How do you shave?

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    How do you shave?

    I started on double-bladed disposables - whatever my father had on hand. Then I got hooked by Gillette's brilliant marketing scheme. About a year ago I discovered "traditional" shaving, and have been shaving with badger brush and double-edged razor ever since. I was just curious who out there uses modern cartridge/disposable razors, and who uses more "classic" methods.
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    I use my benchmade.
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    Braun electric - I have to say, I'll never go back to a manual razor. The electric is just too quick, too easy, and doesn't give me razor burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I use my benchmade.
    You know, I was expecting a "knife" response in the first five posts. I should have known it would have been you.
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    Hrmm, completely forgot about electric. Ah well, at least I remembered "other". I tried electric a couple of times, I really gave it an honest shot. Didn't like it though, and I can get much closer with a DE razor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
    You know, I was expecting a "knife" response in the first five posts. I should have known it would have been you.
    Someone had to do it.
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    Electric (battery specifically) allows me to shave while motoring down the road.

    Ok so I really don't do that, but it does allow me to multi-task while shaving. Works good enough for me.
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    I use whatever is available. I lost my good double edge long ago. I have an antique heavy duty straight razor I like. I sometimes use a Bic single edge disposable. I just bought a Smith & Wesson folder with a strraight razor as one of the blades to keep in my car for an emergency shave. I by the way usually shave only once a month or when I need it. Its the Indian Blood, my beard grows real slow. I shaved with my camp axe once when I was camping and had to go to town. I marked other, like I said, what ever is handy.

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    I only shave for important events so about every 4-6 months. So when i do i start with hair clippers, then go across with electric beard clippers to knock it down as low as i can, then shave with a disposable. After all of that i feel naked for the next few weeks till it all grows back.

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    Like Crocodile Dundee...with a 14 inch Bowie!


    I actually have a beard, so shaving isn't a big deal.
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    Shave??!!! Egad, I haven't shaved since my military discharge in '86. My wife told me she'd had enough of my being beardless and I was glad to oblige her.

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    Once a week whether I need it or not. Shaving every day in the Marines sure did get old. :p

    I use the Fusions at this point. The Mach III's were good though. Expensive, but get the job done rather well.

    I used to have a pretty nice electric razor, but I'd always look like I shaved with a belt sander and have 5 o'clock shadow by 10:00AM or so. I think I eventually gave it to my roommate in the barracks when I left, but he didn't grow facial hair so well.

    These days I tend to wear a beard and just shave the neck once a week.
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    Haha - this is a new off topic one LOL!

    I have a beard but shave around it - always electric. For years my Phillips travel shaver (battery) has done me proud and has two heads not three.

    If it quits I am stuck because all seem three head fancy schmancy deals now - and I don't like the three heads.

    Oh well - it's still working now, after what ......... maybe ten years plus!! One set of batteries a year too - ain't bad.
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    I just started growing a beard a month ago after spending what seems like a life time in the military and the last 13 years without anything but a mustache. I do trim it with a Norelco triple header electric shaver and before I started growing the beard I'd used Norelco since I was a kid.
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