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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit
Is this a good starter set? Been a fan of this sub and decided to take the plunge when I saw this at my local store. Any suggestions for good brands of aftershave? [R]2 days, 19 hours agoSoapBarGuy posted submission on wicked_edge.
March 27, 2020
March 28, 2020
FYI: The Wilkinson TTO is a rebranded Weishi 9306-P (not depicted here) - available on AliExpress for around 12 bucks, but without the cool Wilkinson Logo.
The shorter handle version is among my top 3 razors (Gillette Tech, Weishi, Baili Upgrade Tech/Yaqi Tech/Maggard V3M).
I consider the Weishi head to be mild to mid-aggressive.
The brush was my first brush in the mid 90s. It sucks compared to what you can get today in that price range. Consider buying an inexpensive synthetic brush like Yaqi (tuxedo knot) - cheaper on AliExpress (checkout Yaqi Factory Store on AE).
I suggest to include: Astra SS/SP (blue/green), Gillette Silver Blue, Gillette Nacet, Gillette Wilkinson, Voskhod and my current favorites: Ladas
Need help with upgrade handle, my cheep one broke. This is a Dorco I got in a starter kit 5 years ago. The shaft is aluminum, it corroded and broke. I want to get an all stainless handle but not sure what baseplate to get. I would like it to be similar to the Dorco. [R]1 week, 1 day agoSoapBarGuy posted submission on wicked_edge.
March 22, 2020
Spotted these razors at Winners (Canadian TJ Max)... Can anyone identify what razor these are? [R]2 months agoSoapBarGuy posted submission on wicked_edge.
Jan. 29, 2020
Jan. 31, 2020
New razor? [R]3 months, 3 weeks agoSoapBarGuy posted submission on wicked_edge.
Dec. 5, 2019
Been thinking about getting a second razor. I have had my first one since 2013 and I have absolutely no reason to get another, other than the hobby and laziness of not wanting to take it apart.
That being said, I wanted to know what everyone’s favorite butterfly razor is.
Looking for a Good Travel Razor [R]4 months, 1 week agoSoapBarGuy posted submission on wicked_edge.
Nov. 24, 2019
I travel a lot for work and try to keep it minimal.
I have scoped these out:
Does anyone have any experience with these or other suggestions?
Any other travel tips would be appreciated (like how not to have blades confiscated if I only have carry on).
Nov. 25, 2019
Travel case/tube for my synthetic brush.
Two 50ml spray bottles for my aftershaves.
A pack of Gillette Guard as a backup, in case I can't find DE blades at destination. It's also great to shave my hairy silver back.
Major Upgrade! Dollar store razor (left), Edwin Jagger DE89 (right) [R]1 year, 2 months ago76vibrochamp posted submission on wicked_edge.
Jan. 21, 2019
Jan. 21, 2019
It looks like a Weishi.
Needed a Chinese Razor To Go With My New Yaqi Chinese Brush. [R]1 year, 4 months agoplazman30 posted submission on wicked_edge.
Nov. 11, 2018
Nov. 11, 2018
For all intents and purposes it's a 60's Superspeed. Feels the same in the hand as a Superspeed. Weights a little more than a Superspeed. In terms of aggressiveness, it's between a red tip and a Superspeed.
From what I read previously, these things are nickle-plated stamped brass, just like a vintage 60s Gillette. I wonder if Weishi bought some old Gillette manufacturing equipment.
I bought the black one, which costs more. If you get the standard silver one, it's only $8.00 on Amazon.
If this was the only razor I owned, I woldn't have any complaints.
Looking to get an intermediate razor, looking for recommendations. Details inside. [R]1 year, 6 months agoh2ogie posted submission on wicked_edge.
Oct. 1, 2018
So I have 2 razors right now:
Weishi butterfly: Honestly pretty low-end-of-mediocre razor. Good starter but it doesn't really do particularly well at all.
Razo-rock slant bar: Much much better, but still feels kinda cheap. I like the slant bar because it works beautifully on my coarse stubble. More on that in a second. One thing I'm noticing about this one is that it wears down really fast: the threads are already getting kinda burred and there's a ring worn through the chrome finish where the handle screws on, revealing some copper.
Other info: I use Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Stainless blades, and I've got pretty solid technique in shaving, pass patterns, grain, and lathering.
Anyway: Both of those razors are rather solidly set in the "budget" line of things, and that leads me to my questions. I pretty readily discounted the straight-bar razors as mostly ineffective and thus went with a slant-bar, but perhaps a higher-end straight-bar would be a more logical next step, since the slant-bar cuts better but is a little trickier to use to reach the detail spots (under the corner of the jaw, the Adam's apple, etc.).
Would you veterans recommend I go with a nicer straight-bar or keep with a slant-bar and just go straight to a better one of those?
