Brilliant Double Edge (DE) Shaving Starter Kit - £49.54 Delivered @ Shaving Shack
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Brilliant Double Edge (DE) Shaving Starter Kit - £49.54 Delivered @ Shaving Shack

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Found 31st May 2013
The HotUKDeal's Double Edge (DE) Shaving Thread Link is listed in the first post, but here is what is considered the best equipment that is needed to begin DE shaving at a price that is just incredible! For those gents who wish to get away from crazy prices for cartridge razors and the best shave possible (ever) then this is an absolute steal and here's the details:

The Shaving Shack currently has a code for 20% off orders over £60 (use FDAY20) and a TopCashBack rate of 20.2% and the price listed doesn't include the TopCashBack; however, when this is paid it could bring it down to £39.53 which is unreal for the quality of the products to get you started.

Obviously you can mix and match to get up to the £60 on Shaving Shack, but those on the thread will recommend the products as follows with links for all of those currently in stock in the first post as follows:

Progress Vulfix 404 Grosvenor Mixed Badger and Boar Bristle Shaving Brush = £10.99

Edwin Jagger Double Edge Razor DE89 (Plus 5 Derby DE Blades) = £21.99

Proraso Pre and Post Shave Cream (100ml) = £9.19

Proraso Shave Cut Healing Gel (10ml) = £4.09 (worthwhile getting for when it goes badly wrong!)

The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm (100ml) = £9.99

Proraso Shaving Cream Jar (150ml) = £5.69

Plus a free gift - Personally, I'd choose the Bluebeard's hand towel rather than any of the blades currently available (Derby blades supplied with the razor generally have a bad reputation and no Astra Superior Platinum's are currently in stock). The Astra Superior Platinum's are available for a pack of 100 from eBay for around £7/£8 and are generally considered superb. A 100 blades should be enough to last over a year; even if you shave everyday.

This is an unreal price to get yourself started with kit we highly regard on the HotUKDeal's DE Shaving Thread! Shave points will also be awarded with the order giving you a few £'s off the next order when you get bitten by the bug to increase your kit!

Yes it is more than a Gillette Fusion, but this is practically everything you need to get a shave like you've never experienced before and the running costs after the initial outlay are pence per week. Gents, try it, learn how to do properly with all the useful information on the HotUKDeal's DE Shaving Thread and when you get it right then you'll never look back.

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Original Poster

HotUKDeal's DE Shaving Thread link here.

Links to items we highly recommend:

Progress Vulfix 404 Grosvenor Mixed Badger and Boar Bristle Shaving Brush here = £10.99

Edwin Jagger Double Edge Razor DE89 (Plus 5 Derby DE Blades) here = £21.99 - Out of Stock.

Edwin Jagger Double Edge Razor DE89L (Same razor with different type of handle plus 5 Derby DE Blades) here = £21.99

(Merkur 34C if Edwin Jagger DE89 is not your choice razor here = £29.99) and take out the Proraso Shave Cut Healing Gel to offset the additional cost if you think you'll be careful and end up with no cuts!

Proraso Pre and Post Shave Cream (100ml) here = £9.19 - Back in Stock.

The Bluebeards Revenge Pre Shave Oil (125ml) as a replacement for Proraso pre-shave here

Proraso Shave Cut Healing Gel (10ml) here = £4.09 - Back in Stock

Alum Block as a replacement for Proraso Shave Cut Healing Gel (dip in cold water and rub over the face after a shave to seal up pores/stop minor nicks and cuts) here = £6.69

The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm (100ml) here = £9.99

Proraso Shaving Cream Jar (150ml) here = £5.69 - Back in Stock.

Taylor of Bond Street Shave Cream as a replacement for Proraso Shaving Cream Jar (different types available) here = from £7.95









Edited by: "HertzVanRental" 7th Jun 2013

Hopefully this will get hot if people give it a chance and see its £39 not £49 but we will see.

Original Poster

dolphinninja

Hopefully this will get hot if people give it a chance and see its £39 … Hopefully this will get hot if people give it a chance and see its £39 not £49 but we will see.



