03-19-2014, 09:42 PM
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I recently got a Schick Krona and was wondering what razor would be slightly more aggressive with a similar length handle?

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 03-20-2014, 02:51 AM
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I would consider a Gillette Slim or a Short Handle Super Adjustable (also known as a Black Beauty).

Than you can dial in the amount of aggressiveness you desire.

My Slim is still one of my favorite razors, love being able to dial it in just the way I like it!

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 03-20-2014, 04:20 AM
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I just always have mine cranked all the way to 9. No messing around Smile

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 03-20-2014, 04:42 AM
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9 is impressive, I usually shave on 6. 2-3 is probably comparable to a Shick Krona from what I recall.

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 03-20-2014, 07:59 AM
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(03-20-2014, 02:51 AM)david1201 Wrote: I would consider a Gillette Slim or a Short Handle Super Adjustable (also known as a Black Beauty).

Than you can dial in the amount of aggressiveness you desire.

+1

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 03-20-2014, 08:08 AM
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I'd go for the Long-handled Super Adjustable.....because the handle length will be a better match for your Krona than the short handled version.

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 03-25-2014, 05:24 AM
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The Krona is a fairly mild razor. I agree with the black beauty or adjustable slim the handles are shorter but you can dial it in for a custom shave. If im not mistaken the long handle black beaty is a bit longer than the Krona. I would also suggest a super speed or flare tip they are a bit more agressive but still mild imho. Also the cost would be a little less for the latter.

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 03-25-2014, 07:28 AM
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A Slim set to 5 or 6 might do the trick. I find a Slim on 4 to be comparable to the Krona.

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 03-27-2014, 08:33 AM
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(03-20-2014, 08:08 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: I'd go for the Long-handled Super Adjustable.....because the handle length will be a better match for your Krona than the short handled version.
+1 on that. I was surprised to see the slim and short handle recommendation... The Krona has a pretty long handle. Another "gender-bending" suggestion is the Lady Gillete. It's basically a Super Speed with a long handle. I have a nice blue handled one.

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 03-27-2014, 09:26 AM
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It's funny, don't remember the Krona having a long handle (I dislike long handles, even with my big hands).

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 03-27-2014, 10:01 AM
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(03-27-2014, 09:26 AM)david1201 Wrote: It's funny, don't remember the Krona having a long handle (I dislike long handles, even with my big hands).
Nearly as long as the long-handled SA. I've got all sorts of lengths on my razors. I started with longer handles, but most of my newer favorites are short. I hold close to the head so I don't really use the length much.

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 03-27-2014, 12:18 PM
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Thanks everyone. I'll look some of these over and let you know what I get.

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 03-27-2014, 12:56 PM
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I think the long-handled lady superspeed is a bit milder than the krona - you might want to try the red tip SS, but it doesn't have a long handle. You could also go with a 3 piece razor, where the handle can always be swapped with a longer or shorter one. The red tip is really nice though if you do like a slightly more aggressive shave.

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 03-27-2014, 01:10 PM
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A quick and dirty pick so you can get a visual idea of some the longer handle TTO`s ...

[Image: 20140327_215849.jpg]

From left to right:
Schick Krona, Wilkinson “Sticky", rehandled Knack/Slim Twist (very easy to do), long handle Super Adjustable, and Slim

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 03-27-2014, 01:45 PM
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You could also try a very sharp blade (like Feather) in your Krona and see how you like it. I like ASTRA SP blades in my Kronas. I generally like pretty aggressive razors with smooth blades or mild razors with sharp blades.

If you are looking for a new long-handled TTO razor, Parker makes this one:
http://www.supersafetyrazors.com/Parker-...SDDTH6.htm

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