Why Have More Than One ?

Mike Smart

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just a follow on to a thread i had for a under £50 razor. when i started out with DE i done a fair bit of research and decided on the Feather As-D2s, thinking it was the best & i wouldn't want another, ok crap theory agreed. so my question is why do people have so many ?
why do i want a cheap one ?
and do people actually alternate what they use or do you find you stick with the one you prefer. i just can't get my head around buying a dozen razors only to use one bit am i missing something ?
 
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Because people are looking for the holy grail of shaving experience?

I have 2 similar razors, the MÜHLE R89 and Merkur 34, plus a Gillette slim I've never used. I've had others and settle on these. Unlike you, I'm now considering a more expensive razor. It's part of the rabbit hole you start to go down.
 

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I think in my journey I've changed with time and practice, razors that were my go to razors I wouldn't use now, I started with the Merkur 34 but it has not been used in 5 years, I then bought the Progress which I haven't used for 2 years. The rest I use, maybe not every week but every month for sure. As I became more proficient I enjoyed using more aggressive razors then I found that I liked stainless steel razors so I accumulated 8 razors, then I learnt to shave with a SR.
The only thing I've never been attracted to is buying vintage. DE or SE but I have 2 vintage SR.

So I enjoy shaving with different razors, it's all part of the hobby, however I don't chase the latest razor nor I chase a better shave.... I already get fantastic shaves with the razors that I have and to be honest I doubt I could improve on that.

The same goes with soaps, I can't remember when I shaved twice in a row with the same soap.

I looked at my razors the other day and I have two razors that I will sell, the Progress and the 34G, the rest all get used.... soaps, well that's another story :)
 
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I think in my journey I've changed with time and practice, razors that were my go to razors I wouldn't use now, I started with the Merkur 34 but it has not been used in 5 years, I then bought the Progress which I haven't used for 2 years. The rest I use, maybe not every week but every month for sure. As I became more proficient I enjoyed using more aggressive razors then I found that I liked stainless steel razors so I accumulated 8 razors, then I learnt to shave with a SR.
The only thing I've never been attracted to is buying vintage. DE or SE but I have 2 vintage SR.

So I enjoy shaving with different razors, it's all part of the hobby, however I don't chase the latest razor nor I chase a better shave.... I already get fantastic shaves with the razors that I have and to be honest I doubt I could improve on that.

The same goes with soaps, I can't remember when I shaved twice in a row with the same soap.

I looked at my razors the other day and I have two razors that I will sell, the Progress and the 34G, the rest all get used.... soaps, well that's another story :)
You'll have to change your name if you sell them!

Give the Progress another go. I think you'll enjoy it and end up keeping it.
 
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Here, my regulars are MÜHLE R89 and Exec Shaving Braveheart head, then two travel razors used infrequently and two old razors I call scrap metal. I know that today it's all about freedom of choice, change, challenge and even collecting - let's face it there's more choice of decent shaving gear than ever before. And a lot of us can afford to splash out (credit card's your flexible fried).
As far as I recall my father had the same DE razor and brush for years and cream lasted forever, and as a factory worker most of his wages went on paying off the house and feeding the large family (thank goodness for that).
 
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Because people are looking for the holy grail of shaving experience?

I have 2 similar razors, the MÜHLE R89 and Merkur 34, plus a Gillette slim I've never used. I've had others and settle on these. Unlike you, I'm now considering a more expensive razor. It's part of the rabbit hole you start to go down.
your saying unlike me your going for a more expensive one but (that's) where i started. i now want a cheaper more aggressive razor just to compare really. i can totally understand people collecting razors i get that but what i can't get is if your favourite razor is say £150 plus why would you then go back and have a shave with a say £20 razor just for change
 
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your saying unlike me your going for a more expensive one but (that's) where i started. i now want a cheaper more aggressive razor just to compare really. i can totally understand people collecting razors i get that but what i can't get is if your favourite razor is say £150 plus why would you then go back and have a shave with a say £20 razor just for change
It's not about how much a razor costs, it doesn't matter if one day I shave with a £300 razor and the next day a £50 razor.........just the same as I don't eat prime steak every day, some days I will eat beef burger if that makes more sense. :) P.
 
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