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I have been keeping an eye on this double edge razor for a while, and it has surpassed the £20 price point today. Great reviews and a firm favorite among wet shavers, cant wait for it to be delivered.

Sold by amazon, with free delivery.

It is highly recommended on the HUKD shaving thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/hukd-de-shaving-thread-1228386

Blades:
100 Astra superior platinum
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-ASTRA-SUPERIOR-PLATINUM-DOUBLE-EDGE-SAFETY-RAZOR-BLADES-FREE-P-P-Wet-Shave-/141278842039

100 Shark Super Stainless
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHARK-SUPER-STAINLESS-DOUBLE-EDGE-SAFETY-RAZOR-BLADES-x-100-PIECES-7-99-/191240250646

EDIT:
I have bought through flubit for £16.70, so well worth asking for a quote from them, to save a few quid.
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londonstinks
Hmm been looking at these for a while now as I seem to be going through Hydro 3 blades at an alarming rate and is getting quite expensive. Think I'll bite at this price. Does a safety razor shave take a lot longer than a cartridge? I don't mind a few minutes extra but if it takes 30 mins for a shave or something like that it probably wouldn't be for me a I leave the house quickish in the morning.

It certainly is not a 30 minute ordeal. I have been shaving with a straight razor for 18 months now, and it takes somewhere between 12~15 minutes for my shave. With a double edge, I am hoping to speed that up a little.

The honest truth is, I now find shaving to be quite an enjoyable distraction from the hustle and bustle of life. Every aspect, from the smell of the shave soap to the lathering process, to finally washing my face with cold water and splashing on some my choice of aftershave, is immensely fun. It no longer is a case of 'aw man, gotta scrape my face again'. I find myself letting my stubble grow a little bit longer over the weekend, just so I can enjoy a nice smooth shave. Even when my face doesn't need shaving, I find myself standing infront of the mirror practicing my technique with the straight razor. Welcome to shaving for real men.

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The HUKD wet shaving thread
A blogger post on cutting the cost of shaving down to 1.5p per shave

And camelcamelcamel pricing:
http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B005GO38ZY/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en



Edited By: bk201 on Jul 26, 2014 17:53: added information for clarity
#2
Great razor
#3
I'm too chicken to try one of these.
#4
Hmm been looking at these for a while now as I seem to be going through Hydro 3 blades at an alarming rate and is getting quite expensive. Think I'll bite at this price. Does a safety razor shave take a lot longer than a cartridge? I don't mind a few minutes extra but if it takes 30 mins for a shave or something like that it probably wouldn't be for me a I leave the house quickish in the morning.
2 Likes #5
londonstinks
Hmm been looking at these for a while now as I seem to be going through Hydro 3 blades at an alarming rate and is getting quite expensive. Think I'll bite at this price. Does a safety razor shave take a lot longer than a cartridge? I don't mind a few minutes extra but if it takes 30 mins for a shave or something like that it probably wouldn't be for me a I leave the house quickish in the morning.

If you try shave with a DE razor, as quick as you do with a Hydro 3, then you'll need a blood transfusion team on standby.
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londonstinks
Hmm been looking at these for a while now as I seem to be going through Hydro 3 blades at an alarming rate and is getting quite expensive. Think I'll bite at this price. Does a safety razor shave take a lot longer than a cartridge? I don't mind a few minutes extra but if it takes 30 mins for a shave or something like that it probably wouldn't be for me a I leave the house quickish in the morning.

It certainly is not a 30 minute ordeal. I have been shaving with a straight razor for 18 months now, and it takes somewhere between 12~15 minutes for my shave. With a double edge, I am hoping to speed that up a little.

The honest truth is, I now find shaving to be quite an enjoyable distraction from the hustle and bustle of life. Every aspect, from the smell of the shave soap to the lathering process, to finally washing my face with cold water and splashing on some my choice of aftershave, is immensely fun. It no longer is a case of 'aw man, gotta scrape my face again'. I find myself letting my stubble grow a little bit longer over the weekend, just so I can enjoy a nice smooth shave. Even when my face doesn't need shaving, I find myself standing infront of the mirror practicing my technique with the straight razor. Welcome to shaving for real men.
1 Like #7
I did originally place my order with Amazon, but at the same time, asked for a quote on flubit. They made me an offer of £16.70.
I have now cancelled my amazon order, and bought through flubit.


