09-26-2012, 07:33 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Gentlemen :

what would be the "essential" safety razors and double edge blades to try?

My choices :

Safety Razors

-Merkur HD 34C

-Merkur Progress

-Edwin Jagger DE89L


Double Edge Blades

-Astra (both kinds)

-Polsilver

-Gillette Bleau



What about yours?

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 09-26-2012, 07:37 PM
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Razor- EJ DE89, any Gillette Superspeed, GEM 1912

Blades- Super Iridiums, GEM Super Stainless (SE blades)

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 09-26-2012, 07:38 PM
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Safety Razors:
1. Any Single Edge, preferably the Micromatics.
2. Slants

DE blades:
1. Russian blades, particularly Voskhods.

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 09-26-2012, 08:31 PM
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Razors:
EJDE89
Any vintage Gillette, especially, the open-combs

Blades:
Super Iridiums

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 09-26-2012, 09:46 PM
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My choices are;

Razors:

-Any EJ
-Merkur HD 37
-Merkur Futur
-Merkur Progress
-Gilette super speed
-Any Gilette open comb

DE Blades:

-Super iridiums
-Astra greens
-Feathers
-Bolzanos

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 09-26-2012, 09:55 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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None are essential. I'm a Schick Injector man.Smile

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 09-26-2012, 10:00 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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(09-26-2012, 09:55 PM)Johnny Wrote: None are essential. I'm a Schick Injector man.Smile

So , what Schick Injector model or injector blade would you recommend as a "must try"? (dunno much about Injectors,sorry).

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 09-26-2012, 10:04 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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(09-26-2012, 10:00 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(09-26-2012, 09:55 PM)Johnny Wrote: None are essential. I'm a Schick Injector man.Smile

So , what Schick Injector model or injector blade would you recommend as a "must try"? (dunno much about Injectors,sorry).

Schick E3, G1, I1, and I2. The Chinese made Schick blades.

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 09-26-2012, 10:09 PM
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So many to choose from. I think that in terms of at least trying a particular razor once, I would have to list:
a vintage Gillette open comb DE (such as a NEW)
a vintage Gillette adjustable DE (Fat Boy or Slim Adjustable)
a modern adjustable DE (Merkur)
a modern fixed head closed bar DE (Feather, Pils, Jagger or Merkur)
a modern open comb DE (iKon or Tradere)
a vintage SE such as a Gem
a vintage injector (Schick)

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 09-26-2012, 10:13 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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John :

interesting list , but could you put a particular model of each one?Im sure that would help "newbies" or other people to have a better idea of the razors you are talking about.

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 09-26-2012, 10:29 PM
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  • Johan
  • Barberian of the lathering
  • Sweden
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Safety razor
Lets see....
Hmmm....

Razor
NEW
NEW
NEW

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 09-26-2012, 10:30 PM
#12
  • P Funk
  • I can only carry 50 chickens at a time
  • Bay Area, NorCal
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Razors
- Gillette slim adjustable, Fatboy, New
- Merkur Slants - 37C/G, 39C
- Merkur Progress
- Fatips
- Muhle R41
- GEM OCMM

Blades
- Gillette 7 blues, black ninjas
- Red Personnas
- Timors
- Feathers
- Polsilvers

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 09-26-2012, 10:37 PM
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On my list I would include
Merkur 37c slant
Gillette 1940,s super speed
Gillette open comb fat handle tech
Valet Auto British made
Hoffritz slant
Paul

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 09-27-2012, 01:26 AM
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  • madmedic
  • Resistance is Futile
  • Brecon UK
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Currently I prefer using straights...but I do have a collection of DEs and one single edge I would never part with.

Wilkinson Sword Classic
Muhle R106 and R41
Merkur Futur and 37C
Fatip Piccolo
Feather AS
Ikon OC Bulldog
Cobra Classic

The Wilkinson Sword Classic may seem a strange choice.....but it is cheap and cheerful and works. Everyone should have one!

Blades:
Permasharp Super
Shark SS
7'Oclock Yellows
Rapira SS
Treet Durasharp Carbon
Israeli Personnas

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 09-27-2012, 06:00 AM
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  • EHV
  • Senior Member
  • Milford,PA
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Not on any favorites basis;

Gillette Open Comb, New or Old, preferably both
Gillette TTO, Closed and open comb, any
Gillette adjustable, any
Gillette Tech
Gem SE, any
Schick Injector,any
Cobra Classic
Muhle R41 2011
Slant, any
L'Essor, Kirby Beard, any French razor
Wilkinson Sticky
Modern Closed Comb,DE89, 38C, etc.
Modern Adjustable,Progress, Futur, Vision
Modern Open Comb, Tradere, Ikon, Cadet, FaTip

Blades:
Feather
Super Iridium
Gillette 7 O'clock variants,Yellow, Blue, Black and Green
Astra SP&SS
Gem SE, Ted Pella Gem, Carbon Steel SE blade
Chinese Injector, Vintage Injector
Feather Professional/Kai Captain Titan Mild for the Cobra
Israeli Personna
Personna Med Prep or Lab
Shark/Lord any of their variants
Any Carbon Steel DE blade
Personna 74
Gillette Bleue
Any usable vintage blade for DE and SE

I tried to consolidate a sampling of the specifics that we have available to us without too much overlap so one would get a diverse sampling of what may be considered "essential" to try.

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 09-27-2012, 07:07 AM
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  • Triad
  • Triad Razor Handles
  • Texas
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Futur
Pils
Cobra Classic


Super Iridiums
Personna Reds
Rapira
Feather Pros

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 09-27-2012, 07:57 AM
#17
  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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Razors:
Pretty much any British Gillette TTO if funds allow, namely the Aristocrat Jr, #15, and #21.
EJ DE89 Barley, just a very solid and easy combo utilize.
Any open comb New, try different handles.

Blades:
Polsilver browns
Gillette Super Stainless/Spoilers
Super Iridiums (the new Polsiver SI is excellent too)
Schick Platinum Plus
Gillette Platinum (St. Pete)

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 09-27-2012, 10:40 AM
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Razors:

Edwin Jagger DE89 Barley or Muhle R89
Feather AS-D1
Merkur 37C

DE Blades:

Super Iridium
Gillette Perma-Sharp Super
Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum
Gillette Silver Blue
Personna Meds
Feather

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 09-27-2012, 12:39 PM
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Razors
Gillette New O/C. Either 3 piece, #77,#88 or Popular
Aristocrat. #15, #16, #21, Flat PLate Jnr or USA '34 O/C,
Leresche O/C
Ikon Bulldog O/C
Slant. Ibsen, Pomco, Fasan
Red Dot
Schick Injector. Adjustable
British Tech (not aluminium ones.......Tongue)
Red Tip Rocket
Darwin

Blades.
Polsilver
NOS Wilkies
Bleues
Swedes
Permasharps
Astra S.P.
Labs
Injectors, still trying.
Razors are from my collection, blades that I have found that work for me.
Razor I would like to try, more french razors and a 195 bottom dial.......and like that is going to happen....Dodgy

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 09-27-2012, 06:58 PM
#20
  • vferdman
  • Artisan
  • Western Massachusetts
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DE Razors to try:

Edwin Jagger DE89 (any handle, but I love the Barley Chrome)
Merkur 37C slant
Merkur Progress
Vintage Gillette Super Speed
Vintage Gillette Tech
Vintage Gillette New OC long and short combs


DE Blades to try:

Feather
Astra SP and SS
Super Max Super Platinum
Super Max Titanium
Super Max Sunrise
Gillette 7 O'clock (any color, green being the weakest)
Personna med/lab

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