Favorite DE razor

Favorite DE razor

Postby dini » Tue May 30, 2017 9:06 am

Like nearly all of us on here , I have more razors than I will ever need . Whenever I shave I fond myself reaching for either the Fatip Picollolo or Pearl short handle OC . My trusty merkurs and EJ and a few other have basically been consigned to the bench on a permanent basis ( really should sell those )

Anybody else have THAT razor that they reflexively reach for ?
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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue May 30, 2017 9:18 am

For me it was the Parker 99R. Now it is the Variant. :thumbup:
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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby deepsouth » Tue May 30, 2017 9:19 am

Muhle R41 - without a doubt. Love that razor. Other favorites include the Merkur Progress, Shovelhead, Picollo, adjustable gillettes and I'll end up naming everything in my cache
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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby Thug » Tue May 30, 2017 9:48 am

Although used infrequently, I like to rotate between the Fatboy, Slim & R41.

The R106 is used exclusively for head shaving during summer.
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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby DAVEP » Tue May 30, 2017 12:05 pm

Mine has to be my adjustable slim and super 109, still waiting to acquire my Parker.
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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby Jacquers » Tue May 30, 2017 12:32 pm

Tough choice, I haven't settled on one specific one yet, although if I had to only keep one it would probably be an Old Type at this stage.
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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby jegreen » Tue May 30, 2017 1:17 pm

If I had to live with just one all rounder razor:

Vintage = Old Type combination of an aggressive open comb head on a heavy handle is great.
Modern = EJ DE89 is perfectly balanced, medium aggressiveness, top quality.

I would go with a vintage razor, but I think our fathers or grandfathers would choose a modern design for being so much easier to live with.
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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby Mikaar » Tue May 30, 2017 4:15 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:For me it was the Parker 99R. Now it is the Variant. :thumbup:

Lol I agree with Mohamed on this. I was looking forward to the variant but didn't expect it to be as good as it is. Before that mine used to be the Lion


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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby ShavingB » Tue May 30, 2017 9:04 pm

For a couple of days growth it's probably the 34c but for more than four days growth it is definitely the R41 without a doubt.


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Re: Favorite DE razor

Postby Chrisvo » Wed May 31, 2017 2:31 pm

I have a few that I rotate quite often, including the Gillette English Aristocrats, both closed and open combs, and the Gillette English Rocket razors.

My favourite is the vintage Eclipse Red Ring razor though. It looks good, works incredibly well on one day stubble or removing a beard. Can be adjusted for a more aggressive shave or a relatively mild shave. Makes good use of almost any blade I've tried. Good grip on the handle which happens to also be the right length that isn't too long or too short.

A mention has to be made for the 1940s English Knockout bakelite razor. Effortless to shave with and it makes buffing a dream. Probably one of the smoothest shavers I've ever shaved with.

I do enjoy the Old Types as well but tend to get on better with razors from the 1930/40s.
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