Cut-throat Razor + 100 Blades + More! £14.95 Delivered @ Amazon/Barber Blades Ltd
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Cut-throat Razor + 100 Blades + More! £14.95 Delivered @ Amazon/Barber Blades Ltd

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Found 12th Mar 2013
Seems a great deal considering 100 blades are included, in comparison to how grosely overpriced the big brand blades are.
Also included is shaving soap, shaving brush and styptic matches.

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Got a cut throat for Xmas. The cuts are getting less severe. Wouldn't change back now.

Good deal, hot.

Maybe consider DE shaving instead of Cut Throat. It's changed my shaving experience.
Ref the pack - looks good and cheap although Derby blades are not favoured by many.

jobibear

Got a cut throat for Xmas. The cuts are getting less severe. Wouldn't … Got a cut throat for Xmas. The cuts are getting less severe. Wouldn't change back now.Good deal, hot.



How easy is it to get used to a cut throat?

Original Poster

Andyjbs

Maybe consider DE shaving instead of Cut Throat. It's changed my shaving … Maybe consider DE shaving instead of Cut Throat. It's changed my shaving experience.Ref the pack - looks good and cheap although Derby blades are not favoured by many.



What is DE Shaving?

DE is Double Edge, I was converted last summer. I'm not going to go back, not sure I could do cut throat though.

Another DE convert here.

The straight edge does intrigue me though, but i don't think i could use one without thinking of Sweeney Todd and getting a bit nervous.

I wouldn't mind trying DE razor, anyone recommend where and what to buy?

Look at the tread, good suggestions!

Nah, still think it's cheaper to grow a beard...

This is a shavette, a proper 'cut-throat' or 'straight' razor doesn't use disposable blades.

Price isn't really that good. Arko is about 4 quid, Derby's are about 3 quid, that boar bristle brush that is no doubt crap is on amazon for 3 quid, styptic matches are about a pound and a generic shavette from as low as £2. So pretty standard.

Banned

dimuc

I wouldn't mind trying DE razor, anyone recommend where and what to buy?



I get all mine from here:

theenglishshavingcompany.com/

Got an Edwin Jagger

dimuc

I wouldn't mind trying DE razor, anyone recommend where and what to buy?


you wont go wrong with Merkur..

dimuc

I wouldn't mind trying DE razor, anyone recommend where and what to buy?



The Edwin Jagger De89 is the razor most often recommended for those starting out with DE shaving. I have one and It's not too aggressive and really well made. Costs a bit more initially than buying a Gillette Mach 3 or what have you but you save a fortune on the blades in the long run.

You can get cheaper DE razors but they last a lifetime so spending an extra fiver or so for a good quality one is worth it.

dimuc

I wouldn't mind trying DE razor, anyone recommend where and what to buy?



For all things shaving check badger and blade forums. I have a merkur with feather blades.

badgerandblade.com/

dimuc

I wouldn't mind trying DE razor, anyone recommend where and what to buy?



See the items described in this OP for a good quality starting kit. Initial outlay circa £50, but a decent brush and razor will last a lifetime. Astra SP are highly recommended - I use them myself - and can be picked up for about £8 per 100 on the bay. Avoid Derby blades were possible as they seem to be highly inconsistent in quality. Alternatively get a sample pack from Connaught Shaving to find a blade that suits you. Trust me you won't look back. Your fusions etc are a rip off.

See also Bluebeards Revenge, Shaving Shack, NkdMan, Amazon & the bay





Edited by: "Whammerhead" 12th Mar 2013

Thanks for the DE links and references. Fancy trying DE shaving, not sure i'm good enough to shave witha cut throat though.

Disagree with the two negative comments towards the Derby Extra blades. I know a lot of people dislike these blades but blade choice is a very personal thing. Derby's are a very forgiving blade for newcomers to DE shaving and a good blade for men with sensitive skin, they may not be the sharpest but that's not necessarily what you want when you're starting out.
Edited by: "dan1w" 12th Mar 2013

dan1w

Disagree with the two negative comments towards the Derby Extra blades. I … Disagree with the two negative comments towards the Derby Extra blades. I know a lot of people dislike these blades but blade choice is a very personal thing. Derby's are a very forgiving blade for newcomers to DE shaving and a good blade for men with sensitive skin, they may not be the sharpest but that's not necessarily what you want when you're starting out.



Agree that it's a personal choice but I found that the quality varied blade to blade and not necessarily pack to pack. However, try and judge for yourself

Worth a try, whats the worst a few minor cuts?

I have this razor, it does tend to discolour and rust unless it is dried properly after every use.

£13 Now........ Wow!

Original Poster

Drachir

£13 Now........ Wow!

£13 + £1.95 p&p = £14.95

I agree, I've got back to DE. Can get Wilkinson sword blades 10 for £1.50 from Amazon.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…a_1?qid=1363172610&sr=8-16π=SL75

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djqcquinn

I agree, I've got back to DE. Can get Wilkinson sword blades 10 for £1.50 … I agree, I've got back to DE. Can get Wilkinson sword blades 10 for £1.50 from Amazon.http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0026DK5PE/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1363172610&sr=8-16&pi=SL75



No you cant, £3.45. Lets not forget postage.

Arko is fantastic shaving soap. About on-par with Tabac (but less smelly).

I would end up cutting my face off

dimuc

I wouldn't mind trying DE razor, anyone recommend where and what to buy?


As others have said the Edwin Jagger DE89 is a good choice and you can get them for under £20 although tbh I would order from a dedicated shaving site like Shaving Shack or Nkdman (they are more knowledgeable, respond to emails and prices the same or less if you take into account their perks and 10% off codes)

The DE89 come with a different choice of handles (barly chrome is the nicest IMO and under £23 if you use the 10% code). Other ones to look at are the Muhle R89 razors - these use the same heads as the DE89 but you can get them (Grande versions) with a longer handle.

