First Impressions/Review Weber DLC BullDog

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by razorx, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. razorx

    razorx Member

    I'm new around here,mostly been reading and getting a feel for the place.I have '48,'49 & '50 Super Speeds,A '57 Flaretip Super Speed,'53 President,New Norfolk,1917 Single Ring

    Coming off of my first few days with a new Weber DLC BullDog:
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    Rocket fast shipping,ordered it on a Friday evening had it Monday morning.
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    The best way I can describe this Weber's shave is: Effortless Efficient,Effective.....Less than 2 minutes into the first shave it was obvious I had a new "main dog go to razor" in the house. The Weber armed with a Feather blade obliterated whiskers while somehow providing a remarkably smooth irritation free shave.
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    Drop it onto the cap,lay on the comb,screw on the handle,it's good to go...blade alignment's dead solid perfect.The overall weight and balance felt natural,the deeply knurled BullDog handle made for a solid grip.
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    It's a laid back silky smooth close shave... Optimal handle angle's easy to find,whiskers disappear with less strokes.I believe Ed Weber listened carefully to feedback...did his homework and put a lot of emphasis on getting the cap and comb of these new cc razors as close to perfect as possible to create the foundation of this new design.The DLC,ARC coatings and stainless steel construction are icing on the cake and serve to make this a rock solid,bullet proof razor that will last many decades.
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  2. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Have you tried the Weber ARC with the classic handle. I will have one in hand by Monday.
  3. razorx

    razorx Member

    No I haven't...I'm really starting to prefer bulldog style handles.My understanding is that the silver ARC and black DLC coatings are very similiar,but the ARC coating may be slightly smoother.I'd feel comfortable with either one.My Feather blades worked really well in this razor.Congratulations in advance,looking forward to hearing what you think your new Weber.
  4. awake2shave

    awake2shave Crazy Sharp Melon Baller

    She's Purdy must control RAD!!!:char039:
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  5. Turk

    Turk Habitual Soap Dropper

    Nice razor. I like the finish on it.
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  6. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

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    ...to The Shave Den family! :git:
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  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 Well-Known Member

    Nice, I do like that handle. The shape of the head somewhat resembles the Clix metal head, which is also ultrasmooth, more so than any Tech I've used.
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  8. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Welcome to the Den.

    We know you'll fit right in.

    So grab yourself a comfy chair,

    and give our threads a spin!

    Burma Shave
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  9. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Welcome to the shave den, fine looking razor
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  10. razorx

    razorx Member

    Thanks to y'all for a fantastic welcome !
    Just sort of jumped right in,forgot to post an intro in the newbie forum.

    Up close & personal this Weber's more hardcore industrial looking (in a good way) than pretty.Darn thing is so smooth and efficient I could miss my morning coffee and still get a great shave almost too quickly.Just need to be awake enough not to drop it......it's got some weight to it.

    Trimming all the way around my goatee and shaving under my nose has never been easier,the bulldog handle's plenty grippy with an abundance of room to find good finger positions and balance.

    Noted Gorgo's observation about the head resembling a 40's Clix...yes sure can see it.
  11. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    RazorX, we have had an interesting little thread going along the same lines with a member who followed a similar path with vintage razors.

    Where the Weber Carbon/Diamond coating will rank a 1.0 on the hardness scale, the material used on these is close ranking a 0.9 on the same scale.
    In my use of these "coated" razors, I get the same feeling of smoothness. Even smoother than the best plated razors. They slide on your face like a hockey puck on ice.

    I thought you might enjoy viewing these for comparison.

    http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/got-poor-tired-razors-i-need-help-with-project.23134/
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  12. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    I have the Weber as well and prefer the BRW handle for added weight and stability. But there is no doubt, it's one smotth, close shaving razor. I love mine.
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  13. razorx

    razorx Member

    Thanks for the link to that thread,impressive ! Some striking turn arounds for some of those vintage razors-The painted/plated contrast is way cool as is even the contrast of open comb teeth to blade.I read the 1st three and last two pages got more reading to do but it's definitely on my radar and there's ideas swirling through my mind.

    As for the coating itself ?

    I'm still processing everything...... haven't had it a whole week yet but I'm consistently getting great close irritation-free shaves every time out for some reason.More than the DLC coating.... I suspect it's the blade placement,shape of razor's head,accurate blade alignment and over-all outstanding craftmanship that are contributing the most but as I move forward with the Weber the subtleties will become more apparent


    Bob's handles look incredible,sooner or later I see myself throwing something together with one of 'em.
  14. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Your Weber stainless is nice razorx. At $55 the shaver seems a good value ..about the same cost as many of it's zamac competitors...
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  15. razorx

    razorx Member

    Thanks Joe,stainless steel makes good sense to me.The $55 price is with their regular handle.The Weber's equipped with their BullDog handle is $70
    That's the way I ordered mine,my pictures make it seem more slender than it actually is.

    Compared to other SS razor's $70 is a good price.

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