Best razor for around the nose?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by davidsalata, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. davidsalata

    davidsalata New Member

    Thick heads like the Parker OC and Muhle OC have always given me trouble (cuts and irritation) under and around the nose. I really like the Merkur OC and RazoRock SLOC for this but I especially like the PAA Ascension for under and around the nose. It’s the best I’ve used so far. Short handles like the Magyars MRT really help to get into tricky spots. What are some of your favorite razors for shaving under the nose?
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Granted this has never been a concern of mine because I've had a mustache since I graduated high school at 17 yrs. old. And since growing a goatee a couple of years ago, a Schick injector has always been great at trimming around it. With it's smaller profile head, to me it would seem a good choice for under the nose.
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  3. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    My 1955 Red Tip Superspeed, or my Gillette Slim Adjustable. The slimmer heads fit perfectly between my upper lip and nose.


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  4. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    Any of my Gillette Adjustable's or Weber PH are my favorite DE razors, but any razor I use is right for me shaving the upper lip. I shave against the grain, so it's an up stroke, at a slight angle.
    My son shaves with WTG and he uses a Gillette Super Adjustable. When he shaves around the nose he goes across the grain.
  5. Laird

    Laird Well-Known Member

    For me, a Gillette Old Type open comb or the later Gillette NEWs both long comb or short comb are much easier to use under the nose than any other razor I own. The Old Type is probably the absolute best.
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  6. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    MicroMatic for me. If it is a DE, then the slim adjustable. The head is a bit less bulky and fits in better.
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  7. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Great post.... they can lock the thread now.
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  8. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    For me....the ER Lather Catcher is the easiest to shave around my nose.

    I have no problem with any razor I have... but the ER LC is "Stupid" easy!

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  9. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I find straights are the best for this task. I can use a steep angle to get right under my nose and I finish with the fools pass which is south to north.
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  10. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    The Gillette brass or aluminum Techs have very thin heads and are the best razors I have used to reach the nooks under my nose.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
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  11. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Depends on the size of your nose.:think002:
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  12. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    For me, it is the Gillette Slim adjustable. When I got the Slim, nearly 10 years ago, they were more highly regarded than the Gillette 195 (aka Fatboy) for that reason. The lower profile head was seen as better for hard to reach spots.
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  13. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    In 1963 the Gillette Slim was the cats meow of the shaving world. Loved it then, still love it today. Then in 68 or 69 the Super Adjustable came out, another very popular razor. But no mater what razor you use to shave around the nose or upper lip, (a thinner head may help) if you don't have the right technique, a better or different razor woun't help.
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  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    If you are using a DE safety, then you need to angle the head such that the corner is under the nostril. Also, my buddy, Keithmax is right when he says that a straight razor gets that area the best. I know because I am primarily a straight shaver.
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  15. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I've never had an issue with any razor under the nose, but I always use the "suicide stroke" (blade toward nose) and blade buff carefully right under the nostrils, I shave WTG everywhere else.
  16. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I know it as fool's pass. I never heard it called suicide stroke. Thanks for the new term.
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  17. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Injectors and open blades.
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    and techs..
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  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    And this is the first time I've heard it called the "fool's pass." I'm guessing fool's pass is a more recent term, since "pass" is shaving forum jargon.
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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Wow, we both learned something! Peace out!
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