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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Post by The_Metatron » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:09 pm

Good evening, gents.

I have two razors in use, and one in the travel bag. In use are a Feather AS and a Pils 101NE. I switch off between them from week to week. In the travel kit is a Fat Boy razor.

Of the two steel beauties, the Feather is the gentler. The Pils tends to get closer, I think.
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Post by brothers » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:56 pm

Metratron, those are three of the best, as you probably already know! Use them in good health, and welcome (back) to the SMF!
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Post by The_Metatron » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:29 pm

I already have a Feather AS for each of my boys (5 and 9 years old), along with a blue handled Lady Gillette for each of their kits for when their girls stay over.
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Post by river1 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:05 am

The_Metatron wrote:I already have a Feather AS for each of my boys (5 and 9 years old), along with a blue handled Lady Gillette for each of their kits for when their girls stay over.
Great selection of razors and if you want to add an option for everyone including the girls, try a Paul Revere injector. My wife and daughter grabbed mine and that is all that they use now. They say that it gives a closer shave that last much longer and is not as aggressive as the Lady Gillette. The biggest problem is finding the Paul Revere's. Doug
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Post by kingfisher » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:19 am

kingfisher wrote:I use a Stahly live blade head on an EJ DE89 head almost every day now.

Second favorite razor is a FaTip on a Tradere handle.

Third favorite is a pristine Fatboy.


None of my other razors gets any attention anymore. I'm thinking about a sell-off.
OK, so things have changed since my first answer. I still have the Stahly head, but I don't use it much. I never use the EJ handle anymore, now that I have two Tradere handles and one custom UFO. The FaTip has been essentially retired. I still like the Fatboy, though.

So, here's the new list:

1) Tradere SB, second generation, either on its own handle, or (more frequently) on my custom UFO. I use this razor about 80% of the time.
2) Pre-war Tech on the Tradere handle. I use this razor about 15% of the time.
3) Fatboy. I use this razor about 5% of the time.


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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by yohannrjm » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:41 am

My preferences for a daily user keep changing, but for the moment:

1) Feather Portable with a heavier handle - nicely aggressive, and wonderful paired with a Feather blade.
2) Gem Clog-Pruf with Ted Pella SE blade.
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Post by brothers » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:07 am

As with most others, my stuff changes. Here's my most recent:

Muhle R41 '13 Grande
any straight razor
Trac II
Cobra Classic
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Post by stanthony » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:57 am

1 Feather asd1/ikon 2013 oc baseplate 1 shim
2 merkur37c
3 Feather asd1
4 edwin jagger de89 barley
5 1950's british gillette tech
6 1940's gillette superspeed
I like all these razors but could make do with numbers 1 and 2 if I had to.

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Post by TommyDawg » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:15 pm

If pressed to list my faves, I'd say my undated aristocrat, ball tech and toggle. I like plenty others, but these are my most faithful...
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Post by CMur12 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:30 pm

When I last replied, in May 2012, I was still looking for a razor that was gentle to my skin but gave me a good shave, and I still hadn't found it.

Well, after railing at Merkur fixed-head razors for the last however many years, I have found what I was looking for in a Mergress at the lowest setting. (A Merkur Progress would work just as well.) This setup is mild without behaving like a razor with a really narrow blade gap, making it easier to get a close shave.

Then again, I have a bunch of razors that I bought early on that I have never tried, like different Gillette Adjustables, and I want to put more effort into Schick Injectors, as well.

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Post by smoothshaver » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:48 pm

Edwin Jagger DE89L
Notched bar Gillette Aristocrat, circa 1948.
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Post by vtmax » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:31 am

Feather AS-D2 ( for weekday shaving)
Cobra Classic for some weekend growth

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Post by brothers » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:04 am

I have to admit, it seems that my favorite razor seems to be the one I used yesterday, or the one I'm getting ready to use tomorrow. Funny how it always works out that way, isn't it.
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Post by mineisanotherone » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:38 am

Over the last few weeks my tastes have changed:

Now a few news one's iKon "Shave Craft" Slant

Ikon "ShaveCraft" 101 Dual SB/OC

So now:

Pils 101NE
Feather AS-D2 & D1
iKon OSS
Merkur "Mergrees" XL
Joris OC
Cobra Classic (1st gen)
Merkur "Futur"
Merkur "Vision"

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Post by CMur12 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:12 pm

mineisanotherone wrote:Over the last few weeks my tastes have changed:

Now a few news one's iKon "Shave Craft" Slant

Ikon "ShaveCraft" 101 Dual SB/OC

So now:

Pils 101NE
Feather AS-D2 & D1
iKon OSS
Merkur "Mergrees" XL
Joris OC
Cobra Classic (1st gen)
Merkur "Futur"
Merkur "Vision"

Charles U.K
Charles, what difference do you experience between the Feather AS-D1 and D2?

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Post by gagarin » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:41 pm

gagarin wrote:Of over 100 razors in my arsenal, I'm down to two which get regular use:

iKon OC Deluxe LE Bulldog #07 - My favorite, it is smooth and efficient. Greg hit a home run with this one.

English Long-Comb NEW with Weber Bulldog or BRW all-bronze fluted handle - in my opinion, the finest shaver ever produced by Gillette.

While I enjoy several others, I use these almost exclusively.

Regards,
Update - A year later, these favorites have now been joined by two others:

iKon 2013 OC Bulldog - Very similar to the 2010 version, maybe a bit more aggressive.

Tradere First Gen OC #09 - A beautiful razor which delivers a smooth, close shave. The most aggressive of my four favorites.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Squire » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:36 am

I've been using a Krona for a year or two now and believe I'll stick with that for the time being.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by tom myers » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:13 pm

I collect safety razors so, I've had the opportunity to try MANY different makes and models. I thought I had settled on a couple of DE models until I tried the older SE's. Once I started testing razors of this type, I settled on the Gem Junior Bar razor loaded with a Gem stainless steel PTFE coated blade as my everyday razor. I've used it almost exclusively for three or four years.

If I couldn't have the bar razor, the Gem 1912 patent would be my second choice. If I were to go back and choose among the double edge razors, my favorites would be the Barbasol razor with the Gillette red tip SuperSpeed in second place. Before I started collecting these things and trying the various models, I used a Schick Injector with the "Hydro-Magic" rinsing lever for many years. It too has some things to be said in its favor, but it would be well down on my list of favorites.

In case anyone wonders; yes, I also have tried all the other various types of safety razors such as band razors, disposable razors and many types of cartridge razors. In my opinion, none of these types are worth considering.

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Post by mike » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:03 pm

I have used a Fatboy for daily home use for the past 4 years.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:11 pm

When we find the right razor we should stick with it. I wore out a schick krona a few years ago, right before I found SMF. I bought it new.
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