03-27-2017, 07:21 PM
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Looking for a new DE razor. My go to for the past few years has been an extremely efficient vintage dermal slant.

Past razors I have owned and enjoyed have been:

Tradere Open Comb
Numerous Merkur Slants, vintage and production
DE89 (super smooth, but I prefer something with a bit more aggression)

I have been WAY out of touch with all of the new razors on the market, so, I ask you gents...

If moneys were not an issue, what razor would you go for?

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 03-27-2017, 07:29 PM
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Wolfman

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 03-27-2017, 07:36 PM
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(03-27-2017, 07:29 PM)surfshaver Wrote: Wolfman

+1

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 03-27-2017, 07:40 PM
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There's easy to get and hard to get.

Timeless. Easy to get. You have to decide what version to get though.

Rockwell 6S. Lots of smooth combinations with this one. Easy to get.

The Asylum Evolution is very intriguing. Still available.

Barbaros is back with a new DE. 
Hopefully available soon.

Wolfman. Need to decide what version to get.
Not readily available.



So much more.
A lot of options. As many as there are opinions of which is the better shaver, looker, or all around daily driver.

Good luck with the new acquisitions!

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 03-27-2017, 07:54 PM
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What's the deal with the Wolfman?

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 03-27-2017, 08:02 PM
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Apparently wolfman are hard to get as the person who makes them rarely replies or takes orders. Personally I stay away from un-reachable sellers. Above the tie has awesome products and also Asylum razors are equally great


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 03-27-2017, 08:14 PM
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If you're a fan of Merkur slants, I would recommend an Above the Tie S1 which is their safety bar slant. As for wolfman razors, many people say the fit and finish is the best of any razor made today, but they can be very hard to get your hands on. 

Other than the S1 i would also check out timeless and the blackbird, both get very positive reviews.

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 03-27-2017, 08:58 PM
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iKon makes nice slants. I have an X3 with OSS handle. The Wunderbar is supposed to be very good. I also have a RazoRock German 37, which is similar to the Merkur 37C head.


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 03-27-2017, 09:19 PM
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Wolfman standard gap if you can get one.

Timeless is a close second.

Rockwell 6S is an all-around workhorse with different plates, and a great value.

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 03-27-2017, 09:46 PM
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I've got Wolfman, ATT, and many other pricey and less expensive razors that perform very well. If you're looking for a DE, I'd suggest a Charcoal Goods open comb in antique brass. I like aggressive razors, so mine is a Level 3.  Levels 1 and 2 are less aggressive. If you want an SE, the Asylum RX is the answer. In my humble opinion.

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 03-28-2017, 05:18 AM
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Many fine options available today.   The absolute best shave, with nice aesthetics--Blackbird SB.

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 03-28-2017, 07:03 AM
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(03-27-2017, 08:14 PM)NeekoC Wrote: If you're a fan of Merkur slants, I would recommend an Above the Tie S1 which is their safety bar slant. As for wolfman razors, many people say the fit and finish is the best of any razor made today, but they can be very hard to get your hands on. 

Other than the S1 i would also check out timeless and the blackbird, both get very positive reviews.

I can second this suggestion.  The ATT S1 and S2 (open comb) slants work great for me and are readily available.

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 03-28-2017, 07:12 AM
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Blackbird
Timeless
ATT
other razors are unobtainable within a reasonable time frame and as we all know the problem with instant gratification is that it takes too long

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 03-28-2017, 08:12 AM
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My list (similar to others)

Charcoal Goods
Timeless
Above the Tie
Hone (though very mild)

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 03-28-2017, 08:25 AM
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(03-27-2017, 08:02 PM)Chaturvedi.ankit Wrote: Personally I stay away from un-reachable sellers.

Same here. I have never even attempted to get a M&F brush for the same reason.
Same with Bufflehead soaps.
Same with Wolfman and other razors.

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 03-28-2017, 08:40 AM
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Dear GarGuy;

good luck finding a wolfman or a blackbird.

for me, The list is short (DEs):  timeless, rockwell, asylum.

Shorter yet for SEs:  asylum, att.

above a certain level, all of them perform great.  more important than the razor itself is to find the right blade for the combination of that razor and the toughness of your whiskers and the sensitivity of your skin.  even more important is proper technique for the combination of it all... ;-)

best regards,

Pepe Peña

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 03-28-2017, 09:19 AM
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(03-27-2017, 07:21 PM)GarGuy Wrote: If moneys were not an issue, what razor would you go for?

This thread has elicited an interesting pattern of responses. With one exception, none of the responses has suggested a razor that was being made two or more years ago; most of the suggested razors are new in the market within the past year.

Has razor-making technology really suddenly made a quantum leap, just recently? Did some genius discover a magical relationship between exposure and gap that none of the razor makers of the 20th century or of the first decade of the 21st century had hit upon before?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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 03-28-2017, 09:50 AM
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  • MaxP
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(03-27-2017, 07:40 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: There's easy to get and hard to get.

Timeless. Easy to get. You have to decide what version to get though.

Rockwell 6S. Lots of smooth combinations with this one. Easy to get.

The Asylum Evolution is very intriguing. Still available.

Barbaros is back with a new DE. 
Hopefully available soon.

Wolfman. Need to decide what version to get.
Not readily available.


So much more.
A lot of options. As many as there are opinions of which is the better shaver, looker, or all around daily driver.

Good luck with the new acquisitions!

IMHO, a Wolfman is so hard to come by that I suggest looking elsewhere.

If you are open to a vintage Gillette, then a NEW.  Either long comb or short comb are fine shavers

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 03-28-2017, 10:14 AM
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IMHO, Get a Rockwell and then subscribe to James on Twitter (@wolfmanrazors) and try to score a Wolfman.  He adds stock every couple of weeks.

I am selling my Timeless and Blackbird as my Wolfman surpassed them both.

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 03-28-2017, 10:28 AM
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(03-27-2017, 08:02 PM)Chaturvedi.ankit Wrote: Apparently wolfman are hard to get as the person who makes them rarely replies or takes orders. Personally I stay away from un-reachable sellers. Above the tie has awesome products and also Asylum razors are equally great


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Not true... James(owner of Wolfman) replied to my emails, is great to work with and his product is imo the best on the market and reflects the demand for his products.

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