Least favorite?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by ordinaryshaver, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Which razor is your least favorite and why?
    Can be for any reason, just don't get a good shave from it, don't use it like you thought you would, doesn't look as shiny as the other ones..... Doesn't matter .
    Mine would be my 1912 ever ready. It looks cool, the art deco theme is great. However even though I think I have solid technique, it still makes me work. It's not an automatic magic shave like my featherweight or MicroMatic.

    If we are talking DE razors, it would be my Merkur 37c. It shaves fine, it is machined well, and the cost is in par. I just don't need a slant. I find that I was trying to compensate for bad technique and that's why I thought I needed it.
    So, what say yall?
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    My least favorite is my Merkur Progress. I find it isn't well balanced, difficult to rinse out the lather from the head and while I can get a BBS shave from it, it simply is my least favorite. But, it is by no means a bad razor.
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  3. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried the Progress, but I am surprised it wasn't better for you. I appreciate your review of it.

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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    I don't hate it Chris. The OP asked what our "least favorite" was. Mine is the Progress. Let me know if you want to give it a try, I'll send it to you for a month.
  5. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    My least favorite was a super speed. I know they are good shavers, but this one was simply too mild. Although not asked, my best so far has been a my straight, which can be finicky, but gives an amazing shave when I get it right.

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  6. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I really appreciate the offer, but I am really satisfied with my razors (not that I wouldn't like others). I am finding myself drawn to straight razors, partly because of the challenge of them and partly because I have had fantastic shaves from them (albeit with a nick or two, but very minor).

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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    That's just weird about the 1912. One of the most successful razor designs of all time. Go figure.

    The winner of the quickest kick out the door for a DE was the Holy Black SR-71. Ridiculous weight and proportion, I shaved with it maybe twice before selling it. Just a dumb dumb design from my perspective.
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  9. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I know, I just can't seem to take it!
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  10. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Well-Known Member

    Least favorite: Schick I-2 Hydromagic.

    Man, I REALLY wanted to like this razor but it wasn't meant to be. Just couldn't get an irritation free shave out of it. And believe me I tried, and tried and tried again. Too bad as I loved the mechanical aspect of this razor.
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  11. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I agree, never had a good shave from a SS. Don't know why, maybe it IS the mildness.

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  12. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    My 1966 Schick Adjustable Injector. It just doesn't feel right in my hand when I shave with it.


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  13. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I was upset at myself for buying an I2 because it cost more than the rest of my injectors and didn’t shave well at all.
    I left it in a drawer for over a year (maybe longer) and then one day pulled it out on a whim.
    Apparently these types need to be in a dark quiet place for an extended time period or at least until the metamorphosis is complete.
    I was absolutely stunned at what a fantastic razor it had become after such a long period of dormancy.
    Give it a try.
  14. brit

    brit in a box

    schick injectors and gem/eveready se. sorry folks..they shaved me well,but the gem /eveready se was awkward for me, and the schicks reminded me of early carts..they are all cool to look at and all,i prefer my vintage gillettes..
  15. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    The Supply single edge. Mild to a fault, heavy, clumsy feeling. In every way the opposite of everything an injector should be. I'm sure that I could beat a good shave out of it if I use it a few more times. But I have no desire to. Sooner or later I'll get around to unloading it.
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  16. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Similar finding, sold mine.
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  17. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I like that last thought.
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  18. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    It is NOT the razor that is weird..just saying.
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  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Least favorite is the Ever Ready 1924. Just do not like the thing. I get great shaves from them though.
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  20. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Least favorite is the Saiver. Felt harsh, and I nicked my fingertip trying to load the split blade evenly. I've got too many razors I actually like to bother with ones that I don't.
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