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    Default Rotation of DE/Straight Razors

    I often read on different forums and have heard on youtube videos, where shavers refer to "My rotations." How often does one rotate your DE razors. Daily, Weekly, Monthly? Thanks for your help.

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    I rotate razors every day. This is mostly because my collection is large and I hate having unused razors.

    On the other hand, a while ago I went through several months where I used a single razor for a week. I found that my shaves got better over the first few days and peaked at about the third day. It does take some time to get the best out of a specific razor, even for an experienced DE/SE/Straight shaver.

    My suggestion is to try and keep your rotation as small as possible. Your shaves will be better.
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    ..........that also means more razors for the rest of us!!

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    I've got 4 razors in my rotation.

    Each time I shave I use a different razor which is good because I shave about 4 time a week.

    At the end of each month I usually do a small 5 pass touch up on my stone and I'm good to go.

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    Sometimes I shave with the same razor for a week straight, sometimes i shave with a different razor every day. I do not really have any method to the madness.
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    I call mine a rotation because I'm in denial about it being a collection. It's actually quite rare for me to shave with my keepers.

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    Thanks, I really do appreciate an honest answer.

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    I rotate my de razors, but I do have my favorites. My favorite is my vintage Gillette 1960s Superspeed TTO or butterfly. That and a Wilkinson Sword de blade and I'm in Heaven.
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    I use my DE (I only have one) on those occassions that I feel like a change of pace or something different. So it is an occasional thing that has actually had more use in the last week than it has had for sometime. It's been a busy week that required me to be in a few different cities/towns and I decided it would be my travel razor this time around.
    Usually I use the one cut-throat for around Two months, then put it on the C12k for a quick touch-up, oil it up and put it away before grabbing the next one out in random order. I have Seven razors all up iirc, including the DE, so they all get used in the space of a year.


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    I have a few DE's but mainly use the feather stainless and since I mostly shave with a straight it's the times I'm in a hurry that I use the DE. For the most part I probably use the DE on average 1x a week.
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    Hello, senoreme:

    I have a modest collection of 28 straight razors, including the Feather Artist Club, and 12 double edge. I rotate my straights regularly, a different one each day, and every two or third shave I throw in the double edge, rotating them regularly as well. All my razors are used, because I don't want to hurt their feeling.

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