Tales From The Dark Side :)

#22
I'm not sure I would contemplate an ATG first pass on 7 days' growth. Ever thought of using a beard trimmer to trim down the growth, then going WTG and XTG - and maybe stopping there? And dropping down to 2 blade carts, not 3?
I did use to use a beard trimmer, it leaves a nasty mess in the basin. I much prefer the injector, it is designed to go ATG. There is a 1930's instruction booklet on this site. I am very happy using a Profile Fixed or Pivot, just as I am a Feather AC. If I did fewer passes, I would still feel stubble. I enjoy a BBS shave, I just can't have one every day.
 
#23
I did use to use a beard trimmer, it leaves a nasty mess in the basin. I much prefer the injector, it is designed to go ATG. There is a 1930's instruction booklet on this site. I am very happy using a Profile Fixed or Pivot, just as I am a Feather AC. If I did fewer passes, I would still feel stubble. I enjoy a BBS shave, I just can't have one every day.
Did you just say Pivot??? Are you saying you have a floating head pivot injector?
 
#28
Thanks, but whilst I'm not exactly a tree hugger, I despise the thought of using a plastic disposable razor a couple of times then binning it.
When I used disposables I wanted to bin them after first use, and if they were cheap enough I did. It felt wrong and unhygenic to reuse a disposable plastic razor that always clogged with some amount of hair, soap and skin in its crevasses regardless how well I cleaned it. And the whole aesthetics of the aloe strip deteriorating... ugh.

Good riddance!

 
#30
Anyone tried those Harry’s cartridge razors? Got ads for them all over my home page. The carts & fins / lube strips or whatever they are either side look colossal. How the hell do you shave under your nose with those beasts?
I used to have the very similar Cornerstone razor. First impressions were okayish and then I realised it was just plain crap in every sense.

Possibly the worse multi-blade I have come across. Far too large and far too flexible to be of any practical use and even Mrs Satanfriendly declared it useless
 
#31
I used to have the very similar Cornerstone razor. First impressions were okayish and then I realised it was just plain crap in every sense.

Possibly the worse multi-blade I have come across. Far too large and far too flexible to be of any practical use and even Mrs Satanfriendly declared it useless
I can shave under my nose using a diagonal stroke, I haven't liked then as they are not smooth. It's not like they are tugging, but just feel uncomfortable. They with Bic are the worst cartridges. Dorco are better.
 
#33
I actually get a decent shave from the BIC comfort flex and comfort flex hybrid 3 and 4. The 5 seems to have different blades that really tug
I've been using Bic Comfort Flex 4's for a while, with Rock Face shaving butter when I'm in a hurry and literally can't be bothered with all of the lathering and subsequent brush cleaning palaver. It's almost as quick as not having a shave, and produces a decent result. It doesn't feel as good as using my Feather AS-DE and Feather blades, but sometimes needs must.
 
#34
I'm not sure I would contemplate an ATG first pass on 7 days' growth. Ever thought of using a beard trimmer to trim down the growth, then going WTG and XTG - and maybe stopping there? And dropping down to 2 blade carts, not 3?
A gentleman shaves every day, in the morning, and when one has an evening dinner engagement, also in the evenings. Standards must be maintained. That is all, as you were.
 
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