01-31-2016, 04:49 PM
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  • Scoti
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I just received a Parker A1R (4 piece) a couple of days ago as a gift from my girlfriend and ive got to say it's given me the best, irritation free, smooth bbs shave of any safety razor I've used. 

What is yours?

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 01-31-2016, 04:55 PM
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I'm biased, but my favorite DE that isn't mine is the BBS-1. I also like the Aristocrat quite a bit, mostly for aesthetics.

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 01-31-2016, 05:23 PM
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I still got a lot to learn but so far it's a toss up between the Barbasol floating head and the Gillette Black Beauty adjustable.

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 01-31-2016, 06:16 PM
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 01-31-2016, 06:20 PM
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ATT S2 & Edwin Jagger Bulbous Lined Chrome

(Have yet to try a Wolfman though)

My prediction is that a lot of people will pick a Wolfman in this thread.......let's see if I'm correct  Wink

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 01-31-2016, 06:30 PM
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This is a hard choice so I have to pick two, the Above The Tie S2 and Fatip Grande.

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 01-31-2016, 06:35 PM
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  • bijou
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tough question, tough choices, so I guess I fail because I can't choose just one

wolfman, blackbird, 1934 aristocrat, EJ89. I can't just pick one since 2 razors I have been using for years and 2 razors have in the last 6 months moved out 2 razors in my rotation pulse I include in my rotation 2 SE's.

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 01-31-2016, 06:39 PM
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  • jtmke
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ATT M2 or fatboy. The Atlas handle is a favorite for sure.

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 01-31-2016, 06:49 PM
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ATT S1 and Wolfman for modern razors. Gillette Aristocrat and Gillette Rocket for vintage.

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 01-31-2016, 06:53 PM
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  • evnpar
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 01-31-2016, 06:56 PM
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I get my best shaves from either a Gillette Super Adjustable or a good old EJ89. RAD never struck me, so I haven't tried that many.

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 01-31-2016, 07:14 PM
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Feather AS D2

or

Gillette Aristocrat Jr with flat blade tray.

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 01-31-2016, 07:16 PM
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  • kav
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I must give due to the razor that started it all for me and a whole lot of other folks at the beginning of the wetshaving revival; The MERKUR HD.
It's well balanced, aggressive enough for a seasoned shaver yet forgiving to new users. There were some QC issues at one point and I never heard
of any resolution. Mine did suffer some early pitting on the baseplate edge. Oddly enough, my daily user; a Edwin Jaeger 89 has developed the
same issue and  local. But for the price point a new user is hard pressed to find better. I will probably buy a replacement soon.

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 01-31-2016, 07:26 PM
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Weber DLC   Shy

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 01-31-2016, 07:58 PM
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LA BBS-1

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 01-31-2016, 08:27 PM
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If you mean favourite, as in gives best shave, I would say BBS-1, hands down, both efficiency and comfort. However, if I could only keep one of my razors, I would still pick one of the Wolfmans, they still give a great shave but aesthetically I find them so much cooler. Brothers by another name anyway.

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 01-31-2016, 08:30 PM
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Merkur Progress. I gotta give love to my Wolfman but I've gone back to the Progress more. Just got a Mergress in and will give it a first run in the morning. 
Have to agree with Kav though on the HD. Was my first DE and will always be in my den.

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 01-31-2016, 09:05 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(01-31-2016, 04:49 PM)Scoti Wrote: I just received a Parker A1R (4 piece) a couple of days ago as a gift from my girlfriend and ive got to say it's given me the best, irritation free, smooth bbs shave of any safety razor I've used. 

What is yours?

Feather AS-D2.

When it came into our household at the end of October, I had in my possession:  
  • An iKon DLC Slant;
  • A Standard Razors razor;  
  •  A Feather MR3 neo cartridge razor; and  
  •   A Schick Hydro3 cartridge razor.  
Since that time, when it is time to shave I have reached for the Feather AS-D2 all but a half dozen times.
It’s a keeper.

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 01-31-2016, 09:27 PM
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  • ben74
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I'm currently really enjoying the shave provided by the Blackbird, but I'm also very fond of the Wolfman...

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 01-31-2016, 09:38 PM
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Wolfman

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