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New starter razor

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In keeping with trying beginner-level equipment, this morning I used my new Diamond Edge Classic razor ($15 at Amazon). It’s a TTO and seemed reasonably good. It’s light because the handle is purely plastic,with the metal mechanism at the top. As seems typical with inexpensive razors (well, at least I had the same problem with the Timor), the corners are left sharp and are uncomfortable on the face, though with no marks or cuts: just the discomfort of a sharp corner digging into the skin.

It did come with blades that work extremely well for me: the Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge.

I worked up a good lather with the Omega boar I’ve been breaking in, the 11648, and the Haslinger Soap seems quite nice. I did have to return to the soap for the third pass—the brush is somewhat small in addition to being new—but no problem. The brush worked well and felt good.

I did use the Edwin Jagger Hydrating Preshave Cream, rubbing it thoroughly into my beard after washing with MR GLO and rinsing. The EJ stuff has a fair amount of menthol, so it was chilly. Then I applied the lather atop that.

Three passes with the Diamond Edge. Not a bad razor, but I really disliked the sharp corners. Suitable as a beginning razor, but so much less than one of the EJ DE8x series—but $15 instead of $30.

A nice splash of Pashana, and I’m getting the apartment ready for cleaning ladies.

Written by Leisureguy

29 December 2011 at 7:13 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Starters I like alot – Treet Del-Rin ($6) which was rebranded & sold by Wilkinson for quite awhile at 2x the price and the Lord Tech ($11)

    But the EJ DEx models can’t be beat for a great start. Heck, I’ve been wet shaving for 12 years
    now & my DE 89-L is my favorite mower

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    31 December 2011 at 6:48 am


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