01-21-2013, 08:15 AM
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  • Blue line
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If you had $100 and no more to spend, WHAT NEW RAZOR WOULD YOU BUY? I'm considering a WEBER over the GOODFELLA razor from New Zealand. The Weber gets overwhelmingly good reviews. The GOODFELLA does as well but it apparently is a majorly mild razor which I don't desire. IF I' m spending this much it ain't gonna be a ZAMAC or pot metal razor. So that rules out the Edwin jagger, Muhle, and Merkur. I despise pot metal to a near phobic level so I cannot consider those. Not downing them or those that have them, for that money I demand solid brass or stainless steel. Am I overlooking any razors at that price point?

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 01-21-2013, 08:29 AM
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If I used DEs at all, then I'd have a Weber in that price range (I think they are <100).

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 01-21-2013, 08:38 AM
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Buy the Weber for $70 ... a steal considering the wonderful stock handle and razor you get ... and put the rest towards a lovely UFO handle to use on special days!

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 01-21-2013, 08:44 AM
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  • slantman
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There isn't much to consider since most stainless steel razors exceed $100 except the Weber. The Weber comes in a polished model only at this time. A another option that might not exceed your $100 threshold is a Griest razor but its only in the development stage and I really don't even know if it will be under $100. At this time Griest only makes razor handles out of stainless steel and brass.

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 01-21-2013, 08:47 AM
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  • Theido
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I would wait to see if Weber releases another batch of Weber DLC razors.

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 01-21-2013, 09:08 AM
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I'd get a Cadet and 800 Derby blades, but YMMV Wink

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 01-21-2013, 10:16 AM
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Weber is the all stainless <$100 razor, so it is a no brainer.

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 01-21-2013, 10:23 AM
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The Cadet/ Razorock/ Pearl TTO razors are all brass with a Chrome finish, the three piece razors have brass handles, but I believe the heads are a zinc alloy...the are nice razors, but I think the head is a deal breaker for the OP. Most of the new razors I've seen come out that are made of stainless steel seem to over the $100 price range.

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 01-21-2013, 10:43 AM
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While the Weber handle is nice, I'm not such a fan of safety bar razors.

If spending $100 now, I would get a Fatip Picollo and a Weber Bulldog handle and still have some left over.

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 01-21-2013, 11:04 AM
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i would also have to highly suggest the Weber! i know that Ed, at Weber, is no longer going to make the DLC nor the ARC, but the PH (polished head) is a fine razor and well worth the money for $74.

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 01-21-2013, 11:08 AM
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(01-21-2013, 11:04 AM)celestino Wrote: i would also have to highly suggest the Weber! i know that Ed, at Weber, is no longer going to make the DLC nor the ARC, but the PH (polished head) is a fine razor and well worth the money for $74.

I thought the DLC & ARC were highly sought after & well regarded. Any idea why they aren't continuing with them at all?

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 01-21-2013, 04:10 PM
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I'd hold on to the hundred and add one more and start looking for a very good double ring Gillette '04. Just me.

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 01-21-2013, 04:30 PM
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I'd buy Three FaTips Wink one nickel one gold and one gunmetal if I could find it.
But those Webers sure look nice.

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 01-21-2013, 04:33 PM
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(01-21-2013, 11:08 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-21-2013, 11:04 AM)celestino Wrote: i would also have to highly suggest the Weber! i know that Ed, at Weber, is no longer going to make the DLC nor the ARC, but the PH (polished head) is a fine razor and well worth the money for $74.

I thought the DLC & ARC were highly sought after & well regarded. Any idea why they aren't continuing with them at all?

Ed and I discussed this in my interview with him. His take on it is that the all polished/ color matched razor was the most requested. Despite the popularity of the DLC and ARC, the polished is the main razor he produces now.

He never said he would never make the other ones again, just that his main concentration is on the polished razor now.

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 01-21-2013, 05:00 PM
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I have used the DLC and agree it is a good razor for the money. But I would take my $100 and buy a Merkur Progress. I only have two safety bar razors left, the Feather with the iKon OSS base plate and the Progress. The Progress is my favorite SB razor. You can use the money you saved on some other shaving gear. Biggrin

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 01-21-2013, 05:06 PM
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(01-21-2013, 10:43 AM)PanChango Wrote: While the Weber handle is nice, I'm not such a fan of safety bar razors.

If spending $100 now, I would get a Fatip Picollo and a Weber Bulldog handle and still have some left over.

(01-21-2013, 04:30 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: I'd buy Three FaTips Wink one nickel one gold and one gunmetal if I could find it.

Yeeeep!

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 01-21-2013, 05:54 PM
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The new razor I would buy would be a Weber Bulldog in polished.

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 01-21-2013, 06:18 PM
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I'll echo the thoughts on the Weber Polished. The only razor that tops it in my mind is the Tradere Standard Bar. Two of my favorites

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 01-21-2013, 09:01 PM
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  • ben74
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This is a $100 razor! Biggrin

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If you are not after something custom like above, I'd also recommend the Weber.

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 01-21-2013, 09:27 PM
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I'd get the goodfella, since I already have a weber.

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