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 Odio Barbillas » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:21 pm

I'm really getting into my two Cadets, TP-24 and TP-26. The heft is right, their handles are long enough for me, and one head is OC and the other is with a safety bar. Mix 'n' match. :)

I like them at least as much as my Merkurs and all my other stockpiled goodies. =D>
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Post by oldtrout » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:22 am

1) ATT Stainless Steel Titan Set w/ R base (The perfect DE for me)

2) Cobra Classic

3) Merkur Futur

4) Feather AC

5) 1958 Gillette TTO SS
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Post by Nate » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:30 am

I can't think of a time where I have used my Long Handle Progress and not thought, "Man, I love this razor!".

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Post by alcx77 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:21 pm

Like the most Shick Injector
Use the most...none due to regular rotation :?

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Post by kingfisher » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:36 pm

I probably replied earlier in the thread, but since then I have added a Progress to my arsenal. It's my first Merkur, and I really like it.

I've been using it daily for about two weeks. This is really a nice razor.
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Post by brothers » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:22 pm

I posted earlier here, since then a couple of other DE razors have joined or at least paid a visit for a time. If updated, the list would read like this now -
  • Cobra Classic SE
    Barbasol Floating Head
    '39 Gillette Tech triangular holes in the head plate, recently promoted from permanent box dweller to starlet with a great future
    and last and not gaining much ground in the marathon, Muhle R41 Toothcomb

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Post by JarmoP » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:26 am

I am pretty much settled and using my Merkur 34 C, my first razor I had. It is still the best

We have been all heard of the quality control problems and somehow the Merkur gold colors 34 one is not for me.

Nor is the Tech from my uncle inherited as good. If i had to replace, my progress could be some, but nowhere as good.

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Post by Bob H » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:04 am

Merkur Vision
Cobra Classic
Merkur Futur

Can't really pick one over another. All are very good for me.

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Post by nteeman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:35 am

My top 3 razors are:
Weber ARC Bulldog
Weber DLC Long Handle
Mühle R89
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Post by rsp1202 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:48 pm

1. Schick N1 injector
2. Schick N2 injector

I've decided to quit hoarding my dwindling supply of NOS blades and will be charging ahead, going out in a blaze of glory. Once finished it's up to the Chick blades, but I consider them so-so. If they flop then I'm SOL with injectors.*

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Post by mikeny278 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:00 pm

mikeny278 wrote:1. Merkur Slant HD
2. Merkur Open Comb HD

When I get tired of one, I switch to the other. Sometimes I work in my Merkur Classic Straight Bar, but it usually does not last too long in the rotation.
I got rid of my Slant and Merkur Classic and my new rotation is the Merkur Open Comb HD and the Weber razor with wave or bulldog handle. The Weber makes me want to find a stainless version of the Merkur open comb.

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Post by brothers » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:59 pm

I don't know how many times I've already posted a response, but my top group of razors keeps on evolving. Here's the current favorites. I go by how close it shaves, and the absence of harshness (no blood, no post shave irritation).

Cobra Classic
Barbasol floating head
Above the Tie H
Progress LH set at 3.5

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Post by celar36 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:46 am

Ever Ready Streamline
GEM Clog Prof and OC
Ever Ready 1914

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Post by HoosierTrooper » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:49 am

1912 Gem Damaskeene
Ever-Ready Streamline
Micromatic Clog-pruf
1914 Ever-Ready
Schick I types
Wilkinson Bonded
Trac II
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Post by Spenser » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:03 am

Have been using Merkur Open Comb for a week. WOW, really like.

Also fond of Bob Quinn (Elite Razor) and his unique handles and brushes and have started a collection. Bob Quinn is first class guy.

Have been trying many blades, probably a couple dozen different so far. The winners thus far, in no particular order, Astra, Sputnik, Shark and Merkur.
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Post by jww » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:15 am

Still quite enamoured with my Gillette Slim ---- which I have used exclusively now for at least a year. I clean it once every week or two when I change blades, and continue to marvel at the performance of this razor. It's just that good. I keep it at 3 -- just because I have never bothered to change the setting. For me it's the balance between heft and dimensions that make this such a perfect razor.

Hmmm -- maybe I'll pull out my Chatsworth this weekend ...... :-k

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Post by changabang » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:27 am

Have settled on the ikon SB, ATT R1, and Weber DLC to the exclusion of most everything else.
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Post by oldtrout » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:08 am

Updated list:

Tradere OC - this was love at first shave.
ATT (R1, H1, M1) - my most beautiful razor
Feather AC - most fun to use (I see this rising to the top)
Cobra - most efficient
EJ89 - mild, great razor
1958 Gillette TTO SS (birth year)
Futur - first razor, doesn't get much love these days, need to revisit.
Merkur Slant - picked up a used one, have yet to try.

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Post by Exapno » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:41 pm


I liked the Mühle R89 but found the handle a little short so have moved on to an R89 Grande. Same head but a slightly heavier and longer handle.
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Post by marsos52 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:54 pm

i guess its time for my update

this is a really big thing for me, but im rocking two oc tradere razors
that are giving me the best shaves i ever have experienced


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