10-26-2012, 01:15 PM
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I've used quite a few & my favorite is, indisputably, the Merkur 45 Bakelite, despite its being light & non-metal.

There's something otherworldly about the shaves it delivers, a claim I've heard by many. And while mine just broke, I still couldn't recommend that damn thing any more highly.

I've a feeling the EJ89, which I've taken far too long to buy, will be similarly distinct.

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 10-26-2012, 01:17 PM
  • Johnny
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When I used a DE it was the DE87. Same as the 89 but with the ivory colored handle.

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 10-26-2012, 01:35 PM
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My favorite is the Gillette Old Type set that I picked up a couple of months ago. Using this makes me wonder why they bothered making any changes to it:

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 10-26-2012, 02:34 PM
  • OldDog23
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Feather AS's with iKon bulldog handles are the day to day. Have to work a bit to get close, but close is the name of the game, and it does it well. HEFT ! I LIKE HEFT ! More heft, Mr. Scott !! Tames a feather blade like no other. Sharp works every time.

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 10-26-2012, 02:38 PM
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Too many to list, but...

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 10-26-2012, 03:21 PM
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EJ DE89 tops my list for DEs.

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 10-26-2012, 03:43 PM
  • Tonality
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I really enjoy thick handled vintage Gillettes, like the Fatboy and Toggle.

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 10-26-2012, 04:34 PM
  • Arcadies
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Right now it is probably a tie between the Merkur Futur and a Gillette long comb NEW I had re-plated. The NEW was a fairly mild razor, but when it came back from plating the shave quality was altered and it's about equal to a Fatip in aggressiveness but slightly smoother. I have no idea what caused it unless it's the insanely thick plating..which ruined a Fatip I also had replated, the plating is so thick that I can't get my blades to slide over the head posts, it sure is beautiful though.

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 10-26-2012, 04:39 PM
  • Dave
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Tradere Standard Bar, Merkur Futur, Tradere Open Comb, Gillette FH Tech, and a Schick Krona. I have a Progress on the way and along with a Type E Schick Injector, that makes my 7 day set.

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 10-26-2012, 06:20 PM
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Merkur Futur - adjustable
Lord L6 - closed comb
Fatip Piccollo - open comb

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 10-26-2012, 07:46 PM
  • tgutc
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Feather AS and Weber DLC

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 10-26-2012, 07:49 PM
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I can't pick just one. If it's in the cabinet and available for use, it's a favorite.

OK, favorite... that would be the one I'm using at that particular time. A vintage Gillette (OLD, NEW, Single Ring), Slim, or '11 R41 w/UFO handle.

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 10-26-2012, 08:07 PM
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Right now my favorite is the HD Rocket. After I got it I understood why people like the British made Gilletes so much, it has a smooth TTO, nice heft and feels more solid next to the superspeed.

I also like the fatboy, 40's superspeed. Haven't used an open comb yet but I have a feeling when I do it'll make the list too.

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 10-26-2012, 08:38 PM
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My favorite is the Gillette Slim, followed very closely by the Edwin Jagger DE89L.

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 10-27-2012, 04:23 AM
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Currently a gillette red tip, but I have only used about 8 or 10 models so far.

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 10-27-2012, 06:33 AM
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I have not picked a favorite.

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 10-27-2012, 07:14 AM
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Favorite DE razor flips back and forth between:

1) The *89 head: I rotate a pair; a Muhle R89 in rosegold and a EJ DE89 barley chrome

2) Feather AS-D1: not as flashy as the two above, but so solid and smooth. I have no problems getting DFS-to-BBS with this razor everytime. The only razor that I use on those occasions when I have to shave a second time in one day

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 10-27-2012, 08:04 AM
  • biggiej42
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Tradere SB
Rotbart SB
Ikon S3S
Weber ARC

In that order!

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 10-27-2012, 09:02 AM
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I love 'em all; can't/won't choose. Dodgy

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 10-30-2012, 02:33 PM
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(10-26-2012, 07:46 PM)tgutc Wrote: Feather AS and Weber DLC


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