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    Question double edge razors - who does it and what do you use?

    hi all

    been a bit absent but here's the new interest - DE razors. I have a merkur 12c on order from SRD and possibly an 11c. looking for personal experiences on what you use - any differenc in blades and why do you throw a DE into the rotation?

    hoping the 11/12c will do the trick for a nice change from the normal straight rotation and not escalate into another RAD disorder.

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    Andy

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    Hello, 44Whiskas:

    I am down to two double edge razors, which I use in rotation with my straight razors. The reason I still use double edge razors is simple, really: I like double edge razors.

    My razors are: Edwin Jagger "Chatsworth" barley and Muhle-Pinsel R89. My blades are Feather and Gillette 7 O'Clock "Sharp Edge" yellow packs.

    Regards,
    Obie

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    hi Obie,

    the R89 - is that open or closed? that one was on my short list - I think the 11/12c overlap the 89 though?

    I read alot of people recommend feather - I assume there us no honing of the blades and once they are past life you just toss em rather than resharpening?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44Whiskas View Post
    hi Obie,

    the R89 - is that open or closed? that one was on my short list - I think the 11/12c overlap the 89 though?

    I read alot of people recommend feather - I assume there us no honing of the blades and once they are past life you just toss em rather than resharpening?

    thanks
    Hello, 44Whiskas:

    The R89 Muhle-Pinsel is a closed comb razor.

    I don't know what you mean by "I think the 11/12c overlap the 89?"

    No, as a rule, there is no honing of double edge razor blades. I change blades every third shave.

    Regards,
    Obie
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    44Whiskas,

    Razors: Gillette #88, Muhle Pinsell R109, Muhle Pinsell R41, Schick E2 (SE)

    Blades: Feather, Russian Gillette 7'o Clock Sharpedge, Iridium Super

    I find that a DE/SE shave makes for a fine change

    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ

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    i have been shaving more with a DE the last week and i'm really into it.. i've just got the merkur hd.. pretty much the vanilla of safety razors. i've yet to use any blade other than feathers.. i really want to try a slant bar at some point.

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    I have a Merkur 34C HD, which is a well made razor. I use Gillette blades in it, and it works very well.

    I used it today in fact, mainly because I overslept and didnt have time to use the W&B wedge I had ear marked for this mornings shave..! Ah well, tomorrow hopefully!

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    I have and use a Merkur 34C HD too. I have slipped away from straights for a large part, and only bring one out on occasion. Yesterday I used my (dare I say it here?) B&B Le Grelot LE. Such a nice blade. Combined with Musego Real shave cream, followed up by a splash of Proraso splash leaves my face feeling wunerful,wunerful ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Hello, 44Whiskas:

    The R89 Muhle-Pinsel is a closed comb razor.

    I don't know what you mean by "I think the 11/12c overlap the 89?"

    No, as a rule, there is no honing of double edge razor blades. I change blades every third shave.

    Regards,
    Obie
    I might be confused - I heard that the Muhles use the Merkur heads or maybe design - just refine it to a higher tolerance - again, I am purely basing things I say here on what I read on the Big wide web

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    I've been using Gillette DEs. Mainly use a blue tip Super Speed and a Slim adjustable, but I have several others. I get most of mine at antique stores. I started with DEs before trying out Straights. Still new to straights so am using both ATM.
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