03-26-2018, 09:35 PM
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In between a "mild" shaving razor and an "aggressive" shaving razor, would you say there is such a thing as a "medium" shaving razor? If so, what would be some good examples of such a razor both vintage and modern? (although I'm partial to vintage myself Wink )
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 03-27-2018, 04:34 AM
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Well, of course it's a spectrum, not three buckets labeled "mild" "medium" and "aggressive."  As such, it's like trying to find a "medium-hot" hot sauce or that "just right" bowl of porridge.  You kind of have to find it yourself.

With that caveat, I'd say the vast majority of razors are "medium" in the sense that they aren't so aggressive as to be unusable nor so mild as to be completely ineffective.

If you identify razors that you consider "mild" and those you consider "aggressive", folks could probably point you to some razors, modern and vintage, that fit somewhere between the two.

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 03-27-2018, 07:19 AM
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Get an adjustable and cover the spectrum!

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 03-27-2018, 10:19 AM
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I would rate as medium aggresive the following vintage razors:
DE: NEWs, early Aristocrats and rockets, red tip and a fatboy gives you a pretty decent spectrum.
GEM style SE: 1912, 1924 and 1914.
Schick G injector.
There are other more exotic ones as well.

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 03-27-2018, 01:02 PM
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Absolutely!  

Vintage:  Gillette NEW, Gillette NEW Deluxe, and especially the raised flat bottom NEW (rarer)

Modern:  Fatip Testina Gentile (a very underrated shaver, and not at all as mild as the name would have you believe), iKon Deluxe OC, iKon SBS


I'm sure there are many others.

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 03-27-2018, 01:11 PM
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  • chazt
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Here's a thought. iKon Shavecraft slant (X3). Mild but SUPER efficient.

+1 to Red Tip.

And don't rule out the Asylum Evolution. Big Love for this razor!

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 03-27-2018, 03:01 PM
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(03-27-2018, 07:19 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: Get an adjustable and cover the spectrum!
Totally

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 03-28-2018, 01:48 PM
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(03-27-2018, 07:19 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: Get an adjustable and cover the spectrum!

BINGO!!

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 03-28-2018, 02:11 PM
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+1 on the adjustables. At the very least, you would discover what blade gap gives you the best shave.

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 03-28-2018, 06:14 PM
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My personal choice would be a ROCKWELL 6 s/c. Goes mild, side 1.....to wild, side 6.

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 03-29-2018, 02:51 AM
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As I usually shave every 2 to 4 days, I need an adjustable as the longer the growth the more aggressive the razor has to be. This way I solve the issue of a different razor for every occasion. I do have a lot of DE's though that are non-adjustable, but from eperience I know which one to use every time. To achieve this I kept the blade choice constant as I found that for me the Feather, Polsilver and Personna 74 are the most efficient and smooth and I will only used these. YMMV of-course.
That had also been my question in the beginning of my wet-shaving career. I solved it by getting the Progress and from there on, I knew exactly what to look for based on reviews on non-adjustable DE's.

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 03-29-2018, 06:15 PM
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(03-29-2018, 02:51 AM)kyproset Wrote: As I usually shave every 2 to 4 days, I need an adjustable as the longer the growth the more aggressive the razor has to be. This way I solve the issue of a different razor for every occasion. I do have a lot of DE's though that are non-adjustable, but from eperience I know which one to use every time. To achieve this I kept the blade choice constant as I found that for me the Feather, Polsilver and Personna 74 are the most efficient and smooth and I will only used these. YMMV of-course.
That had also been my question in the beginning of my wet-shaving career. I solved it by getting the Progress and from there on, I knew exactly what to look for based on reviews on non-adjustable DE's.

Are you talking about the Merkur Progress adjustable double edge razor in your last sentence?

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 03-29-2018, 10:06 PM
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(03-29-2018, 06:15 PM)punchy Wrote:
(03-29-2018, 02:51 AM)kyproset Wrote: As I usually shave every 2 to 4 days, I need an adjustable as the longer the growth the more aggressive the razor has to be. This way I solve the issue of a different razor for every occasion. I do have a lot of DE's though that are non-adjustable, but from eperience I know which one to use every time. To achieve this I kept the blade choice constant as I found that for me the Feather, Polsilver and Personna 74 are the most efficient and smooth and I will only used these. YMMV of-course.
That had also been my question in the beginning of my wet-shaving career. I solved it by getting the Progress and from there on, I knew exactly what to look for based on reviews on non-adjustable DE's.

Are you talking about the Merkur Progress adjustable double edge razor in your last sentence?

Yes the Merkur progress.

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 03-30-2018, 06:08 AM
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I agree with those that say adjustable. A nonadjustable that I consider medium is the Above The Tie R1 for modern.  I can't speak to vintage as I've only tried a Gillette Slim (adjustable) and Gillette Tech (mild).

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 03-30-2018, 02:03 PM
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Any of the last produced Gillette Aristocrats would be in the middle of the mild vs aggressive shave feel! Including the Diplomats and the Presidents.

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