03-30-2017, 04:13 AM
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I have owned and used a few razors in the past 5 years. Here is a non-scientific list ordered from least aggressive (Pils) to most aggressive (Blackbird)and I welcome everyone to make new entries and re-order as necessary to reflect opinion. Let the games begin...

Pils
Feather AS-D2
Mergress
Weber
Futur
Wolfman
BBS-1
Fatip
Timeless 68 SB
Gillette Tech
Gillette short comb
Ikon slants
Maggard slant
ATT M1
ATT S1
ATT S2
Muhle R41
Timeless 95 SB
Blackbird SB

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 03-30-2017, 04:18 AM
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most aggressive for me has to be Ikon TECH, followed my Muhle R41 2011 and then the 2013.

The rest sort of blend together.

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 03-30-2017, 04:42 AM
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Widely agree with most of your list. Though I would put the Futur at the top of aggressive for me with a blade gap of +1mm on #1, it's far too much for me. And Timeless .68 slightly more mild than you have on your list.

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 03-30-2017, 06:47 AM
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futur should be amongst the aggressive ones

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 03-30-2017, 09:08 AM
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The ikon tech is really really aggressive!

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 03-30-2017, 09:29 AM
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I don't think it makes sense to include the Futur, the Mergress, and other adjustable razors on the list, because the aggression level varies.

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 03-30-2017, 09:47 AM
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Weber PH and BlackBird SB (in my experience) have the same level of aggressiveness.

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 03-30-2017, 06:50 PM
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(03-30-2017, 04:13 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: I have owned and used a few razors in the past 5 years. Here is a non-scientific list ordered from least aggressive (Pils) to most aggressive (Blackbird)and I welcome everyone to make new entries and re-order as necessary to reflect opinion. Let the games begin...

Pils
Feather AS-D2
Mergress
Weber
Futur
Wolfman
BBS-1
Fatip
Timeless 68 SB
Gillette Tech
Gillette short comb
Ikon slants
Maggard slant
ATT M1
ATT S1
ATT S2
Muhle R41
Timeless 95 SB
Blackbird SB


I don't own many of these razors. I do have the Muhle R41 and have to say, it is without doubt the most aggressive razor I have ever used. Next is the German 37 slant for me. Of course, it does depend on which blade is used. Muhle R41 and a Feather blade equals Dr. Lechter eating my face.



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 03-30-2017, 07:48 PM
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A little surprised the .95 Timeless is placed so high on the scale but of course, it's all relative to each of our experiences.  It's one of my favorites, and not mild, but still middle of the road compared to more widely known aggressive razor setups.  As for the rest, and for those I've used, I don't disagree with the overall list, though the adjustable razors would fit in various places, depending on setting.

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 03-30-2017, 08:33 PM
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Muhle R 41 Merkur Futur at any setting more than 2.5

Timeless 0.95 OC  Gillette Adjustable setting 6 and above  Gillette NEW LC, Gillette NEW long mid cap screw

Asylum DE Gillette Pre war tech

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 03-30-2017, 10:17 PM
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In the DE world, my sequence, from most aggressive to least, leaving out razors with which I've not yet been able to get a close shave:

1. Charcoal Goods Level 3 open comb or PAA DOC Evolution--a tie.
3. Icon Shavecraft Tech or Le Coq cage comb--a tie.
5. Muhle R41 2011.
6. ATT H2.
7. Muhle R41 2013.
8. FaTip Piccolo.

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 03-31-2017, 05:01 AM
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Personally I'm amazed that there are more aggressive razors than the R41 or the FaTip.  If Blackbird and Timeless are more aggressive, then I'm glad I don't have an inkling to try them out!   Shaving by just holding the razor blade with my fingers is a more pleasant shave than either the R41 or FaTip in my opinion.

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 03-31-2017, 05:02 AM
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Wardonia "All Metal" (1930)

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 03-31-2017, 05:41 AM
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(03-31-2017, 05:01 AM)jpakstis Wrote: Personally I'm amazed that there are more aggressive razors than the R41 or the FaTip.  If Blackbird and Timeless are more aggressive, then I'm glad I don't have an inkling to try them out!   Shaving by just holding the razor blade with my fingers is a more pleasant shave than either the R41 or FaTip in my opinion.

Im with you, nothing equals the R41 on aggression. Even with a feather touch (never mind a Feather blade!), my skin will be sore. Blackbird is a little more sensitive to angle than the Timeless, so in this sense it would easily become more aggressive than the latter, but they're way behind the R41. These two are my preferred DEs, only rivalled in my den by the two Cobras. All deliver smooth shaves. [insert four letter acronym.]

The question is how we operationalise aggression: is it risk of cutting oneself, tendency to leave skin sore, sensitivity to angle/narrow sweet spot, or something else? For me it's the second of those. If it were the first, Futur would figure prominently, as it easily cuts if not treated carefully - but it consistently delivers fabulous shaves for me, close and smooth.

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 03-31-2017, 07:44 AM
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(03-31-2017, 05:01 AM)jpakstis Wrote: Personally I'm amazed that there are more aggressive razors than the R41 or the FaTip.  If Blackbird and Timeless are more aggressive, then I'm glad I don't have an inkling to try them out!   Shaving by just holding the razor blade with my fingers is a more pleasant shave than either the R41 or FaTip in my opinion.


Haha! I almost tried that for a quick touch up around the sideburns and quickly realized that was NOT going to end well and backed off.

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 03-31-2017, 02:15 PM
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I agree with most, but I don't see a Gillette Tech being more aggressive than a Weber, Timeless, Wolfman.

I can get a close shave from a Tech to savey life. Simply way too mild.

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 03-31-2017, 04:27 PM
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Most aggressive for me, personally:
Blackland Blackbird Black Oxide SB,
iKon shavecraft 102 slant,
Rockwell on plate R6,
Colonial "The General,"
Timeless .68 OC,
Timeless .68 scallop,
Wolfman Wr1-Dc,
Rockwell R4,
Edwin Jagger DE89,
Rockwell R2,
Feather As-D2,
Gillette Tech,
Least Agressive. YMMV

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 03-31-2017, 06:57 PM
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Merkur Futur set at 1

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 04-01-2017, 04:37 AM
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(03-31-2017, 02:15 PM)Gabe Wrote: I agree with most, but I don't see a Gillette Tech being more aggressive than a Weber, Timeless, Wolfman.

I can get a close shave from a Tech to savey life. Simply way too mild.

Does this include a prewar tech with the triangle slots? I have a couple of these and they are fairly aggressive. Much more so than the very mild later versions.

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 04-01-2017, 04:47 AM
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(03-31-2017, 07:44 AM)Nero Wrote: Haha! I almost tried that for a quick touch up around the sideburns and quickly realized that was NOT going to end well and backed off.

Good decision! Although I interviewed an inmate in our state prison here who cuts other inmates' hair and basically he does detailing by attaching an open blade to the handle of his comb, so I guess it can be done!

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