Edited By: bk201 on Jul 26, 2014 17:27
2 Likes #8
I was De shaving for while.... and it does give a good shave, but it also takes time to get a good shave, minimum two passes and you have to be a lot more careful than with modern razors.
I went back to using my disposables in the end, because A) they shave just as well B) its quicker and C) I'm not interesting in shaving being a hobby or an interest.
Still occasionally use shaving soap and a brush though.
#9
Biker Jeff
I was De shaving for while.... and it does give a good shave, but it also takes time to get a good shave, minimum two passes and you have to be a lot more careful than with modern razors.
I went back to using my disposables in the end, because A) they shave just as well B) its quicker and C) I'm not interesting in shaving being a hobby or an interest.
Still occasionally use shaving soap and a brush though.

I think it is a case of YMMV. I find the gillette fusion allows my stubble to grow back a lot quicker (needed a shave after 2 days), the straight razor allows me to stretch that to 3 days or 4 days in some cases. My only negative comments would have to be that it takes a little longer (I can live with that, as it lets me go without shaving for an extra day or so, and in the long run is kinder to my skin as Im not shaving as often), and also my technique is uneven, so I find that my chin and under-the-nose area doesnt get shaven as smooth as my cheek. But I'll chalk that up to experience, and not a fault in the razor; The positive is that my chin hairs start growing a little quicker, leading to a slight green tinge after 2 days, and my other half finds it quite stylish when I allow my tash and chin to start growing faster than the rest of the beard.
#10
Personally my ideal shaving would be with an electric shaver, but none of them work for me, and I've splurged loads of money on different ones.
I rather envy people that get on with leccy shavers ok.
1 Like #11
mccririck
I'm too chicken to try one of these.

Its well worth it, and the blades cost like £8 for 100 on ebay, which means you could easily make them last 2 years. you just rest the blade on your beard (after lathering) and pull down. Do not push the blade into your skin, it needs to just rest with its own weight, let gravity do its magic. And as you pull down, the blade will have reduced the hair a bit. Do it a second time on the same place and its silky smooth!
1 Like #12
Agree with others, it becomes an enjoyable experience but does take much longer than a normal disposable razor. I went with this razor, feather blades (I have very thick stubble), a crabtree and Evelyn badger brush and their shave soap too. To be honest I'm a bit lazy so tend to have a 'proper' shave once a week, but if I'm in a hurry and shave in the shower then I still use a disposable (hydro 5). This becomes a weekly treat.

Highly recommend having it done by someone that knows what they are doing too. The Elemis Travel Spa at Heathrow is usually my first stop for a shave when arriving home!
1 Like #13
Great razor. Once you are used to it it doesn't take much longer than cartridge shaving. You can still use the canned foam etc so only need a new razor and blades.

Hot!
#14
This is the one boyf uses, still looks as good as the day I bought it, over a year ago. He uses a Ri-Mei from dx.com (which looks similar but not, obviously, as well made) when he stays here.

His blades of choice are Gilette 7 o'clock Yellows and Astra Platinums.
#15
I usually get the worst off with an electric shaver and then use my EJ for a smooth finish. I personally found the Astra blades to be the best.
#16
It was months ago when I applied to flubit (re the comment on the original post), never heard a sausage from them.

Edit: Actually, I can my flubit membership email, after doing a search. Dated 26th June. I applied 22nd of April!! Not sure I'm keen on joining them with them being so slow!!

Edited By: louiselouise on Jul 26, 2014 19:55
3 Likes #17
bk201
londonstinks
Hmm been looking at these for a while now as I seem to be going through Hydro 3 blades at an alarming rate and is getting quite expensive. Think I'll bite at this price. Does a safety razor shave take a lot longer than a cartridge? I don't mind a few minutes extra but if it takes 30 mins for a shave or something like that it probably wouldn't be for me a I leave the house quickish in the morning.

It certainly is not a 30 minute ordeal. I have been shaving with a straight razor for 18 months now, and it takes somewhere between 12~15 minutes for my shave. With a double edge, I am hoping to speed that up a little.

