Thread: What brand razor do yall use?
02-07-2004, 06:38 PM #1
What brand razor do yall use?
I have used mach 3's ever since they came out but I recently switched to Gillette custome plus disposables and they work just as good but only cost 5 bux for 10 razors as opposed to $6.50 for 4 blades.
02-07-2004, 07:08 PM #2
Mach 3 is the shiiittttt
02-07-2004, 07:14 PM #3
mach 3 although sometimes the shave is a little to close.
02-07-2004, 11:23 PM #4
Mach 3 for everywhere....
02-07-2004, 11:30 PM #5
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02-07-2004, 11:43 PM #7
A lawnmower. And a weedeater sometimes.
02-08-2004, 12:08 AM #8
Who needs a razor.. i just like to pluck my all my facial hair lol... ok i lied, mach 3
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02-08-2004, 12:16 AM #9
02-08-2004, 12:45 AM #10Senior Member
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you definatly cant get a smoother shave with anyother.......but i do want to try the new 4 blade razor
02-08-2004, 01:46 AM #11Originally Posted by PurePower
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02-08-2004, 04:42 AM #14
Extreme3, its the same thing as moch3 but for women. It's the best.
02-08-2004, 06:07 AM #15
02-08-2004, 07:16 AM #16
Mach3 here as well but they don't last as long as the old sensors did.
02-08-2004, 08:06 AM #17
gilette something or other
02-08-2004, 10:18 AM #18
Oddly enough, I use a straight razor.
02-08-2004, 11:15 AM #19
mach 3. im just still happy about the free razor when i turned 18
02-08-2004, 11:20 AM #20Originally Posted by anadrol devourer
i love the mach 3...but don't usually buy them...too expensive. i do however have some on hand, for days where i'd like to be extra smooth...
02-08-2004, 12:39 PM #21
Yeah they sent me a free razor when i turned 18......honestly that was some marketing job they did.
02-08-2004, 12:41 PM #22
quattaro 4 BLADES biaaaaaaaaaatch..
02-08-2004, 12:46 PM #23Originally Posted by Elliot
Its not the amount of blades that you have, Its how you use them.
02-08-2004, 12:49 PM #24Originally Posted by Tock
how do you like it? How was the learning curve?
I've been considering learning to use a straight razor for years... I had my barber shave my face after a haircut (had a date that evening and forgot to shave in the morning) and he used a straight blade... I liked the result and SPEED so much I've been wanting to get a blade and brush kit.
Was looking at a nice Colonel Conk kit with a 6/8 blade... it's been tempting me for a while! My barber has offered to teach me how it's done. Doesn't look that hard, but of course he makes it look easy.
02-08-2004, 01:16 PM #25
i've been using a stright razor for years.. the first two consisted of a lot of nicks and cuts but its much faster/cheaper and has great results..
02-08-2004, 02:22 PM #26
Mach 3..One of these days though I am going to sit and figure up how many $$$ I have spent on those **** blades..I go through them like crazy because I can't stand getting razor burn/bumps so I change the blade every second shave..What a waste of money..
02-08-2004, 03:16 PM #27Originally Posted by Red Ketchup
It works great.
If ya want to give it a try without the big expense, go to Sally's (Sally's Beauty Supply) and get a $5 razor that uses replaceable blades, and get the Personna brand razors (the other brand sucks for shaves), so your total cash outlay will be around $10. No biggie if it doesn't work for ya.
To develop the knack for shaving without cutting, put some shaving cream on a balloon, and and practice shaving on it. Remember to go straight down and not across. Once you can do a few balloon shaves (and it's really pretty easy) try shaving your arm, or an unnoticable area on your leg. Again, remember that if you go in the direction of the blade, you'll be fine, but if you go sideways, you're gonna bleed like a wild woman.
Once you have that down, you'll be ready for your face.
You can go by the proceedure as shown at
Though it's not the standard procedure that barbers use (the only difference is which area gets shaved first), you can really do it in any order.
The important thing is to (1) shave with the grain on the first pass, and then (2) shave across (not against) the grain on the second pass. Some folks say to shave against the grain, but orthodox sources say don't. Do whatever works for you.
More general info is here:
You can buy fancy shaving stuff here:
I haven't used the shaving cream they're peddling, but it's probably better than the canned stuff they sell at Wal-Mart.
I use the Geo. Trumper stuff, it's much better (check out the section on shaving cream at the "Art Of Shaving" website for more info on this). You can usually find it on eBay or at upscale shops like Neiman Marcus. (Or me, when I get my barbershop open) . .
Yah, try the $5 razor for a while, and if you like it, you can always buy a fancy Dovo razor (get the stainless steel--it'll cost a little more, but it won't rust nearly as bad as the regular razor) . . . I bought my first Dovo at a knife shop in a shopping mall, got a much better deal on eBay. Also, you'll need a strop; the better ones use Russian leather and they need a bit of leather conditioner once or twice a year, and you can get a small tube of that (at a knife shop where they sell razors and strops) for $5, and it'll last you forever. You put a small dab on your thumb and work it in. Simple.
