- Safety razor / proper shaving advice
I know there’s some experts on here from a previous thread.
I’ve had a few cheap safety (double edged blade jobbys) razors from the super Market. Love them but they don’t last forever and people want to buy prezzies this time of year.
So, three piece like my cheap one. Or butterfly, tempted but is the head a bit bulky on these designs?
Appreciate any advice, it’s a bewildering array of choice!Posted 7 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
merkur do a good adjustable one for about £45-£50, much better than the cheep one I had from Boots, although similar technique required as the angle to the skin was much more accute you couldn’t just rely on the weight of the razor.
Tried using the same (sharper/more expensive) blades in the cheep one a few months back and it cut my face to pieces which is something to bear in mind, you can get away with much sharper blades and hence a much better shave with the better razors.Posted 7 years ago
What is your budget?
The Muhle R106 is a decent razor and quite easy to shave with:
Quite a few of them share the same head:Posted 7 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
If by merkur, you’re referring to the futur, the head is huge and getting properly close shaved under the nose is a bit tricky. lovely razor though (in my notoriously tasteless opinion)Posted 7 years ago
i’ve also got an old gillette superspeed which is butterfly opening and very dinky. not as close a shave as the merkur though.
Thanks for the tips chaps. Budget, £20-30 I suppose – a ‘I’d never get round to it bit an ideal gift’ kin a way.
I have another cheapy which is an all plastic wilkinson sword – big chubby head that’s tricky under the nose.
I fancy the butterfly only for the action – the gadget / engineer in me!
Big hands also, long handle?Posted 7 years ago
pjbarton – Member
I personally don’t like them. Not sure why, but I don’t. I do have 4 TTO razors, but they are vintage Gillette ones.Posted 7 years ago
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