08-23-2013, 01:29 PM
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So far all i've tried is the Edwin Jagger DE89, which is way too mild for me, a Gillette Fatboy Adjustable, also too mild for me even on setting 9 and last and definitely not least the Muhle R41 which is just about right. Gives me a very close shave as long as I wait a few days, no irritation, no cuts, nothing. I do feel like I could try a razor a bit more aggressive, so what's next? Straight razor, shavette, feather artist club? I have been leaning towards trading my edwin jagger for a dovo shavette. What do you guys think?

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 08-23-2013, 01:52 PM
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I say go for the traditional straight. I toyed with the idea of getting a shavette but decided to go with the traditional straight. So much variety in styles, weights, grinds, scales. It's a whole new world of AD opportunity.

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 08-23-2013, 02:08 PM
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(08-23-2013, 01:52 PM)dajmacd Wrote: I say go for the traditional straight. I toyed with the idea of getting a shavette but decided to go with the traditional straight. So much variety in styles, weights, grinds, scales. It's a whole new world of AD opportunity.

+1 This might be a good option if you aren't afraid and you don't mind spending more money! Biggrin
If you want a more aggressive DE razor for every day use, there are many stainless steel varieties that are good candidates.
Here:
http://shavenook.com/thread-stainless-st...st-summary

The Ikon Slant stainless steel razor might also be an option. Good luck!

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 08-23-2013, 02:29 PM
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I'd buy a HuntLee razor if I were you. It sounds perfect.
Heck, I'd buy one if I could.

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 08-23-2013, 02:43 PM
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HuntLee razor? and yeah I probably will go with the traditional straight. Just wanna wait until Lynn restocks the Dovo Best Quality.

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 08-23-2013, 03:13 PM
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(08-23-2013, 02:43 PM)kellenmichael Wrote: HuntLee razor? and yeah I probably will go with the traditional straight. Just wanna wait until Lynn restocks the Dovo Best Quality.

I have a Feather AC DX. I'd pick the Dovo over the AC.
The HuntLee isn't available yet.

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 08-23-2013, 03:40 PM
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You might consider the 5/8 Ralf Aust as an alternative to the Dovo. It is currently in stock at SRD and the Aust razors are very highly regarded.

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 08-23-2013, 04:32 PM
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(08-23-2013, 03:40 PM)dajmacd Wrote: You might consider the 5/8 Ralf Aust as an alternative to the Dovo. It is currently in stock at SRD and the Aust razors are very highly regarded.

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i have been hearing good things about the ralf aust but i think i'll just wait for the dovo. pretty low on cash right now anyway so hopefully by the time the dovos are available again i'll have enough.

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 08-24-2013, 03:43 AM
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(08-23-2013, 01:29 PM)kellenmichael Wrote: So far all i've tried is the Edwin Jagger DE89, which is way too mild for me, a Gillette Fatboy Adjustable, also too mild for me even on setting 9 and last and definitely not least the Muhle R41 which is just about right. Gives me a very close shave as long as I wait a few days, no irritation, no cuts, nothing. I do feel like I could try a razor a bit more aggressive, so what's next? Straight razor, shavette, feather artist club? I have been leaning towards trading my edwin jagger for a dovo shavette. What do you guys think?
Try streamline, for me that is the closest i can get to a straight.

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 08-29-2013, 06:44 AM
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I'd also give single edge razors a try. The streamline is harder to find as well as expensive (relative speaking).
The ooen comb micromatic is very aggressive and can be easily found for cheap. It is a bit too aggressive for me. There are the 1912 variants which are great.
I recommend the Ever Ready 1914 aka ''little lather catcher''. I'd rate it half way betwern.the 1912 and open comb micromatic.
Another very aggressive razor is the Cobra.

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