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. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I'm certainly not offended. Third beer .

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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Leaf with three blades is more efficient than the Thorn which is more efficient than the Twig

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  3. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Good man!!!!
    I'll drink to that!
    Thanks

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  4. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Leaf it is!

    Thanks a bunch.

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  5. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer


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    Does your insurance cove this.
    Better check.
    In case of uh, emergencies.


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  6. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    @jmudrick hey Jeff, i was thinking about the leaf for my wife. She didnt care for the DE razors for shaving with. So do u think that the leaf is similar to using a disposable/cartridge razor?
     
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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I don't own one of these, as I backed out of the initial Kickstarter. But, I have kept an eye on them and have followed the brand, just to stay informed.

    The Leaf is one of those rare razors that innovates beyond the tried and true. It can hold three half DE blades, but most users opt for two at a time, I believe. I don’t recall which direction is more aggressive, but loading two in the front positions will give you a different shave than loading two in the rear positions.

    I passed on them because I generally avoid Zamak razors. I have seldom, if ever heard anything negative about the Leaf or twig, and there are two groups of people who really seem to enjoy it and prefer it over any other razor. Leg shavers and head shavers. ...And anyone else who likes the feel of a cartridge shave.

    It is a cartridge razor experience that uses your favorite DE blades. The combination of blade choice and user adjustable experience, means most people who try them can find a setup they like, whether they go with one blade, two, or three.
     
  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Got room for others under there?
     
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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    The pivot, three blades, and relative safety make it feel like a big cartridge razor, yes. I don't particularly like that feel but it does deliver.

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  10. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I have and enjoy the Twig. It's a good razor but not perfect.
    The best way to view it is as an injector razor with an incredibly large choice of blades.
    If you look at both the Twig and a Schick injector in profile, they're very much alike.
    Same shaving angle so if you like an injector you'll probably like the Twig.
    The biggest negative I can see is that it's made from zamak and therefore fragile.
     
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  11. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Like you I'm a head shaver and in an effort to cut down on costs I've just recently started to shave with the same blade twice. I'm wondering how many uses you get out of a DE blade (particularly the Feathers)

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  12. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    One.

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  13. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member


    Disclaimer: I'm not a head shaver, so take my $0.02 with a shaker of salt.

    I get 5-10 3-pass shaves per edge, or 10-20 per blade. It varies with the brand, with Feathers being at the short end of the range.
    If you assume that one head shave equals 3 face/neck shaves, then roughly 3-5 shaves per blade for head shaves would be a reasonable estimate.

    But everyone's different. You have to go with what your skin/scalp tell you.
     
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  14. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for sharing your insight. I'm feeling comfortable using blades twice and I'm going to add a third shave. This morning was my second shave with a Nacet and I feel like that blade still had more in the tank. I'm trying a new blade tomorrow (Gillette Yellow) so we'll see how the first shave feels and I'll take it from there.
     

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