Leaves and twigs??

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Terry, Aug 28, 2021.

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I own a leaf or twig razor and...

  1. It's better than ice cream.

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  2. it's better than cookies and ice cream.

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  3. It makes me feel like dancing (naked in the rain)

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  4. It's ok but nothing to write home about.

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  5. another stupid razor buy.

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  6. I'm ok with it but my other 3 personalities are on the fence.

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  1. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I see a few posts about the razors called the leaf and twig.
    I'm always interested in different types of razors and am willing to pay more than seems sensible for a good razor.
    I am suspicious of the "BEST EVER" pronouncements, been bitten by that once or twice.
    I don't have time to really search around here and the rest of the web.
    Does anyone have one?
    What's your opinion on these tools?
    I'll go for it if it is a real thing that works.
    But gimmicky things that are just that, a gimmick.
    I'm not in favor of spending that kind of money on.
    Well unless it may just fizzle out and I'll have another unique razor.
    But that's a different thing altogether.
     
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  2. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    I'm in the same boat as you on this one Terry. Been curious but not pulled the trigger..... watching for responses
     
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I have both the 3 blade Leaf and the Twig Thorn. The loading mechanism on the Twig may be a little gimmicky but I get great shaves from both. Both have permanent status in my bullpen of super efficient and comfortable SE razors I turn to for clean up on my head shaves.

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  4. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Guess that's what happens when you step away for a couple of years; you find yourself living under a rock. Never heard of either razor until this post.

    Oh, well. I'm happy with what I have.
     
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  5. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Back under the rock with ya :happy102:
     
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  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I don't have any first hand experience with either, but I would give them a pass.

    I have plenty of DE razors to use my blades on hand and they dont require snapping a blade in half.

    A big part of like of the SE razors is the thicker stiffer blade which you wouldn't get with the half DE.

    It may shave well and if you like it, go for it. Everyone needs something to get through the day, but I don't have any real interest in either of these razors.
     
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  7. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    The way this country is going, just may do! :p
     
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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    For those unaware, the benefit of the Leaf is that it uses three blades. That makes it at least as efficient as any of my SE razors with thicker blades. It's a one pass head shave

    As for the Thorn, its primary appeal is nimbleness. It's also efficient and comfortable.

    Half DE blades are rigid enough, the slot in modern DE blades makes them less inherently rigid than half blades (indeed that was part of the idea of going to slots , which was to reduce stress on the blades).

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  9. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Ok
    That's one for.

    tp
     
  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Doesn't mean YOU need one. I wouldn't recommend the Leaf if you're not a head shaver unless you have a beard and just need a quick pass on cheeks and neck.

    The Thorn is the opposite . If you wear a beard you probably don't need nimble.

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  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Welp, after seeing them, desire for one is zero.
    Guess I didn't miss anything during my time under the rock. ;)
     
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  12. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    That's great

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  13. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Looks like I'm gonna be branching out for one in the near future.
    tp
     
  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    If you fit the appropriate use case they're fine tools.

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  15. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    So the Twig or the Leaf first???
    I have a goatee and I'm a head shaver.
    I also like to shave with different tools just to keep from getting board of it all.
    So after my 200 Feather super pro and 200 Schick B-20 blades get here and are paid off.....
    I see the blade prices are going up fast and I use them up quickly.
    But being that the only thing I hate more than shaving is a full beard.
    I'm trying to stock up on my essentials.
    Next software, unless a twig or leaf ends up here.
    Thanks

    tp
     
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  16. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    @jmudrick Sorry. After reading my post, I guess it did sound a bit snarky. Didn't mean to come across that way, just saying not my cup of tea.
    I'll always stand by, "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way." My apologies if I offended in any way.
     
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  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I think the OP was seeking feedback from folks who had experience with the razors rather than people who never heard of them that's all.

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  18. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    There's also the Twig vs Twig Thorn , the Thorn being the more aggressive. You sound like a good candidate for the Leaf to me.

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  19. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I value Everyone's opinion.
    Thanks for chiming in all.
    I really thought, " hey he came out from under his rock,,,, thats great!".

    If your offended by an honest reply.
    Maybe your not drinking enough joy juice.
    Have a couple doubles, relax, then have a couple more.
    If you haven't noticed I end my razor experiences with "enjoy".
    I mean that.
    Thanks

    tp
     
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  20. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Ok, I like an efficient razor.
    Really efficient.
    So does that change things.

    tp
     

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