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Schick Adjustable with Schick blades: BBS

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SOTD 7 Mar 2015

A great shave today. The Omega R&B commemorative brush did a fine job with Floris JF shaving soap, making a wonderful lather—which, oddly, was gone by the third pass. Insufficient loading, most likely. No problem: a few passes of the tips of the brush over the soap, and third pass was fine.

I used actual Schick blades in the Schick Adjustable (set on “3”), and it was a fine shave, except that muscle memory had me set razor to face in the same angle I had used with the Schick in high school—and instant nick! But, unlike in my high school days, I now have My Nik Is Sealed, and I immediately applied it and indeed the nick was sealed.

The other passes were without event—save for the efficient removal of stubble—because I was much more careful of blade angle and how to place the razor’s head on my skin. With practice, that will become automatic, particularly if I used the injector razor exclusively.

I do find the Schick blades a bit better (for me) than Ted Pella blades, but this is shaving: YMMV.

A good splash of JF aftershave, and the weekend is underway.

Written by Leisureguy

7 March 2015 at 6:13 pm

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Koypapi

    7 March 2015 at 10:48 pm

  2. I’m enjoying these SE razors you’ve been using, all because of a question I asked re GEM razors! Have you tried the Mongoose razor? I’ve seen/read good things about them


    Gavin Groom

    8 March 2015 at 11:20 am

  3. They are unable to keep up with demand (cue: the outrage squad, which gets angry at vendors who are unable to keep up with demand), but I am indeed on a waiting list for the next release. I admit I’m skeptical—my expectations are that limited blade choice and a longer blade will not work well—but I’ve repeatedly learned that my expectations are quite often proven wrong by experience, so I’m definitely going to try it.



    8 March 2015 at 11:40 am

  4. Ah, good to hear. I eagerly await your impressions!


    Gavin Groom

    8 March 2015 at 1:02 pm

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