deals200 derby extra double edge razor blades: health…

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The price has dropped from the deal I posted before.

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I'm still using my first hundred of these and my biggest complaint is that the slot for the old razors are a little harder to use.

I know there are mixed reviews for these, but for this price and if their quality is as good as the first 100, a harder to use slot is a small thing. I've been using one of my old Feather cases as it seems to hold way more than the 10 that came in it!

If I could find Feather's for this price.......

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I've tried Astra, Feather, Merkur, etc and these Derby's seem to give me the closest shaves with minimal nicks and cuts. Razor burn is also minimized using these guys. Excellent blade and at this price I should have waited. I just bought 25 on eBay for $5.

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I'd like to hear your advice. I am a guy who doesn't have to shave but twice weekly. I have a fairly fine textured beard compared to most guys I know. I can't use disposable razors because they cause razor burn if used more than once. The best razors for me to use are those that have no more than 3 blades, with two being better.

I have always thought of trying to use a safety razor - think it's called - that uses these blades, but with the price of the handle and the fear of not knowing what to expect, I keep chickening out

What do you think about my situation and trying these type of blades/razor? Is this more for a tough beard kind of guy? Would my face be covered in a whole roll of toilet paper, making me look like the Mummy, the first time I tried them ??

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Also, I have seen the price of the razor handle run from around $12 all the way up to and beyond $100+. Is there a big difference in these handles, the way they shave? Or is it all what the handle is made of, quality wise?

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@wolfsmane: I'm no expert, just like having more control over what I do for my face. Two to five blade razors from my experience, are more apt to create ingrown hairs, because of the way they are made.

The best advice I can give you is to get a sample pack from a good seller, a good razor from a good seller, and some high quality cream or shaving soap.........not the crap that comes out of an aerosol can!

When you look for these products, stay off ebay until you know what to look for. Start small with the basics and google some of the shaving forums to get some more advice. You can find a good vintage double edge razor off of some of these forums or buy a modern one. Every wet shaver had to start somewhere, you are at ground zero.....now build my brother!

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@wolfsmane: Also, give it some time before you throw in the towel, you will have setbacks. Your face will take time to adjust to a DE razor, this is where most people get discouraged. Always remember prepping your face to be shaved is as important as what tool you are using to shave with!

When you google the shaving forums, a lot of information is going to come up on straight razors...........I went from a five blade razor to a straight razor, and there is a huge learning curve and people definitely have a hard time staying with the straights. I hone my own straights, so I did not have to keep sending it off to be honed, which can be tiring to continually do after stropping can no longer maintain your blade.

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@wolfsmane: Sorry to blow your mind with that, but felt it needs to be said as you can be swayed to start with a straight. Having said that, I love straights! My advice to you is to start with the DE's. I wish I had, as after mastering a straight you don't really want to go back to regular blades, but with me I needed some way to shave a little quicker that still helped my face and gave as close of a shave, like my straight razor.

I like my double edge almost as much as my straight now, with the right blades........what are the right blades for you? Only you can answer that, get the sample packs like I said, and don't be swayed by any one person or company. When you go on these forums they will be using many abbreviations, which will throw you off, familiarize yourself with these to make it easier to navigate the information.

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I ordered these yesterday, and they were free shipping from the company, not Amazon, so I didnt have to have over a $25 order.

I'll let you know when they arrive, I had already bought the 100 blade deal a while ago, and still had razors, but this is still too good to pass up!

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They came today...........No Worries