03-04-2013, 02:05 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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I find it difficult to tell the difference in shaving results between these two razors, but I slightly favour the British Gillette because they are antique (1953/4) and I prefer it for hand-feel. Thee Merkur weighs more by about 6gm, yet to me the Gillette feels heavier perhaps because of the balance/weight distribution. I know others will feel the opposite.

Anyone have a view? I'd be interested in hearing your opinion.

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 03-04-2013, 04:15 AM
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If you can not tel the difference between the two I would think the Rocket HD would be "my" preferred shaver. I seem to like it more when I shave with vintage gear. Not sure it was the 34C that I owned (I suspect it is with many of them) it is possible to have the blade slightly misaligned; that would be another reason for a vote for the Rocket.

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 03-04-2013, 06:13 AM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
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Rocket always for me!

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 03-04-2013, 06:15 AM
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  • Dave
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I really want to try a Rocket. It's been one of the ones I've never tried. I did enjoy my 34C though.

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 03-04-2013, 07:36 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I personally prefer the shave of the 34C. I found the Rocket to be like a Superspeed...in other words, way too mild.

As a general rule (with a few exceptions), I do not care for TTO razors.

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 03-04-2013, 09:00 AM
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Not that this directly on point, but following up with Phil's comment, I tried a Superspeed (NDC, I believe one of the '48-'50 models) and found super-mild. Because its so ubiquitous, and usually everyone's "first" DE razor (it was mine), I think the 34c is underrated in its aggressiveness.

Then again there is something pretty cool about using vintage razors.

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 03-04-2013, 01:52 PM
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  • Shaun
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This is a very specific Rocket, though, and is the hefty (70g) British version (sometimes called the double-ring). I am only talking about this particular model, no other type of Rocket.

From Mr Razor:

http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Pie...t-Logo.jpg

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 03-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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(03-04-2013, 01:52 PM)Shaun Wrote: This is a very specific Rocket, though, and is the hefty (70g) British version (sometimes called the double-ring). I am only talking about this particular model, no other type of Rocket.

From Mr Razor:

http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Pie...t-Logo.jpg

That's the one I have. Much heavier feel than the Merkur 34C.

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