I'm scoping out the Rockwell 6C and the Merkur 39C with a bigger emphasis towards the former. I'm thinking the customizability of the 6C will do me just fine without needing another axis of torque on the blade, but I'm not 100% sure, which is why I'm here.
Thanks so much for reading and for any recommendations!!
Help identify DE RAZOR! [R]4 years, 3 months agothehollowaytape posted submission on shaving.
Dec. 30, 2015
I got this DE razor for Xmas, and I tried it once. I have a pretty think hair and my beard grows kinda wild as far as grain direction. I used the Derby razor blade you see in the pic. The experience was pretty rough, so at first I thought there is no way I could switch from my mach3 to this, but then I started to read more about it, and found out the it could have been the wrong razor for me or the blade or the soap and etc. I would like to give it another try and make the switch so my first step is to identify what I have. There are no markings, or "made in" writings on it. Could someone tell from the pic? Is so, is it a good razor for a beginner with thick beard hair? Thanks in advance for the help.
Cruelty Free Shaving? [R]4 years, 7 months agoMennilTossFlykune posted submission on vegan.
Aug. 12, 2015
I hate shaving, my facial hair grows at what seems like a ridiculous rate. I feel like I'm shaving every other day. Anyway I go through a lot of razors. I don't want to support companies like Schick and Gillette with their cruel animal testing practices, but what other options are there for quality razors? Any suggestions?
Aug. 12, 2015
Groomsmen Gifts round-out [R]4 years, 11 months agoJollyGreenGigantor posted submission on BuyItForLife.
April 29, 2015
Hi All, I'm getting married in June and for my groomsmen wanted to put together a "gentleman's accessory kit" as it were. I've bought them tie bars and pocket squares but I cannot for the life of think of a third item to include. I was thinking whiskey glasses or a shoe shine kit but would love some other suggestions. NO flasks, NO bottle openers!
Edit: NO Pocket knifes NO Leathermans. I honestly don't know anyone who uses a pocket knife or leatherman regularly under the age of 55
Edit: Thank you EVERYONE! This has been immensely helpful
April 29, 2015
To build on this, you could grab a collection of some old Gillette Superspeeds if you want some heritage, or get something like the Weishi DE razor which is just a modern clone.
Italian Barber offers the Razorock Mission which also comes with a sample pack of razors for a little more than the Weishi if you want something easy and all-in-one.
Should I even bother with a Chinese made safety razor? [R]5 years, 1 month agouncreative_ posted submission on wicked_edge.
Feb. 21, 2015
I've been using a cheap shavette razor I got from Sally's for a while now and have the technique down pretty good. My only issue is, I'm a procrastinator in the morning and want to speed up the process a little bit.
I was looking on eBay for some razors and these cheap Chinese knock offs (example) keep popping up for ~10 dollars. Are they complete and utter junk or will they suffice for a newbie who isn't 100% sure yet?
Feb. 21, 2015
I have that same razor, except mine is under the brand Van der Hagen, but it's really just a re-branded Weishi. It's a decent razor for the price and I would encourage people to begin shaving with it. But since you already have started shaving and have the basics, I might recommend getting a better razor than that.
Though I will admit that shaving with that razor can be quite fast. It's not very aggressive and doesn't take hardly any time to get set up or clean. So if you want speed, then maybe it's a good choice for you.
Let me know if you have any questions about that specific razor.
When to switch to a more aggressive razor [R]5 years, 1 month agoColbysHairBrush_ posted submission on wicked_edge.
Feb. 18, 2015
Shaved for a couple months without too much variance so I could work on technique. DE86, Arko or Proraso depending if I want the menthol or not, Astra blades. Prep is shower and glycerin soap. Cold water shave. Got to where I can do BBS with 4 passes and some touch up, only getting a weeper every now and then. WTG / XTG / XTG (opposite) / ATG
Got me a good sized sampler from tryablade.com, and have just made it through the first round of testing. Of the blades making it to round two (and including the Astra SP's I already use), all of them took added pressure to get BBS in 4 passes plus some touch up. More pressure generally equals more irritation, so I'd like to just use the weight of the razor. Any time I did that, even with my top 3 from round one, it took 5 passes or more.
I'd like to get the process cut down to 3 passes and minor touch up for BBS. The end of pass three seems to be the time that I have to add a little water to the lather, the wife's alarm starts going off, baby wakes up, etc....
On to the questions. Do you think that a more aggressive razor would help? When does one normally decide that they need to move on? What would be a good one to try (preferably under $75, but not set in stone)? Is there anything I can change in my process that might help without having to change razors?
Thanks in advance for the help.
Feb. 18, 2015
I just realized, my Weishi razor is twist to open and so adjusting the tightness may have a different effect for you. Shimming may achieve a similar result though.
Men's Grooming on the Road! [R]5 years, 2 months agoTallBobbyB posted submission on bicycletouring.
Jan. 8, 2015
I am not as lucky as some individuals, whom have silky hair and can hardly grow a beard/body hair.
