SOTD: Saturday 15th -Friday 21st June 2019.

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Mike, hi - I am reasonably sure that I am on the no 2 plate - as I have not changed the head - will look again.

My first run outs with the Occam was with the Feather AC - which for me is possibly a better blade in the Occam compared with the Kai (Pink). I enjoy shaving with the Kai's, with my other SE razors (General SS, ATT SE1, General Alu) that is my go to blade. Using the Kai on this rotation was experimental.

I have ordered some Feather Pro Guards to try with the Occam. I can see me using Feather blades almost exclusively in the Occam.

Today's shave, also with the Occam and the Kai (Pink) was good, did not feel as smooth as with the Feather. Yesterday's shave felt weird, the razor was almost so good it felt functional, if that makes sense?

All the best,

Chris
Hi Chris,
If you have not changed the head it is on 2 [ marked by dots]. I understand what you mean by calling it functional, it does not have the kerb appeal of other Razors -" but it do Shave good":).
I shall try a Schick Proline next, before trying a No 3 plate. Ideally I do not want to get more AC Blades like the Pro Guard just to use Plate 3. I am finding that on 2 the Occams is clearing my quite heavy beard with ease. I would really like to hear
the views of any Vector/Paradigm users who have also tried the Occams,
Have a Good Weekend, we are promised some Sun:cool: . Mike B
 
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Fri 21st June

The Grosvenor [ 404 ]- Mixed
Vitos Super Red
Occams SE -V2 / No 2 plate
Feather Pro [ 3 ]
Jaguar Prestige A/S Lotion

The is my Third Shave with the Occams, and aided by the remarkable Vitos by far the best- a " Face Stroker", and the first
two were pretty good. In fact the Shaves so far have been that good that I could almost forgive the Ransom Charges incurred.
This Razor may not have the kerb appeal of other AC/SE razors, but if you want a razor that works this takes some beating,and apart from Extra Charges was not that expensive - around £72 of which about 30% was for shipping.That was a very heavily discounted price that I got.

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Fri 21st June

The Grosvenor [ 404 ]- Mixed
Vitos Super Red
Occams SE -V2 / No 2 plate
Feather Pro [ 3 ]
Jaguar Prestige A/S Lotion

The is my Third Shave with the Occams, and aided by the remarkable Vitos by far the best- a " Face Stroker", and the first
two were pretty good. In fact the Shaves so far have been that good that I could almost forgive the Ransom Charges incurred.
This Razor may not have the kerb appeal of other AC/SE razors, but if you want a razor that works this takes some beating,and apart from Extra Charges was not that expensive - around £72 of which about 30% was for shipping.That was a very heavily discounted price that I got.

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What's your verdict on the brush? I've just ordered one from ES out of curiosity.

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Ferry-shave

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Hi Chris,
If you have not changed the head it is on 2 [ marked by dots]. I understand what you mean by calling it functional, it does not have the kerb appeal of other Razors -" but it do Shave good":).
I shall try a Schick Proline next, before trying a No 3 plate. Ideally I do not want to get more AC Blades like the Pro Guard just to use Plate 3. I am finding that on 2 the Occams is clearing my quite heavy beard with ease. I would really like to hear
the views of any Vector/Paradigm users who have also tried the Occams,
Have a Good Weekend, we are promised some Sun:cool: . Mike B
Mike, hi; the Vector shaves real good; a different experience to the Occam, blade held well / no chatter, and classic design and feel if the razor.

Is the Vector better? In my view no; it’s a different experience.

All the best,

Chris
 
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