The honest truth is, I now find shaving to be quite an enjoyable distraction from the hustle and bustle of life. Every aspect, from the smell of the shave soap to the lathering process, to finally washing my face with cold water and splashing on some my choice of aftershave, is immensely fun. It no longer is a case of 'aw man, gotta scrape my face again'. I find myself letting my stubble grow a little bit longer over the weekend, just so I can enjoy a nice smooth shave. Even when my face doesn't need shaving, I find myself standing infront of the mirror practicing my technique with the straight razor. Welcome to shaving for real men.

Quoted for hilarity :)
You are everything that I detest about "shaving".
12-15 minutes to shave, is that a joke?
With a crappy old hydro 5 it takes all of 45-50 seconds with no cuts or whatever.

edit - actually ignore this post, DE shaving is like religion after all :)

Edited By: robo989 on Jul 26, 2014 20:06
#18
Got a safety razor after getting sick of cartridge razors (which always clogged for me and were impossible to clean) and bic disposables (so cheap that I didn't care when they started clogging). Honestly, it shaves far better than any cartridge razor I ever used because it has weight, it can be tricky to get the angle right but when you do the weight allows it to glide and shave pretty much perfectly first time, what's more I cut myself less than with the Bics. As for blade longevity, it's variable, but my current blade which I use with wet-shaves has lasted a month at this point.

Do not confuse a safety razor (key word safety) with a cut-throat or straight razor. Safety razors use those blades you might have seen used for setting up lines of cocaine on TV, the ones with a hole in the middle? They're insanely cheap.
#19
louiselouise
This is the one boyf uses, still looks as good as the day I bought it, over a year ago. He uses a Ri-Mei from dx.com (which looks similar but not, obviously, as well made) when he stays here.

His blades of choice are Gilette 7 o'clock Yellows and Astra Platinums.
I have the Ri-Mei, I winner how this compares to it?
#20
londonstinks
Hmm been looking at these for a while now as I seem to be going through Hydro 3 blades at an alarming rate and is getting quite expensive. Think I'll bite at this price. Does a safety razor shave take a lot longer than a cartridge? I don't mind a few minutes extra but if it takes 30 mins for a shave or something like that it probably wouldn't be for me a I leave the house quickish in the morning.
you just have to be careful done in 5 mins easy
1 Like #21
A good Wilkinson German boar brush £3 in big Tescos (or amazon) & 3 Arko soft stick soaps from Amazon under £4 for a couple of years, lathers in 40 seconds. Or forget brush & shaving soap or cream: just use your £1 gel spray can (better than foam spray). I can get a good 1 pass DE shave that way in under a minute when in a rush, better than any expensive cartridge chopping up skin, 2 passes with gel spray in about 90 seconds.

If using good cheap shaving soap or creams under a fiver / year: cheaper & healthier than gel/foam sprays & with experience lathered in half to a minute.

DE blades costs per year like Astra SP blades, just under a fiver, 100 DE blades costing about £8, £5 in sales lasting over a year. Straight razors are a different game, need time and good whetstones too plus sharpening expertise.
1 Like #22
I used to use a DE razor as a teenager, a Gillette twist-to-open razor and either 7 'O Clock or Gillette Blue. Very rare I didn't get a cut with a new blade. my face had bits of tissue paper on. I was so glad when first Gillette G2's came out and then the others. Now, I use Gillette ProGlide Fusion and I certainly wouldn't go back to DE shaving and I don't care what these DE-using wallahs on here say!


Edited By: Fish2013 on Jul 26, 2014 20:11
#23
great razor - Hot
#24
I shave DE with a cheapo thing that was on here for like £3 or something.

How much better is this razor than my cheapie please?
#25
I used to get cuts with cartridges more than I now get with DE, in fact nearly none, needs a bit of experience, good lathering + good DE razor + personalised blade choice. Cheap multi blade sampler packs on ebay to test.
#26
dancedar
louiselouise
This is the one boyf uses, still looks as good as the day I bought it, over a year ago. He uses a Ri-Mei from dx.com (which looks similar but not, obviously, as well made) when he stays here.

