Well, crap.

Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
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Well, crap.

Post by Reverend Jim » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:46 am

I broke my EJ86 again last night. I swear I did not over-tighten it! I like it snug because I have had nasty results on my face when one comes loose. The last time Edwin Jager sent me a new top section and I was happy. It is the cheap pot metal screw that is breaking. I will not buy another one or even send off for a replacement. Maybe a Tech if I can find one or spring for a Feather SS.

Are the Merkurs the same soft metal?

OK, I got it off my chest and I feel better now. :D
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Post by celar36 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:42 pm

I will go with Feather AS-D1 the quality is amazing. If u want Tech I might have a spare new one coming to me. Just PM me. But If I were you I would buy feather a one :D
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Post by vtmax » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:49 pm

Yes. Feather AS hands down. Ends RAD for some.

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Post by LookingGlass » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:00 pm

I highly recommend a vintage Gillette Slim. Built like a Ford F150. Tuff and will last forever. Plus it gives great shaves. IMHO, you can't go wrong. Nothing to break off. Please consider one of the Gillettes!!

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Post by ShadowsDad » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:48 pm

Dittos the Slim, you can dial it in to Tech mild or whatever else you may want. It'll last a lifetime and it's inexpensive.
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Post by vtmax » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:08 pm

The slim is a wonderful well built tool. I particularly enjoy the G3 Aristocrat from 1961. Great DE razors.

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Post by ateace » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:07 am

You could go with a Lord head. Their current Merkur-style heads are very nice. Yes, the are made of the same pot metal that your EJ was made of, but the price is right. The finish isn't stellar, but the shaves balance that out.

These heads come on the L6, LP1822 and Smart models.

Heck, you could even buy two and not be out much coin.

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Re: Well, crap.

Post by gsgo » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:18 pm

Reverend Jim wrote:
Are the Merkurs the same soft metal?
I don't think so and I have not heard of to many failures with the Merkurs. But as we all know s&*t happens.
Good shaving,

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Post by ShadowsDad » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:57 pm

I haven't heard of failures either, but it's still plated pot metal.
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