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greenhorn 25th May 2016 23:48

Re: Life on a Razor Edge...Shaving the retro way
 
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Originally Posted by nowwhat? (Post 3982429)
All the Chinese stuff I got from eBay or AliExpress barely lasted a few months. My eyeglasses are missing one screw, the famous Chinese fountain pen I bought dries up in minutes, the chrome-plated razor stand I bought started rusting in a month(!), so I would stay away from Chinese stuff.

buying chinese stuff is a crapshoot, but there are some decent options out there
http://www.ebay.in/itm/TWIST-OPEN-SA...gAAOSwPe1UGDCO
this is what i bought - the packaging indicated it was made in india. It's worked fine for a over a year now, but there is some slight rust inside


Sunglasses - I bought two on ebay, one was great and the other was crap - Was trying out cheap options for polarized glasses for driving - The good one has been in use for a few months now without issues

vikramvicky1984 26th May 2016 09:05

Re: Life on a Razor Edge...Shaving the retro way
 
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Originally Posted by archat68 (Post 3982401)

Thanks a lot, will get this only. Have a plastic Gillette now

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Originally Posted by nowwhat? (Post 3982429)
In the value range, there are only 3 razors (or its variants) that everyone raves about abroad. Strictly in alphabetical order, they are:
All of the above cost around Rs. 2,000 in the US but are of such high quality that they will not only last your lifetime, but those of your children and grand-children.

Out of the above, Parker is made in India and proudly mentions that fact on every product. However the company has some sort of a contractual agreement to export all its razors to the US. Still, if you take the effort to locate the owner in India, you may be able to persuade him to ship you a few.

Parker DE razors come in single-piece butterfly-open and 3-piece. Parker can be bloodthirsty and requires proper technique. This is not a razor one can use in the shower like a Mach 3 or the plastic DE Gillette. I rate it very highly and the attention to detail is as good if not better than its competitors, but I cut myself too many times and switched over to the Edwin Jagger which doesn't require as much thought.

You will get Godrej Shaving Round (GSR) in small department stores in most cities, not big ones like Spencers, Reliance, etc. GSR is very popular in rural areas and availability is usually high. Once you have a quality razor, GSR or Godrej Shaving Foam and Gillette Black blades, you are all set as India has some of the best shaving disposables for DE shaving in the entire world.



All the Chinese stuff I got from eBay or AliExpress barely lasted a few months. My eyeglasses are missing one screw, the famous Chinese fountain pen I bought dries up in minutes, the chrome-plated razor stand I bought started rusting in a month(!), so I would stay away from Chinese stuff.

Thanks a lot. I know about parker , I already got one parker fitting mach3 and stand and escali brush from US amazon for my father but don't want to spend 2k on myself now( merkur is what i love among them).
I have tried godrej shaving round is small places and asked local barbers too, everyone remembers it with nostalgia but none has one.

Stuff I have for my father, Beautiful stuff all ( nearly 3 years old now). Would highly recommend them
http://www.amazon.com/Escali-100%25-...s=badger+brush
http://www.amazon.com/Heavyweight-Al...s=parker+mach3
http://www.amazon.com/Perfecto-Delux...s=badger+brush


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Originally Posted by Mistakenguy (Post 3982267)
You can drop a mail to care@godrejcp.com

They'll give you details of available outlets.

Thanks a lot, will do

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Originally Posted by greenhorn (Post 3982348)
There are chinese and indian made stuff available on ebay for a few hundred which look like clones of classic designs. Worth a shot

Thanks

S_U_N 27th January 2017 21:07

Re: Life on a Razor Edge...Shaving the retro way
 
Where are you guys sourcing those Gillette Blacks from?
I was looking at buying Feathers blades from Amazon.in - there does not seem to be cheaper option to buy online. I am reading good things about Gillette Black here, so I might as well try those first.

theexperthand 31st January 2017 18:26

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Originally Posted by S_U_N (Post 4135297)
Where are you guys sourcing those Gillette Blacks from?
I was looking at buying Feathers blades from Amazon.in - there does not seem to be cheaper option to buy online. I am reading good things about Gillette Black here, so I might as well try those first.

Should be available at local kirana stores - I have seen them at stores here.

--Anoop

archat68 31st January 2017 21:20

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Originally Posted by S_U_N (Post 4135297)
Where are you guys sourcing those Gillette Blacks from?
I was looking at buying Feathers blades from Amazon.in - there does not seem to be cheaper option to buy online. I am reading good things about Gillette Black here, so I might as well try those first.