I have incredibly thick hair, that tends to grow incredibly fast if not kept in check, meaning I have to shave just about every week at the least. I keep my beard very trimmed and managed, granted I work in a studio and do PR most weeks, on the road I won't have to be as nit-picky. With that said, I have this in mind!
If anyone has any personal experience with products or things they take on the road for Grooming purposes, let me know and I will check them out! My trip will be 2-3 years long at the least and would like to keep my head in particular in check, I figured this one in all system would offer all of it and maintain portability. Thoughts?
Jan. 9, 2015
I came to recommend the same thing. Keep things low tech and low electricity.
You can get much cheaper options for shaving. $10 Omega Synthetic shaving brush that will hold up to travel better than a nice badger/boar brush. $12 Weishi twist to open razor that has less parts to deal with than the Merkur (twist to open versus 2 pieces that come apart). And if you're a weight weenie, get a shave soap puck that can work as a body soap too. Wash your body, then hit the brush on the puck, lather your face, and shave.
For beard trim, use some scissors. For nose/ear trim grab one of these. The DE blades are normally 15-20 cents a piece and you can normally get a few shaves out of each blade.
That should be a nice grooming kit that does not require any power and really should last you for the rest of your life if you take care of it.
Starter kit (safety razor)? [R]5 years, 9 months agommosh posted submission on wicked_edge.
June 11, 2014
Hey there wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for a starter kit?
preferably off amazon, as i have a $40 credit there
June 11, 2014
You won't get a "good" kit from Amazon. The products are overpriced so they can get you with 'free shipping'.
- Razor: Weishi TTO - $13.46
This razor is a cheap Chinese razor notorious for quality control issues. To keep you near budget I went with this. You can get a Maggard MR series razor for the same price but with 100x better quality. I wanted to recommend a Edwin Jagger DE8x series, which are $30 - $45 on Amazon, but it would blow your entire budget on just that.
- Brush: Omega 10049 $9.75
Good boar brush, average price.
- Soap: Arko Stick -$4.20
Cheapest soap that will produce a good lather. Can be had at Maggards for $4.95 for a 2 pack. (This is $4.20 for 1.)
- Blades: Cheapest TOO EXPENSIVE Amazon pack - $19.75 ($0.33/blade)
Entirely too expensive. You can get 50 blades at Maggards for like $10-$12.
It's a terrible kit, but the best DE razor kit I can put together for $40 on Amazon. If you're willing to purchase from Maggard Razors, you can get a kit for $40 that blows this junk (Arko and Omega brushes are not junk) away.
Target Van Der Hagen DE Razor Blades [R]5 years, 10 months agoObamaFalure posted submission on wicked_edge.
May 19, 2014
So, my immersion into this insanity was due to the sticker shock of the schick quattro titanium carts I was using. Target happened to have the Van Der Hagen safety razor and blades for the same price as the refills for my Schick. So, now that I'm supposedly saving money...
Long story short, I really like the blades that came with the VDH razor, but they don't really have any indication as to what they actually are. They say they are ice hardened, teflon coated and I can find them online but for nearly a dollar a blade. I've come to learn the razor is likely a rebranded weishi, so I'd assume the blades are rebranded as well. Anyone know what they really are?
Might be worth including that I'm about two months into this and I've also picked up a flea market 40's super speed that I really like paired with Astra SP's as well as a Maggard MR20 last week that I've not had enough experience with. Have to give huge thanks to this community, tryablade.com and maggardrazors.com. My original intent was to actually save money. :)
Micro Touch One - first look [R]6 years agoproraso posted submission on wicked_edge.
March 28, 2014
March 28, 2014
Well, here's something I found on amazon:
It's super similar, and it's 10 bucks (not sure what the shipping will be). For a brass razor, that's not half bad, and this looks like the exact same thing.
I know /u/betelgeux said it's similar but not the same. That being said, even if it isn't the same, from what I can see it looks really damn close.
What caused you to start DE shaving? [R]6 years, 2 months agojbow808 posted submission on wicked_edge.
Jan. 22, 2014
I'm just curious how you guys stumbled across DE or straight-razor shaving and got started. The reason I really started was due to cost. I would look at these cartridges and think "There's got to be a better way. It's just a piece of sharpened metal.. Why are they $5-7 a piece?". Then I found Mantic59's videos and it all changed..
Now that I shave this way, the experience is overall better. I like the feel of the tool, I like how much easier it is to clean, and I like the different combinations of razors, soaps, brushes etc. that I can use to personalize the routine.
Jan. 22, 2014
I was in the military and had the worst razor burn using cartridges. A guy in my shop had been using DE's and straights for a 2 years and suggested I buy one off Amazon, since sending our self care packages was a way we passed time in Iraq - Getting mail is awesome!..
But I digress, i started with a Weishi and a $10.00 blade sampler pack from my buddy. Found that my skin responded much better to the razor and have been a fan ever since.