01-24-2014, 11:11 AM
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  • Barrylu
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The ATT M2 is an open comb razor that is mounted on the mild plate. It is advertised as a mild razor. I would rate it as mild but with an attitude. The razor is quite hefty. It is well machined and will obviously last a long time. The blade mounts easily and aligns perfectly in the head automatically. When you look at the head with the blade in it your first thought is :How on earth can they call this razor a mild razor? It has a large reveal and a large blade gap.
Furthermore, what could have possessed me to load a Feather blade into this formidable looking weapon? I shaved very carefully. I used small strokes, stretched my skin and used the weight of the razor to achieve the shave. Two passes later (WTG and XTG) I had a near BBS including my problem areas. All of this obtained with only one nick under my nose. On reflection the nick was probably my fault. I did let my mind wander a few times during the shave.
In order to get a similar shave I have to do a 3 pass shave with my Cobra (Feather Pro blade) and a 4 ++ pass shave with my Feather AS D2 razor ( Feather Blade). The ATT M2 is a welcome addition to my collection. However, I only see myself using it with a 3 day growth of beard or more.

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 01-24-2014, 02:10 PM
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  • refles
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Thanks for the review and assessment on the ATT M2.. been interested in their Open Combs so sounds like I may not need venture further than an M2. Good detail as I too have the AS D2

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 10-08-2014, 11:06 AM
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The M2 is a great razor. I like that description "mild with an attitude" - very apt. I also have an old style (pre DLC) open comb iKon that is a wonderful shaver. I still think that the ATT Atlas bulldog is the prettiest handle out there (aside from some custom handles I've seen).

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 10-09-2014, 01:00 PM
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I have the M2 open comb as well as the M1 and R1 plates. Out of those the M2 Open Comb is my favorite with the Atlas handle. It's a slightly different angle I've found than my vintage Gillettes.

Built like a tank though.

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 10-11-2014, 12:26 PM
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I absolutely love the Atlas handle. Just wish it wasn't so smallUndecided

I have the R1 plate and I like it, but was quite surprised at how aggressive it is, especially because it's so unique. It certainly feels aggressive, but isn't as I never get any weepers, nicks or irritation. Quite an awesome razor and the build is one of a kind.

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 10-11-2014, 04:38 PM
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I actually think the M2 is more aggressive than the R1. R2 smoothest of the bunch for me.

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 10-12-2014, 07:21 AM
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(10-08-2014, 11:06 AM)opsimath Wrote: The M2 is a great razor. I like that description "mild with an attitude" - very apt. I also have an old style (pre DLC) open comb iKon that is a wonderful shaver. I still think that the ATT Atlas bulldog is the prettiest handle out there (aside from some custom handles I've seen).
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I have to agree with you on the Atlas handle being the best looking handle in their range. Perhaps we should get Stan to start making the Kronos handle in the same knurling as the Atlas. Biggrin

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 10-12-2014, 11:05 AM
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(10-11-2014, 04:38 PM)Steelman Wrote: I actually think the M2 is more aggressive than the R1. R2 smoothest of the bunch for me.

Really? It's supposed to be more aggressive than the R1, no?

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 10-12-2014, 01:10 PM
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(10-12-2014, 11:05 AM)Banes_Pubes Wrote:
(10-11-2014, 04:38 PM)Steelman Wrote: I actually think the M2 is more aggressive than the R1. R2 smoothest of the bunch for me.

Really? It's supposed to be more aggressive than the R1, no?

It's only conceptually more aggressive because of the open comb design. For some reason, the R2 works better for me than the R1. I own both and switch back & forth between them.....but the R2 wins for me (but not by much). I returned the M2 to Stan. Haven't tried an H yet.

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 10-12-2014, 03:00 PM
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Awesome, I didnt know that! Seems like either the M1 or R2 are my next plates to try out

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 10-12-2014, 04:31 PM
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I find the M1 and M2 work about the same. A very slightly different feel (a slight adjustment to angle), but once that's made I pretty much can't tell the difference.

I don't have an R blade, but would like to try the R2 at some point.

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 10-12-2014, 06:04 PM
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  • Jovan
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I am currently using a Pils, which plate (M or R) would be similar? Any suggestions?

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 10-19-2014, 11:36 AM
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The M2 is a great piece! One of my favs for sure!

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