Then you might want a brush. Wal-Mart sells a servicable one for $3 or so, but the really good ones are made of badger hair. The most expensive ones use Silver badger hair. Expect to pay anywhere from $20 to $200 for a badger brush, better ones can last up to 20 years.
And you'll need a good stone to hone the blade on. The good stuff is the Arkansas stone, but they've been mining it for over a hundred years and they've mined all the really good stuff. I've got one good Arkansas stone, and am looking around for a decent artificial stone for use in my shop . . .
Anyway, spend the extra bucks for a good quality stone. 3 inches wide if you can find it. Treat it right and it'll last forever.
That's about it . . . once you get the hang of it, using a straight razor works as well as anything else. And over the long haul, after you've made the initial investment, it's a lot cheaper than buying disposable razors. Plus, it's cool . . . straight razors are more "manly" than those "girly" disposables, and you get more respect from other guys (probably women, too) when you say, "Um, I use a straight razor . . . " Probably can get ya laid more often, women might want to see what a guy who uses a REAL razor can do in the sack . . . lol . . .
That's about it . . . there's lots on the web (do a Yahoo search) covering the subject, and you can PM me if you have any specific questions like, "How do I stop the bleeding?" (you'll need to get some styptic powder, a styptic pencil, or do the cheap thing like I did and go to the grocery in the spice section and get a small bottle of alum powder. It's the same thing. Apply to the wound, and it'll stop the bleeding).
Yah, as I said, that's about it . . .
02-09-2004, 06:26 AM #28
Wow Tock, super! Thanks for the info! I'll look into those inexpensive razors to get started, the ones I was looking at (Colonel conk) were in the $120-200 range.
Keeping the razor sharp shouldn't be a problem, I sharpen a wicked blade and am known for walking around with a pocket knife you can perform surgery with (got a set of diamond powder stones, from medium to xxxfine) .
Shaving a baloon, now there is an idea!!! Why didn't I think of that? Used to be a game we had the Scouts play at camp (well, with cheap BIC razors).
I'll let ya know how this turns out, it's really caught my interest.
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02-09-2004, 08:24 AM #29
mach III for sure
02-09-2004, 08:29 AM #30
I got one of them free ones and been using em ever since......
02-09-2004, 09:22 AM #31Originally Posted by Red Ketchup
One thing . . . honing and sharpening a razor is slightly different than sharpening a knife blade. With knives, you hold the blade at an angle from the stone, and with razors, you lay the blade flat on the stone. The blade is somewhat concave, so metal is only removed at the point and the back. You strop it the same way, flat on the leather, not the way they usualy do it in movies . . .
That's really all there is to know . . . ya, I'd say you're ready to give it a go . . .
02-09-2004, 09:28 AM #32
What brand of stright razor you have Tock? I've a Henkels and it's just plane bad ass. Learning to use one wasn't to hard to do....although if you mess up one could find his nose on the floor real easy. hahahah
02-09-2004, 09:45 AM #33Originally Posted by Juggernaut2148
I got a couple of cheap $5 straight razors to let guys practice honing and stropping. They're ok for that, but they're really cheap and don't work for nothin'.
Henkels, eh? How easy is it to get sharp, and how many shaves can you do on one honing? My Dovos cut pretty well, but they take a while to get honed just right (might just be my stones, I dunno) . . .
02-09-2004, 12:36 PM #34
It's made by the same company that makes the knives a lot of chefs use....best in the world imho. I used to work at a knife shop so I know quit a bit about cuttlery. The razor holds an edge for a good long while, I'd sharpen it about once every month or so. Keeping it cleaned with the stroop is the most important thing and I used a polishing cream applying it to the stroop. I use a Lansky sharpening kit because it was the best thing to keep the edge angle perfect, one slip on a stone in the wrong directiopn or the wrong angle will have you correcting the work a while longer.
The thing with Stainless Steel is it takes longer to sharpen but it holds an edge longer. The others made of carbon steel are a lot easier to sharpen but they dull quickly. The more carbon in the steel the more rust you can get but a good coat of light oil can keep that down. i happen to think a carbon steel blade is sharper than SS.
The Henkels blades aren't cheap by any streach of the imagination....I bought mine about 12 years back and it ran me like 90-100 bucks but as you can tell it was a wise investment.
02-09-2004, 03:10 PM #35Originally Posted by Juggernaut2148
Thanks for the info . . . I'll have to get a Henkels to add to my collection . . .
02-09-2004, 03:13 PM #36
Jug ... my kitchen knives are Henkels, great german steel! I keep them sharp enough to shave with. Best investment I ever made (they weren't cheap!!!)
I also have a lansky kit, it's got a LOT of mileage on it, we used it to teach the Scouts how to keep their swiss army knives sharp (all our kids had a nice simple swiss army knife - not the 52 zillion blade models - as one of my assistant leaders had a connection with someone who worked in marketting at Victorinox... we got 'em below cost).
02-10-2004, 12:30 PM #37
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