I have a feeling that you can't include Quidco/TopCashBack in the price as it's not guaranteed!
Edited by: "HertzVanRental" 31st May 2013

Not sure if I should splash on a good DE set just yet. Been using a £5 handle for a year, and 10p blades been doing the trick and enjoy it.

Original Poster

sunil237

Not sure if I should splash on a good DE set just yet. Been using a £5 … Not sure if I should splash on a good DE set just yet. Been using a £5 handle for a year, and 10p blades been doing the trick and enjoy it.



Trust us on this one as everyone on the DE Shaving Thread will agree that it's worth spending the extra and you'll get a significantly better shave than what you're currently using - bit like chalk and cheese when comparing the £5 razor against the products listed. You won't look back if you purchase these products - that's every HotUKDeal member's comments on the thread and not just mine!
Edited by: "HertzVanRental" 31st May 2013

Grow a beard.

Be a man.

Save money.

On a serious note I am tempted to go for a cheap de to see what the fuss is about.

Got some for Xmas, love it. Will never go back to waaaaaayover priced Gillette rubbish. Would definitely recommend getting the healing gel!!!! ;-)

I received a Merkur Futur 761 yesterday went for that particular one simply because you can adjust the cutting length.

The

yozzer

Got some for Xmas, love it. Will never go back to waaaaaayover priced … Got some for Xmas, love it. Will never go back to waaaaaayover priced Gillette rubbish. Would definitely recommend getting the healing gel!!!! ;-)

why has the Gillette fusion won a which best buy award if its rubbish ??

LOUGHBORO GUY

The why has the Gillette fusion won a which best buy award if its … The why has the Gillette fusion won a which best buy award if its rubbish ??



Probably because DE razors weren't included.

Father's Day is coming up. This is a great set of goods at a fantastic price. Hot!

LOUGHBORO GUY

The why has the Gillette fusion won a which best buy award if its … The why has the Gillette fusion won a which best buy award if its rubbish ??


Do a bit of research and you'll see why cartridge blades are not well regarded. They are the equivalent of microwave ready meals - they get the job done, but don't compare to the succulent well cooked steak of DE shaving!

At this price, it's worth a go!

I've said it before - a quick rummage in your local flea market/charity/junk shops will throw up a quality vintage handle.

bought a DE razor and 100 blades about a year ago for about £12.00 after it was voted hot on here,thought i would save money as i was buying gillette fusion.But this DE thing gave me cuts everytime i used it,it needs to be formed/shaped or something like a gillette razor somehow,its to short for starters and needs to curve somehow for it be work well,blades were not much use after one shave,i can get 10-15 shaves out of a fusion blade so not a great deal more expense for a better shave.sold the DE on ebay for £7.00 with 95 blades.

Original Poster

mrkritt

bought a DE razor and 100 blades about a year ago for about £12.00 after … bought a DE razor and 100 blades about a year ago for about £12.00 after it was voted hot on here,thought i would save money as i was buying gillette fusion.But this DE thing gave me cuts everytime i used it,it needs to be formed/shaped or something like a gillette razor somehow,its to short for starters and needs to curve somehow for it be work well,blades were not much use after one shave,i can get 10-15 shaves out of a fusion blade so not a great deal more expense for a better shave.sold the DE on ebay for £7.00 with 95 blades.



For £12 you will not get a decent DE razor anywhere near the quality of the kit listed in this deal. Blades are a very personal issue about finding what is correct for you; the blades mentioned in the OP are highly regarded by most all on the DE shaving thread, but a sample pack that can be had for around a fiver will give you a varied selection to try. Decent blades should give a minimum of 3 to 5 shaves depending on the coarseness of your beard; so about 20 to 50 pence for 10 to 15 incredible shaves against the significantly higher cost of a Fusion cartridge.

Secondly, DE shaving is all about the technique and preparation of the face/lather and all the info/links you'll ever need on how to get it right is on the thread. Never heard about forming/shaping the razor for it to work correctly and it's in the way you hold it and letting the razor head do the work rather than applying any pressure to your face.

