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Old 3rd July 2019, 20:05   #106
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I purchased boar bristle brush, but it shed like crazy and stopped using it. .
Those actually are cattle/buffalo tail hair, so no concern necessary for endangering wildlife ! Yes, some low quality brushes shed and become useless soon. When it happens with me, I buy another, slightly different looking one. These are mostly unbranded, or of unknown brands, so one has to be lucky to get a good one !
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The best brushes are badger. But, having said that - the Bombay Shaving Company sends out some neat ones
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I was using a Gillette Mach 3 Razor following which I'm using a Dorco Pace 4 shaving razor currently. I would like to switch to Single DE shaving razors. Could anyone kindly suggest any particular brand or model to start with?

You can try the Pearl brand of DE razors. They are excellent in nature and are well machined tools. Easily available on Amazon and their native site.


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I am using the DE Razor that came along with the BSC Kit. Still getting used to shaving with a DE Razor. A few nicks and cuts here n there.
That is really an impressive collection of DE blades.

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The best brushes are badger. But, having said that - the Bombay Shaving Company sends out some neat ones
I had ordered the Bombay Shaving Company's Kit. The brush along with it is really good. I have used only Gillette/Park Avenue Nylon Bristle Brushes till now and this was a welcome change.
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Been inactive on this forum for a long while and stumbled on this thread a few days back. I have recently taken an interest in wet shaving so thought i'd share some images of the stuff i use for my daily shaves.

I'll start with the razors. I prefer adjustable TTOs only. Seen here are the Rockwell Model T and a 1950s Gillette Fatboy. These are the two most used models from my collection, the fatboy being my favorite, of which i have multiples.
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As for brushes, for the normal workday shave, i prefer the boar or regular silvertip badgers. On the weekends, i use the large (28 and 30mm) high mountain white silvertips.
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30mm HMW Silvertip
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28mm HMW Silvertip
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p.s. the hand isnt mine, its the brush manufacturer's sales rep's :P

As for the soap, i really haven't tried many makes. But among the ones i have tried, i liked Stirling the most. Excellent lather characteristics with a great post shave feel too. Their fragrances is what i most like about them.
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some of their glacial and "iced" soaps are the perfect match for mumbais summers.
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------------------>>>>BUMP!!

Some collectibles that i have which belong to this thread.

A Vintage Gillette wanderer kit.

A lillicarps Hone : Supposedly made of radioactive glass which was believed to give sharpness to DE blades.

Partner , made in Germany , Pre DE blade era knife shaver.

Allegro : Swiss made DE Blade sharpener. Supposedly , DE blades were costly those days and it was economical to sharpen a used blade . Ingenious device almost akin to a guillotine. Its in its original box with inserts.
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Oh there is a thread for outliers like me !!!
I have been with double edge shaving razor since my college days. I always have been lazy regarding shaving. And the ready shavers with 5 blades clog up quickly on 2 week growth.

Right now using Muhle R41. Anyone using this bad guy?
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