05-21-2014, 05:23 AM
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Ok I tried something today I shimmed my 23c and had my best shave yet ive been getting some irritation and some nicks because of using pressure to get a decent shave. But I use 2 shims got a great shave on my neck and no weepers. Now Im thinking I need some aggression ive got a heavy beard" I was one of the guys shaving in 8th grade" so was looking for suggeations

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 05-21-2014, 05:28 AM
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  • Barrylu
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For me only two razors come to mind. Cobra and Above The Tie.Nothing else comes close. I use my other razors only for once over light shaving . For serious shaving only the two

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 05-21-2014, 06:18 AM
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  • celar36
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Maybe Merkur Progress? Great razor

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 05-21-2014, 06:49 AM
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  • Snuff
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If you really want aggressive get yourself a Roedter 1909 Biggrin

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 05-21-2014, 06:59 AM
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I have a Merkur Futur, an Apollo Slant and a Muhle R41 Shark - 2011 all aggressive razors that i like a lot. All can be mastered to give consistent excellent shaves if you don´t apply too much pressure.

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 05-21-2014, 07:19 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions ive considered the r41 or a slant

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 05-21-2014, 07:45 AM
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Weber PH; great stainless steel razor that might be an exact match to your 23C with the two shims, but YMMV.
Really, there are quite a few options such as About The Tie R and H series, Tradere, FaTip, Joris, Cobra, etcetera.
Best of luck.

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 05-21-2014, 08:30 AM
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  • bjorney
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The Cadet Open Comb razors are up there too, at a very reasonable price.

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 05-21-2014, 01:29 PM
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If it's within your budget, I would go for the ATT with an H plate if you have a heavy beard. You could try the R plate first and if it doesn't do the job, exchange it for the H. Stan at ATT is very helpful. The ATT is expensive but it's very smooth and a joy to use.

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 05-21-2014, 02:02 PM
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Actually there are quite a few aggressive razors. The R41s beginning with the '11 and continuing to the current '13, and a Slim opened up to "9". Are the ones I personally know about. But any Gillette adjustable opened up to 9 should be about the same. You could always just stay with a shimmed razor too. The razor has no idea it's been shimmed and will tolerate it for decades. I find my vintage 3 piece Gillettes useable due to shimming and dislike using them any other way. I'm trying to write that there's no reason for a shimmed razor to be shimmed only temporarily.

Now in single edge razors there are an incredible number. Virtually any lather catcher, except for the GEM junior LC (not to be confused with the GEM Junior of a much later time). The Ever-Ready 1924, The GEM Open Comb MicroMatic (OCMM), The 1912 with no markings other than the 1912 Pat' date around the threads. I think they give a better shave than any DE razor any day also, and yes, I do use DE razors. There are less aggressive SE razors also, so even if you don't want the aggression level of the OCMM or ER'24 there are in between razors.

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 05-21-2014, 02:25 PM
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  • sm304
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If you can, try a Cobra with a Feather Professional blade, it is one of the most efficient razors I've tried. I have found that I generally prefer smooth and down towards the milder end of the spectrum.
The most aggressive razor I have come across is the SE Gem Micromatic Open Comb (MMOC). This I PIF'd after three shaves and earned the nick name of 'The Devil', however the man I passed it on to loves it and professes it is the most efficient shaver he has tried, I like the 1912 fine but as they say, YMMV.
I am not fond of the R41 or ATTs for that matter, although I have only tried four, both M's and R's, I didn't get as high as the H's. The reason I dislike these razors is because the blade exposure is so great, you are acutely aware of the feel of the blade against your face. Some people enjoy this for the feedback it gives, for me it makes feel like I'm about to shred my face at any given moment.
Why not move up the scale in increments, rather than dive in at the deep end like I did? Smile Anything you buy could probably be passed on on BST if it isn't suitable for you.
My suggestion for a good step up, IMHO, is a Gillette New LC. They can be found pretty cheaply and still have a good following. Or new a FaTip, the head is good, the handle is complete rubbish, mine is currently on an iKon Bulldog.

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 05-21-2014, 03:58 PM
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R41 or FaTip Grande or Piccolo...

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 05-21-2014, 04:45 PM
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  • bjorney
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How would you compare a FaTip piccolo vs. an R41 for aggressiveness? I tried my brother's R41 and liked it a lot and I like my Cadet OC. Would the FaTip be similar to either one?

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 05-24-2014, 05:44 AM
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R41, and Merkur Futur. Open that dude to about 6 and be prepared to practice surgery!

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 05-25-2014, 09:45 AM
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Closed bar, open comb blergh .... have you considered a straight? No bars, no combs, just you and a blade.

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 05-28-2014, 04:27 PM
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Get a Fatboy and crank it up to "9". The nice thing about the Fatboy, if it is too aggressive, you can turn it down. With a non-adjustable, you do not have that option. With patience you can get a good deal on a nice Fatboy.

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 05-29-2014, 06:51 AM
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(05-24-2014, 05:44 AM)Woodeks Wrote: R41, and Merkur Futur. Open that dude to about 6 and be prepared to practice surgery!
+1 and I would add ATT H1 and Joris. My all aggressive team.

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 07-06-2015, 06:23 AM
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Merkur Progress, Slant

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 07-06-2015, 06:56 AM
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If the ATT is in your budget make the purchase.  The razor will last a life time and you can pass it down to a family member.  Your next option is the Zamak Muhle R41.  It will cure your aggressive D.E. Razor addiction.  Once you learn how to shave using the steep angle, a three pass shave with the Muhle R41 will teach you a new meaning of BBS.

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 07-15-2015, 02:21 PM
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I just shaved with an ATT H2 Kronos and it was fantastic. At first it felt like it was rubbing against my skin a little hard but when i was done I didnt have any irritation and or any cuts. I also got a fantastic shave out of it. I like the idea of an "aggressive" razor, apply barely any pressure and receive one of the best shaves ever!

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