This is a brilliant starter for the money and guarantee that you'll see a massive difference and the ultimate shave if you get the kit and follow the advice on the thread. With the razor, brush, cream, post/pre shave cream, post shave balm, healing gel and a towel for under £40 then you'll have an amazing set-up that will convert you back!

I can recommend the Edwin Jagger DE89, bought mine a year ago after having it recommended to me on here

HertzVanRental

" ( good knowledge/advise ) "


^ What this guy says!

Cracking deal - great razor for beginners (if you bin the Derbys), great brush with enough backbone to survive, and whilst I have no experience of the Proraso soaps, etc they do have a great reputation.

Just remember to be gentle and not to apply pressure (the weight of the razor does the work), you'll be fine.

Regards,

White.

Wow, good deal!! I'd love to get my hands on an AS-D1 with these discounts and cashback rates, shame they're not in stock...

For mrkritt above - a £12 razor and blades is really not going to do that well... I'd heartily recommend the Merkur 30C (really nicely grippy handle) and some reasonable blades (Astra SP for example) and with a good lather and some PATIENCE (very important!) you should get a pretty good shave even the first few times.
Edited by: "sergiup" 31st May 2013

is the learning curve easier and less perilous than cut throat razors?

They have the Lord L6 razor for only £5 - its a good starter razor, gets good reviews and I've been using one for the last 5 months and its rare that I get any cuts. Comes with a nice long handle but is a bit light compared to the EJ and the finish on the razor is no where near as good as the EJ. I'd recommend the L6 though if you're looking for something cheaper to start with and once you're hooked and want to move on to something a bit more special your L6 is a great travel razor.....
Edited by: "gari189" 31st May 2013

niqbal870

is the learning curve easier and less perilous than cut throat razors?



Much easier, though I've only experienced a terrible cut-throat razor (it lived up to its name spectacularly).

I use DE razors now but I could never manage with a cut throat. Once I learned that with a DE you need very, very little pressure to shave I was hooked on it.

All DE Shavers will be sitting here smiling at the cartridge boys comments.
If you need ask why then you won't understand

I got myself a cut throat razor from these guys along with several other accessories and whilst I don't have this particular set, I can highly recommend them - excellent customer service.

Banned

can i shave against the grain on my chin and neck with these and not look life I've been in a fight with a paper shredder? I somehow get the impression that these are only recommended by those that have stubble that a cat could lick off. Nothing beats a Gillete Mach 3 for thick, fast growing stubble.

I've got full on man stubble. Along with the hairy back and all the other good stuff it comes with. I get a much better shave from a DE razor than I do from a Mach 3 or a Fusion. I shave against the grain on my neck and upper lip with a DE razor and don't get any nicks or cuts.

unclened

can i shave against the grain on my chin and neck with these and not look … can i shave against the grain on my chin and neck with these and not look life I've been in a fight with a paper shredder? I somehow get the impression that these are only recommended by those that have stubble that a cat could lick off. Nothing beats a Gillete Mach 3 for thick, fast growing stubble.



A Gillette Mach 3 gets clogged in a few strokes if you have thick stubble and haven't shaved in a day or two. DE's don't suffer this problem. You can shave against the grain, you just don't do it on the first pass.

Banned

dan1w

A Gillette Mach 3 gets clogged in a few strokes if you have thick stubble … A Gillette Mach 3 gets clogged in a few strokes if you have thick stubble and haven't shaved in a day or two. DE's don't suffer this problem. You can shave against the grain, you just don't do it on the first pass.



I actually find that my shave on a monday morning, after a weekend of growth, is the best shave I get all week. I'll give the DE razor a go, but I seriously doubt it will work on the fresh, sharp, day-old, stubble like my Mach3 does coupled with a small dollop of King of Shaves gel.

Been umming and aaring over DE shaving for months.
First i tried Palmolive shaving cream with my usual Fusion shave and it made an improvement, so hoping my order below will take it to the next level.

