Daily driver DE razor and change-up?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by mikewood, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. mikewood

    mikewood Well-Known Member

    I have quite a few razors and have pretty much settled in on a pair of super adjustables for daily shaving. With Astra SP blades they do a wonderful job with very little effort on my part. Sometimes I try to go back the the slim, FB, DE-89 or others and the shaves are ok. But just ok.

    After laying off shaving for a couple days this weekend I tried my Mühle R41 and got a really great shave but I know it will tear me up if I keep using it.

    Just wondering for those of you that have daily drivers do you have a "weekend razor" or a "vacation from shaving" razor?
  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Kinda, sorta.
    I use DEs Mon-Fri, Str8s on Sat, and SEs on Sundays.
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Hey, that is what I am doing right now. I am using a different DE each week day, then one of my str8s on Saturday, and my lather catcher on Sunday.
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  4. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I'm always searching for inspiration. I read here at the den (only here pretty much), someone always posts a razor that interests me. I get enthused with new razors, they usually get a couple a day's to get used to them.
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  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Short answer for me; no, I don't.
  6. hamoncan

    hamoncan Member

    Since I got it a few months ago, my Schick Krona has been my daily driver. Loaded with an Astra Platinum SP it has the perfect balance of moderate aggression and comfort for a great shave on a busy morning.

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  7. RetLEO-07

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

    I have a three(soon to be 4) razor rotation: Gillette NEW SC, "71 SA-109, Edwin Jagger DE89BL and starting next week a '52 Super Speed Black Tip. One week of shaves each. If you held a pistol on me and made me choose it would probably be my NEW...or my SA-109..and I'd be dead.
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  8. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Right now, yes.... I am learning to use a shavette. After copious amounts of bloodletting on my first try, I decided that it will be a weekend only thing until my skills improve so I have a chance to heal up before going in to work. Outside of trying to learn a shavette, no. I normally use one razor almost exclusively for months at a time.
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  9. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    How does a 12ga impact razor choice over a pistol?
  10. RetLEO-07

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

    I'd still be dead :)
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  11. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    No, because of my involvement with the 30 Day group, I use razors basically a month at a time.
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  12. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    Much larger splatter range, lousy accuracy?
  13. RetLEO-07

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

    That close, accuracy is a moot point.
  14. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I stick to a core group of 6 razors, I really would love to be able to use one as a daily shaver.
  15. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    My favorite is rapidly becoming a '48/'49 Super Speed. I'm currently going through my blades to see which ones it likes. I used a Dorco ST-300 last night will very good results.
  16. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    I have an ATT R1 head with a Webber Bulldog handle that is my daily, as well as an '80 Gillette Super Adjustable and a VDH tto that is my travel razor. I tend to stick with the ATT/Webber simply because it has such great craftsmanship and gives great shaves.
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  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I like experimenting so vary daily but try to use my favorite, the Bakelite Shake Sharp, once a week or so to keep the abilities of my other razors in perspective. I could easily and happily use it daily but it's more fun to mix it up.

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  18. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    I tend to use the Merkur Progress the most. I get the best shave from it.
    My others I pick occasionally are the EJ Chatsworth, ATT R1, and the HD rarely.
    I have some others, modern and vintage but almost never use them.
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  19. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Hi Spud, long time no see. Welcome back. :happy088:
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  20. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I'll use my SRs on the weekends because I have extra time and I'm not in a rush. I will also use an SR when I'm working from home. When I'm going into the office, I'll grab whatever razor I feel like... DE, SE, injector. Since I get good to great shaves out of all of them, I'll just select one that appeals to me that morning.

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