Check this site. However I have no idea about their reliability:
http://freshofresh.in/index.php?rout...roduct_id=1184

Raja 1st February 2017 17:42

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Just wanted to say that after 25 years, I have left the regular disposable razors (No longer a slave to the Gillette Corporation)

Bought a Double Edge Razor from Waytoshave (via Amazon):
https://www.waytoshave.com/razors/th...ge-blade-razor

Used the razor first time today, really happy with the shave and look forward to very clean shaves in the future :)

zaveed 4th March 2017 20:27

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Any feedback on the Bombay Shaving company Razor, have any of the members used it.Thank you.

archat68 5th March 2017 13:04

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I recently bought a Merkur Progress from global ebay for Rs. 2490. What an excellent razor!! The price makes the deal sweeter :).
http://www.ebay.in/itm/122137238544?...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

govigov 5th March 2017 14:26

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I am currently using merkur HD s with feather blades and a body shop shaving brush. I am on the lookout for a badger brush preferably VFM. Any recommendations?

Desmosedici 5th March 2017 16:20

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Originally Posted by zaveed (Post 4157414)
Any feedback on the Bombay Shaving company Razor, have any of the members used it.Thank you.

All those online ones are a sham. The cheaper Gillettes are way better than those gimmicky ones.

shreyascashyap 7th March 2017 10:52

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Any feedback on the Bombay Shaving company Razor, have any of the members used it.Thank you.

I got that as a birthday gift a few months ago, I'm really happy with it.
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Originally Posted by Desmosedici (Post 4157738)
All those online ones are a sham. The cheaper Gillettes are way better than those gimmicky ones.

I am not someone who shaves regularly, I like letting my beard grow out. Once it gets too thick, I trim it with my Remington trimmer and then shave it clean. My experience with razors so far has been limited to the multi blade Gillettes (Mach-3 Turbo and Fusion) and I have to say I prefer the BSC razor any day.

The finish of the shave is as good as the multi-blade razors, if not better. Plus, the whole procedure of shaving with this kit, with the bundled wash and foam, for me, is the best part of the overall experience.

Granted, there might be better razors out there. I did search online for razors and other accessories but most of them were quite expensive. For someone who is not accustomed to mechanical safety razors, this makes a very good starting point.
At 2.5k you get the razor, shaving cream, face wash, after shave balm, shaving brush all packed in a stunning looking box!

Desmosedici 7th March 2017 12:25

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Originally Posted by shreyascashyap (Post 4158844)
I got that as a birthday gift a few months ago, I'm really happy with it.
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At 2.5k you get the razor, shaving cream, face wash, after shave balm, shaving brush all packed in a stunning looking box!

My bad. I assumed you were referring to those triple blade razors being sold online. Those are really bad. A usual safety razor is something I prefer and thats what I see in that package. I'm heading over to the site now. Needed a good quality safety razor. Most local ones get rusty soon.

Cheers,
Raj...

Red Liner 7th March 2017 12:32

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Anyone use pre-shave oil from WOW over on Amazon.in? I don't think I can spend hours under a shower moisturizing my face anywhere before a DE shave anymore. Skin's acting up as well.

Ferrari1976 10th September 2017 12:06

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Any feedback on feather razor (popular)? At around 1000 INR they are cheaper than Merkur, but the online feedback seems to be almost similar.

deep_bang 10th September 2017 13:52

Re: Life on a Razor Edge...Shaving the retro way
 
A short review on the Bombay shaving company kit. The kit comes with:
1. A pre-shave cream
2. A shave cream
3. An Aftershave balm (alcohol free).
The razor itself is stainless steel and has a good weight associated with it. It comes with 2 shaving adapters, one for a more aggressive shave and one more for a less aggressive shave!

So, here is the deal:
Firstly, it is good. No doubt about that at all.


I have not used the Merkur's etc - so i cannot compare them yet. Merkur's being world famous *may* be better. Others can comment.

The razors come with Feather blades, and i belive that the whole process of using pre-shave and the shaving cream, combined with the Feather blades is what gives the best results. If you dont use the pre-shave, somehow, things are not as great as they should be.
The razor took a little getting used to. I nicked a couple of times but after a few shaves, it is nice.

I was earlier using an electric Philips shaver for over 8 years. This one gives a closer shave, but it needs a little more time while shaving. A good lather is NECESSARY. So, one has to religiously use pre-shave, then the shave cream, get a good lather, and then shave. And usually just one sweep should do the trick.

On the whole, it makes you pamper yourself a little. So, although it takes more time, its something i look forward to!


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