jdb wrote:I have a heavy beard and have spilled far too much blood over the years to use just any blades. The thought of using a straight edge and shaving like my father did in the 1950's would make me put the hospital emergency dept into my speed dial. Have tried them all and finally settled on Gillette Mach 3 disposables, only razor that I will buy.
Agreed on the Mach 3. One lasts me a month. That works out to about 30 shaves or:
Abe wrote:You might try the Mach 3 blade. Walmart has them for around $14.00 for a 5 pack which is $2.80 per blade. I used to use them and I got about 30 shaves per blade, a cost of around .10c per shave. While you are at Wally World, pick up a puck of Van Der Hagen shaving soap and apply it with a brush. Try it, you'll like it.
I save a TON of money by using shaving soap (one cake lasts me a year and a half to two years if I am careful). Williams shaving soap works best for me. I save my money on the shaving cream. Also, I am on my third brush in my lifetime. One I used too much. One I lost. This one was a gift from a friend who went to England: an English badger brush. I will weep the day it falls apart. Since I usually get the cake for a buck, I am looking at around $3.00 a month with blade/soap combined. It is worth it for the luxury of not having to pull a cheap razor off of my face (where my skin got sliced into several sections and caught within the razor's blades ). Yup. I would even double the money to guarantee that experience never comes about again.