11-15-2017, 06:49 PM
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  • Nero
  • ACV is my new BFF
  • le montagne
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Which would you choose?

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 11-15-2017, 06:51 PM
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Asylum Rx.

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 11-15-2017, 08:47 PM
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Matt, you know my answer already Smile ....  Asylum Rx.  I was surprised by the MR SE, though,  it sits right in between the Cobra Classic and the Rx and could be a serious contender for me.

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 11-15-2017, 09:09 PM
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A very tough question. I bought the RX twice and sold it twice. Such a cool and great looking razor. Just a bit too aggressive for me. I love my Mongoose V2 and the Mr SE (el Jefe #2) is awfully fantastic. On my wish list is the ATT SE1 Kronos. iKon and Mongo are neck and neck. However, the iKon is a lot less and Razorock is coming out with another improved Hawk.


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 11-15-2017, 09:14 PM
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I would keep on eye on the new Gems. My Sabre by Blackland is my absolute favorite razor. Charcoal goods is also working on a gem. I feel bad the the DE’s. A few new kids on the block.


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 11-15-2017, 09:58 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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  • Seattle
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Asylum RX or ATT SE2. You can't go wrong with either.

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 11-16-2017, 12:51 AM
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ATT SE1, perfect everyday razor... Smooth and efficient.

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 11-16-2017, 04:25 AM
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  • Nero
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  • le montagne
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Of those I've tried, I seem to like the SS General best, but even that one I'm not in love with.
Maybe I just don't like the blades. Kai Mild are okay. Feathers are useless (unless you enjoy sore skin) and I'm not understanding the Schick fad (less sharp than the others, nicks every shave).

I've used:
SS General
ATT SE1/2
Mr-SE
Asylum Rx

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 11-16-2017, 04:44 AM
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I have used the Asylum RX, ATT SE 1/2, and The General in brass and stainless, and I now find myself reaching most often for the General. All are great and have a unique feel but The General with a ProLine has been the best everyday compromise for me in terms of aggressiveness and smoothness.

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 11-16-2017, 06:40 AM
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  • garyg
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  • Great Lakes
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I have tried a "couple" of the shavette format razors, including the Wecks, Asylum, Cobra, Mongeese, Feather, and ATT SE1 & SE2.  I've kept the SE2 only.  I get better, more enjoyable shaves from a true injector or GEM style SE, largely I think due to the unwieldy width of the shavettes ..

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 11-16-2017, 06:53 AM
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Now, I think the Mongoose II or Alumigoose II. But need to test more the SE1.




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 11-16-2017, 08:45 AM
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  • iamsms
  • The Patient Disciple
  • New Jersey
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Not what you are looking for, but among the ones I tried, I liked the Feather AC SS Folding one most Smile.

Who knew I would prefer an artist club razor with an artist club blade over Safety Razors.

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 11-16-2017, 08:51 AM
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Now, I think the ATT SE1 with bamboo handle.

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 11-16-2017, 09:15 AM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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Classic Cobra!

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 11-16-2017, 09:41 AM
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  • JRRIII
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  • East Coast
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I have found contentment and bliss with the ATT SE1 with Atlas handle  Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

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 11-16-2017, 09:43 AM
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I feel like I need to try out an SE2 at some point...

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 11-16-2017, 09:51 AM
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I’ve had a few of the Mongoose razors, Asylum Rx, King Cobra, & Classic Cobra. I prefer the King to them all!

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 11-16-2017, 10:07 AM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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Both of the Sabres are far and away the best of all my razors. I am expecting an Ocamms razor next week. I have high hopes for that one.

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 11-16-2017, 10:41 AM
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(11-16-2017, 09:43 AM)wreck | fish Wrote: I feel like I need to try out an SE2 at some point...

I look at the SE1 and SE2 as one razor, they both use the same cap. So the blade angle to cap is the same.

The SE1 is perfect for daily shaving. I can get jiggy with it and get BBS results everyday no problem. It's simply the best.

The SE2 on the other hand will make you pee your pants! It's takes more focus but is still safe to use. It takes a lighter touch and the BBS results will last hours longer than the SE1. The SE2 is too efficient for daily shaving.

I only use Schick Proline blades, which I find to be the sharpest AC blade of them all. I'm sure the other blades will change thing up but I'm fine with the Proline.

I have the El Jefe and Mr SE, had the General and V1 Hawk, and I tried the Classic Cobra and Asylum RX. The ATT SE1/SE2 are clearly the best!

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 11-16-2017, 11:04 AM
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I agree with you Rabidus.  I recently decided to use my ATT SE1 that I had sitting around with a Schick Proline blade (also my favorite SE blade) and I was pleasantly surprised (I had previously only used it with the Kai milds and Feather Pros before I discovered the Prolines).   I had been using the General mostly up till now and occasionally the MR-SE, but the SE1 feels like a superior instrument and appears more precise in it's machining to me and more gentle yet efficient.   I am a convert to the SE1 now, so much so that I decided to get the aluminum version as well, as it looks cool and I like the variety of using aluminum from time to time.   I have noticed that at least with my General's (I have brass, SS and aluminum) that they ALL have a very slight asymmetry of the blade when doing the final tightening of the handle, where one side is slightly more protruding than the other on a bird's eye view and I believe it is enough to cause nicks, which I find a get more of than I should with that razor.  Anyone else notice this?   No matter how I position the top cap on the General, it is always the same result.   The SE1 on the other hand does NOT have this issue and I do NOT get nicks with this razor!   The MR-SE is OK, but not as refined as the SE1.  I generally don't care for open comb razors, so I haven't had the desire to get the SE2 plate.

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