Anything But Gillette DE Month

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jayaruh, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    For April, I am going to use DE razors that are not Gillette. That is why I am calling it Anything But Gillette DE Month. Here is my line up. Left to right: German Old Type travel razor (not Gillette), Edwin Jagger 89 chrome, Edwin Jagger 89 Ebony, Scotch & Stowe fat handle, PA Bakelite Slant, Actvivi Dual-Comb razor, Dorco PL 602 Plastic.

    My only planned deviation is that Saturdays will still be used for my Straights Journey. So, this Saturday, April 1, I will be using my H. Boker 5/8 straight. Anything But Gillette DE Month officially begins Sunday with the German made Old Type travel razor.
  2. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    That sounds a good idea. Mind if I join you?
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  3. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    Here's what I'm going to use: Wilkinson 'Sticky'; Wilkinson 'Classic'; EJ DE89L; Merkur Progress 510 Long Handle Adjustable.

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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Please join in.
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Jim, if you don't mind I'll join you for at least part of the month. I plan on using my Wolfman OC for a good part of the month.
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  6. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I've been using my straights, SEs and injectors so much, I maybe use a Gillette just a couple of times a month now. I'm in!
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  7. Xtrimblades

    Xtrimblades Member

    What that brush name and type? It looks so soft bristle
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  8. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I will join in for a few shaves. I have a few DE's that are not gillette. Actually I have several come to think of it. Just don't let the folks at TOST know.
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  9. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Now there's an original idea Jim. I think I'll get on the bandwagon with a few of my seldom used DE razors.

    Merkur (bakelite head)
    Schick Krona
    Gibbs No.15 adjustable
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  10. LOOT

    LOOT Well-Known Member

    Great idea. If I joined, I'd have to skip shaving for the month tho. It'll be fun to watch tho.
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  11. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I have many non Gillette DE's so, Heck yes, I'll join in. Of course, will have to throw in an SE or two now and then
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  12. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    It's a synthetic called a Murdock Hemingway. A bit more backbone than my usual Plisson, might be because it's a bigger diameter.
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  13. DRIVER_B

    DRIVER_B Member

    That's a heck of a lot of razors, very nice idea!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G925A using Tapatalk
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  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i may use my merkur 34c and 1904/6 oc to get more acquainted with them....
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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Wow! That is a lot of interest. This should be fun. Welcome to all. Join in when you can.
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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Sunday's Anything But Gillette DE Shave

    Dove Men Face Wash
    Razorock Classic Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh TSD Challenge Boar
    German OT Travel
    Asco Super Stainless
    CWR, Asma Alum Block
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Florida Water

    The Razorock Classic Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh TSD Challenge Boar brush. I did two passes the German OT Travel razor and Asco Super Stainless blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    April 2, 2017​
    Wolfman WR1 OC​
    Feather (1)​
    Doug Korn DK7 with Druida Manchurian​
    Nuavia Rossa​

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  18. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Vintage Merkur DE - bakelite head
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  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    So i will not be here everyday. I do want to play along some though. First up
    Clix razor
    Dollar store blade (made in vietnam)
    Omega Shave Soap
    Omega pro 49 boar
    Barbasol Brisk AS

    This razor feels really good in my hand. It has such a mild feeling that I thought this shave would be a miss. After my normal routine I find I am very well shaved,smelling great,and ready for a stormy night at work.

  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Nice razor and set up.

    That is a pretty cool Merkur. Beautiful brush.

    Clix razor? Haven't heard of that before. Looks like an oldie. I will have to look it up. Cool. Technique trumps hardware.
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