"I use an open comb Merkur, and I like my results. If I get lazy with it, I'll get a nick or two, but none usually, just a close shave. I've never used another DE before, as I only made the switch a few months back."
"My gillette old feels about as aggressive as my tech, but it doesn't block with lather as quickly. If you apply too much pressure you might get the skin into the grooves and burn your face a bit, but without weight there shouldn't be a…"
"I switched back to DE saftey razors awhile back after finding my grandfather's Gillettesin a box one day.
After using both the 1960's Superspeed and the 1920's open-comb short handled safety razor, I find that the open comb allows for…"
"I switched to a current production open comb 15c Merkur from my mid 1960s vintage Gillette Adjustable a month ago and I found I got superior shaves with next to no nicks and I have not had any trouble with razor burn since the switch over."
"We live pretty remotely surrounded by several hundred acres of woodland, during the summer we may have some neighbors around the lake but otherwise we are the only full time residents so I feel pretty comfortable in boxers and a t-shirt whether…"
"I'm one of those "shorts year round" kind of guys, don't even think I own a pair of pants, I just have a thing about anything on my legs. Hiking, hunting, shoveling snow, I even wore tuxedo shorts for my wedding. :)
I would love…"
My wife picked me up a 1920s vintage Gillette as an anniversary gift this week, I've been using a Murkur for the past 14 or 15 years, it was my first experience with an open comb razor and I noticed a huge difference, much more so than I expected.First of all, the shave seemed considerably closer and although it didn't draw any blood I had quite a bit of stinging when I applied after shave. I thought for sure that meant I was going to have serious razor burn but it never materialized.I think it…See More
"I have 2 of those polaroid 100 land cameras, they just stopped making the film this year. There was talk of another company picking up the rights to produce the film so many people bought up remaining supplies to tide them over. They are wonderful…"
"Old Salem is my favorite spot. I could never get enough of the Augustus T. Zevely Inn. I guess it helps that I have fond memories of the Governor's School. I've returned every year since I was an art student in 1972."
" I think Jack's suggestion of getting to know Alton Brown through his "Good Eats program and the recipes found there in is an excellent one, as is the suggestion to lay your hands on a couple of cookbooks that have…"
"We learn that there are other ways of thinking beyond our own. (At least, if we do it right.) I don't think we get that from current events. It's too easy to deceive yourself into thinking that when (say) a Muslim says,…"