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#1

The Dude Abides
Florida
I thought I should generate a new thread regarding the Mongoose. I admit it, I have not given this razor much love. I bought one of the first run models with the heavy handle and it was just one rough shave in my book. It did not hold up to the Cobra Classic I used from one of the pass arounds. 2 or 3 weeks ago I was browsing the bay and stumbled upon a B2 Mongoose with both handles. While I was hesitant to pick it up due to past experience, the selling price was decent enough that if I once again did not like it I would be able to sell it for what I paid and that was good enough for me.

The razor arrived about a week to 10 days ago. With the light weight handle and the B2 head, it is a much smoother shaver to me than the first run. I am getting pretty comfortable shaves with it. Adding my OneBlade to the mix and I am really starting to like SE blades.

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#2
My polished B2 really started to shine when I mated it with a lighter (Hempel Ti) handle.


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#3

Member
Atlanta, GA
I agree. I enjoy my B2 much more with lighter handles like the Hemple and Triad Ti.

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Clint
#4

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(05-15-2016, 10:25 PM)clint64 Wrote: I agree.  I enjoy my B2 much more with lighter handles like the Hemple and Triad Ti.

I agree. I guess this makes three of us. I have a V1 and I enjoy it a lot. But you gents are right, with a lighter handle it is a better razor.

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#5
My Triad Ti Spiral paired with my Mongoose B1 was my all time favorite combo. Then the OneBlade arrived.

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#6

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(05-15-2016, 11:13 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: My Triad Ti Spiral paired with my Mongoose B1 was my all time favorite combo. Then the OneBlade arrived.

Can't argue thatSmile The OneBlade is a great, great, razor.
#7

The Dude Abides
Florida
(05-15-2016, 11:13 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: My Triad Ti Spiral paired with my Mongoose B1 was my all time favorite combo. Then the OneBlade arrived.

I love the one blade, but I am still working on dealing with my jaw line and around the nose. The shave head surface is not dainty.
Doug

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#8
Sounds like a pattern. I dumped my version 1 mongoose with the extra heavy handle because it was too heavy and hard on the face. It didn't get any better after several blood shaves. Fast forward to version 2 with a lighter handle and then the Alumigoose. I'm not sure how you could improve on the Mongoose or Alumigoose. I love the Alumigoose so much I bought two.

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#9

The Dude Abides
Florida
Do you prefer the alumigoose to the B2 with a light handle?
Doug

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#10
(05-16-2016, 01:16 AM)wingdo Wrote:
(05-15-2016, 11:13 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: My Triad Ti Spiral paired with my Mongoose B1 was my all time favorite combo. Then the OneBlade arrived.

I love the one blade, but I am still working on dealing with my jaw line and around the nose. The shave head surface is not dainty.

Nothing has cleared my jawline as easily and as close as the OneBlade. For around the nose I guess I got used to larger razor heads amongst the vintage SEs that the OneBlade size actually feels quite nimble to me, even under the nose and along my Adam's apple.

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