List up to top 5 Safety Razors from your rotation...

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jgreenepa, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Love that Cooper! They seem to be scarcer than Hen’s teeth lately.

    Jeff
     
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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Just bought an R41 on another board. What blade do you prefer in it?

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  3. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    How’s your Kirby shaving for you?

    Jeff
     
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  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Blackbird is a great razor. What blade do you prefer in it?

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    This razor is more about the angle, not about the blade.
     
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  6. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I have the same Gem? Really great razor. I use Pella PTFE SS GEM blades in it. Where do you source your blades?

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    As a newbie with the razor, Primo, what angle would you recommend?

    Jeff
     
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  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Great collection!
     
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  9. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    I usually use Astra SP's or whatever I have laying around. The only blade I actively avoid in the Blackbird are Feathers.
    I see about 1 or 2 pop up on etsy or ebay every couple months.
     
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  10. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    It is very smooth and just the right level of aggression and blade feel for daily comfort. I like the feel in the hand and its style as well. I believe it is just a great quality product. There are many great razors but I think the RS18 delivers on all aspects including luxury.
    Steve
     
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  11. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Feather... but I don’t suggest this combo will bite, Last few uses was with personna blue super comfortable But have used the usual suspects ... Astra, voskhod, rapira platinum

    I really don’t find it overly aggressive, if you give it respect. But I’ve learned a lot about angle and pressure from SR shaving, that transfers to DE. My R41 is paired with Weber handle so balance is different from stock.. My simple answer is lowest angle to cut hair, least amount of pressure to cut hair. As you become more familiar with razor and blade slowly and carefully increase angle .......
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    absolutely Jeff.. 20191105_185113.jpg
    sheraton on the left.senator on the right-same razor.38-40 variety.mild to medium,smooth shaves.quite efficient..thank you ..
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Tom..you have some fine shavers there..rfb is a favorite..
     
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  14. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Gary roots for everyone. He's cool like that.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
  15. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    I like Voskhod blades in my R41. Start with smooth blades and work your way up. The R41 can be unforgiving so approach with caution.

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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you for the kind words Evan..:)..
     
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  17. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Here are my top 5 safety razors:

    Tied for #1 2011 Mühle R41 = Cobra Classic. Only Iridium Super or GSB in the R41 and Feather Pro in the Cobra

    Joris

    Karve F plates

    ATT H1
     
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  18. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    One of the most genuine posters on the board imho.

    Lovely chap altogether :)
     
  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Evan! Voskhod is my regular Goto blade. So that should work.

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I agree! You were one of the first to approach me and help me with photos here. Much appreciated!

    Jeff
     
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