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King of Shaves Azor (4 blade) razors x12 (free P&P) for £11.99 was £14.97 @ King of Shaves
King of Shaves Azor (4 blade) razors x12 (free P&P) for £11.99 was £14.97 @  King of Shaves

King of Shaves Azor (4 blade) razors x12 (free P&P) for £11.99 was £14.97 @ King of Shaves

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Great razors in my opinion, used them for years; easily on par with some of the "branded" systems at a fraction of the cost, seem to stay sharper for longer too.

Handle can also be purchased for only £1.25 (free P&P again).

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They don't cut the ice with me.Just not up to it as i have tried them.

Original Poster

Click the voucher for fee 20ml shave gel too, ideal for travelling!

Just to recap, you can have the handle, x12 4 blade quality razor cartridges and a bit of shave gel, delivered for £13.24!!!

Voting Cold as winter is coming and I want to grow a beard




Not really Nice Find OP

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monitor1

They don't cut the ice with me.Just not up to it as i have tried them.




I appreciate shaving tackle is very much down to personal preference so won't suit everyone, work great for me and get good reviews generally.

Ouch! Cut me

used to like this brand but think it's gone down hill lately
Heat for price though

Seems like a decent stocking filler to me, thanks.

Please don't buy this it's often half price in tesco very often as poor seller I was cut to bits got a Gillette fusion and razor sharp blades last months

I found these very poor razors, will never use them again. Each to their own I suppose.

Forget Adamantium...forget Unobtainium...according the Website these blades are coated with ENDURIUM!

In my search for cheaper alternatives to Gillette, I found these really bad to shave with. Finally ended up moving to double edge and never looked back.

Used these for a while, and then went back to gilette fusion. You could get a good shave with them but they do scrape your face a bit. Often half price in the supermarkets for the razor, if anyone is looking to try

The key to a good shave is not the blade, it's the soap. Foams and gels are rubbish.

If the OP is happy with shave gel, it perhaps explains why he's also happy with King of Shaves blades - he's perhaps never had a good shave to compare them to?

ro53ben

The key to a good shave is not the blade, it's the soap. Foams and gels … The key to a good shave is not the blade, it's the soap. Foams and gels are rubbish.If the OP is happy with shave gel, it perhaps explains why he's also happy with King of Shaves blades - he's perhaps never had a good shave to compare them to?


Recommendations for soap ?

jonesinamillion

I appreciate shaving tackle is very much down to personal preference so … I appreciate shaving tackle is very much down to personal preference so won't suit everyone, work great for me and get good reviews generally.


I wouldn't recommend shaving your tackle with these! oO

Double edge razors I prefer

arjun311

In my search for cheaper alternatives to Gillette, I found these really … In my search for cheaper alternatives to Gillette, I found these really bad to shave with. Finally ended up moving to double edge and never looked back.



Same I totally agree.

I think you can actually subscribe on the king of shaves website. I think it is only £2.99 for 4 heads (may not be these particular blades though have not checked).

Smitheeeee

Recommendations for soap ?



Good quality soap or cream, the price is usually an indicator. I use Proraso products which I buy from my local barber - he uses them for wet shaves in store.

You don't shave with soap, you shave with water - hence the term wet shave. The problem is that water runs off your face and dries out too quickly. So the trick is to find a way to get the water to stick to your face - we use soap for that.

You should wash your face and then rinse it as wet as you can and then apply soap from a shaving bowl using a badger bristle brush.

Water should be as hot as the tap will allow. Immerse the brush completely for several seconds then circle it around in the soap to create a nice lather to be applied to your face. Then work it around in circles for a good minute to ensure all the hairs have soaked up the water and a nice lather layer has been built up.

You want wet lather, not dry foam.

Note: These are the "Azor" blade and handle which had been replaced by the newer "Hyperglide 5 blade". Take care with the 5 blade as it has a "trimming" blade protruding from the rear. I have cut my fingers in the trimming blade and have slashed my face with it - as it has a propensity for the head to flip if you have slippery hands. Far too dangerous in my opinion, but after following recommendations here, I now use the Gillette Xtreme and won't go back.

Smitheeeee

Recommendations for soap ?



I use an Akor soap stick.

