10-13-2015, 06:11 AM
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which is your preference and why? just got an email from him and wanting to decide which way to go. normally with my ocd brushed would look better over time i think but the polished is beautiful also have a very hard time deciding

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 10-13-2015, 06:13 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Brushed for me: scratches of any sort would drive me up the wall.

It's a pity though as the polished ones do look spectacular.

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 10-13-2015, 06:15 AM
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see thats what im thinking i would be polishing the thing all the time i think lol

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 10-13-2015, 06:16 AM
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I always opt for brushed if possible. I'm not a "shiny" guy. I just prefer the look and maintenance is a breeze. Polished is beautiful tho. Brushed is just easier.

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 10-13-2015, 06:17 AM
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Polished for me as it is so much more photogenic!  Also, I can live with the scratches. Biggrin

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 10-13-2015, 06:31 AM
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  • evnpar
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I think the only solution is to get one of each.

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 10-13-2015, 06:35 AM
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If you just get surface scratches from usage can't they be hand buffed out with metal polish and a rag?

I love the way the polished looks.

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 10-13-2015, 06:51 AM
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I'd go for both if that's an option, if not I'd get brushed.  I believe Ive seen someone buff an ikon that looked brushed to polished, maybe it was a dream.  You could always get it replated.

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 10-13-2015, 07:08 AM
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(10-13-2015, 06:31 AM)evnpar Wrote: I think the only solution is to get one of each.

lol if i had the funds i would buy 6 of them one of each in each finish.

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 10-13-2015, 07:13 AM
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Brushed gives a uniquely different look in a world of chrome plated pot metal razors.

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 10-13-2015, 07:19 AM
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I decided to get polished because I like the smooth feeling of the chrome plated head on my Muhle.  I have no basis for this, but I figured polished would feel smoother/less friction on the skin than brushed.  Of course as I'm saying this I realize there are members here who have both heads and are going to tell me I'm wrong.  Haha.

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 10-13-2015, 07:24 AM
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  • Agravic
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(10-13-2015, 07:19 AM)surfshaver Wrote: I decided to get polished because I like the smooth feeling of the chrome plated head on my Muhle.  I have no basis for this, but I figured polished would feel smoother/less friction on the skin than brushed.  Of course as I'm saying this I realize there are members here who have both heads and are going to tell me I'm wrong.  Haha.

open comb : closed comb, brushed : polished, short handle : long handle, SS : AL : Ti

so many choices : all wonderful.

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 10-13-2015, 07:32 AM
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  • kav
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60 years from now some guy will acquire your razor, complain about a lifetime of patina and restore it. Boutiques are stuffed with ersatz distressed furniture in faded milk based blue paint. The sales lady has washed designer jeans sanded on the knees and a erotic butcheek. Her husband, his pacemaker acting up has aged beef, vintage wine and a real stinky cheese for lunch before piling into his restored corvette, turns the volume up on THE BEACH BOYS ENDLESS SUMMER and cruises past the high school , the wind in his latest hair plugs.
OMG, why not have a razor made with contrasting finishes incorporating both. Moths and rust people, moths and rust.

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 10-13-2015, 07:37 AM
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  • Snuff
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I prefer the polished, as Celestino said much nicer on pictures and (for me) to look at, however after shaving it takes half a minute to clean it up nicely.

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 10-13-2015, 07:39 AM
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I switched recently to rinsing under the tap instead of using water stopped up in the sink. Seemed to mostly get rid of the soap scum stains that I first experienced. A little wasteful perhaps, but makes maintenance easier on me.

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 10-13-2015, 07:47 AM
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i guess with the polished worst case i can always do a brushed finish myself i have done it many times to lots of stainless in the past not at all hard to do.

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 10-13-2015, 08:10 AM
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  • Snuff
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Polished is not difficult to keep in nice condition: rinse with water, dry with a piece of cloth and once a week in the ultrasonic cleaner.

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 10-13-2015, 09:45 AM
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  • DayMan
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I'm trying to decide the same thing myself. Do I get brushed to match my ATT, or polished since I already have a razor with a brushed finish?

Which handle are you getting? I think that makes a difference in your choice. They all look good with either finish, but some look better brushed and some look better polished.

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 10-13-2015, 10:49 AM
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just heads for right now. this is already way more then the wife said i could spend this month

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 10-13-2015, 10:54 AM
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Polished with a dremel and a polishing wheel.

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