale your readers with all the trappings of your day. You desire to inspire, before you expire, yes?
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    Feb 14, 2015 3:24 PM GMT
    TheBaise saidYou know Pops, the way you drone on and on and on / bragging and doing your dog and pony show & tell / describing how popular you are / how giving you are / how much stuff you buy / each little vacation / comped drinks and food / Geez, it makes me feel badly for you! You must have been very poor growing up. To be so excited about each little outing; each little purchase; each little dinner / gosh / so sad / your life. You hurry home and jump on your computer to regale your readers with all the trappings of your day. You desire to inspire, before you expire, yes?

    Are you mean to your grandparents?
  • TheBaise

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    Feb 14, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    The dude's not old enough to be my grandparent. Read. Learn. He's a braggart / and he got called out on it.

    Now how about you, buddy? Making snarky cracks about Bruce Jenner after his accident last week. A real winner / whiner you are.