If you get a brand name razor (eg Jagger, Merkur or a Muhle) and you find DE shaving isn't for you, you can always sell the razors on Ebay. If you don't want to spash out on a decent brush initially try shaving with Natural Grooming Co Sensitive gel - its oil based so doesn't lather (so brush is not necessary).



Edited by: "gari189" 13th Mar 2013

These use the same blades as a double edge razor - only they have to be snapped in half to fit, making them in to two blades (looks like these are already snapped for you in the photo).

Anyway, it's a good price, a styptic pencil alone is about £2-3. However, I prefer a double edge razor as a safer and equally cheap to use alternative to expensive cartridge razors.

I shave using a Dovo straight razor from the Invisible Edge website (http://www.theinvisibleedge.co.uk/). I had a nasty accident changing blades using a shavette, (own stupidity), so I'm sworn off them now.

Even if you don't fancy shaving using a straight edge razor or a shavette, investing in a badger hair brush and some shaving soap will save you a lot of money in the long run, and will give you a closer shave than using canned foams, even if you use a disposable razor.

I switched to DE shaving about a year ago and wouldn't switch back if Gillette gave me a lifetime supply of Fusion blades for free. Be warned though, what started out as a cost saving exercise turned into an obsession, buying expensive shave creams and a badger hair brush. I probably spend more now on shaving than I ever did, but it's a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience and as close as a man should ever get to pampering themselves.

The results once you get the hang of it are nothing any Gillette shave will ever achieve. Generations of men are being brainwashed by PR that multibladed garbage offers a better shave. It only took be a few shaves to get used to it and i never need a styptic pencil now as i never get even the smallest bloodspot.

I have quite thick hair though and Derby blades were rubbish for me, I found Tesco own brand Israeli made blades to be way better. Think they're under £2 for ten and I get about 5 shaves from one blade.

Do yourselves a favour and stop throwing money at Gillette.

dan1w

This is a shavette, a proper 'cut-throat' or 'straight' razor doesn't use … This is a shavette, a proper 'cut-throat' or 'straight' razor doesn't use disposable blades.Price isn't really that good. Arko is about 4 quid, Derby's are about 3 quid, that boar bristle brush that is no doubt crap is on amazon for 3 quid, styptic matches are about a pound and a generic shavette from as low as £2. So pretty standard.



I cannot emphasise this enough, this is not a cut-throat or straight razor, it is a 'shavette' which whilst a similar shape takes disposable razor blades.

Another double edge shaving convert.

Old 1960's Gillette fatboys and Gillette slims can be had on ebay for 30/40 quid. I recommend Astra Platinum blades. They cost about 8 quid for 200 on Amazon (when i got them) and last much better than the Derbys.

Okto

These use the same blades as a double edge razor - only they have to be … These use the same blades as a double edge razor - only they have to be snapped in half to fit, making them in to two blades (looks like these are already snapped for you in the photo). Anyway, it's a good price, a styptic pencil alone is about £2-3. However, I prefer a double edge razor as a safer and equally cheap to use alternative to expensive cartridge razors.



These things usually can take De blades but those supplied are single edge.

Also, doesn't come with a styptic pencil. As I've said, the price of this lot is pretty standard.

I also think it'd be a poor introduction into 'proper' shaving as shavette's are not the easiest things to use. A DE razor or proper straight would be far better and you'd be less likely to give up and chuck it in the bin.

I use Feather blades in an EJ89b DE razor, you can usually get 50 blades on ebay for around a tenner now and again, 3 or 4 shaves per blade if you dont leave it a month inbetween like I do, so 150/200 shaves for a tenner plus the initial cost of teh razor and creams/brush. Save a fortune, get a closer shave and an enjoyble learning curve/experience/time out to yourself each shave.

I'll never go back to cartridge now, just too expensive

dan1w

I also think it'd be a poor introduction into 'proper' shaving as … I also think it'd be a poor introduction into 'proper' shaving as shavette's are not the easiest things to use.



I wholeheartedly agree. A straight razor is a lot more user friendly than a shavette.

A shavette could easily put you off traditional shaving, meaning you miss out on the joys of using a straight razor. The best introduction to traditional shaving, is to take the plunge and buy a starter kit. That set a good starter kit is around £140, so it really is a plunge.

I bought some of this equipment last year, tried it (admittedly with a 5 day stubble/beard) and it hurt like hell, could do more than an inch!

any guides or advice anyone can give (asside from down leave it 5 days) lol

furiousjammin

I bought some of this equipment last year, tried it (admittedly with a 5 … I bought some of this equipment last year, tried it (admittedly with a 5 day stubble/beard) and it hurt like hell, could do more than an inch!any guides or advice anyone can give (asside from down leave it 5 days) lol



A high level of stubble is a mixed blessing. It's easier to see where you've shaved, and arguably achieve a closer shave, but it can be more painful if the blade doesn't cut and ends up tearing at the hair.

The biggest difficulty is achieving the correct angle for shaving. There's some really good 'how to' videos on youtube. A youtuber called Geofatboy has some decent videos, and there's an online community that could give you some good advice, see the website straightrazorplace.com , it has advice on using shavettes.

bought this a month ago, starting to get used to it, although the few odd cuts now and again, dont see myself going back to manual.

Banned

Merkur 34C for me, and it's wonderful. Israeli blades, Feather blades and Derby blades I am yet undecided.


Badger brush, Proraso pre shave, Bluebeards shaving cream and post shave balm (balm is excellent). I also have Proraso gel for the cuts which happen less and less. I've been using since Xmas and a chore that took 5 minutes has turned into a pleasure that takes 15 minutes.

Not too sure about this offer though.
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