What's your best razor / blade combo?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Tim Spencer, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    I'm partial to a Gillette FatBoy or a Slim, both with an Astra SP blade. I use Astra SP Blades in everything. I also like a Merkur 34 with an Astra SP, but use a FatBoy most the time now. For soap I use Tabac or Palmolive. Sometimes I grab for a stick of Arko. But only in a state of nostalgia. That's about it. I am about to try Gillette black SP, am curious to see it's any different than the Astra.
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  2. FranklinFurter

    FranklinFurter Well-Known Member

    Edwin Jagger DE89L with a Gillette Silver Blue blade. I roate a number of razors and use various blades but find this particular combo provides a nearly bbs shave. Whatever its faults, the DE89L is one smooth razor.
  3. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    R41/Astra SS.
  4. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    So far:
    Fat Boy: Med Preps
    Slim: Polsilver SI
    Super 109: Astra SP
    Super 84 *: Rubie
    Aristo Jr *: BIC Chrome Platinum
    Rocket 500HD: Rubie
    Rocket Flair-Tip: Rubie
    Wilkinson 'Sticky': Rubie
    1940's USA Super-Speed: Treet Platinum
    Red Tip (USA)*: Rubie
    Tech (1960's): Iridium Super

    Razors marked * have not had all of my rotation blades tried in them.

    My system is based on each combination giving a top rating for comfort and smoothness then on how many shaves I got out of the blade.
    I'm currently trying my rotation razors with the Gillette Nacet so the above might change.
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  5. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    Here are pictures of my razors and blades in current rotation; the plan is to try each blade in each razor. A razor or blade gets added/dropped from time-to-time just to stir things up!


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  6. Tim Spencer

    Tim Spencer Well-Known Member

    Awesome Taipan! This is the kind of trial and error we all need to do.
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