I want to try SE

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I've been reading for a while now about SE razor and blades and decided that I want to try. My initial choice was the AC blade and The General razor. Luckily they've just released a new batch, but the price kept me away. Any chance that I will find an aluminium version for sale?
Next choice was the Schick injector. I settled on an L1 model based on reviews. I like mild razors. I ordered one from ebay, gave it a good scrub, a light polish and a Barbicide dip. It came without a loaded blade, but there was one in the magazine. I loaded that one, but I do not plan to use it. I found these vintage Schick platinum blades. Should I try the vintage blades or wait until I order some Chicks? Are Chicks available anywhere else besides US?
Any piece of advice is welcomed.
Thanks!


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globalm

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I never knew that! Why is that?
Apparently, without the 'bracing' of the existing blade, the new one can enter diagonally and rub the cutting edge along the blade supports resulting in a face-eating blunt blade. New razors would come with a blunt, blade substitute pre-loaded to prevent that from happening.

To be fair, I'm passing on 'conventional wisdom' here. I haven't experimented, but the geometry seems to make it likely.
 
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Apparently, without the 'bracing' of the existing blade, the new one can enter diagonally and rub the cutting edge along the blade supports resulting in a face-eating blunt blade. New razors would come with a blunt, blade substitute pre-loaded to prevent that from happening.

To be fair, I'm passing on 'conventional wisdom' here. I haven't experimented, but the geometry seems to make it likely.
Useful to know. Thank you.
 
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I've been reading for a while now about SE razor and blades and decided that I want to try. My initial choice was the AC blade and The General razor. Luckily they've just released a new batch, but the price kept me away. Any chance that I will find an aluminium version for sale?
Next choice was the Schick injector. I settled on an L1 model based on reviews. I like mild razors. I ordered one from ebay, gave it a good scrub, a light polish and a Barbicide dip. It came without a loaded blade, but there was one in the magazine. I loaded that one, but I do not plan to use it. I found these vintage Schick platinum blades. Should I try the vintage blades or wait until I order some Chicks? Are Chicks available anywhere else besides US?
Any piece of advice is welcomed.
Thanks!


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You wanna try an SE, first of all you MUST be a real man and not a lazy bloody chicken.

Get yourself a Bowie knife and shave like a real SE.

 
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