DudeMan2766 wrote:Where do you get these from. I got through razors like crazy and I only really shave once every 2-3 days
I regularly buy stuff from: http://www.classicshaving.comhttp://www.westcoastshaving.com
In terms of razors, the Classic Shaving “Favorite” is a nice razor, and easy to use and clean. I’d recommend it for a first razor. I also really like my vintage Gillette Super Speed razor. You can easily find examples on Ebay in good shape for not too much money. For blades, I’ve been using the Personna “Medical Prep” blades from West Coast Shaving, and I really like them. They’re $32 for a pack of 100. Sure, there are cheaper blades on there, but I think the Personna preps are at the sweet spot of price and quality. Because blades can be somewhat of a your-mileage-may-vary issue, West Coast sells sampler packs so that you can try out multiple brands.
There’s a little bit of a learning curve to using a safety razor. Their heads don’t pivot, for example, so you have to actively control the angle of the razor yourself. They also tend to cut more severely if you screw up. But I’ve been using them for years and have become accustomed to them. I think I get shaves that are every bit as good as I did back when I used a Gillette Mach 3, and the cost is way less. The blades are so cheap that you can change them regularly, and sharp blades give better shaves.