02-28-2019, 11:36 AM
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Title kinda says it.  I miss my Weber PH.  Perfect blade feel.  Nimble head.  Effortless shaves.

Still kicking myself for letting it go.

So the question is, for those that have/had a Weber razor, do you feel like you've found a relatively comparable (similar blade feel, maneuverability, blade angle, etc.) machined DE?  I've read reviews that compare the Weber to a Merkur, but I like solid steel / brass / aluminum razors.

Thanks!

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 02-28-2019, 11:51 AM
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(02-28-2019, 11:36 AM)Kostas Wrote: Title kinda says it.  I miss my Weber PH.  Perfect blade feel.  Nimble head.  Effortless shaves.

Still kicking myself for letting it go.

So the question is, for those that have/had a Weber razor, do you feel like you've found a relatively comparable (similar blade feel, maneuverability, blade angle, etc.) machined DE?  I've read reviews that compare the Weber to a Merkur, but I like solid steel / brass / aluminum razors.

Thanks!

I didn't have the chance to try any Weber model. The main reason was that the head looked too similar to the Merkur closed comb head to me. No regrets, just saying.

I think that the company still exists. They now produce only razor handles. I also think that they stopped making razor heads after some QC issues they had. Why they didn't sort them out? The value of their razors has raised by 150% the last years. I'd do my best to find a solution to offer razors with no problems. There is demand, people would like to try them, but don't want to pay a premium price for them because of the unavailability and the hype.

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 02-28-2019, 12:01 PM
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  • Agravic
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I still remember buying new Weber razors back in 2012 .. full razors were $70 plus shipping.

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 02-28-2019, 02:09 PM
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The Fatip Grande Gentile is an all brass Italian made razor that shaves very similarly to my Weber PH. Hope that helps.

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 02-28-2019, 03:30 PM
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(02-28-2019, 02:09 PM)Smudge Wrote: The Fatip Grande Gentile is an all brass Italian made razor that shaves very similarly to my Weber PH. Hope that helps.

Absolutely!

Thank you

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 02-28-2019, 04:02 PM
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Wolfman with one of the milder gaps (.54 or .61). There are no QC issues there, but it would probably be easier to find a used Weber. Cheaper, too.

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 02-28-2019, 05:40 PM
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(02-28-2019, 04:02 PM)Puma Wrote: Wolfman with one of the milder gaps (.54 or .61). There are no QC issues there, but it would probably be easier to find a used Weber. Cheaper, too.

+ 1 million

I have no problem with the Tatara, ATT, Blackland, Karve, etc. price range but pretty sure a Wolfman crosses the line of which of my extravagances the wife will gladly overlook.

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 02-28-2019, 10:34 PM
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(02-28-2019, 11:36 AM)Kostas Wrote: Title kinda says it.  I miss my Weber PH.  Perfect blade feel.  Nimble head.  Effortless shaves.

Still kicking myself for letting it go.

So the question is, for those that have/had a Weber razor, do you feel like you've found a relatively comparable (similar blade feel, maneuverability, blade angle, etc.) machined DE?  I've read reviews that compare the Weber to a Merkur, but I like solid steel / brass / aluminum razors.

Thanks!

You can always go and try the RazoRock Game Changer. Very nimble head, effortless shaves, perfect blade alignment, made of stainless steel. Also, only $50. Shaves more efficiently than the Weber, especially the .84 gap version.

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 03-01-2019, 05:15 AM
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I thought my Timeless was every bit as good as the Weber, if not better.

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 03-01-2019, 06:17 AM
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still prefer my weber but it is a coated one now.

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 03-01-2019, 06:26 AM
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I had a Weber and sold it. I remember thinking it was too aggressive, but it might have been because I was face lathering when I had it and I have since realized that my skin is too sensitive for that. I think maybe the original ATT design in the R plate is probably pretty close from what I remember. I just got a Timeless and will be trying it today. The gap and exposure look pretty similar to what I remember the Weber looking like.

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 03-01-2019, 08:12 AM
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(02-28-2019, 10:34 PM)Silence! Wrote:
(02-28-2019, 11:36 AM)Kostas Wrote: Title kinda says it.  I miss my Weber PH.  Perfect blade feel.  Nimble head.  Effortless shaves.

Still kicking myself for letting it go.

So the question is, for those that have/had a Weber razor, do you feel like you've found a relatively comparable (similar blade feel, maneuverability, blade angle, etc.) machined DE?  I've read reviews that compare the Weber to a Merkur, but I like solid steel / brass / aluminum razors.

Thanks!

You can always go and try the RazoRock Game Changer. Very nimble head, effortless shaves, perfect blade alignment, made of stainless steel. Also, only $50. Shaves more efficiently than the Weber, especially the .84 gap version.

There may be one of those delivering to my door today... Maybe  Rolleyes

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 03-01-2019, 10:08 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I prefer my Weber DLC.  A very smooth shaver.  There's an ARC on the bay of fleas I just noticed.  Prices have gone up a bit.

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 03-01-2019, 03:22 PM
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ymmv, but imho
Karve is a nice competitive razor.
For more $$$ Timeless.

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 03-01-2019, 07:36 PM
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I have a PH. It's a regular in my rotation. And I don't plan to let it go. I have a backup as well.

It is mildly aggressive, but always shaves smooth. I don't recall it ever biting me, no matter the blade.

I did replace the handle with a Jurgen Hempel titanium and like the balance better. Is there something similar? Maybe, but not that i have.

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 03-02-2019, 01:11 PM
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(02-28-2019, 05:40 PM)Kostas Wrote:
(02-28-2019, 04:02 PM)Puma Wrote: Wolfman with one of the milder gaps (.54 or .61). There are no QC issues there, but it would probably be easier to find a used Weber. Cheaper, too.

+ 1 million

I have no problem with the Tatara, ATT, Blackland, Karve, etc. price range but pretty sure a Wolfman crosses the line of which of my extravagances the wife will gladly overlook.

I don't even have to worry about my wife on that one. It is past my own line. I was lucky to win one, but I would never pay the asking price and used is even worse.

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 03-03-2019, 04:50 AM
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Rockwell 2c, 6c, and 6s look like they hold the blade in a way that is similar to Weber, but will be less nimble due to the bulkier two sided plates.

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 03-03-2019, 08:53 AM
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If you go on the Shapeways site, you’ll see that a guy named Robert Silvers offers 3D-printed razor heads that look like the Weber ones. His store on the site is called “Custom Made Prosucts.” The razor heads come in a couple of different metals and are pictured next to a Weber handle. Someone put one on the BST here a while back.

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 03-06-2019, 02:57 AM
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 03-06-2019, 06:09 AM
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(03-06-2019, 02:57 AM)Puma Wrote: There's one on BST on this forum: 

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57178

Yes, they certainly come up and can be found.  Missed out on one on the 'bay 2 days ago for $135, which is closer to the price I'm comfortable with for a sintered or cast razor (versus machined).  Plus, I'll admit that my mind may or may not be romanticizing the razor a touch, kinda like how a person fondly recalls an old flame, exaggerating positive features and glossing over negative ones....maybe.

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