Poll: What type of DE razors do you use?
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 09-15-2016, 07:09 PM
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  • gp569900
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With the resurgence of wetshaving, I am seeing an increased interest in both recently designed "modern"razors, often machined by an artisan, as well as in vintage DE's. Shavers often fall into three categories: Modern only, Vintage only, or Equal Opportunity Shavers, favoring both modern and Vintage.

Where do you fall on this spectrum? And why?

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 09-15-2016, 07:17 PM
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  • gp569900
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Well, I started as a "modern" razor user only initially. However, within the last month I have fully expanded my horizons and have opened my eyes to the wondrous world of vintage. So, I'd now say both are used equally.

I love the weight and feels of a well-made stainless steel razor. I also love the history and feel of old techs, TTO's, and adjustables. Who new. I was naive and didn't understand why someone would use and eighty year old razor. I do now.

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 09-15-2016, 07:20 PM
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  • kav
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Real artisans wear berets, borrow money from any remaining friends for cheap meals and wine and hit on married women hoping for a patron. MACHINISTS make razors.  Stick with shaving and in 20 years  all your stuff will be vintage.

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 09-15-2016, 07:44 PM
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I started as a vintage guy, then I won a Pearl pif, then a friend gave me a Piccolo. They're just tools to shave with, some were made a long time ago, some are made now.

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 09-15-2016, 08:05 PM
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I use both but moderns get way less use than vintage.

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 09-15-2016, 10:39 PM
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Modern razors, work so much better for me. Shy

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 09-15-2016, 10:44 PM
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(09-15-2016, 10:39 PM)celestino Wrote: Modern razors, work so much better for me. Shy


Same here, Celestino. I have a few exceptional vintages but for the most part modern razors are my go-to.

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 09-16-2016, 06:41 AM
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  • nikos.a
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(09-15-2016, 07:20 PM)kav Wrote: Real artisans wear berets, borrow money from any remaining friends for cheap meals and wine and hit on married women hoping for a patron. MACHINISTS make razors.  Stick with shaving and in 20 years  all your stuff will be vintage.
Very true.


I have both modern and vintage razors in my rotation. Actually, I have more vintage than modern razors, but I don't use them all, they are part of my small vintage collection.

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 09-16-2016, 06:51 AM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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I have a much greater collection of vintage razors vs modern, however I use modern razors for probably 80% of my shaves.


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 09-16-2016, 07:16 AM
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  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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I've only ever owned and used modern.


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 09-16-2016, 07:54 AM
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Any quality razor will shave well, vintage or modern, SE or DE.  Thumbsup

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 09-16-2016, 07:57 AM
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Most of the modern razor are way too aggressive.  I'll stick with vintage because King Gillette was just selling razors to the general public and there wasn't a testosterone fueled machismo driving the shaving markets.

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 09-16-2016, 08:00 AM
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Mostly vintage but prefer 3 or 4 piece over TTO. One modern exception is a Merkur 37C for end of life blade finishing.  Biggrin The older E series injectors are also on my goto razor rotation list.

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 09-16-2016, 08:08 AM
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(09-16-2016, 07:57 AM)Smoothie Wrote: Most of the modern razor are way too aggressive.  I'll stick with vintage because King Gillette was just selling razors to the general public and there wasn't a testosterone fueled machismo driving the shaving markets.

Forums are magnets for those who engage in pissing contests, "My razor can beat up your razor!" so I agree to some extent. But I do prefer those that are somewhat aggressive, the Gillette OLD type is my all time favorite. I also love my Piccolo!

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 09-16-2016, 08:33 AM
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I have a three modern razors - Maggards, Merkur, and Parker but I love my vintage Gillette's!

I have started using straight razors and all but one is vintage so the DE only get used when I am in a rush to get out the door in the morning.

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 09-16-2016, 09:08 AM
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(09-16-2016, 08:08 AM)TobyC Wrote:
(09-16-2016, 07:57 AM)Smoothie Wrote: Most of the modern razor are way too aggressive.  I'll stick with vintage because King Gillette was just selling razors to the general public and there wasn't a testosterone fueled machismo driving the shaving markets.

Forums are magnets for those who engage in pissing contests, "My razor can beat up your razor!" so I agree to some extent. But I do prefer those that are somewhat aggressive, the Gillette OLD type is my all time favorite. I also love my Piccolo!

It takes a confident man to make that final statement  Angel Piccolo !!

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 09-16-2016, 10:06 AM
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(09-16-2016, 09:08 AM)Red Rider Wrote:
(09-16-2016, 08:08 AM)TobyC Wrote:
(09-16-2016, 07:57 AM)Smoothie Wrote: Most of the modern razor are way too aggressive.  I'll stick with vintage because King Gillette was just selling razors to the general public and there wasn't a testosterone fueled machismo driving the shaving markets.

Forums are magnets for those who engage in pissing contests, "My razor can beat up your razor!" so I agree to some extent. But I do prefer those that are somewhat aggressive, the Gillette OLD type is my all time favorite. I also love my Piccolo!

It takes a confident man to make that final statement  Angel Piccolo !!

Respect the Piccolo, she's a fine lady! And she likes to get close!  Thumbsup  Tongue

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 09-16-2016, 06:11 PM
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Well I mainly use modern.

Although I will not sell my vintage favorites.

They may not see a lot of use but I would miss them f they were gone.

The thing is we have so many great modern offerings now.

It's hard not to use them.

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 09-17-2016, 07:43 AM
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Mostly modern razors these days.

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 09-17-2016, 07:51 AM
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I have lots and lots of vintage razors but the two razors I shave with the most are the Feather AS-D2 and the One blade. Mostly the Feather AS-D2. I cannot beat the comfort or the closeness I can get with these two razors. I still like to use the vintage razors though. The whole idea of wet shaving and trying all the razors I can get my hands on has made shaving a hobby instead of a chore for me.

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