07-30-2015, 04:47 PM
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After 4 months of DE shaving I came to the conclusion that I get the best shaves, not necessarily BBS, using a mild razor
I don't like to feel the blade (Polsilver) on my skin/face
To me the best shave is if I get no irritation on my neck especially, I have very sensitive skin
I don't necessarily pursue BBS, If I get DFS with no irritation I'm happy
The razors that I've used so far and give me the best shaves are,
PAA DOC, Gillette Tech, Super Speed
What other mild razor can you recommend
Or what is the mildest razor in your opinion


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 07-30-2015, 05:01 PM
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Personally, I haven't found a milder razor than the Feather AS-D1; in fact, it was too mild for me; a bit pricey, but it if you like mild razors, this will last you a few lifetimes.  Smile
Some others are the Feather Popular, Gillette Knack, and most adjustables used on setting #1.

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 07-30-2015, 05:12 PM
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Edwin Jagger de 89, merkur progress on 1-2,I find slants mild but YMMV on that one...

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 07-30-2015, 05:12 PM
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I'll second the suggestion of the Feather Popular. I just got one to see if I could handle DE's again after a long absence, and this was an inexpensive trial run. After a couple of uses I concur that it's very mild -- it must be since I hardly felt the Feather blade seated within but got a good shave nonetheless. The only drawback is that now I'm tempted to try the wildly expensive AS-D2.

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 07-30-2015, 05:15 PM
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The ASD2 is an awesome razor.  That was my first stainless steel razor and still in my rotation.

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 07-30-2015, 05:17 PM
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Is the asd2 not basically a stainless Gillette tech??

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 07-30-2015, 05:19 PM
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(07-30-2015, 05:17 PM)Otis375 Wrote: Is the asd2 not basically a stainless Gillette tech??

I think is fair to say that's the closest you are going to get to a Tech.

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 07-30-2015, 05:21 PM
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I think the muhle 89 is a very nice mild, very well made razor. I always got great shaves and rarely ever nicked or cut myself

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 07-30-2015, 05:21 PM
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(07-30-2015, 05:19 PM)hrfdez Wrote:
(07-30-2015, 05:17 PM)Otis375 Wrote: Is the asd2 not basically a stainless Gillette tech??

I think is fair to say that's the closest you are going to get to a Tech.

That's what I was thinking, just giving a suggestion to anyone wanting to try the feather ,just try a tech first its a whole lot cheaper. Throw a heavy handle on it and get shaving.

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 07-30-2015, 06:17 PM
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I agree with the others on the ASD2. It is very mild but always surprisingly efficient.

Probably the mildest razor I have ever tried though is the Weishi Superspeed knockoff. VERY mild shaver and quite inexpensive.

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 07-30-2015, 06:39 PM
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Some don't consider slants mild but for me the Merkur 37C gives a great shave without irritation or cuts. My best shaves have come from using it with Voskhods.

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 07-30-2015, 06:53 PM
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Have to admit the cheapness of the Popular is off-putting a bit even though it's a good shaver. Maybe a Shavecraft 101 would be a less expensive step up than the AS-D2 -- though I imagine in all it's non-aggressiveness it's still not as mild as the Feathers.

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 07-30-2015, 07:24 PM
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(07-30-2015, 06:39 PM)KevinD Wrote: Some don't consider slants mild but for me the Merkur 37C gives a great shave without irritation or cuts. My best shaves have come from using it with Voskhods.

that has to be some kind of YMMV because I found 39c, which has same head as 37c, to be a lot more aggressive than I like.
I had to be very careful not to nick myself, especially when doing the neck.  Never felt comfortable using it, so I had to sell it.

Not all slants are aggressive, because I find razorock aluminum slants very very mild, but it gives me great shaves and also ikon 102 is a very mild shaver, yet efficient.



I agree with the idea of trying the tech before getting the feather as-d2/d1/

Gillette tech is on my to-get list as of now.

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 07-31-2015, 05:14 AM
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Lord Premium Safety Razor Model LP1822L aka L6

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 07-31-2015, 06:07 AM
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I agree with a number of others that the Feather AS-D2 is a wonderfully, efficient mild razor. That being said, I've recently discovered the Maggard Open Comb razor to be a great option also. It's mild and gentle. I get smooth shaves without any irritation. Plus, it's only $11 just for the razor head or if you find one with a blemish, it's only $6.

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 07-31-2015, 06:12 AM
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(07-31-2015, 06:07 AM)Silence! Wrote: I agree with a number of others that the Feather AS-D2 is a wonderfully, efficient mild razor. That being said, I've recently discovered the Maggard Open Comb razor to be a great option also. It's mild and gentle. I get smooth shaves without any irritation. Plus, it's only $11 just for the razor head or if you find one with a blemish, it's only $6.

I had forgotten about that option and good point. Mild shaver, fair price (with brass base plate). Great option.

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 07-31-2015, 09:55 AM
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No love for the Schick Krona?

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 07-31-2015, 09:56 AM
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(07-30-2015, 05:17 PM)Otis375 Wrote: Is the asd2 not basically a stainless Gillette tech??

Personally, I don't find them to be similar, at all. I find the Tech more aggressive; not overly so, but it is a pronounced aggression for me compared to the Feather AS-D1/2, which are extremely mild and I barely notice any aggression. 
The way some of you have been getting good shaves with the latter is almost tempting me to give it a fourth try!  Biggrin

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 07-31-2015, 10:42 AM
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(07-31-2015, 09:55 AM)kingfisher Wrote: No love for the Schick Krona?

I like the plastic-tipped version. It matched well with the old Gillette Swede blades and was a good combo of smooth and efficient.

Since the Tech is being compared to the AS-D2, can anyone address if the Popular shaves similarly to the expensive Feather?

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 07-31-2015, 10:50 AM
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a combination of different DE and blades will provide different shaves. i, myself, enjoy using polsilvers along with mild~aggressive DEs

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