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Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Herm2502, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD NOvember 7th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Dart
    Muhle R41
    Rapira Platinum Lux(3)
    Hardright Anchorset (24mm, Frigate class)
    Soap Commander Refreshment
    Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill PSB

    The Dart is a relativity new razor to the market and this was my first use of the R41. To me the Dart is more aggressive.
     
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  2. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    More aggressive ? Reaaally?? Wow!
     
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  3. Linuxguile

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    Blade presence on the Dart is very pronounced. Combined with the ridged nature in which it clamps the blade and it feels very unforgiving.
     
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  4. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Thanks! I found it on the BST here (I think). Or was it somewhere else?

    Herm
     
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    new to me 40s ndc gold tech. came with its blades u-3.. 20181107_182429.jpg
     
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    love the dart handle...
     
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  7. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    November 8th
    Razor: Blackland Vector
    Blade: Feather Professional (1)
    Brush: Envy White Eight Ball
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: PAA Sandalwood
    Thayers Rose witch hazel
    AS: Proraso Lozion
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    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Never heard of the Vector. Nice looking razor.

    Herm
     
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  9. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    New release from Blackland.

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  10. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    Wholly Kaw Project Leather
    Simpson Chubby 2 in Super
    Timeless Bronze

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  11. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD NOvember 9th
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    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Blackland Dart
    Muhle R41
    Rapira Platinum Lux(4)
    Ever-Ready 200T (22mm, Corvette Class)
    Mickey Lee Soapworks "Pantie Dropper"
    Country Club Sweet Water AS

    Round two of the showdown between the Blackland Dart and the Muhle R41. I gave the R41 a little bit of a steeper angle and it was able to match the Dart in efficiency today. Blade feel was very similar. I think once you get to a certain point with positive blade exposure all you feel is the naked unguarded edge of the blade on your skin. This is a great reminder to keep the pressure off and just let the sharpness of the blade do the work. When you are truly able to shave with no pressure both razors feel less harsh. Three passes was overkill but I did them anyway because I was enjoying the scent and slickness of MLSW Pantie Dropper so much.
     
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  12. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I've always been intrigued by the R41 but, frankly, I'm afraid to get one.

    Herm
     
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  13. Linuxguile

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    Nothing to fear Herm, its just another blade holder.
     
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  14. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I think you should get one. It’s a great razor. The razor will feel a little harsh at first but once you get the angle right it’s a nice shave.. BUT it will bite easier than most.

    Lol I would caution how you throw that around. It not a razor just to get throw a blade in and have at it , my friend.. it’s not super speed or PAA DoC mild. It takes awhile to get the feel for it and shave with it.. but to each their own. My experience dictates otherwise and it could be your experience says another thing.
     
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  15. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

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    Razor - PAA prismatic
    Blade - personna blue
    Brush - ever ready boar
    Soap - praying mintis
    Post - peach witch hazel
    A/S - vintage 4711

    Awesome shave. I forget how smooth and mild this razor is. It looks and shaves great. The brush for being old and original knot is almost as good as my semogue 830. Awesome
     
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  16. Linuxguile

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    Make no mistake it is a very aggressive razor. Be mindful of angle and pressure and you wont have any problems. The good thing about hyper-aggressive razors like the Dart and the R41 is that they will correct any deficiencies in technique rather quickly.
     
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  17. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Well look at you. You are sounding just like the rest of these old timers.. lol it wasn’t that long ago when we were the ones trying to figure it out and hearing all this shaving rhetoric about pressure, technique .
     
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  18. Linuxguile

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    Thanks! Though I'm not sure i like being called an old timer! After I'm done with these aggressive razor comparisons I think I'm going to start a passarround with the Dart, you should give it a try!
     
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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    What's old is new again...RR Old Type, Barbaros handle.[​IMG]
     
  20. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Now THAT'S an Old Type! Sweet handle.

    Herm
     
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