08-31-2014, 01:38 PM
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Not all vintage razors of the same model are created equal. Some seem to shave better than others.
I have a theory that the best vintage razors are those that have seen a lot of love back in the day. In other words, the more worn and well-used a razor is, the more likely it is to be a great example of that particular model. People hang on to what works well and shove the other stuff in a drawer (with the case, shipper, and instructions). The pristine examples then get sold on eBay decades later for hundreds of dollars. The user-grade razors just keep delivering great shave after great shave.
Is this theory illogical lunacy? You tell me!

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 08-31-2014, 04:03 PM
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  • Rob W
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I might agree with you if I did not have some mint vintage razors that give outstanding shaves.

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 09-01-2014, 05:21 AM
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(08-31-2014, 04:03 PM)Rob W Wrote: I might agree with you if I did not have some mint vintage razors that give outstanding shaves.

Of course, there will always be exceptions to the rule ...


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 10-17-2014, 11:56 PM
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  • dimitrof
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I have tried some vintage slants, and they are pretty much equal to the contemporary Merkur 37C... the modern-day 37C may be a touch better even, IMO.

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 10-18-2014, 01:26 AM
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i regularly use vintage slants - and i find them far superior to merkur slants.

often i wonder about used vintage razors: i suspect lots and lots have been mistreated and neglected and abused rather than loved Sad

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 10-18-2014, 08:27 AM
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I've got a Pomco slant, which is essentially a rebranded retro Merkur, but I'd take it over a new 37c any day!

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