The razors you like/use the most?

Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:48 pm

Rufust445, you have a PM.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Squire » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:03 am

I've gone back to using my Jagger Chatsworth daily. This beautifully balanced instrument is still one of my favorites.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:38 am

Squire wrote:I've gone back to using my Jagger Chatsworth daily. This beautifully balanced instrument is still one of my favorites.
I think maybe I should install the Mongoose head on the Chatsworth handle and see what happens. Might be interesting. The design of the Chatworth is a thing of beauty.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by BlakeOrlando » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:19 pm

I'm currently using a Merkur 34C which I really enjoy. Don't get me wrong, but I have been wanting to treat myself recently to upgrading to something a little fancier. I was looking at reviews of the best safety razors by price range here:http://www.primandprep.com/best-safety-razors/. I'm looking at the Feather All Stainless Steel and the Merkur Futur. I think the Feather looks a whole lot sexier and I love Feather blades but the Futur does get a lot of good reviews. I don't know if these razors will really give my that much better of a shaving experience in reality, especially for the price, but maybe it will be more of a placebo thing, which is fine with me. :D

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by CMur12 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:14 pm

BlakeOrlando, welcome to SMF!

The Feather AS-D2 (the current "All Stainless" model) would be a milder razor than your current Merkur. (The previous AS-D1 is even milder.) If that is what you are looking for, you might consider it. If you want a razor that shaves as close or closer than your current Merkur, the Futur would be the better choice between the two razors you propose. Note that there are a lot of other good options out there, as well. (I'm especially partial to the Merkur Progress in customized "Mergress" form.)

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by JimJack » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:24 am

Merkur 12C
Merkur 38C
Merkur 39C
Merkur Progress XL

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:36 am

Update as of Wednesday September 9, 2015

Gillette Super Adjustable short handle
Gillette Red Tip Super Speed
Darwin Deluxe stainless
Mongoose Chatsworth
Plus, there are about a dozen straight razors that I use as often as possible.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Missoni » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:23 pm

Weber PH
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Gibbs No. 17

I use the Muhle R89 for travel; with the Olaf Rasmussen SP, R41 and 37c making peridoic guest appearances.

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 pm

This is an update to my last contribution about 2.5 years ago:

The General by Colonial Razors is the only one I've used regularly for over a year. I'll just leave it at one. :D
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by CMur12 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:22 pm

At this point, I am using two DE razors:

Rockwell 6C on plate 2
Mergress at lowest setting

These razors are both mild and effective.

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by ShadowsDad » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:56 am

I probably replied to this quite some time ago. But I won't go back to read what I wrote.

At that time I was probably using my Muhle R41 and early Gillettes for DE razors. But the majority of my shaves were with SE razors. Today I can't remember the last time I had a DE shave. That because of the characteristics of the thin DE blade. The razor I use most frequently is the EverReady '21 "Shovelhead" if my hand is left to it's own devices. I force myself to use a different SE razor when I start a new blade. But I definitely favor the GEM Clog Pruf, MMOC, and Shovelhead.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by desafetyrazor » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:10 pm

I've owned Edwin Jagger DE89, Merkur 34C & 25C, One Blade (Weishi?) butterfly and Phoenix Bakelite and they have all been traded/sold after I discovered the Merkur 37C. It is all I use now.

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