02-20-2016, 07:03 PM
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Guys,
For the past few or more years I have tried many double edge. Some product really impressed me but at the end I settled for three razors which works best for me . I don't think that any upcoming razor will change my mind but that's where the fun starts because as enthusiast we wanted to give it a try to every new brand . I think that I am settled on razors. Obviously ymmv.

I know some of you have been shaving for decades , so my question for the community is , are you still looking for the perfect razor ?


My top three not in any perticular order:

1- BBS by James aka Wolfman
2- Pils
3- Tradere SB

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 02-20-2016, 07:14 PM
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Arghghhghghg...

I want to try a Pils some day. A Wolfman too.

One day. 

Are you going to try a Barbarosa?

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 02-20-2016, 07:39 PM
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  • chamm
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The perfect razor is the next one I'm going to buy.

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 02-20-2016, 07:42 PM
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(02-20-2016, 07:39 PM)chamm Wrote: The perfect razor is the next one I'm going to buy.

Pancarta

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 02-20-2016, 07:59 PM
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(02-20-2016, 07:03 PM)Cricket203 Wrote: Guys,
For the past few or more years I have tried many double edge. Some product really impressed me but at the end I settled for three razors which  works best for me . I don't think that any upcoming razor will change my mind but that's where the fun starts because as enthusiast we wanted to give it a try to every new brand . I think that I am settled on razors. Obviously ymmv.

I know some of you have been shaving for decades ,  so my question for the community is , are you still looking for the perfect razor ?


My top three not in any petticoat order:

1- BBS  by James aka Wolfman
2- Pils
3- Tradere SB

[Image: 9559812478a4e9f0b852ac2e66d30b74.jpg]


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That Tradere is dangerous and should not be used.  I'm in Plainsboro this weekend and will be happy to dispose of it for you.  You can keep the handle.

That's what friends are for, right Mustafa? =p

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 02-20-2016, 08:00 PM
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(02-20-2016, 07:59 PM)GloryUprising Wrote:
(02-20-2016, 07:03 PM)Cricket203 Wrote: Guys,
For the past few or more years I have tried many double edge. Some product really impressed me but at the end I settled for three razors which  works best for me . I don't think that any upcoming razor will change my mind but that's where the fun starts because as enthusiast we wanted to give it a try to every new brand . I think that I am settled on razors. Obviously ymmv.

I know some of you have been shaving for decades ,  so my question for the community is , are you still looking for the perfect razor ?


My top three not in any petticoat order:

1- BBS  by James aka Wolfman
2- Pils
3- Tradere SB

[Image: 9559812478a4e9f0b852ac2e66d30b74.jpg]


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That Tradere is dangerous and should not be used.  I'm in Plainsboro this weekend and will be happy to dispose of it for you.  You can keep the handle.

That's what friends are for, right Mustafa? =p

Funny guy :-)


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 02-20-2016, 08:02 PM
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No, I have stopped looking for perfection in shaving.

Years of experience have told me, that even if I do find the perfect razor, the perfect shaving cream, the perfect blade and so on, the thrill of buying new stuff, thinking it will be even more perfect, or perhaps just finding it interesting to changing the shaving setup once in a while, is just too tempting.



The perfect razor is only perfect, until you find the next best perfect thing IMHO

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 02-20-2016, 08:08 PM
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(02-20-2016, 08:02 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: No, I have stopped looking for perfection in shaving.

Years of experience have told me, that even if I do find the perfect razor, the perfect shaving cream, the perfect blade and so on, the thrill of buying new stuff, thinking it will be even more perfect, or perhaps just finding it interesting to changing the shaving setup once in a while, is just too tempting.



The perfect razor is only perfect, until you find the next best perfect thing IMHO








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 02-20-2016, 09:24 PM
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LABBS-1.... Ended my search really. But still would like to own a Wolfman.
In order:
1. LABBS-1
2. Cobra Classic
3. Wolfman

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 02-21-2016, 03:35 AM
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I'd like to try a BBS-1 out of curiosity, but I think in terms of performance I'm quite happy with where I am now.

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 02-21-2016, 04:35 AM
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(02-21-2016, 03:35 AM)crazindndude Wrote: I'd like to try a BBS-1 out of curiosity, but I think in terms of performance I'm quite happy with where I am now.

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Wow, those are some good looking razors!

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 02-21-2016, 11:39 AM
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 02-21-2016, 05:10 PM
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it keeps changing IMO.

for me, I've settled on three razors.
stealth slant, wolfman SB, and merkur progress.

I reach for the merkur the most.  Wolfman is slightly aggressive for everyday use.

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 02-21-2016, 05:22 PM
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The Merkur Progress is a wonderful shaver regardless of material.
Perfectly designed head.

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 02-21-2016, 06:01 PM
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I thought my RAD had finally subsided...but the prospect of some new slants (Fine, Ikon x3, Razorock) has me salivating.

I love my Wolfman DC Polished, Ikon 102, and Muhle R89.  Razorock Baby Smooth is right there as well.

Everyone raves about the Wolfmans.  What sums up their brilliance, I think, is the word precision.  The design feels like it enables such a precise placing of the blade against the skin, that the razor demands and rewards a higher degree of precision/attention from the user.  In this way, the Wolfman is like a vintage Porsche 911 : not very forgiving but extremely high performance and very rewarding for the skilled driver.

The Muhle R89, in contrast, performs almost as well but feels much more forgiving of lack of experience or inattentiveness.   More like an Audi Quattro.

Just my 2 cents.

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 02-21-2016, 06:06 PM
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To abuse my metaphor even further, if a Wolfman is a vintage 911, than a Gillette Fusion is the equivalent of todays AWD, dual-clutch automatic supercars like a Nissan GTR: it will give you a perfect shave faster and easier but in a much less involving and satisfying way, requiring almost no skill from the driver.

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 02-21-2016, 06:25 PM
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(02-21-2016, 05:10 PM)parachutefactory Wrote: it keeps changing IMO.

for me, I've settled on three razors.
stealth slant, wolfman SB, and merkur progress.

I reach for the merkur the most.  Wolfman is slightly aggressive for everyday use.

I am curious to find out, At what setting was the progress smoother than thr Wolfman?

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 02-22-2016, 09:56 AM
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I am curious to find out, At what setting was the progress smoother than thr Wolfman?

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 02-22-2016, 10:07 AM
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(02-21-2016, 05:22 PM)VTMAX Wrote: The Merkur Progress is a wonderful shaver regardless of material.
Perfectly designed head.

+1

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 02-22-2016, 05:48 PM
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I found it smoother in general.  I started with 2.5 setting and found it slightly aggressive, so I dialed it down to 2.  Then I realized that when I do my neck, I could lower it tad bit more to 1.5, and it worked perfectly.

When my skin feels well rested and healed, I can tolerate 3 passes with wolfman, but probably not for everyday shave.  With progress, I can use it pretty carelessly and get great shaves.

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