Ranking: The top 5 best shaving safety razors.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by SteveF, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    1.) Timeless Razor .95 open comb
    2.) Gillette 195 Fatboy
    3.) Gillette 1932 Canadian tech
    4.) Gillette slim
    5.) Gillette pre-war tech
     
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  2. David W650

    David W650 Active Member

    My top in any order would be:

    1. Merkur Progress (It can be a mild or aggressive razor by a turn of the dial)
    2.Gillette "British" Red Tip (I love Red Tips but the Brit ones just seem to be sturdier and smoother to me)
    3. Wilkinson Sword "Classic" (Inexpensive, light and easy to use this razor just amazes me with DFS)
    4. Trac II cartridge ( When it comes to cart razors two blades systems give me great shaves)
    5. Merkur HD model ( I use this one to judge all other safety razors against)
     
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  3. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Progress
    Futur
    Stahly
    Gillette contact tech
    Variant
    Ikon 101
    Grand Shave King self lubricating razor
    Matador open comb elegante
    Gillette Tuckaway

    They're all very close. These are just top of my head, shoe ins for an easy bbs.
     
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  4. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    All razors pale in comparison to the 2011 R41. I shave with nothing else.
     
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  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Mühle Rocca on #1

    then nothing for a long time ...

    Schick Krona on #2
    Fatip OC on #3
    Mühle R41 (current model) on #4
    Everything else after that.
     
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    1. Gillette Fat Boy(195)
    2. Gillette Slim Adjustable
    3. Gillette Aristocrat(various models)
    4. Barbasol Floating Head
    5. Gillette Fat Boy
     
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  7. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I forgot the floating head, it is super nice as well. Heavy but very maneuverable.
    (Think I'll use it tomorrow)
     
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  8. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Schick G
    Fatip
    Fatboy on 9

    For me, everything else is simply messing around.

    Mild razors cause irritation....
     
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  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Yay for aggressiveness!
     
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  10. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Come to the dark side.............
     
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  11. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    We should focus on "our best", "the best" is a circular debate.
     
  12. swarden43

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

    HA! You can't fool me!! I know a "what's your favorite _____," thread when I see one!!!
     
  13. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I assume you mean shavette... I have a Parker, it is just fine. I went hard and heavy with straights for a while, then tried the shavette. I have a Kami that I have never used. I guess I just don't like what for me, is a contortionist routine, since I have to stretch the skin with the straight or shavette.
     
  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    "No, it isn't!"
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    "Yes, it is!"
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    "Yes, it is!"
    "No, it isn't!"
    "Yes, it is!"....

     
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  15. JazzDoc

    JazzDoc Well-Known Member

    My favorite safety razors (not counting vintage Gillettes) in order
    1. Timeless .68 gap, scalloped cap & base
    2. Feather AS-D2
    3. Rockwell 6s
    4. Parker Variant
    5. Merkur Mergress
     
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I think it should be specified of under or over $50. One could also have five favorite vintage or modern. We could do a power point presentation with pretty graphs and charts. BTW my five are always correct. :happy093:

    BTW I might be full of :kngt:


    :happy097:
     
  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I think the Matador head is the same as the Razorock Slab ... anybody know? Nice razor.

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  18. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    All razors are the same. They all put the bevel on the skin the same way and all are capable of the same results.
     
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  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Unless your using Merkur blades. :happy102:
     
  20. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I'm confused. You just said "mild razors cause irritation". Clearly razors don't cause irritation (unless you try to shave without a blade), right? Do you mean your shaving technique results in irritation when you use mild razors??

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