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Double Edge Safety Razor, Shaving Brush XS, Shaving Soap & 100 Razor Blades £14.30 (Prime) / £18.79 (non Prime) / £13.58 s/s Amazon

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Posted 5th Jun

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Was looking (again) to join the safety razor fan-club and purchased a handle and some blades then came across this which seems to offer some great value. Only £13.58 through s&s (then cancel) or £14.30 single purchase
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Bought my first double edge razor a month ago.
Started off using it like my life was in the balance...
By the end of my shave, I was back to wizzing around with it like any other razor.
Fantastic razors, save huge amounts of money and a hell of a lot less waste thrown away in the bin!
Win, win, WIN!
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For an all in one kit that seems reasonable. Never tried the Derby blades, but I can imagine they're much better than a Gillette 25 blade monstrosity.
Just remember to buy a styptic pencil if it's your first attempt
Looks like animal hair in the bristles?
herrbz05/06/2019 23:50

Looks like animal hair in the bristles?


Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Pardon my ignorance.
Only good thing is the arko soap.

OK for beginning but you will eventually need to upgrade the rest.
Bought my first double edge razor a month ago.
Started off using it like my life was in the balance...
By the end of my shave, I was back to wizzing around with it like any other razor.
Fantastic razors, save huge amounts of money and a hell of a lot less waste thrown away in the bin!
Win, win, WIN!
a DE shaving thread, not seem one of these for a bit, they used to be as common as yoghurt and sofa jokes, LOL
MonkeysUncle06/06/2019 01:04

Only good thing is the arko soap.OK for beginning but you will eventually …Only good thing is the arko soap.OK for beginning but you will eventually need to upgrade the rest.


I agree. The razor is cheap and nasty. I bought one on ebay for about £3 for travelling and it's horrible and scratchy despite using the same derby blades as my Merkur.
kg198605/06/2019 23:49

For an all in one kit that seems reasonable. Never tried the Derby blades, …For an all in one kit that seems reasonable. Never tried the Derby blades, but I can imagine they're much better than a Gillette 25 blade monstrosity. Just remember to buy a styptic pencil if it's your first attempt


NATURAL ALUM BLOCK 100g **FREE UK POST** AFTER SHAVING BALM BLOC ANTISEPTIC ASTRINGENT WET SHAVING ALUM amazon.co.uk/dp/…0N9

This is better than a septic stick.
I have the Arko soap and Derby blades, but an Edwin Jagger DE razor. The Arko soap lasts months and months. It's not the nicest product in terms of feel or smell, but it is a good product. The Derby blades are fine. I have found them much more harsh that the Astra blades that I was using previously. I bought 300 of the Derby blades for £6 though, so I'm going to be using them for a while. Again, they're not bad, I just don't like them as much as the Astra blades.
ws00706/06/2019 10:58

NATURAL ALUM BLOCK 100g **FREE UK POST** AFTER SHAVING BALM BLOC …NATURAL ALUM BLOCK 100g **FREE UK POST** AFTER SHAVING BALM BLOC ANTISEPTIC ASTRINGENT WET SHAVING ALUM https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CMOSC7A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_3no-Cb8QQF0N9This is better than a septic stick.


Alum block isn't supposed to be used as a styptic pencil, although it does stop small weepers bleeding. For bigger cuts a styptic pencil works better.
They're both equal on the pain scale though, best to have both.
I wouldn't recommend these kits. The razor supplied is pretty poor and you have no idea if the blades will suit you.
For a cheap starter on a DE kit, best getting a Wilkinson Sword brush for a few quid, Palmolive shaving soap sticks 50p each, a mix pack of blades and a decent razor like an Edwin Jagger DE89 for around £23.
Biker.Jeff06/06/2019 11:14

Alum block isn't supposed to be used as a styptic pencil, although it does …Alum block isn't supposed to be used as a styptic pencil, although it does stop small weepers bleeding. For bigger cuts a styptic pencil works better.They're both equal on the pain scale though, best to have both.


Pardon my ignorance but aren't styptic pencils made out of of the same material as alum blocks too?
Biker.Jeff06/06/2019 11:14

Alum block isn't supposed to be used as a styptic pencil, although it does …Alum block isn't supposed to be used as a styptic pencil, although it does stop small weepers bleeding. For bigger cuts a styptic pencil works better.They're both equal on the pain scale though, best to have both.


I've always found the alum blocks a bit gentler, ether that or I'm getting better at shaving, I'll probably cut half my chin off for saying that.
Biker.Jeff06/06/2019 11:21

I wouldn't recommend these kits. The razor supplied is pretty poor and you …I wouldn't recommend these kits. The razor supplied is pretty poor and you have no idea if the blades will suit you.For a cheap starter on a DE kit, best getting a Wilkinson Sword brush for a few quid, Palmolive shaving soap sticks 50p each, a mix pack of blades and a decent razor like an Edwin Jagger DE89 for around £23.


