07-10-2016, 06:53 PM
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Any suggestions on a fairly unagressive head that'd fit a maggard MR8 handle? Or is there nothing more mild than the V3 head that comes with it from maggards?

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 07-10-2016, 10:28 PM
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Have you try the RazoRock Mentor Safety Razor Head see link below, is the same head as a RazoRock Mission Safety Razor I've own and I love it.

http://www.italianbarber.com/collections...razor-head

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 07-11-2016, 03:49 AM
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Gillette Tech/Edwin Jagger DE89/Merkur 34C are all more mild than the Maggard V3 and Razorock Mission/Mentor (I own them all.)
Of course, YMMV!

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 07-11-2016, 05:53 AM
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Feather AS-D2  or a post-war Tech would be my top two choices.  There is very little difference between the two.

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 07-11-2016, 07:32 AM
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Muhle/EJ heads might be another option and they are sold individually.

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 07-11-2016, 07:59 AM
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 07-11-2016, 07:22 PM
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Feather AS-D2, ATT M1 , Muhle R89 , Ikon 102

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 07-13-2016, 09:51 AM
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If you can find a Feather AS-D1, it was one of the mildest and smoothest razors I've ever shaved with. The AS-D2 is a tiniest bit more aggressive but still one of the mildest razors around with minimum blade feel.

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 07-13-2016, 12:17 PM
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Allow me to also add the Stahly live blade head as one of the best mild razor heads ever made.

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 07-13-2016, 03:14 PM
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I'll have to look into some of those. Just had another "one if those..." shaves this afternoon. Everything is good until I get to the sides of my throat. Today was especially ripe on my left throat, must have had 10+ bloody weepers. Brand new Astra SS blade in the MR8. I did make an attempt at a different technique, didn't work so good.

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 07-13-2016, 03:23 PM
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(07-13-2016, 03:14 PM)Kris_H_97 Wrote: I'll have to look into some of those. Just had another "one if those..." shaves this afternoon. Everything is good until I get to the sides of my throat. Today was especially ripe on my left throat, must have had 10+ bloody weepers. Brand new Astra SS blade in the MR8. I did make an attempt at a different technique, didn't work so good.

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Try a Derby blade and only go wth the grain (once).

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 07-13-2016, 05:52 PM
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This may sound counterintuitive, but have you thought about going the other way and getting a more aggressive razor? I find that the feel of the blade helps me keep the right angle and helps with the pressure as well. Also try only shaving with the grain.

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 07-13-2016, 06:00 PM
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(07-13-2016, 03:23 PM)GoHabs Wrote:
(07-13-2016, 03:14 PM)Kris_H_97 Wrote: I'll have to look into some of those. Just had another "one if those..." shaves this afternoon. Everything is good until I get to the sides of my throat. Today was especially ripe on my left throat, must have had 10+ bloody weepers. Brand new Astra SS blade in the MR8. I did make an attempt at a different technique, didn't work so good.

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Try a Derby blade and only go wth the grain (once).

Might be putting in an order tonight for some more Derby's and Persona Blue's. Had good luck before with them. And I haven't touched my neck more than once yet. Still learning to crawl.

(07-13-2016, 05:52 PM)DayMan Wrote: This may sound counterintuitive, but have you thought about going the other way and getting a more aggressive razor? I find that the feel of the blade helps me keep the right angle and helps with the pressure as well. Also try only shaving with the grain.

Never considered that, in fact I would have thought that'd be skin suicide.

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 07-14-2016, 07:49 AM
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(07-13-2016, 06:00 PM)Kris_H_97 Wrote:
(07-13-2016, 05:52 PM)DayMan Wrote: This may sound counterintuitive, but have you thought about going the other way and getting a more aggressive razor? I find that the feel of the blade helps me keep the right angle and helps with the pressure as well. Also try only shaving with the grain.

Never considered that, in fact I would have thought that'd be skin suicide.

Just to be clear, I didn't mean R41 aggressive, just something where you can feel the blade.

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 07-15-2016, 12:16 PM
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iKon 102 sounds right up your alley

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 07-16-2016, 04:22 AM
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(07-11-2016, 05:53 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Feather AS-D2  or a post-war Tech would be my top two choices.  There is very little difference between the two.

+1 for Post War Tech. They're very easy to find on eBay OP. Just search something like "vintage Gillette razor" and look for the following:

[Image: YSkwC56.jpg]

[Image: GYAXe4z.jpg]

You want the one on the right with the triangular slots. Should be able to readily get one for $20, and with a bit of patience maybe closer to $10.

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 07-21-2016, 05:40 AM
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Crazindude, just FYI, the one on the right in your pictures is actually a Pre-war Tech.  Great, great shaver.  The post-war Tech, on the left in your photo, is even milder.  So, if he wants a really mild head, I'd suggest the one on the left.  But generally speaking, most people prefer the one with the triangular slots, for sure.

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 07-21-2016, 09:21 AM
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I'd throw the Seygus into the mix, but I don't believe they sell the head alone.  I would rate it as a 3 on the Gillette Slim Adjustable scale.  Great fit.  No futzing with blade alignment.  Low profile head, so you can fit it under your nose.  Great base plate.  It's a safety bar, but with deep ridges that make it act like an open comb, leaving a little lather behind for buffing or a quick re-hit, which I like.  I guess you could call it a hybrid of sorts in that respect.  If it ends up being something you consider, I recommend the non-anodized versions, unless you maybe like how anodized aluminum looks as the color wears and fades.  I personally don't like how anodized aluminum looks as it wears and fades. I would also ask if their head has the same threading as most other modern razors, so you could possible swap your Maggards handle in and out of rotation.

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 07-22-2016, 04:06 AM
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(07-16-2016, 04:22 AM)crazindndude Wrote:
(07-11-2016, 05:53 AM)kingfisher Wrote: Feather AS-D2  or a post-war Tech would be my top two choices.  There is very little difference between the two.

+1 for Post War Tech. They're very easy to find on eBay OP. Just search something like "vintage Gillette razor" and look for the following:

[Image: YSkwC56.jpg]

[Image: GYAXe4z.jpg]

You want the one on the right with the triangular slots. Should be able to readily get one for $20, and with a bit of patience maybe closer to $10.


+2 for the Gillette Tech.
Very mild razor, I have one which o mostly use when I travel and sometimes (very few times) when I am home. I am really not an expert on Tech's but I know there are many variations. I'll check mine when I get home but it's a very mild and comfortable head to use. Also efficient which is awesome considering how mild it is.
You could always pair it with a handle of your choice and you would've an awesome razor!
Good luck.. Keep us posted

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