Benefits of SE over DE?

#42
To go back a few weeks. Since starting this thread I have gone from SE curiously sceptical to a total convert.

So sold on my first shave with the Hawk it was a necessity that it be joined by another and the Colonial General being its 'shaving cabinet friend'. Both incredibly capable, smooth and efficient.

This is like a whole new world of shaving and my wife is going to love how much extra bathroom time she is going to adopt when I get home tomorrow. Also have some Schick Proline blades to look forward to which are waiting courtesy of patw.

To all you chaps who swayed me. Thank you
 
#44
To go back a few weeks. Since starting this thread I have gone from SE curiously sceptical to a total convert.

So sold on my first shave with the Hawk it was a necessity that it be joined by another and the Colonial General being its 'shaving cabinet friend'. Both incredibly capable, smooth and efficient.

This is like a whole new world of shaving and my wife is going to love how much extra bathroom time she is going to adopt when I get home tomorrow. Also have some Schick Proline blades to look forward to which are waiting courtesy of patw.

To all you chaps who swayed me. Thank you
Have you never tried an injector razor? Far more nimble than those abominable "wiper blade" AC blade razors IMO.
 
#45
Have you never tried an injector razor? Far more nimble than those abominable "wiper blade" AC blade razors IMO.
Not as yet and after only just coming to terms with those abominable "wiper blade" AC blade razors I don't think it is quite on the books for the near future.

So far I am getting the most unabominable shaves from my new SE experience and I can't say anything abominably negative. If I did that would be lying and now that would be abominable.

May be injectors for somewhere in the future when my wife goes senile and she doesn't understand understanding.......but I doubt she will.
 
#46
Have you never tried an injector razor? Far more nimble than those abominable "wiper blade" AC blade razors IMO.
The Cobra is incredibly nimble, think injector on steroids. Not as nimble as an E3 but more so than an E2.
I've tried three AC bladed razors and the Mongoose was the only one I couldn't get on with.
Couldn't get a close shave under the jawline.

Not as yet and after only just coming to terms with those abominable "wiper blade" AC blade razors I don't think it is quite on the books for the near future.

So far I am getting the most unabominable shaves from my new SE experience and I can't say anything abominably negative. If I did that would be lying and now that would be abominable.

May be injectors for somewhere in the future when my wife goes senile and she doesn't understand understanding.......but I doubt she will.
Now you've stepped into the SE world, an injector is a good trick to have up your sleeve if you're in a hurry.
I'd recommend a Schick E3 or a Pal Injecto-matic.
 
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#49
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How do these differ from the yellow packed schicks you can buy from America please?

I have an injector on the way & am curious at the best blades deals.

Thanks
They are different blades in a different magazine.
The blades are very good, but the magazine doesn't have a key for injector razors.
You should either but some Chinese Schicks (yellow pack) to have a magazine to transfer the B-20 blades to or ask if anyone here can send you an empty magazine or buy some Persomnna injector blades from Connaught: https://connaughtshaving.com/injectorblades.html
Personally, I'd go for the Chinese Schicks from the US. For me, they are the gold standard of modern injector blades.
I am sure others will prefer the B-20 blades.
 
#50
This thread emerges dripping from the ocean bed at just the right time for me - I just pulled the trigger on the one and only ATT SE1 aluminium head that Shave Lounge had. Then signed up to Rakuten and ordered two packs of P-30 Prolines. So the wiper blades are about to hit my cheeks. I have a dog in the fight now, so before long I will be casually exchanging experiences with other club members in a savvy, nonchalant manner. Injectors are still another country.....
 
#51
This thread emerges dripping from the ocean bed at just the right time for me - I just pulled the trigger on the one and only ATT SE1 aluminium head that Shave Lounge had. Then signed up to Rakuten and ordered two packs of P-30 Prolines. So the wiper blades are about to hit my cheeks. I have a dog in the fight now, so before long I will be casually exchanging experiences with other club members in a savvy, nonchalant manner. Injectors are still another country.....
But, do you have any proper vintage SE razors, with their correct original handles? The elite SE shavers are very particular you know. ;)
 
#57
I like the idea of Artist Club. It's Bohemian. I can wear a beret at a slant.... MMOC sounds like an entity from outer space.
Actually, the original "Micromatic", which was open comb, was just called the "Micromatic razor". The "Clog-Pruf" and "Flying Wing" came later and had their own names. At the time, it probably looked like something from outer space too. :p

We all like what we like, and that's cool. :cool:
 
#60
First shave with the SE1. I fitted a Yintal solid brass handle and the combination came to 92g. Felt very good in the hand. Well.... I'm a fan of wiper blades is all I can say. A remarkably quick shave with a Kai Captain - it covers the ground in a minimum of strokes. Almost gone before you start, compared to all the coming and going you get with DE. The shave, with the wonderful Boellis 1924 Chiaia, was DFS in 2 passes but not BBS. I don't really require that, and it was certainly "smooth enough". Interesting now to see how long blades last. I have 2 packs of Proline P-30s coming from Rakuten. The Kai was kindly provided by Anthony at Shave Lounge to get me going, and thanks to him for truly excellent communication during the sale, a real pleasure.

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