Although the palmolive sticks smell nice, I've found thay don't protect my skin when shaving, compared to the arko sticks.
Edited by: "ws007" 6th Jun
Bogami06/06/2019 11:45

Pardon my ignorance but aren't styptic pencils made out of of the same …Pardon my ignorance but aren't styptic pencils made out of of the same material as alum blocks too?


They're similar but not exactly the same. Alum blocks dont have the same bleed stopping power as a styptic pencil.
ws00706/06/2019 12:00

Although the palmolive sticks smell nice, I've found thay don't protect my …Although the palmolive sticks smell nice, I've found thay don't protect my skin when shaving, compared to the arko sticks.


I find em fine the palm extract works great on my skin , they lather up well and have a nice scent to them as well as being dirt cheap. I also use the Derby shave soap sticks and they're usually cheaper than Arko.
Let's all go back 40 years and start sticking toilet paper over the cuts these bloody things cause.
Ron_Owens06/06/2019 13:06

Let's all go back 40 years and start sticking toilet paper over the cuts …Let's all go back 40 years and start sticking toilet paper over the cuts these bloody things cause.


Get the technique right and you wont get any cuts, although you cant wiz over your face as quick as you can with a multi blade modern razor.
You can also get different types of DE razors, from very mild through to agressive.
MadeDixonsCry06/06/2019 00:59

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Pardon my ignorance.


You would want badger hair in the brush, there is different grades so go for the best you can afford. After using it rinse it in cold water and then swipe it against your fingers so it sprays the water in it away, and it will last you a long time.

DE razors are great, save a fortune over time compares to the Gillette con. You also realise very quickly that there is no reason whatsoever for having 5 blades on a razor. I got my razor from Taylor of old bond street, went for a butterfly one for ease of blade change.
revcrocket06/06/2019 14:29

You would want badger hair in the brush, there is different grades so go …You would want badger hair in the brush, there is different grades so go for the best you can afford. After using it rinse it in cold water and then swipe it against your fingers so it sprays the water in it away, and it will last you a long time. DE razors are great, save a fortune over time compares to the Gillette con. You also realise very quickly that there is no reason whatsoever for having 5 blades on a razor. I got my razor from Taylor of old bond street, went for a butterfly one for ease of blade change.


Many people dont want badger hair for ethical reasons concerning the inhumane treatment many badgers suffer before being kiiled for their hair in China.
Its made me uncomfortable using badger hair brushes and i only use synthetic brushes now.
Biker.Jeff06/06/2019 15:24

Many people dont want badger hair for ethical reasons concerning the …Many people dont want badger hair for ethical reasons concerning the inhumane treatment many badgers suffer before being kiiled for their hair in China.Its made me uncomfortable using badger hair brushes and i only use synthetic brushes now.


each to their own, but for those who do want badger hair brushes, which are superior to synthetic (albeit I understand your reasons) then push for the best grade you can.
Biker.Jeff06/06/2019 13:44

Get the technique right and you wont get any cuts, although you cant wiz …Get the technique right and you wont get any cuts, although you cant wiz over your face as quick as you can with a multi blade modern razor.You can also get different types of DE razors, from very mild through to agressive.


Tongue in cheek Jeff, used one for many years. Until about 35 years ago, still can't understand why anyone would use old technology now. :/
Ron_Owens06/06/2019 15:45

Tongue in cheek Jeff, used one for many years. Until about 35 years ago, …Tongue in cheek Jeff, used one for many years. Until about 35 years ago, still can't understand why anyone would use old technology now. :/


The resurgence in old school DE shaving, is a lot down to how shaving has become ludicrously overpriced with multi blade cartridge systems.
Although saying that, some treat DE shaving as a hobby and spend just as much on it.

Personally i DE shave occasionally but often use cheap disposables for quickness.
One thing i will say though.... Proper shave soap with a brush, is much better than the gel or foam gunk out of a can. Its cheaper as well.
Anyone use shave oil with a de? I’m used to using gel/foam and missus recently bought me a Nivea gel in a tube rather than can but it’s not ‘wonderful’
Just noticed this deal was posted a few months ago (slightly more expensive) and got near 1000, don’t know whether to feel bitter or just jealous
So my set arrived today, seems like great value. Had a ‘quick’ shave with it and although I’m not sold yet I’m quite happy with it, even if I use 1 blade per shave I’ll have saved money. The brush does its job ok but I don’t like the soap so I’ll continue looking and try something else, and just a note for someone wanting to try this, I’ve never used one of these before and I didn’t get a single nick, nor is my neck burning like with a cartridge
MadeDixonsCry06/06/2019 00:59

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Pardon my ignorance.


Both badger hair brushes and synthetic brushes have their fans.

The 'Rolls Royce' of brushes will be a badger "silver-tip" which are the softest, but people who prefer a firmer brush might buy a badger & boar hair brush.

In Spain horse hair has traditionally been used for shaving brushes.

But with the lower grades (usually more coarse) of badger brush lots of people prefer synthetic brushes as they say that synthetic 'lathers up' (creates lots of soap foam) more easily.

The body shop offer a good synthetic for £8.

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