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    I hate buying the dang refills for my Gillette Fusion, they aren't cheap. In another forum, somebody asked if anyone had ever used a Safety razor. I remember my Dad using something similar but new tech is better right??
    After doing some looking, I'm considering buying something similar and going "old school". Blades are a LOT cheaper.

    Safety Razors: Baxter DR Harris Edwin Jagger Feather Goodfella Merkur Muhle Parker | West Coast Shaving

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    We all use electrics here, but I have one son who wants to go way old school. He wants to use a straight razor ([ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_razor"]Straight razor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]). We haven't bought him one yet because he is 14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    I hate buying the dang refills for my Gillette Fusion, they aren't cheap. In another forum, somebody asked if anyone had ever used a Safety razor. I remember my Dad using something similar but new tech is better right??
    After doing some looking, I'm considering buying something similar and going "old school". Blades are a LOT cheaper.

    Safety Razors: Baxter • DR Harris • Edwin Jagger • Feather • Goodfella • Merkur • Muhle • Parker | West Coast Shaving

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    Russ I remember when my dad used those old square refill razor blades, and he often came out of the bathroom with little peices of toilet paper stuck on all of the cuts.
    I'm sticking with the Fusion!

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    Russ, btw I do know a trick to making them expensive ones last a bit longer.

    Dry the blades after each use by going backwards on some denium. It just takes 5 or 6, 12 inch or so swipes. It dries and hones the blade a bit. I know folks that have made the blades last 6 months like that, the best I ever got was a month, but I have a really thick beard with course hair.
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    My husband uses a safety razor like the ones you showed.

    The Army gave him this razor when he joined up in the late 60's. It still works very well after all these years and I see very few boo boos on his face. Just have to learn how to move it safely over your face just like ANY razor.
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    My boyfriend uses Gillette fusion also and i have to agree on drying it thoroughly after each shave. His razors last a lot longer than you'd expect.

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    I've been doing the denim thing since Gabe posted the video. I've been using the same razor blade now for over a year.

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    Drying the razors is a great tip! Thanks!
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    Russ,
    I have also read about raxors lasting a long time if you dry them and I looked up razor replacement and this website sells compatible replacements for cheaper; not sure if you are interested or if they are what you need

    Gillette Fusion Power compatible

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    I bought hubby some gizmo on clearance that resharpens blades. He says it works great. It was on of those as seen on tv things.

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