Which Shavette did you use Today?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Bama Samurai, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Two passes in opposite directions this AM with the Feather SS and AC Professional. Can you say baby butt? LOL!!
     
  2. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Ever sense we spoke of using a Pro Guard vs the Professional, I have been using the same unguarded blade. Not that it performs better than the guarded. Perhaps the unguarded just makes me more careful.
     
  3. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    February 22

    Parker SRX and L4 Gillette Travel Tech
    Voskhod (1)
    Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    Eufros Tierra Humeda (Wet Earth) soap
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB/Almond Oil, Floid Vigoroso, & Aramis EdT

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  4. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    You should try the Professional Super. It is in a class by itself. Higher caliper and wider than ALL other AC type blades.

    PM me an address and I'll mail you one.
     
  5. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Oh, and I do like the proguards. Smooth shavers.
     
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  6. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Damnation, is there a higher level??? Okay, I'll get some. LOL!

    So, they should be here Monday, EC.
     
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  7. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I hope you like them. I just don't think I have used anything that severs my facial hair with such ease.

    Using a Kai Captain Original now. Comparable to Feather Pro Reg. and Schick Proline IMO.

    Coming up... Kai Captain Mild and Kai Captain Sharpblade. Then another Pro Super for a refresher.
     
  8. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    If you don't hear from me you know I bled out. At least no more drama from me over sharpen razors....LOL!!...if that occurs. ;)
     
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  9. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I work where we supply a 'man down alarm'. It is a beeper like gizmo to be worn on your belt if you are alone in part of the facility infrequently traveled. Goes off if you hit the buttons or are on the ground too long.
     
  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    February 23

    Parker SRX and L4 Gillette Travel Tech
    Voskhod (2)
    Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    Tabac
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB/Almond Oil, Floid Vigoroso, & Aramis EdT

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  11. Slash McCoy

    Slash McCoy Well-Known Member

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    An 89 cent super cheapie Chinese with plastic monkeytail and slide-out blade holder. Shave was very meh but it worked. Blade was my usual shavette blade, a Feather half DE blade. Nice and close, but a couple of weepers and a tiny nick under the nose. Anyone looking at this type because of budget concerns would be better off with one of the $3-$4 swingback types, which hold the blade a bit more securely but are still dead cheap.
     
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  12. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I used the Feather SS again. @Edison Carter recommended some Feather Super Professionals. These blades are due tomorrow.
     
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  13. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Be aware, I think they die quicker than some of the others
     
  14. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the heads up. They are less expensive than the Pro Guards.
     
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  15. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    The AC Super Professionals arrived. I was eager to give them a try. Not disappointed and actually impressed with the degree of effectiveness. I did a usual three pass, but could have easily stopped at two.

    My little Feather SS was my SR gateway in July 2018. I used Pro Guard until a forum member sent some Professionals. @Edison Carter recommended the "supers" and I'm glad he did. :eatdrink013:
     
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  16. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Glad you like them. I did test the ProGuards because you used them. Very, very smooth shavers. And I think they outlast the Supers. I'll keep some of both around.

    Some folks do not like the bump the SS has. I've never used one to compare so I don't know. There are plenty of knockoffs of the Feather DX for not a lot of $. Most are not the folding type though. I didn't want to fumble around with a separate blade guard so I went for the DX folder. I like it.
     
  17. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I'm pleased you considered my appreciation for the Pro Guards. I think you cautioned me these supers are short lived. The package came with 20 blades. I tend to be able to use manufactured blades a long time basically because I am cheap...LOL!!

    I've ignored the Feather SS for straights, but think these blades will cause me to give the old boy a few more days to develop. Thank you, @Edison Carter
     
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  18. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Used the Feather SS and Super Professional AC blade again.
     
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  19. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    February 26

    Parker SRX and L4 Gillette Travel Tech
    Voskhod (2)
    Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    Tabac
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB/Almond Oil, Floid Vigoroso, & Aramis EdT

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  20. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Feather SS/ AC Super Professional (3)
     
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