What's your top 3 favorite DE razors?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Bengkia369, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    OK, I'll play:
    I prefer 3-piece razors. I have a few TTO DE's and they are just too mild for my taste.

    1) Gold Matador Toro Mastiff Close Comb Double Edge Razor - Corto - ACQUIRED 2014 - PAID $25
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    This is a fairly aggressive razor (my heaviest & most aggressive DE), so is not my daily shaver.
    I get excellent close shaves from it & love both the weight and the way it looks

    2) Sabi 3-piece - chrome (3 inch handle, medium weight)- ACQUIRED 2011 - PAID $12
    http://theshaveden.com/forums/attachments/hpim0350-jpg.14319/
    This is what I would call a mildly aggressive DE razor.
    Lately it is my daily driver 3-5 days per week, especially if I shave with the Matador the other 2-4 days that week.

    3) Sabi 3 Piece Extra Heavyweight - Gold tone (4 inch handle, 4 ounces)- ACQUIRED 2011 - PAID $14
    http://theshaveden.com/forums/attachments/sabi-extra-heavyweight-jpg.16691/
    This is a moderately aggressive DE. For a long time (several years) it was my go to razor; my everyday shaver (until I got the Matador)
    The gold tone has worn on it to the point that it looks like a vintage razor, but it still gives an excellent shave.

    I believe that all three of these DE razors were made by the same manufacturer in India - who also makes the Cadet, Pearl, RazoRock, etc. razors.
    They are a great value if you like the slightly agressive geometry of the heads.

    POSTSCRIPT
    I have a Remei 3-piece DE razor (made in China) - ACQUIRED 2015 - not used until 2017
    This one is my least aggressive 3-piece, and is currently competing for a spot in the regular rotation. AND it cost under $4 shipped.

    Is this a great life - or what?
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
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  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Gillette single ring
    Gillette old
    A 1957 Gillette Superspeed that was my Grand Fathers.
     
  3. Maximumsmoke

    Maximumsmoke Active Member

    ++ on 3-Piece-ers, EnglishChannel
     
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  4. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    1) Rocket HD 500
    2) NEW SC
    3) 1904 Double Ring
     
  5. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Whatever one happens to be in my hand when I step in front of the mirror.
     
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  6. Desmodeath

    Desmodeath New Member

    Merkur Progress
    Gillette Rocket HD
    Schick Krona/English Gillette Tech Thin Handle (Fat Handle at a friend)

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  7. Mimo

    Mimo New Member

    #1 - Merkur 1904
    #2 - EJ DE89L
    #3 - Parker 99R

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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Lately ...
    1) English Gillette Flare
    2) Gillette Pre-war Tech
    3) Brazilian Mono Tech

    All great razors!
     
  9. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    1) Gillette OLD type

    2) Fatip Piccolo

    3) Gillette Pre-war Tech

    All with their proper, correct, original handles.

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    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
  10. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    Gillette New Long comb
    Gillette Aristocrat #21
    Gillette Rocket HD

    I think...
    The Slim comes close to that list.
     
  11. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    I like your style
     
  12. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    1. 66 Gillette Slim
    2. Edwin Jager DE89
    3. Schick injector M28 Adjustable


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  13. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    1. Brass Gillette tech. (No date code)
    Grandpas razor
    2. Merkur 37 slant/merkur 34c
    3. Gillette rocket. (First razor I bought myself.)
     
  14. Rhody

    Rhody Active Member

    1. Timeless .68 open comb pineapple handle
    By a long shot. I bought a plad handle to mix it up

    2. Rockwell 6s
    3. ATT m1 plate.
     
  15. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    So far,
    1) Post-WWII Aristocrat
    2) 40's SuperSpeed
    3) Gillette OLD.
     
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  16. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    My top 3 DE razors which are:-

    1. Muhle R41 v2013
    2. Parker Variant Adjustable
    3. Rockwell 6c (R5)

    I do have two more to add
    4. Fatip Testina Gentile Close Comb
    5. Schöne Italian open comb
     
  17. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    R41, Maggard w/ 3A head, Lord L6
     
  18. rawfox1

    rawfox1 Active Member

    Paradigm Ti 1&2, SS 17-4
    Timeless .95 Ti & SS
    Tatara
    Charcoal Goods
    Sorry had to do 4!!!



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  19. william beer

    william beer Well-Known Member

    I'm an oldie but newbie to the Shave Den. Grew up with a slim. I have an Aristocrat and a New. Love the shaves I get with both. The New is more aggressive and the Aristocrat gives me the most comfort with no nicks or weepers. So for now,
    1. Aristocrat - 1946-47
    2. New - 1935-36
    I only have two - wonder what I should buy next? Any advice from the membership?
     
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  20. Stu929

    Stu929 Well-Known Member

    British Aristocrat
    Bristish HD Rocket
    US Aristocrat

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