Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Darkbulb, Apr 19, 2015.
Why not just say you tried straight shaving with an electric knife?
Busted out the ole turkey carver last night. 3 passes to a DFTD. Darn Fine Thanksgiving Dinner.
I'll bring the Stuffing.
Today was my first day shaving with this beast and I have to say it wasn't bad. It was definitely the noisiest shave I have ever had. I guess "The shave that clicks" sounded better than "The razor that rattles".
The first thing I noticed was that tipping the razor until the rollers turned put me at the correct angle for shaving. It actually shaved fairly well even though the NOS blades did not seem to be as sharp as some of my modern blades. It did pull a little and I plan on stropping my blade tomorrow to see if that can be improved.
All in all, I would say I got a DFS on the first shave with zero blood.
I look forward to using it a few more days, maybe even the rest of the week. I will update you guys again.
How was it for you @Darkbulb?
Happy to hear you are unscathed!
Darkbulb just PM'd me a pic of how his first day went. I guess plating on the razor is more important than we thought.
Haha, I'm still 15-20 mins away from my shave. Having a coffee, doing some emails and browsing dumb postings online
I don't know....that looks better than I've seen him.
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What dumb postings?
King Oscillator Shave report #1 - Darkbulb
Ok, so, I had my first oscillating shave this morning.
Before I go into any details let me add some additional photos to show off this beast;
Loaded it up with the NOS, proprietary blade (yes, I did disinfect it even though one can't tell)
Tested the Oscillating movement again - looks ok (see video below):
So, I was all ready. I gathered my gear du jour and headed off to shave.
That's when it went south.
As I started to shave I noticed that it was hard to engage the wheels - and hence the 'oscillating' effect.
I tried a different angle and the clankety wheels did seem to engage and I'm guessing that the blade therefore did it's thing.
I did keep having to adjust the angle as the wheels lost traction in the lather.
Shaving my other cheeks I noticed that the bade was very tuggy. A sensation that was probably not noticed earlier due to me me focusing on razor-wheels and a blade moving left and right. It was tuggy to the point of it being rather uncomfortable.
I did complete the shave - sans blood - but it was far from a pleasant experience.
Either @mrchick is a far superior shaver than I am - or b) my blade needs some serious stropping - or maybe it's both
I would rate this as potentially 0ne of my three worsts shaves since I took up wetshaving.
So, will I shave with it again tomorrow?
Yes, I'll try to strop the blade, maybe using a different King blade and play around with the angles
Am I looking forward to the shave tomorrow?
No. I'm really not.
Will this be one of the razors that I will sell off?
I had the tugging as well. I hope a strop helps.
Will you just hand hold the blade and strop it or do you have an old stropping handle that might fit the blade?
I might just strop it on a pair of old jeans...don't want to risk cutting my leather strop
Im going to use a paddle strop.
Sans blood? Well you can't have everything. It will be interesting to see if it improves for either of you with stropping. Tugging with a moving blade.....I can think of a few ways that could be a disaster.
I added a video showing a bit of the blade movement - hopefully that explains it better
Thanks for all the pics/videos. Makes it very easy to understand. Fascinating razor. I still feel like I'd rather risk a straight against my neck than a blade that does that but it appears it works to at least some degree.
I'd be an interested buyer.
If you're serious it's yours for 10 bucks at the end of the year
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