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

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

  1. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    Post war Tech, because it is so smooth.
    1980 British Tech, because it is so gentle,
    1962 Slim because it is a can be both gentle and smooth.
    Karve because it is so efficient.
    Gem Junior lather catcher, due to its mega mojo.
     
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you..yourself as well Jon..fine addition to this great board..great place..:)..
     
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  3. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    I’ve got 2, a 1930 and a 1942, and they both shave great- smooth, no blade feel, efficient.... both in similar condition but I like the 30 a little better because I like the handle more.


    - Ken
     
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Jeff. For the best results, place the cap directly on your skin with the handle sticking almost straight out. Lower the handle just until you “feel” the blade. This is the shallowest angle you can achieve. Learn to hold this angle throughout your entire shave. As you get more comfortable with the razor you can experiment with a steeper angle.
    As we “old timers” say: Ride the cap.
     
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    As one 'old timer' to another, Thanks!

    Jeff
     
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  6. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    The more I think of this, I realize I should have 2 top 5 safety razors lists. One vintage and one modern. So here are, in no particular order my top 5 vintage and modern safety razors.

    Vintage
    1. Leresche no61
    2. 1946-47 Gillette Aristocrat
    3. 48-50 Gillette Super Speed
    4. 1985 Gillette Super Speed
    5. Cooper Monobilt

    Modern
    1. PAA The Flight travel DOC
    2. Karve Christopher Bradley plate E solid bar
    3. Rod George Catacombs 2
    4. Razorock Gamechanger .84
    5. Rockwell 6C
     
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  7. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    1) Copper Winsor
    2)NEW SC
    3)Pre-War Tech
    4) 54 Super Speed
    5) 1904 Single Ring
     
  8. Laird

    Laird Well-Known Member

    1. Gillette Old Type (thick cap). Best under the nose. Best blade feel.
    2. Gillette NEW LC or SC. Blade alignment is superior to the OT.
    3. Gillette '56 Flare Tip. To me, it's a one piece Tech with the best knurling ever.
    4. Merkur 34G. More efficient than a Tech, great balance, shaves comfortably.
    5. Gillette Tech (pre or post). Solid ball end handle. Tech + Technique = BBS.
     
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