Want to try SE

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Yep even with the Softguard although I found it slightly better than the others, but still too much.
I've not tried an injector, are there any modern ones? Really don't want anything used.
The Supply razor, available from Connaught, might suit.
https://connaughtshaving.com/supply.html
It has 3 replaceable heads for mild - medium - aggressive adjustment and is a nice device. I tried one and sold it on because, although it worked very well, I didn't actually feel anything happening - the bristles just went away. This might well suit you with the mild head fitted.. One can sometimes find new old stock Schick Adjustables on eBay but they tend to be expensive for what you get. The clone of the Schick Type 'L' from PAA gets poor reviews.

Good luck with your quest.
 
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The Supply razor, available from Connaught, might suit.
https://connaughtshaving.com/supply.html
It has 3 replaceable heads for mild - medium - aggressive adjustment and is a nice device. I tried one and sold it on because, although it worked very well, I didn't actually feel anything happening - the bristles just went away. This might well suit you with the mild head fitted.. One can sometimes find new old stock Schick Adjustables on eBay but they tend to be expensive for what you get. The clone of the Schick Type 'L' from PAA gets poor reviews.

Good luck with your quest.
Looks good but out of stock :rolleyes:

I have an Ever Ready 1912 you are more than welcome to borrow
That's very good of you to offer but the thought of using a used razor gives me the heebie-jeebies, no idea why!
Thanks anyway for the kind offer (y)
 
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Just can't, wish I could. The thought of it makes my skin crawl. Irrational I know but that's just me.
You’re missing out. Use the razors, not the blades that come with them (if any). The blades do the cutting, not the razor. If you’re concerned about infection from a vintage razor, steep it in freshly boiled water for 5 minutes. It’ll kill anything (in the extreme likelihood that there is anything). Insert a new blade and you’re ready to go.
 
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Are you only looking for modern razors, or would you consider vintage? The only modern SE I’ve tried is the RR Hawk but I PIFed it as it was too mild and the blade width made it difficult to manoeuvre. The Schick injectors are very easy to use and easy to get into tight corners - the E3 is the best of the bunch IMHO. The Gem razors are not too aggressive on the whole - something like the Flying Wing or G-Bar May suit you well, although my personal favourite is the Ever Ready Natural Angle/Gem Featherlite - it’s nothing to look at with its plastic handle, but the performance is a revelation. The Gem MMOC has a well-deserved reputation for being a bit of a beast, so avoid!
+1 on the E3. Used with care, the MMOC is an excellent shaver.
 
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You’re missing out. Use the razors, not the blades that come with them (if any). The blades do the cutting, not the razor. If you’re concerned about infection from a vintage razor, steep it in freshly boiled water for 5 minutes. It’ll kill anything (in the extreme likelihood that there is anything). Insert a new blade and you’re ready to go.
I'm well aware of that but you have to understand that I have irrational fear. I completely understand there are ways to sterilise razors safely (and surely anyone in their right mind wouldn't use a razor that already had a blade in it!) but the thought of using a second hand razor still creeps me out. No logic, just how I am.
 
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