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 jaguar » Tue May 12, 2015 3:04 pm

Current favorites are Weber DLC and PH, Muhle Jet, and Feather AS-D2.

Each razor exhibits different shaving characteristics but each provides me with a superb shave.

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Tue May 12, 2015 3:52 pm

My lists continue to change. These are the flavor of the day, it seems -

Mongoose
Darwin Deluxe
Eclipse Red Ring
Phoenix Double Open Comb
Some straight razors
(On the bubble - Gillette Super Adjustable short handle)
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Julius_Rodman » Wed May 13, 2015 7:30 am

Merkur Slant almost full time for 2 years now.

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by river1 » Thu May 28, 2015 10:09 am

My favorites currently are, Merkur Futur, Toggle, and Feather.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by revshave1 » Thu May 28, 2015 10:18 am

Vintage Morris Coligate Straight

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by steelheart1948 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:52 pm

Merkur Progress long handle, Muhle R-41, Merkur Futur

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Squire » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:00 pm

Still using a Schick Krona most mornings which is holding up well considering it's age. Not as old as me of course but it's up there.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by pausted » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:51 pm

My Merkur 34G gets the most use. It always gives me a close, comfortable shave and it isn't real choosy about which blade I use. Second place goes to my Jagger DE89L.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Jbbmad2 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:25 pm

i pretty much have the same 4 in my rotation.

1960 Fatboy
1930's Black Red short comb
EJ89lBL
1951ish Aristocrat
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Ouchmychin » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:36 pm

My favorite and best shaving razor is a polished Merkur Futur. Next and not as reliable for me is a Shick Hydro 5. I also rotate a lot of old Gillettes and disposables.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by SonOfRobert » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:38 pm

Most of my shaves are done with a Gillette ball end tech. Probably 4-5 times a month I'll use the Gillette NEW. I used a long handled super adjustable every day for several years. I find the thinner head of the 3 piece razors easier to manipulate around the "touchy" areas of my face. When in a hurry, I grab the canned soap and the trac II.

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Squire » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:31 am

Good choices. The slender profiles do a much better job in the tight places.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:23 pm

Trac II is an oldie and a goodie. Thanks for reminding me of this old classic.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by TheMonk » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:23 am

Mongoose remains my absolute favorite. I'm looking forward to trying their Ti.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by jww » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:26 am

Still rocking my Gillette adjustable. I like any of the adjustables from Gillette ..... not that I adjust them much -- basically keeping them at 5, but I like the profile of the heads, and love the mechanics and engineering behind them.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by brothers » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:45 am

I've decided what I like most is the ability to get a really close and smooth shave without harshness. I've already listed the razors I like, but in practice, there are two razors that provide the kind of shaves I like. Darwin Deluxe stainless and Mongoose polished stainless. I still like all those other razors, even though I've discontinued using them for daily shaving purposes.
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Antique Hoosier » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:08 am

I have used a Feather AS D2 everyday since receiving it with nice results
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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by BPman » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:56 pm

Schick Krona, Gillette pre-war Canada Tech (most aggressive Tech of all) & Feather Popular. I have several other old Gillettes, but rarely use them anymore. I cannot get through a shave using one of their combed New DE razors w/o cutting myself on the chin or around my mouth. Just a tad too aggressive for me.

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by alcx77 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:35 pm

For DE Murker Slant 37c
For SE Contour 2
For Injector Shick model bought way back in the 70s

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Re: The razors you like/use the most?

Post by Rufust445 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:28 pm

Brought out an old Lord Smart razor last year after dropping a Slim and damaging beyond use.

After some adjustment to technique, found I liked it better than the Gillette adjustables I had been using.
Liked it so much so that I bought a Lord L.125 (latest version version of the L6/1822) for travel. Use it with
the handle from an L5 ("Tech") so that it fits nicely in a travel soap case.

While shaving today at the health club, a young man asked me: "Sir, what is that razor you're using?"
He was familiar with the Astra SS blade I was using, but his interest seemed piqued when I told him
how much these Merkur knockoffs can be had for online ($10-12).

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