Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by madmedic, May 7, 2007.
That, my friend, is what this madness is all about
And all this time I thought it was just to get a really good shave
But now that you mention it, I can see that the need for variety might actually be (at least part of) the driving force fueling our various ADs. Hmmm, have to think about that, during my next shave...
I have a Gold Slant. I used IP blades and I enjoyed the results, BBS everytime. Soon thereafter I made the move to straight razors. I guess I'm waiting for the Gold Slant to hit $150 again I still give it a ride every now and then.
I really like my slant, with a feather in place it gives a great shave when I am in a hurry and don't have the time to use a str8.
Jim has all his Merkurs on sale now:
I have a gold Slant....very rare
and I have found it works best for me with Derbys
and ONLY for WTG passes.
When I need a quickie, its my go-to razor.
Almost BBS in 2 passes (except on that tricky neck area)
It's always that tricky neck area.
I have a 39C and just sold my mergress.
The Barberpole slant I find to be a very fine razor, but can be a little rough if careless or if I overshave an area. I don't get nicks often, but it can cause some irritation in some tricky areas. I have found though, that in some trouble spots that take many passes with other razors, the slant cuts through quickly and smoothly. Nothing is more effective on my jawline and under the chin. I don't use it everday, but I doubt I will ever get rid of it.
The mergress was just okay for me. Because I'm not interested in having a collection of razors (soaps are another matter), I sold it already. I think the stainless steel knob made it a pretty bottom heavy, and it felt too small in my hand. It also had the problem where you had to fiddle with the blade to try and get the exposure even.
The Progress is one of my favorite razors.
The slant requires an adjustment in technique for me, since I rotate 6-8 razors when I'd return to the slant I'd have to relearn it.
Therefore it is out of the rotation.
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