12-19-2017, 11:01 AM
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I know this is kind of an odd question.  The adjectives we normally use to describe a razor are aggressive or efficient or maybe even smooth.  In my experience some razors are more fun than others.  For example, I found the BullGoose Asylum to be an aggressive beast, but it wasn't fun to shave with.  Much too high a fear factor for me.  At the other end of the spectrum, some razors are so mild (Gillette Tech comes to mind) that it requires too much work to get a good shave.  NOT fun.  Just a pain in the ass.  I suppose a fun razor is one that allows me to scoot around my face without fear while delivering a great shave.

I nominate 3 SE razors:

1.  Blackland Sabre L2.  
     The L2 is aggressive enough to clear my ugly mug of its grisly beard but what stands out in the L2 is the fact that it is amazingly smooth and efficient.  At the correct shave angle the shave happens effortlessly.  I scoot around my face carefree and marvel at the great shave for hours after I have finished.  The Blackland Sabre L2 is my #1 Fun Razor.

2.  ATT SE1
     The SE1 is a tad more aggressive than the L2 and as a result I have to be more mindful when shaving.  I get a great shave in maybe less time than with the L2,  but it is just not as much fun as the L2.  No scooting around my face with the SE1.

3.  GEM Flying Wing (Bullet)
     I am a fan of most of the vintage GEM razors.  The Bullet is my #3 nominee.  It is the most mild of the 3 razors here and requires an extra pass to get a great shave but it is smooth enough and efficient enough to get the job done.  Like the L2, it is so smooth that it allows for a carefree shave.  Other vintage GEMs like the ClogPruf or MMOC are more aggressive razors but are not as smooth or forgiving and, as a result, not as much fun.  


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 12-19-2017, 11:42 AM
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  • Nero
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  • le montagne
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Sabre L2, all day

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 12-19-2017, 11:44 AM
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  • 55dougie
  • Doug Korn's Workshop - Artisan
  • NY USA
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My top 3 in order are;

#1. GEM Jr. 1912 simply the best 
#2 GEM OC MicroMatic
#3 Colonial General Black Aluminum

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 12-19-2017, 12:04 PM
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Ever Ready 1907 lather catcher
1912 gem Jr
Boker king cutter straight razor

I think anything vintage is the most enjoyable for me to use. Something about shaving your face with a razor that is 100 years old that brings a smile to my face.

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 12-19-2017, 12:06 PM
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ATT SE1/Schick Proline fits the criteria for me. I BBS my face and head daily with ease. I've been using it exclusively for a while now.

I can wield the MMOC/GEM SS PTFE just as easily.

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 12-19-2017, 12:14 PM
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Most fun? My GEM Micromatic Clug Pruf. My most meaningful? My Ever-Ready1914, hands down.

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 12-19-2017, 12:31 PM
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My vote would be for the Cobra Classic and Sabre L2.  Good shaves, easy to move around, no fear of nicks or weepers.  I can get closer shaves with other razors but they take a little more thought.

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 12-19-2017, 12:38 PM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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I vote for the Classic Cobra as well.  Superb shaver with a cool handle and great ergos.  It's fun to use!

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 12-19-2017, 01:11 PM
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One more for the Cobra Classic!

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 12-19-2017, 01:17 PM
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Gem micromatic clog pruf for me. Still trying to get the hang of it for my head shaves.

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 12-19-2017, 05:05 PM
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1) Rocnel P
2) Cobra Classic
3) GEM Bullet Tip

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 12-19-2017, 05:08 PM
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  • Asafiev
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  • Lancaster, PA
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Restored Gem Damaskeene

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 12-19-2017, 05:25 PM
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Cobra Classic for me any day. Been using it for 3, i am at a point where I am very comfortable whipping it around carefree not having to worry. With a kai mild it's very smooth and efficient and also very quick.
The Gem Bullet Tip is another great shaver that is a lot of fun to use. Smooth but efficient.
The clog pruf, better take a lot of care = not fun

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 12-19-2017, 07:09 PM
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ATT SE1 is a dead-simple razor for me. Quite effortless to use, smooth, and yes... fun.

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 12-20-2017, 03:46 AM
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The Unofficial Tally Thus Far:

Cobra Classic - 3 1/2

Vintage GEM (Damaskeene/1912/1907) - 3

Sabre L2 - 2 1/2

ATT SE1 - 2

GEM ClogPruf - 2

Rocnel P - 1


(sorry about the half votes, guys, but Wreck split his vote between the L2 and Cobra Classic)

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 12-20-2017, 05:51 AM
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  • jar
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Most fun is a 1919 Damaskeene with GEM PTFE blades.

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 12-20-2017, 06:17 AM
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  • garyg
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  • Great Lakes
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Based on the OP's definition, the scooter sans fear that produces a great shave on my mug is the Schick Adjustable .. but the one that always brings a smile when I use it is the Rapide for it's sheer Rube Goldbergism ...


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 12-20-2017, 09:14 AM
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(12-19-2017, 05:08 PM)Asafiev Wrote: Restored Gem Damaskeene


Where did you get it restored? Just plating or a tune up as well?


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 12-21-2017, 06:33 AM
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Hate it or love it, the Razorock Blackhawk V2 is a fantastic Razor. When I’m in a rush or if I don’t feel like fussing around, I reach for this razor. I can use pretty much any compatible AC blade with this razor for an extremely comfortable shave. It’s lite and agile. A really fun razor IMHO


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 12-21-2017, 06:23 PM
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Colonial Aluminum General, with a Proline blade - I enjoy the light weight so that I can easily zip around and it's extremely hard to bite or nick yourself. I don't think it gives the absolute closest shaves in the world but still close, worry free and good enough for who it's for.

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