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

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Dec 11, 2009
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Pottertons don't fear the XTG ("across the grain") pass. It is only marginally more risky than a WTG ("with the grain") pass. It is apparent to me that you are getting ingrown hairs because of ATG ("against the grain") passes.

ATG passes are notorious for causing ingrown hairs, due to how close they sever the whisker. In essence, the whisker is severed so close to the skin that it actually recedes below the skin line and is prone to getting trapped in there. The general consensus is that, if you are getting ingrown hairs, don't do ATG passes.
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derekmcl wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 11:58 pm
Pottertons don't fear the XTG ("across the grain") pass. It is only marginally more risky than a WTG ("with the grain") pass. It is apparent to me that you are getting ingrown hairs because of ATG ("against the grain") passes.

ATG passes are notorious for causing ingrown hairs, due to how close they sever the whisker. In essence, the whisker is severed so close to the skin that it actually recedes below the skin line and is prone to getting trapped in there. The general consensus is that, if you are getting ingrown hairs, don't do ATG passes.
Wow. I really ought to proof read my posts before submitting them.
I completely twisted things. ATG and XTG have to be replaced with one another in my previous post.

Going from an WTG straight to an ATG would most definitely be asking for irritation.
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Not sure if this has been mentioned but there's some Rockwell 6C's kicking around at Winners. I doubt that they're heavily stocked, but I did spot one at the Oshawa, Ontario location.
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Can't go wrong for 30 bucks.
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Pottertons wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 7:20 pm
Not sure if this has been mentioned but there's some Rockwell 6C's kicking around at Winners. I doubt that they're heavily stocked, but I did spot one at the Oshawa, Ontario location.

20171208_103530.jpg

Can't go wrong for 30 bucks.

If someone comes across one of these in the Montreal area, let me know!
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Pottertons wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 7:20 pm
Not sure if this has been mentioned but there's some Rockwell 6C's kicking around at Winners. I doubt that they're heavily stocked, but I did spot one at the Oshawa, Ontario location.

20171208_103530.jpg

Can't go wrong for 30 bucks.
Excellent thanks for the heads up, if anyone sees these in the GTA west please post back
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Pottertons wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 7:20 pm
Not sure if this has been mentioned but there's some Rockwell 6C's kicking around at Winners. I doubt that they're heavily stocked, but I did spot one at the Oshawa, Ontario location.

20171208_103530.jpg

Can't go wrong for 30 bucks.
Interesting find!
I have noticed some generic DE shave sets with bowls and brushes, but a rockwell...I gotta go look again :)
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