3rd Razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BullGoose, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. BullGoose

    BullGoose Well-Known Member

    My acquisition disorder is kicking in again. I am thinking of purchasing a 3rd safety razor. I currently have a Merkur HD and I have a 1967 Gillette Slim adjustable on the way. Any suggestions on what razor I should get to round out my rotation?
  2. mmack66

    mmack66 Member

    Merkur Slant.
  3. MTgrayling

    MTgrayling Rocket Man

    Rocket, Super Speed or Tech.
  4. lamontqsanford

    lamontqsanford New Member

    +1. Get the slant and you AD will be over, you won't want another razor.:happy088
  5. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    :rolleyes: If only it were that easy.... ;) I say Rocket or 40s SS
  6. BullGoose

    BullGoose Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the suggestions. I just scored a great deal on a Ball Handled Tech and a Canadian Fat Handled Tech. You have me thinking about a Superspeed and a Slant though...my RAD is sure to flare up again. It's a sickness!
  7. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    I have learned to embrace it. ;)
  8. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    Merkur Progress. In gold, if you can get your hands on one ;)
  9. Truckman

    Truckman New Member

    You may want to add SE razors to your list, too...

    just something different to try out
  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    SCUSEEEEEEEEEE me... think GEM!!

  11. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    B******T on that one :D

  12. MTgrayling

    MTgrayling Rocket Man

    He's one of us now! ;)
  13. BullGoose

    BullGoose Well-Known Member

    I have looked at the Gem Micromatic and was tempted. Is it difficult to find a variety of single edge blades?
  14. BullGoose

    BullGoose Well-Known Member

    I nearly pulled the trigger on one. On one of my 1st days on the B & B forum someone was selling a lot of seven razors including a GEM for $30.00 total. I blinked and they were sold. That will teach me to hesitate. :D
  15. Truckman

    Truckman New Member

    It seems to me that there is not nearly the variety in SE blades. Gem blades that I picked up at Walgreens I believe are also the same from CVS, and maybe some other generic type blades. There's also Pal and Treets, which I'm hearing conflicting stories on whether they're the same as the Gems or not. Then there are Ted Pellas and Feathers. So far that I know, that's about it....

    You also want to make sure that the blade is meant for shaving. Don't pick 'em up at Home Depot. I'm sure one of the more experienced SE shavers will be in soon to correct my misinformation, if any.
  16. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    There is not the great variety of blades... but the ones that are there work good for me./ The ASR blades sold by Wal greens and CVS, Rite aid.. are good.. the Treet is also a ASR blade They all work good for me. The Ted Pellas are good blades if you want to order some off the web. Dave swears by them.

  17. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    As a third razor I would really recommend the Parker 91R.. for me that razor was sort of the end of my AD.. It pure exellence.. And kinda cheap too.. :D
  18. Dr. Mike

    Dr. Mike New Member

    Get your hands on a 1912 GEM. Great SE razor. I always got great shaves just with the blades I got at CVS. You can get others from Razorandbrush.com, or go in for a group buy with someone for Ted Pellas, but really I didn't notice that any were significantly better than the Personnas I got at CVS.
  19. ThePossum

    ThePossum Member

    If you won't go for a 1912 GEM (the Micromatics can't hold a candle to a 1912 GEM) then I suggest an open comb vintage Gillette. Best to get would be a Gillette NEW from the '30s. Great shavers and can be had in shaving condition not display condition for cheap.

    But I would strongly suggest you go the SE route. As Fuzzy says the blade choices may not be that large but what is out there is usually pretty good. I use the Ted Pella blades and get like 7-10 shaves per blade. And even though you buy 200 of them they are far cheaper than what you pay for some of the more highly recommended DE blades.
  20. JimR

    JimR Active Member

    The Futur wiped out all RAD. Seriously. I have no desire to shave with another DE razor again.

    Straights, on the other hand...:o

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