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

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I've picked up a few vintage Gillettes lately. I thought I had cleaned them up pretty well, but then I was reading on badger & blade about Peek Cream Polish http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/peek- ... kIg-F50YmA. I picked some up last night and tried it out on my latest acquisition, a Gillette Tech (made in Canada!), and I can't believe the difference. It went from shiny to SHINY! I highly recommend it for any of your metal items which are not quite as bright as you would like them to be.
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JohnyBGood wrote: Fendrihan has some new and unusual SS razors, which are closed comb on one side and open on the other (basically offering 2 shave styles at the flip of the wrist ( http://www.fendrihan.ca/collections/new-arrivals ).
iKon has a similar razor if I am not mistaken. The Fendrihan razor does not seem to have the best fit and finish as the iKon, but the price is much lower than iKon stainless steel razors. That said, personally, I would rather have a razor that is either open comb on both sides, or safety bar on both sides. But that's just me.
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Vacillator wrote: I've picked up a few vintage Gillettes lately. I thought I had cleaned them up pretty well, but then I was reading on badger & blade about Peek Cream Polish http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/peek- ... kIg-F50YmA. I picked some up last night and tried it out on my latest acquisition, a Gillette Tech (made in Canada!), and I can't believe the difference. It went from shiny to SHINY! I highly recommend it for any of your metal items which are not quite as bright as you would like them to be.
Thanks for mentioning this product. I did not know it existed. It can even be used on gold. Now I can clean my wedding ring, and make it shiny again.
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I have been a wet shaver for a year now, i mainly use proraso green but this year especially during this winter time, i am feeling the dry skin after i shave. Any recommendation on which cream to buy? What caught my interest now is the Castle Forbes Cedar & Sandalwood soap, though i am not sure if it has the moisturizing properties to keep my skin not feeling dry.
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What is your aftershave routine? Perhaps that is where you can address the dry skin issue. As for the Cedar & Sandalwood, I have the cream and it whips up into a fantastic lather. The fragrance is amazing. Reminds of walking along the trails of Menorca during my honeymoon.
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I use Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin, lathers nice, provides nice slick protection. Leaves my face feeling cleaner then after just the shower alone.
I've never noticed any drying.
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shpddd wrote: I have been a wet shaver for a year now, i mainly use proraso green but this year especially during this winter time, i am feeling the dry skin after i shave. Any recommendation on which cream to buy? What caught my interest now is the Castle Forbes Cedar & Sandalwood soap, though i am not sure if it has the moisturizing properties to keep my skin not feeling dry.
Give the Maca Root shave cream from The Body Shop a try.

Also, you might need to moisturize your face with a good lotion after you've applied whatever aftershaves or balms that you normally use. Winter is especially drying, and the act of shaving is also going to scrape the natural layer of oil from your skin, so put that moisture back.
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Would people suggest starting off a teenager with a DE razor?
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Vacillator wrote: Give the Maca Root shave cream from The Body Shop a try.

Also, you might need to moisturize your face with a good lotion after you've applied whatever aftershaves or balms that you normally use. Winter is especially drying, and the act of shaving is also going to scrape the natural layer of oil from your skin, so put that moisture back.
I have Proraso Eucalyputus/Menthol and Body shop Maca Root as well. I would rate the Maca root as being more moisturizing and a bit more slick. Tomorrow I try e-Shave Verbena Lime and I'll try not to swallow any but it smells so tasty. I'll be spreading the creamy goodness with a Plisson "La Masion du Barbier" which his softer than anything you can imagine.

Never tried an aftershave because I have good luck with L'Oréal Reviltalift which I get from Costco. I tried some Olay Regenerist and it seemed similar, but the L'Oréal has passed the summer test. I work outside and would have to wipe sweat from my face sometimes 20 times a day. Some face moisturisers have gummed up and are not present after a wiping session, or have slowly disappeared. Some that stuck around were just greasy. Revitalift with SPF 18 lasts all day no problem and you are free to wipe your face with a towel multiple times and it is still there at the end of the day. Tried Clinique and that was greasy.

Advantage of the L'Oréal and the Olay is I can get them at Costco.

To give you an idea of the level of scrape I am currently delivering to my face, I am using an Edwin Jagger DE89L Classic and a Derby Extra blade.
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Sum_guy wrote: Would people suggest starting off a teenager with a DE razor?
If he's interested, definitely. It's not that hard to learn, and he'll have a lifetime of good shaving and save money compared to using cartridge razors.
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Sum_guy wrote: Would people suggest starting off a teenager with a DE razor?
That's what my 17 year old is using.
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Thanks you two for your opinion.

I switched my wife to a DE razor but she dropped it and broke the head and mechanism (it was a TTO) in the shower. I figure if I'm going to order her a new one I'll get him one and get the free shipping while I'm at it.
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pakmode wrote: After purchasing the Feather AS-D2 on Massdrop earlier this year for $148USD, all I can say is wow.
I just got notified that it's back on Massdrop...this time for $144.99 + $3.88 (AT THE LOWEST TIER).
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JohnyBGood wrote: I just got notified that it's back on Massdrop...this time for $144.99 + $3.88 (AT THE LOWEST TIER).
Oh wow, that's a great deal even with the atrocious US:CDN Dollar exchange rate.

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