Need advice please

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by RJTrevino1975, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. RJTrevino1975

    RJTrevino1975 New Member


    I am looking to move from my Mach 3 (aka the Skin shredder) to a safety razor. Mike suggested I try Merkur Long handle or Heavy duty.

    What do you think of these two selections or is there something else you would recommend.

    thanks for your help :)


    As I am new to this world, I want to keep this on a limited budget.
  2. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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  3. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Merkur Heavy Duty (HD) 34C Chrome Double Edged Safety Razor is a good beginner razor.
  4. RJTrevino1975

    RJTrevino1975 New Member

    Queen of Blades

    Mike told me to watch out for you. But I do appreciate your advice.

    Thank you

  5. msandoval858

    msandoval858 Active Member

    Hey now, it's hard enough to keep Raf from running off with all my stuff... I don't need to have to start keeping an eye on Raul too :p
  6. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    Watch out for me?? :confused: Why??
  7. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    I told him to borrow from Raf! :rolleyes:
  8. msandoval858

    msandoval858 Active Member

    Ok, I can live with that arrangement.

  9. jbcohen

    jbcohen New Member


    Look for the Dual-Mode 1818 or the Tripple-Mode 1828 at the bottom of the catalog. These two will act like a cartridge razor and a double edge razor as well. This should help minimize that shock of going from a cartridge to a double edge. The Trac II mode should act similar to your Mach 3, but still require some adjustment then you can switch to the double edge mode when you are ready.
  10. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    But then Raf would have to replenish his stock. :D
  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Big Hitter

    I have plenty to go around. I have dibbs on Mike's stuff so back off!!!!

    All of my DE's are Gillettes. You can borrow any of them just let me know so we can meet at Mike's. You can distract him while I make a visit to his shave den :D

  12. RJTrevino1975

    RJTrevino1975 New Member


    Sounds like a plan

    I distract him you take the loot and we split everything 50/50.

  13. Scorpio

    Scorpio Big Hitter

    I'm greedy more like 80/20:D you have to work your way up to 50 grasshopper::

  14. Will

    Will Nevermind

    Still waiting on the Fatboy. :rolleyes:

    A good starting DE, Gillette SuperSpeed or Gillette Tech. Cheap and easy. for a new one the Merkur HD is great too.
  15. rick

    rick I'll make ya SCream!


    PM me your address and Ill send you a "better than mint" *
    golden Aristocrat to start with.
    Thatll get ya started. :D

    * of course we all know what that means
  16. RJTrevino1975

    RJTrevino1975 New Member

    I'll make you a deal Raf, you can have all the shaving gear if you distract him while I plumage his Humidors.

    There is nothing like a Fine Cigar :)
  17. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I forgot about his Humidors. Hmmm...

    Then there is Rick's Pipe Tobacco, Coffee and Liquor Cabinets.
  18. rick

    rick I'll make ya SCream!

    Me thinks our new friend was talkin bout Mike's humidor.
    I have good cigars.......Mike has FINE cigars :drool
    .......................still waiting to try one of his beloved Davidoff Milleniums
  19. msandoval858

    msandoval858 Active Member

  20. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur


    I know. I was just making a mental note of other places that could be raided. :D

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