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The RFD traditional wet shaving thread (Double edge and straight razor talk)

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JohnyBGood wrote:
Aug 1st, 2016 10:41 am
I just ordered a 37c clone, out of curiosity. Unfortunately, it comes with one of the only RazoRock handles that's not stainless steel: http://www.italianbarber.com/products/r ... sionshobel

I'm worried about cutting my face up, but I'm thinking of using it to clean-up stubble patches left on my neck to avoid 3rd passes. Now that I have some experience under my belt with this method of shaving, getting a smooth and fast "good" shave isn't enough...I'm now craving BBS.
I have not been here for a while. Slant bar razors can be intimidating at first, but they are no more dangerous than other razors. At least that's my experience.
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does anyone have experience in using Mitchells Wool Fat?
I received this soap as a bday gift last year and for the life of me i can't seem to get a solid lather out of it.

I dont believe i have hard water considering every other soap/cream i've used lathers up perfectly fine

things i've tried
-loading for a ridiculous amount of time
-soaking the soap in hot water for 10 mins prior to using
-boar brush
-badger brush
-lots of water on brush
-minimal water on brush

it just seems like every time i try, i get a lather that dissipates by the time i get to the other side of my face.
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Garest wrote:
Aug 2nd, 2016 9:48 pm
does anyone have experience in using Mitchells Wool Fat?
I received this soap as a bday gift last year and for the life of me i can't seem to get a solid lather out of it.
Reviewers share your frustration. Go to YouTube and type "mitchell's wool fat lather". They teach you how to tame the beast...
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I tried Mitchells Wool Fat but after trying it on and off for a year I found it just didn't match up to my two favorites, Mike's Natural Soap, and Stirling Soap. I did however like the way it left my skin feeling, almost like a moisturizer.
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Anyone here use a shavette? I'm considering picking one up to use for lining up the beard. I would still use my DE to shave and only use the shavette for line ups. The one I am looking at is the Parker SR1. Anyone ever use that or have any recommendations?
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Anyone interested in trading soaps? I have a tub of Castle Forbes lime shaving cream and the matching lime aftershave balm (50 ml) that's been used, but still roughly 80% remaining. The smell is great, but I just don't like the lather when I shave with it. Much prefer TOBS creams and aftershave. PM me if you have some TOBS products you're willing to trade (prefer Jermyn Street, Eton College, Sandalwood).
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richuwo11 wrote:
Nov 21st, 2016 12:27 pm
Anyone interested in trading soaps? I have a tub of Castle Forbes lime shaving cream and the matching lime aftershave balm (50 ml) that's been used, but still roughly 80% remaining. The smell is great, but I just don't like the lather when I shave with it. Much prefer TOBS creams and aftershave. PM me if you have some TOBS products you're willing to trade (prefer Jermyn Street, Eton College, Sandalwood).
I've got at least a 75% or so full tub of TOBS Sandalwood I wouldn't mind trading. Bought it a few months ago as my very first cream when I just started DE shaving but wife is prego and does not like the smell so have not used it in a couple months.
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I would definitely trade, but would ideally like to trade for at least 2 TOBS tubs. The CF tub retails for ~$60 and TOBS ~$20.
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richuwo11 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2016 9:22 am
I would definitely trade, but would ideally like to trade for at least 2 TOBS tubs. The CF tub retails for ~$60 and TOBS ~$20.
I hear ya man, no worries at all. Hopefully another member will be able to coordinate a trade with you as I only have the one tub of TOBS in the arsenal.
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So, I'm kind of cheap so I've been lathering using just my hands and regular bar soap.

In order to get my shoppers total above $30 for 8000 points, I've ponied up for a can of proraso soap (on sale).

I'm now looking at brushes. Does this look like a decent deal?
100% Black Badger Shave Brush with Ivory Handle and Free Stand from Parker Safety Razor $37.95
https://www.amazon.ca/Badger-Handle-Par ... B00HAZXLXG

I like how it comes with a stand so I don't have to buy one. (I tail stand my razor.)
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Thundercloud wrote:
Dec 7th, 2016 7:41 pm

In order to get my shoppers total above $30 for 8000 points, I've ponied up for a can of proraso soap (on sale).

I'm now looking at brushes. Does this look like a decent deal?
100% Black Badger Shave Brush with Ivory Handle and Free Stand from Parker Safety Razor $37.95
https://www.amazon.ca/Badger-Handle-Par ... B00HAZXLXG

I like how it comes with a stand so I don't have to buy one. (I tail stand my razor.)
Did you get the the Proraso createm or the canned foam?

I don't have an experience with black badger bursh. I used an Edwin Jagger best badger brush. However, I am very very happy with the boar brush Shoppers Drug Mart sells.
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patrickrfd wrote:
Dec 9th, 2016 1:15 pm
Did you get the the Proraso createm or the canned foam?

I don't have an experience with black badger bursh. I used an Edwin Jagger best badger brush. However, I am very very happy with the boar brush Shoppers Drug Mart sells.
Got the Proraso soap in a bowl.
https://www.amazon.com/Proraso-Shaving- ... 00837YY18/
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Can someone recommend me to a straight razor?

Im currently using a DE razor but I want to get a straight razor to help line up my beard.

I was originally thinking of getting the disposable straight razor, however I'm hearing you shouldn't start with those.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JGAPJNS
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Thundercloud wrote:
Dec 7th, 2016 7:41 pm
So, I'm kind of cheap so I've been lathering using just my hands and regular bar soap.

In order to get my shoppers total above $30 for 8000 points, I've ponied up for a can of proraso soap (on sale).

I'm now looking at brushes. Does this look like a decent deal?
100% Black Badger Shave Brush with Ivory Handle and Free Stand from Parker Safety Razor $37.95
https://www.amazon.ca/Badger-Handle-Par ... B00HAZXLXG

I like how it comes with a stand so I don't have to buy one. (I tail stand my razor.)
I use a synthetic brush myself and find that it does the job, one similar to this - https://www.amazon.ca/RazoRock-BRUCE-Pl ... 01EK43SKA/. Though this is the only brush I have used, these types of synthetics have great reviews around the web, both from new and experienced shavers and those who have used various types of brushes. Also, if looking for a cheap cream, you can find Nivea shaving cream at Walmart for less than $4. Comes in regular and sensitive variations - http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/nivea-men-o ... 0001851840
hyperactiveme wrote:
Dec 15th, 2016 5:01 pm
This is what I use Parker. Just barley good enough.
I also use the Parker SR1. It is cheap and a good introductory tool but at some point I'll probably upgrade to a Feather - https://www.amazon.ca/Feather-Folding-H ... 008CF6KMC/
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