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Shaving and such....

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Having an idle moment, and for some odd reason my thoughts are wandering ahead to the Kid's birthday several months down the road. And of course Christmas... pondering gifts of a nice safety razor and supplies. :)

 

So... experience and recommendations~? Razor... blades... soaps... brush... and of course Bay Rum...? B)

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After many years of doing it wrong, I stuck a mirror on the shower door and shave at least once a week whilst showering. Use Dial bar soap.

 

So, to complete your gift, get him a http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001647A2K/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Run warm water on it before shaving to defog it.

 

Mark

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Shave??? :wacko::blink::huh:

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Shave??? :wacko::blink::huh:

 

Not me, silly... the Kid! :lol:

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Well, not sure about getting a straight razor, but a mug, Badger bristle brush, some cup soap and perhaps some lilac water for the ladies.

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Shaving and such.....?

 

I'm a-gin it!

 

It's the gateway to Hades! It'll lead to all sorts o' things such as bathing more than one night a week (Saturdays, o' course!), wearing clean clothes and splashing stinky stuff on ya, just so's the gals will like ya!

 

I'm a-gin it, I tell ya!!!

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I tried a stright razor once, could never get the hang of it. I do use a mug and a brush. Works better than canned shaving cream.

 

I get my razors from the dollarshaveclub.com For 6 bucks a month they will mail you 4 cartridges. same quality as national brands, and way cheaper.

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I reckon if the kids old enough to shave, he's old enough to start a beard!!

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He finds it a mite uncomfortable doin' ranch work in 100° + temps.... :mellow:

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I shave using a shaving brush and soap mug.

 

I bought a nice Badger Bristle shaving brush. The brush is the most expensive item but its well worth the cost for a nice badger bristle brush that is made with real badger hair. The badger hair holds the lather well, feels nice on the skin, and rinses out well. I rinse the brush by holding it under the water to wash out all the soap, then give it a couple of shakes to get the water out, and it's amazing how dry the badger bristles are after the flips.

 

For safety razor, I use the three blade disposable type.

 

I have a green plastic shaving mug that won't break in my travel kit. Broke a ceramic one while on travel. Airlines are hard on luggage.

 

For soap, I've found that Dove bath bar soap produces and real nice lather and moisturizes the skin.

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Okey doke... Any specific recommendations....? Brands....? Sources....? Thinkin' a bit upscale from Gillette.

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Old Rufus' Lilac Water.

 

$1.30 for 55 gal/drum.

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Old Rufus' Lilac Water.

 

$1.30 for 55 gal/drum.

 

Not good, Badger.

 

I understand that stuff will cause your children to be born naked and without teeth. :huh:

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Shaving and such.....?

 

I'm a-gin it!

 

It's the gateway to Hades! It'll lead to all sorts o' things such as bathing more than one night a week (Saturdays, o' course!), wearing clean clothes and splashing stinky stuff on ya, just so's the gals will like ya!

 

I'm a-gin it, I tell ya!!!

I like ya anyway.... :wub:

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Plug razor into electric outlet......

Turn on razor......

Buzz all over face..........

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Why, thanky, Mary! I didn't know ya cared!

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Having an idle moment, and for some odd reason my thoughts are wandering ahead to the Kid's birthday several months down the road. And of course Christmas... pondering gifts of a nice safety razor and supplies. :)

 

So... experience and recommendations~? Razor... blades... soaps... brush... and of course Bay Rum...? B)

 

 

Last year I switched to the Merkur Long Handled Double edge safety razor, using Feather Hi-Stainless double edge blades, Geo F Trumper wooden bowl shaving soap and a Silvertip Badger brush.

I'll switch to a cut-throat razor sometime next year - but I'm finding that this shaves pretty darn nice and I'm not sure I can get smoother or closer without donating skin and blood!

 

http://www.straightrazordesigns.com/

 

http://www.artofmanliness.com/category/dress-grooming/

 

 

 

Some ideas to consider (note - these are on Amazon.co.UK - you might search on .com instead):

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000IB0G8W/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0071NI7RC/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003UV3W0G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001XURHNY/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FC7B2G/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Shadow Catcher

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Last night they were profiling a guy who collected MUSTARD on the Discovery Channel.

You guessed it, he shaves with MUSTARD.

Different brands and types depending on his mood.

Claims it does his skin a world of good.

I imagine he goes out smelling like a hot dog.

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I bought an old Gillette double edge safety razor at an estate sale for $1. Double edge blaes are 10 for $2.50 at WalMart. Inexpensive shave.

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I bought an old Gillette double edge safety razor at an estate sale for $1. Double edge blaes are 10 for $2.50 at WalMart. Inexpensive shave.

And you get to use real steel, not plastic!

 

SC

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I just got a bottle of Pinaud Bay Rum, smells pretty good....(4Trod has compiled a list of about 30 some brands/kinds of Bay Rum and all are not equal.so be warned!). I also got a bottle of English Leather. Guess I am trying to return to my youth.

 

(I remember a girl picked me out of a line because I was wearing Jade East. (one way to find a date I guess..)

 

anyways the internet is a strange and wonderful place ain't it.

 

and yes I still have a beard..I just want to smell goood!

 

curley

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