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June 08, 2014

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Jesse

Storing in oil seems unnecessary -- you're not making razor confit here. You're over-thinking it.

herculodge

Over-thinking. True. I'll say goodbye to the mineral oil.

StarHalo

The mineral oil prevents oxygen from touching the blade, which is the prime cause of blade wear - the blade chemically degrading between uses, not actual use. Your blades will last significantly longer, often reported around four times longer, when stored in mineral oil.

bill

Your blades may last longer with mineral oil, but you could also buy something like the Derby Extra blades from Spamazon for less than ten cents each. At that price there's no point in moving heaven and earth to make them last longer.

Tom Welch

It has been a while since I've been into wet shaving, but buy an assortment of blades and see what works best for you. In case, you'll save bucks for your twins college education by wet shaving

Ed S.

Used this type of razor when I statrted shaving, many years ago. Found it gave the smoothest result when used in combination with one of those cans of shaving gel (not cream). Flush out the whiskers frequently. Also keep a stiptic pencil handy to stanch the bleeding when you eventually knick yourself.

KI6H

I shave with a Merkur and alternate between two blade brands: Personna Blue and Feather, both of which are excellent blades. The Personna blades are about a dime each when they're on sale, the Feathers more like 25 cents. I got a box of 100 of the Personna a year ago and still have thirty or forty left.

When traveling I mail myself a couple blades in a greeting card sent to the hotel. For the first time in about ten flights, TSA examined my empty Merkur yesterday (the TSA officer at a midwestern airport was a conoisseur of wet shaving himself and thought it was silly to restrict the blades.)

herculodge

KI6H, I'll try the Personna. Thanks for the recommendation. My Feather are on the way but from Thailand so it will be another month.

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