His blades of choice are Gilette 7 o'clock Yellows and Astra Platinums.
I have the Ri-Mei, I winner how this compares to it?
The Ri-Mei isn't as heavy, it's metal-coated plastic. Boyf says it doesn't shave as well, though I'd have to ask him to elaborate on the reasons why. It's a perfectly decent razor on the cheap, though, and it gets great reviews on Dealextreme.

http://www.dx.com/p/rimei-stainless-steel-double-edge-blade-razor-silver-116281

Edited By: louiselouise on Jul 26, 2014 20:21: Woops, typo
#27
This ej89 is better than the good cheapo on dx:

http://www.dx.com/p/rimei-stainless-steel-double-edge-blade-razor-silver-116281

Better and easier shave than ej89 are Merkur 37c & 39c, same slanted head, different handles with 39c being longer, about £30 to £38:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=merkur+37c

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=merkur+39c


Edited By: simplez on Jul 26, 2014 20:22
#28
londonstinks
Hmm been looking at these for a while now as I seem to be going through Hydro 3 blades at an alarming rate and is getting quite expensive. Think I'll bite at this price. Does a safety razor shave take a lot longer than a cartridge? I don't mind a few minutes extra but if it takes 30 mins for a shave or something like that it probably wouldn't be for me a I leave the house quickish in the morning.
Jump in the shower to make your bristles soften up, done in 10 mins or less.
1 Like #29
Great razor, let the chumps stick with their gillettes(each to their own, more aimed at the anti DE types), paying out a fortune for an inferior shave. The thing is, you can spend a fortune on this lark, with all manner of shave soaps and pre and post shave treatments, or you can do it really cheaply(and quickly once you're used to how to shave)
Personally I've got this razor, a box of astra platinum blades(less than a tenner for 100) and a palmolive shave stick(less than 50p) and I can shave as quickly as I ever could with a disposable...with far less expenditure too.

Hot!
#30
dancedar
louiselouise
This is the one boyf uses, still looks as good as the day I bought it, over a year ago. He uses a Ri-Mei from dx.com (which looks similar but not, obviously, as well made) when he stays here.

His blades of choice are Gilette 7 o'clock Yellows and Astra Platinums.
I have the Ri-Mei, I winner how this compares to it?

I bought this RIMEI for my wife. I have DE89L Barley Twist.

I've got to say that once you've seen the RIMEI for £2.33 delivered, it is pretty hard to see the Edwin Jagger as a bargain, particularly as the one I received has some issues with its thread. I like the Barley Twist but if I was buying a razor to try out, I'd certainly buy the RIMEI first. It is a bit smaller but it certainly looks the part and does a decent job, though the case and mirror are pretty naff.

If you want a decent stand, this is half the price for which some sites in the UK are selling exactly the same stand and it looks the dog's.
#31
Also (about Ri-Mei razors) someone says on the dx.com forum that this one is longer and heavier (ooer, missus). http://www.dx.com/p/rimei-men-s-manual-razor-shaver-silver-201352 so maybe there are slight variations amongst the Ri-Meis. I assumed they were all similar beasts.
1 Like #33
make sure you sign up to the HUKD shaving thread for tips on how to get the best out of DE shaving :-)
#34
I understand that cartridge blades have become dear but relatively these have become even more expensive. It was only 15-20years ago these were only a couple of quid now almost £20 wtf
#35
yep or google:
HUKD DE
#36
Why are they called safety razors?
#37
I bought one of these last year, as well as a brush and cream. I used to get regular ingrowing hairs that are now a thing of the past, am just as quick as I ever was with a cartridge and get a much better shave. I love the brush and cream (sandalwood) and notice that, when I do let my beard grow out a bit, the stubble is evenly growing, as opposed to being a bit patchy before I used the de.
What's not to like?
#38
I used to hate shaving but there's a knack to using a DE, and the"skill" seems to turn it into something more pleasurable somehow - and you'll find yourself with all manner of creams and potions and much nicer skin as a result.

Most people seem to say to shave in three passes, but I seem to get by ok going against the grain straight away, but I still do a good long session with lather every now and then just because I can :-)
#39
joshtbh
I shave DE with a cheapo thing that was on here for like £3 or something.

How much better is this razor than my cheapie please?

Like night and day.
I have this razor and love it. Been using it 18 months now and not so much as a nick just a pleasurable close shave.
1 Like #40
mccririck
Why are they called safety razors?

The blades aren't called safety razors, the implement that holds them is. It only shows the edge of the blade so you cant cut yourself deeply with it.

Edited By: Biker Jeff on Jul 26, 2014 20:45

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