07-14-2012, 08:56 PM
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Does anyone that has both the DLC and ARC prefer the DLC? I love them both but the DLC just seems to glide smoother over my face. As far as performance I can't tell much of a diffrence. It seems that most guys prefer the ARC or has no preference other than color choice.

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 07-14-2012, 09:08 PM
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  • ben74
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I haven't used (or own) the ARC, but I am certainly fond of my DLC. I can't claim to notice a measurable difference in glide as opposed to non coated razors, but I do like the colour aspect.

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 07-15-2012, 12:16 AM
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Once the Webers are back in stock, I will be ordering the DLC.

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 07-15-2012, 04:01 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen, if you notice, the blade exposure in the DLC is a bit wider than that in the standard DE razors. Add to that the special coating, the feel and the weight, the Weber DLC hugs the skin when shaving. Although I use mostly open comb razors, I find the Weber to be my best closed comb shaver. Mine crowns the handle from the Edwin Jagger Plaza faux marble. It's a fine razor, and quite handsome.

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 07-15-2012, 05:10 AM
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The Webers sure sound like great razors.

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 07-15-2012, 05:37 AM
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Do you know wih steel type are made? In the website says stainless steel but not details about what alloy in the heads

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 07-15-2012, 05:39 AM
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  • Obie
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(07-15-2012, 05:10 AM)celestino Wrote: The Webers sure sound like great razors.
Yes, Celestino. I think the Weber is a superb shaver. As I noted earlier, I have scores of closed comb DE razors. None gives me a better and more comfortable shave than the Weber DLC. I only have the DLC, but look forward to buying an ARC when Weber produces more.

(07-15-2012, 05:37 AM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Do you know wih steel type are made? In the website says stainless steel but not details about what alloy in the heads
Dr. Dulcamara, unfortunately I am not familiar with the metals used or the process employed. The Weber is a delight, however it is made.
Stay well.

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 07-15-2012, 06:04 AM
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Obie, I like. I'm waiting to order an ARC.
But, you know the main reason that Ed Weber applied a coating to them? With the beauty of polished steel mirror, I guess there is good reason to apply the coating.

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 07-15-2012, 06:50 AM
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  • Obie
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(07-15-2012, 06:04 AM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Obie, I like. I'm waiting to order an ARC.
But, you know the main reason that Ed Weber applied a coating to them? With the beauty of polished steel mirror, I guess there is good reason to apply the coating.
Ah, thanks for the explanation, my friend. Yes, I, too, like the Weber, and am looking forward to ordering the ARC. Good stuff all this.
Stay well,
Obie

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 07-15-2012, 07:38 AM
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  • slantman
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I had the dlc Weber and sold it and currently have the arc Weber. To be honest I can't tell the difference.The shave is identical just two different types of coatings.

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 07-15-2012, 02:05 PM
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(07-15-2012, 05:37 AM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Do you know wih steel type are made? In the website says stainless steel but not details about what alloy in the heads

Hi

Lifted from here...

About Our Razors Wrote:All 3 pieces of our razors are 100% stainless steel. Our handles are machined from solid rod 316 marine grade stainless steel. Our caps and combs are stainless steel 17-4PH and additional information on the properties of the metal can be found here.

Take care, Mike

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 07-15-2012, 02:21 PM
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I have a Weber DLC from the very first run and I am find that it delivers a very fine shave. I am not sure the DLC coating really adds much, but the results are always dependably nice. The coating has held up fine so far.

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 07-15-2012, 04:05 PM
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(07-15-2012, 02:05 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(07-15-2012, 05:37 AM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Do you know wih steel type are made? In the website says stainless steel but not details about what alloy in the heads

Hi

Lifted from here...

About Our Razors Wrote:All 3 pieces of our razors are 100% stainless steel. Our handles are machined from solid rod 316 marine grade stainless steel. Our caps and combs are stainless steel 17-4PH and additional information on the properties of the metal can be found here.

Take care, Mike

Thanks Mike, I had not seen. I did not get to the bottom of the page, sure.

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 07-15-2012, 04:46 PM
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  • EHV
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I have both razors and both are on the original Weber handles.

I originally thought that the DLC version was smoother and preferred the shave just slightly over the ARC but after a few months of using both, I think that they are very much the same once one gets used to a Weber.....which doesn't take that long, if at all!
Both provide a stellar shave every time out with any blade that I try. My desert island razors yet I still MUST continue to try everything that I can get my hands on. Doesn't make much sense, does it.... but I guess that's why we're all here. Wink


(07-14-2012, 08:56 PM)Fourcooks Wrote: Does anyone that has both the DLC and ARC prefer the DLC? I love them both but the DLC just seems to glide smoother over my face. As far as performance I can't tell much of a diffrence. It seems that most guys prefer the ARC or has no preference other than color choice.

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 07-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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(07-15-2012, 06:04 AM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Obie, I like. I'm waiting to order an ARC.
But, you know the main reason that Ed Weber applied a coating to them? With the beauty of polished steel mirror, I guess there is good reason to apply the coating.

According to the website...

http://www.weberrazor.com/why-dlc

... the DLC or "Diamond-Like Carbon" coating has the following properties:

  1. It's harder (2 and a half times harder than stainless steel).
  2. It's more wear resistant (DLC is used because of it's durability).
  3. It has a lower coefficient of friction (meaning it's smoother).
  4. It's environmentally friendly.

For more info on DLC, see here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond-like_carbon

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 07-15-2012, 06:59 PM
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I've had both the DLC and ARC and bulldog handle and long handle. I prefer the bulldog handle and to me the ARC head feels much slicker on my face.

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 07-15-2012, 07:16 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
My Weber DLC shave head crowns the Edwin Jagger Plaza faux marble. I love the looks, and the shave.

[Image: IMG_1267.jpg]
[Image: IMG_1266.jpg]

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 07-15-2012, 07:35 PM
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(07-15-2012, 07:16 PM)Obie Wrote: Gentlemen,
My Weber DLC shave head crowns the Edwin Jagger Plaza faux marble. I love the looks, and the shave.

[Image: IMG_1267.jpg]
[Image: IMG_1266.jpg]

That is a fine looking combo, just love it! It looks refined, yet bad ass!

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 07-15-2012, 07:37 PM
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  • ben74
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Nice EJ handle, I approve of the pairing!

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 07-15-2012, 07:49 PM
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  • gijames
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(07-15-2012, 07:16 PM)Obie Wrote: Gentlemen,
My Weber DLC shave head crowns the Edwin Jagger Plaza faux marble. I love the looks, and the shave.

lovely matchup you put together Obie Biggrin

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