I think y'all are just using the wrong razors...
I think maybe we should be using Occam's Razor."If you have two equally likely solutions to a problem, choose the simplest."
"The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct."
. . .or in the only form that takes its own advice. . .
"Keep things simple!"
Carver man if you were to open up a barber shop and use that razor, it would give new meaning to your username "Carverman" !!
I use Dorco Pace razors. I order about a 6 month supply, and get free shipping. They sell DE razors and cartridge systems. I find they don't last as long as Gillette Fusion (which I got a free trial from Gillette), but overall cost per shave is lower.
Dorco supplies some of the razors for Dollar Shave Club. Last time I checked Dorco was cheaper for basically the same product.
I have thought about trying a DE razor, but have a feeling I would use it a few times then it would sit unused in the cabinet, which just would not be well... frugal. I want shaving to be quick, safe and easy, not a ritual or hobby.
Several barbers in downtown Toronto do shaves with a straight razor, but it has a disposable single use blade.
For real shaving aficionados there is http://www.badgerandblade.com/
There used to be more. But as the older generation of barbers retired, nobody took over their place.
Lets face it today with multiblade "turbo" vibrating blade technology from Gillette.... "a close a shave as a man can get", people don't frequent the neighbourhood barbers any more.."no time..got no time..on my way to better things...."
Quoting a song from the Guess Who rock band here..great song..some good guitar riffs..from Randy Bachman
No Time..the Guess Who...
What's wrong with the traditional straight razor? Cheap and effective and if you know how to strop it before each shave you can get literally thousands of shaves for NOTHING!
Of course..don't put one in your shaving kit if you are travelling on an air plane!
well we certainly can't argue about frugality if that's all it costs per year.Taking the cost of my electric razor and dividing it across 12 years plus adding a few dollars for electricity use averages out to $6-7 per year. Even a straight razor would cost you much more than that because you need to add the cost of shaving soap or cream.
yes, you have a point Brad. I have used a couple of name brand electric shavers i(Phillips/Braun) past years, and found that after a while the replaceable blades get dull and the blade tugs on the whiskers depending on how long they are.
It's not always convenient to find the replacement blades either.