10-17-2015, 01:38 AM
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So I'm a sucker for 2-piece razors, and forgot all about the Mühle Twist brothers.

Just repurchased the Twist R41 & Twist R89.
R41 with a Polsilver is a nice first pass shaver and R89 with a Feather is a nice second pass shaver too

I know they are not solid stainless steel razors, that probably will not last me a life time, like my Pils DE will.
But my badger brushes will not last a life time either, so that's just fine with me

Any guys that also own the Mühle Twist brothers and use them for different passes ?

Love the design of the Twists better than the original, which has too low total weight and shorter handle, and better than the Grande version, which is too thick for my taste and miss the twist knot at the bottom of the handle.

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[Image: muehle-rasierhobel-twist-offenerkamm-r41...150b0c.jpg]

[Image: mhle-klassischer-rasierhobel-twist-gesch...twist4.jpg]

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 10-17-2015, 03:48 AM
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Claus,
It seems you have decided to return to the DE world. What did you miss about them?

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 10-17-2015, 12:42 PM
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I have a Muhle 89 (non-twist) that I use with Polsilvers and Gillette Platinums for all 3 passes.  Would like to try the 41 for a First WTG pass...

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 10-17-2015, 04:01 PM
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(10-17-2015, 03:48 AM)primotenore Wrote: Claus,
It seems you have decided to return to the DE world. What did you miss about them?

I never left it 100%, kept a spare Pils DE and a Futur Chrome.

For some odd unexplainable reason I don't really fancy 3-piece DE razors, but enjoy the 2-piece.

What got me started again was watching a video of one using 2 razors for his shave. The aggressive for 1.st pass and the less aggressive for 2.nd pass.

I still use my Fusions for 1.st pass but often use a DE for 2.nd pass and 3.rd pass. Clean up is done with the Fusion

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 10-18-2015, 03:58 AM
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There's several DE's with differential aggression, so instead of changing razors you just use the other side of the head. My Lutz/Romi/Oska slant comes to mind, as does one of my Fasan's. I also have a nice bottomplate (belinging to a threepiece) that also makes for two very distinct shaves, depending on which side you use.
I mention this because I ge the idea you try to achieve this using different razors and I wondered: did you ever use a DE with a "two-faced" head?

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 10-18-2015, 08:05 AM
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(10-18-2015, 03:58 AM)efsk Wrote: There's several DE's with differential aggression, so instead of changing razors you just use the other side of the head. My Lutz/Romi/Oska slant comes to mind, as does one of my Fasan's. I also have a nice bottomplate (belinging to a threepiece) that also makes for two very distinct shaves, depending on which side you use.
I mention this because I ge the idea you try to achieve this using different razors and I wondered: did you ever use a DE with a "two-faced" head?

I have owned 60+ DE razors, all new not vintage, and owned the Ikon which had a closed and open comb head.

It's no big hassle using two razors but the idea of having two heads in one is definitely great.

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 10-23-2015, 05:48 PM
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I pulled the trigger on the Muhle R41 Twist today. It sure sounds like quite the razor. I had a R41 2013 before. I'm ready to give it another spin. Can't wait.
I too like the idea of 2 piece razors also. Less lose parts means a tighter fit.

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 10-24-2015, 02:15 PM
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Please post your impressions once you have used it. I am using a FaTip and have the R41 Twist on my radar.

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 10-24-2015, 04:35 PM
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(10-24-2015, 02:15 PM)srgjazz Wrote: Please post your impressions once you have used it. I am using a FaTip and have the R41 Twist on my radar.

The Fatip right now is my go-to razor. A very smooth shaving razor but I really wanted to give the R41 Twist a try. I will post what I discover after I use it a couple of times.

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 10-24-2015, 04:42 PM
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(10-24-2015, 04:35 PM)shave/brush Wrote:
(10-24-2015, 02:15 PM)srgjazz Wrote: Please post your impressions once you have used it. I am using a FaTip and have the R41 Twist on my radar.

The Fatip right now is my go-to razor. A very smooth shaving razor but I really wanted to give the R41 Twist a try. I will post what I discover after I use it a couple of times.

Thanks. 
You and I are on the same page. 
Regards
Stephen

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 10-30-2015, 06:01 PM
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(10-17-2015, 01:38 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: So I'm a sucker for 2-piece razors, and forgot all about the Mühle Twist brothers.

Just repurchased the Twist R41 & Twist R89.
R41 with a Polsilver is a nice first pass shaver and R89 with a Feather is a nice second pass shaver too

I know they are not solid stainless steel razors, that probably will not last me a life time, like my Pils DE will.
But my badger brushes will not last a life time either, so that's just fine with me

Any guys that also own the Mühle Twist brothers and use them for different passes ?

Love the design of the Twists better than the original, which has too low total weight and shorter handle, and better than the Grande version, which is too thick for my taste and miss the twist knot at the bottom of the handle.

[Image: muehle-traditional-rasierhobel-geschloss...000aee.jpg]
[Image: muehle-rasierhobel-twist-offenerkamm-r41...150b0c.jpg]

[Image: mhle-klassischer-rasierhobel-twist-gesch...twist4.jpg]
I use the r89 for my weekdays early morning shaves and the r41 for weekends and two days + grow shaves. Love the Twist handle. The extra weight is desperately needed.

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 10-30-2015, 06:38 PM
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I hope my R41 Twist will be in on Sat. I can't wait to take it for a spin. It just left N.Y. city yesterday.

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 11-03-2015, 01:11 PM
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I finally got my R41 Twist in today. I will take it for a spin tonight and see how it is. One thing for sure, it is a nice looking razor. Beautiful finish.

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 11-03-2015, 05:08 PM
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I just finished my first shave with the R41 Twist. It was a nice shave but I think my Fatip is a little smoother. It's handle is nice and large. It's the largest diameter handle I've ever used. It does have a nice balanced feel in your hand. I will keep it in my rotation for sure.

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