Fill wash-hand basin with hot water and moisten face with water as it's heating up coming out the tap. Drop shave brush into water. Turn tap off when water is hot in basin.
"Paint" face with shave stick, a really thin film of soap and then lather it with your brush that is now soaked with hot water.
Shave, rinsing razor in hot water between swipes. Don't be afraid to take your time.
Take a facecloth and run it under tap - I've got a mixer tap so tend to turn it to cold and let the hot water still in the pipe hit the cloth first and then cover my face with it. Let the plug out the basin and run the now cold water over the facecloth and cover my face with it again.
Then I use a lemon based Turkish aftershave cologne for a fresh feel.

Having one of lifes other simple pleasures - a sh1t - is best taken after, so you're not shaving in your own stench.

Don't forget to budget for the other razor you'll need to get the actual job done!

Would just modify some of the advice above somewhat. Don't use water that's very hot or very cold - as it's not great for the skin. Don't use cologne on bare skin afterwards - you shouldn't need the mild antiseptic effect it provides and it'll dry out the skin - use a post shave moisturiser of some kind, body shop and bulldog do perfectly serviceable ones at a reasonable price.

The idea of the very hot water is that it help sterilise the area as you shave.

A good shave will really open up the pores in your skin. It's a great time to clean them out and prevent bacterial build-up that leads to zits and infection. Once clean, an application of after shave (flavoured alcohol) helps close the clean pores down. Sure it will dry out the skin, which is why you should moisturise regularly, but your skin should end up healthier.

Applying a moisturiser to dirty open pores just seals in the bacteria and gives you spots and blackheads. Never apply moisturiser to dirty skin for this reason.

My best top tip to you all..... Buy a duel edge razor - pennies per blade, and finish with distilled witch hazel...

ro53ben

The idea of the very hot water is that it help sterilise the area as you … The idea of the very hot water is that it help sterilise the area as you shave.



You don't need to sterilize the area unless the environment in which you are shaving is unclear to start with. Clean the brush and razor and don't drop it in the sink.

Applying a moisturiser to dirty open pores just seals in the bacteria and … Applying a moisturiser to dirty open pores just seals in the bacteria and gives you spots and blackheads. Never apply moisturiser to dirty skin for this reason.


Yeah, hence use a proper post-shave moisturizer (which will be correspondingly thinner) rather than a regular one.

creamola

Note: These are the "Azor" blade and handle which had been replaced by … Note: These are the "Azor" blade and handle which had been replaced by the newer "Hyperglide 5 blade". Take care with the 5 blade as it has a "trimming" blade protruding from the rear. I have cut my fingers in the trimming blade and have slashed my face with it - as it has a propensity for the head to flip if you have slippery hands. Far too dangerous in my opinion, but after following recommendations here, I now use the Gillette Xtreme and won't go back.



Is the Gillette Xtreme an actual thing?

I can't seem to find it when googling:

google.co.uk/sea…F-8

Original Poster

Not much love for the King of shaves blades but I find they work great for me; a close shave with a long lasting edge at a good price.

For this money it's worth a try, if you don't like them just give them to the missus for her hairy needs... Saves wear & tear on your preferred blades!

I've tried these before and was disappointed, I'm no shaving snob but found them to be very uncomfortable to shave with compared to the Gillette Mach 3. I currently use a Gillette Fusion razor and the very cheap and cheerful Palmolive shaving soap sticks, and the only time I find it uncomfortable is if I have 4+ days worth of stubble which can "grab" a little on the blades. I've recently gotten one of the Cornerstone trial razors but have yet to use it, I'll post on here if I do try it whilst the thread is still active.

Original Poster

Mine landed this morning, going to have a shave ASAP as some of these comments have left me doubting my own opinion & experiences X)

Original Poster

Had a perfectly acceptable shave on Sunday with the new blades on Sunday, no pulls, cuts or missed hairs... I'm no testosterone fuelled gorilla though!

Used RS Co shaving cream if it's any interest.

jonesinamillion

Had a perfectly acceptable shave on Sunday with the new blades on Sunday, … Had a perfectly acceptable shave on Sunday with the new blades on Sunday, no pulls, cuts or missed hairs... I'm no testosterone fuelled gorilla though!Used RS Co shaving cream if it's any interest.



Do you shave once a week?
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