08-23-2013, 06:13 AM
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  • jshnks
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Hello, I was wondering some of the milder razors out there? I have Scleroderma on the right side of my face making the skin a lot thinner then my left and makes it a bit harder to shave without cutting I can shave my left side with no nicks, but my right side will ALWAYS get a few.

So I wanted to try a milder razor to see if that will help me out some. Right now I am using a Merkur 34c (Custom from eliterazors) with Astra SP's.

Thanks again,
Joshua.

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 08-23-2013, 06:32 AM
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It's hard to go wrong with the king of mild razors: a vintage Gillette Tech.

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 08-23-2013, 06:45 AM
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  • jshnks
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Any specific year?

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 08-23-2013, 06:47 AM
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The Tech is definitely mild. The EJ89 is also milder than your present razor. I find the Merkur 1904 OC quite mild. Also, have you tried different blades?

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 08-23-2013, 06:48 AM
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I had a Superspeed from 1947-48 (I believe) and it was very mild. I prefer moderately aggressive razors so I didn't hold onto it, but it sounds like just about any Superspeed is pretty mild. And readily available.

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 08-23-2013, 06:50 AM
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  • hon
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Want try shim your 34c? You can place 1 to 3 shim then the new blade. The razor will be much milder.

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 08-23-2013, 06:54 AM
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I went through a 25 different blade sampler pack and from all of those I went with the one that gave me the best shave which happened to be the Astra SP's. Although I do think I want to try the polsilver iridium blades.

I cant remember all the blades, but some were Sharks, Astra, Feather, Gillette silver blue, Nacet, Treet, and some other Gillettes.

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 08-23-2013, 07:05 AM
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The new Maggard razors are quite mild but effective. I've also found the Lord razors to be mild as well

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 08-23-2013, 07:28 AM
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  • Grumpy
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A vintage Gillette Tech (They were produced for years and years and the over all design did not change much for this 3 peice razor.) or a JE89.

I have both and they are mild.

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 08-23-2013, 07:29 AM
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(08-23-2013, 06:45 AM)jshnks Wrote: Any specific year?

I'm not sure if there's much variation, all I've tried is my 1955 model (B3). It's smooth and mild, but does take an extra touch up pass compared to my more aggressive razors.

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 08-23-2013, 07:41 AM
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  • Johnny
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Inexpensive: Feather Popular

Expensive: Feather AS-D2

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 08-23-2013, 07:41 AM
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Well after MichaelD's suggestion of the Maggards I sent them an Email and got a very fast response! I asked how aggressive the razors were, and they said a little more than a Gillette “Tech” but on par with a Gillette Superspeed. I think I am going to give their razors a try.

Which model were you talking about, MichaelD?

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 08-23-2013, 08:22 AM
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The Maggard razors get good reviews and seem to be well put together, I hope that it works out for you. If you want to try another razor, the previously suggested Gillette Tech is an excellent choice. A RiMei from China can be purchased on Amazon under the names "silver tone" or "Sodial" for less than $3 and is also an excellent mild razor.

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 08-23-2013, 08:33 AM
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Vintage Schick Kronas are extremely mild and often can be picked up on the BST forums or on eBay for $10-15.

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 08-23-2013, 09:23 AM
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I have a Maggard MR1, Super Speed, and a Tech. The Maggard is a bit more aggressive than the other two, but not by much. I like the MR1 a lot!

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 08-23-2013, 09:32 AM
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(08-23-2013, 07:41 AM)jshnks Wrote: Well after MichaelD's suggestion of the Maggards I sent them an Email and got a very fast response! I asked how aggressive the razors were, and they said a little more than a Gillette “Tech” but on par with a Gillette Superspeed. I think I am going to give their razors a try.

Which model were you talking about, MichaelD?

I have the MR-1. Like it lots, it's a good shaver for me

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 08-23-2013, 12:51 PM
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Maggards razors are excellent shavers and relatively mild. If you are going vintage, a Gillette Tech or Schick Krona is the ticket.

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 08-23-2013, 01:07 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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I prefer a milder razor. Any of my Super Speeds are my favorites (I have the 40's style, red tip, blue tip, flare, TV Special...). I have two Schick Kronas; great razors. I also have a Gillette Tech (the mildest razor I own) and a Feather Popular. I'd recommend any of these to you for a milder razor. The 40's style Super Speeds can be picked up all the time on the BST boards and I find them a lot locally at Antique Stores. The Techs were produced for so long and in such mass quantities that you practically trip over them at your local antique store around here.

With your issue you might also look to getting a Slim Adjustable, Black Beauty, or a Fatboy. These are adjustable so they could be adjusted to be more aggressive on your left side, and milder on your right. I have both the Slim and the Long Handle Black Beauty and love them both, although I set it and forget it; but many will change the adjustment based on the area of their face they are shaving.

Just a few suggestions.

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 08-23-2013, 01:27 PM
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  • jshnks
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Thanks everyone for all the suggestions! I pulled the trigger on the Maggards MR1. The Feather AS-D2 was just to pricey for me. I will still probably try to pick up a Gillette Tech as well.

Joshua

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 08-23-2013, 01:54 PM
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Joshua, something to consider in the future (your next razorRolleyes) for your condition might be an adjustable razor. Dial it one way for one side and another for the other. Just a thought.

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