SHV404 Progress Vulfix 404 Brush £10.99
SH38001 Merkur 38C Barberpole £38.99
SHPRO1 Proraso Pre and Post Shave Cream (100ml) £9.19
SHPRO2 Proraso Shaving Cream Jar (150ml) £5.69
SHFR14 FREE 10 Wilkinson Sword Double Edged Razor Blades

Subtotal: £64.86
Shave Points Discount: £0.00
Coupon Saving: £12.98
Discounted Subtotal: £51.88
Shipping cost: £0.00
Total: £51.88

After cashback it will work out at the price of the razor and blades, so sort of makes the two creams and brush free. Thanks op.

unclened

I actually find that my shave on a monday morning, after a weekend of … I actually find that my shave on a monday morning, after a weekend of growth, is the best shave I get all week. I'll give the DE razor a go, but I seriously doubt it will work on the fresh, sharp, day-old, stubble like my Mach3 does coupled with a small dollop of King of Shaves gel.



I find the same with a DE, but surely your cartridge gets clogged? I imagine shaving oil would make the clogging worse as well.

Banned

What would be a good starting point for a fairly aggressive blade and handle?

Ok im thinking of geting this but people who have one is the handle as short as it looks? Ive got a large hands and i really dont want a tiny razor

shazar

Ok im thinking of geting this but people who have one is the handle as … Ok im thinking of geting this but people who have one is the handle as short as it looks? Ive got a large hands and i really dont want a tiny razor


Be sure to check out this review on Youtube by geofatboy. He knows a thing or two about razors and really likes the EJ DE89!

shazar

Ok im thinking of geting this but people who have one is the handle as … Ok im thinking of geting this but people who have one is the handle as short as it looks? Ive got a large hands and i really dont want a tiny razor



The handle is long enough to hold comfortably trust me. The Edwin Jagger is rated very highly in the shaving community, make sure you get decent blades like Astra Superior Platinum or Gillette Yellow and you're good to go

shazar

Ok im thinking of geting this but people who have one is the handle as … Ok im thinking of geting this but people who have one is the handle as short as it looks? Ive got a large hands and i really dont want a tiny razor



I don't find the handle short, but if your hands are large the Muhle R89 Grande has exactly the same head but a larger handle.
Edited by: "dan1w" 31st May 2013

Oh how I miss shaving! I have an 18" beard! :-)]]]}}}

LOUGHBORO GUY

The why has the Gillette fusion won a which best buy award if its … The why has the Gillette fusion won a which best buy award if its rubbish ??



Bought awards. DE shaving is better on every level, including cost.

unclened

What would be a good starting point for a fairly aggressive blade and … What would be a good starting point for a fairly aggressive blade and handle?


Either the EJ in the op or a Merkur 34c, both could be teamed with the [url=]Astra blades[/url] Hertz mentions in the op. That would be a fairly aggressive starting set up.
That link isn't the cheapest place to buy Astras from just for illustration purposes.

why is everyone bumming off these now

Goodfella123

Been umming and aaring over DE shaving for months. First i tried … Been umming and aaring over DE shaving for months. First i tried Palmolive shaving cream with my usual Fusion shave and it made an improvement, so hoping my order below will take it to the next level.SHV404 Progress Vulfix 404 Brush £10.99SH38001 Merkur 38C Barberpole £38.99SHPRO1 Proraso Pre and Post Shave Cream (100ml) £9.19SHPRO2 Proraso Shaving Cream Jar (150ml) £5.69SHFR14 FREE 10 Wilkinson Sword Double Edged Razor BladesSubtotal: £64.86 Shave Points Discount: £0.00 Coupon Saving: £12.98 Discounted Subtotal: £51.88 Shipping cost: £0.00 Total: £51.88 After cashback it will work out at the price of the razor and blades, so sort of makes the two creams and brush free. Thanks op.



All very good products, but I would suggest you try Feather, Merkur or Derby blades instead of the WS. Nothing wrong with the WS blades, but the others are a smidge better, and I rate them in the order I listed them.

I cannot speak highly enough of Proraso products - just excellent stuff.
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