04-04-2021, 04:33 PM
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These are the current top 4 razors in my rotation right now. After acquiring around 20 razors and switching preferences from straight bar, slant head, open comb, and adjustable, I find right now these are the 4 I enjoy using the most and get great, consistent shaves from. Interestingly enough, 2 cost around $130 and the other 2 cost around $30. While the $130 razors are amazing in terms of construction, finish, materials, and are machined in the USA, that's not to say the Asian razors are at all bad. They're not. Yes they use cheaper material, labor, etc. But the finishes aren't terrible (though on my other Yaqi the color started to wear off after just a few months), they look quite good and they do shave very good. It just shows you don't have to go broke to achieve a nice, close, and comfortable shave. As long as you have a solid pre-shave routine, good technique, a sharp blade and a quality soap or cream, you're good to go!


Now in order L to R:


Timeless Bronze 0.38
Yaqi Portal 
Blackland Dart Polished
Fendrihan King

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 04-04-2021, 08:02 PM
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I never heard of the Yaqi Portal...Is it still being sold

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 04-04-2021, 08:29 PM
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(04-04-2021, 08:02 PM)Ketotrader Wrote: I never heard of the Yaqi Portal...Is it still being sold

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Yes, they are. They also come in several different colors. I have one with an open comb head they call The Beast, and a regular closed comb. They also offer a slant head you can buy separately. They are $20 U.S. but will run around $30 with shipping.

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 04-05-2021, 05:59 AM
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  • RyznRio
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  • Connecticut
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for me it would be:

1. Rockwell 6C with #4 plate
2. RR OC .84 stainless steel
3. Aluminum General AC
4. GEM Black and Gold featherwt 

all under US$100

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 04-05-2021, 09:04 AM
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  • chazt
  • Shimmer of Techs
  • Queens, NY
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Currently, in no particular order:

DLC Lupo
.68 (SB&OC) Game Changer/Weber Wave
Flat bottom Contract Tech
Black Oxide Asylum Evolution

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 04-05-2021, 09:37 AM
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(04-05-2021, 05:59 AM)RyznRio Wrote: for me it would be:

1. Rockwell 6C with #4 plate
2. RR OC .84 stainless steel
3. Aluminum General AC
4. GEM Black and Gold featherwt 

all under US$100

I have the 6C I generally used on #3. It was in heavy rotation at one time. It's been a while since I used it. Great razor for the money.

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 04-05-2021, 09:38 AM
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(04-05-2021, 09:04 AM)chazt Wrote: Currently, in no particular order:

DLC Lupo
.68 (SB&OC) Game Changer/Weber Wave
Flat bottom Contract Tech
Black Oxide Asylum Evolution

A Tech made the list. I'm shocked.  Biggrin

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 04-05-2021, 04:09 PM
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  • chazt
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(04-05-2021, 09:38 AM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(04-05-2021, 09:04 AM)chazt Wrote: Currently, in no particular order:

DLC Lupo
.68 (SB&OC) Game Changer/Weber Wave
Flat bottom Contract Tech
Black Oxide Asylum Evolution

A Tech made the list. I'm shocked.  Biggrin

When the Tech is in a groove, sometimes I feel that Gillette could have just stopped there.

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 04-06-2021, 04:54 AM
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For me it would be:
Rex ambassador
Timeless 0.68 SB polished
RR Hawk v3
Merkur futur

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 04-06-2021, 04:59 AM
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Krave ss AA
Feather AS-D2
Timeless 0.68 sb
Rocnel 2019 LE mild

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