Smoothest Most Comfortable DE and Blade combination?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by john zeiger, Nov 7, 2019 at 12:35 PM.

  1. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    I'm just curious, what is you smoothest and most comfortable DE razor and blade combination (not necessarily the most efficient or closest shaver - just interested in comfort)? Mine are:

    1. Above The Tie S1 (Slant) with Voskhod blade
    2. Rockwell 6C with most any blade
    3 REX Ambassador with most any blade - I love the adjustable feature as it allows me dial in most any blade
     
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  2. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    The smoothest razor I own is the RazoRock Baby Smooth, pair it with a GSB and you'll find yourself checking to make sure you've actually loaded a blade.

    Another super smooth combo for me is the PAL Adjustable with a Schick blade.

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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Looks like you opened up a can of worms. Saying that, I have many combinations that produce smooth and comfortable shaves. But I guess my favorites are my '46-'47 Aristocrat with a Bolzano Superinox blade and '48-'50 Aristocrat, also with a Bolzano blade. But to be fair, the Bolzano blade produces similar shaves with my Fatboys, Slims and others.
     
  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    My smoothest modern DE shaves are my Colonial Silversmith with Voskhod blade and my AS-D2 with a Feather blade. My smoothest vintage DE shaves are my Barbasol Floating Head , my Gillette New Standard, and my Krona all with Voskhod blades.

    Enjoy your shaves,

    Jeff
     
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  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I found the Yaqi Mellon double open comb gives a smooth comfy shave. Plenty of blade feel, very efficient, and it doesn't bite me. Don't recall which blades I've used with it.
     
  6. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    *Awaits the TTT crew :scared003:*

    I could say that i think my YUMA and a Rapira gives my my most comfortable (or smoothest) shaves and it is certainly a combo which i find myself reaching for in times of discomfort, but to be honest, i find that most of my razors, etc can be smooth and comfortable.
    What i do find however, is that certain razors and blades are just rough no matter what i do.

    My Muhle R89 is one such culprit as are WS blades. I can not get a happy shave out of either no matter what i pair the with.
     
  7. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Mindset, skill set, then tool set.

    Develop the skills to make a good lather and use the razor at hand and you will be rewarded with smooth shaves regardless of the tool used.
     
  8. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Either the Razorock Mamba or PAA Ascension are probably the smoothest razors I have tried. I find blades don't make a big change on the shave feel.
     
  9. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    For me, it’s a tie between my Gillette Black Beauty and my Ming Shih- either one, with a Feather blade.
     
  10. Mark Tyers

    Mark Tyers New Member

    1908 Old Type 102 and a Gillette Silver Blue blade.


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  11. octoserge

    octoserge Member

    Timeless .95 SB w/ Gillette Spoiler.
     
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  12. Hammer8

    Hammer8 Well-Known Member

    I highly doubt you’ll get 2 answers the same. For me, it’s a RazoRock Game Changer .84 safety bar, loaded with a Personna Med Prep or Lab Blue.
     
  13. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Active Member

    Gillette Black handle Super Adjustable 84 and Personna Platinum, I've been using that combo since 1976 and love it.
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    brit new rfb with a gsb.nacet or platinum..fantastically smooth and efficient for me..
     
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  15. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    You have to use one edge at a time.
    Little bit of a learning curve.
    Smooth as can be, with a GSB.

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  16. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Fendrihan Mk. II w/Derby Extra or Voskhod
     
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  17. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I must have become less discriminating than in the past. Pretty much any DE razor paired with an uncoated stainless (or a teflon/non-plat) blade works so smoothly for me that I really can't complain about any of them.

    Agree with above comment...The Spoiler is my all time favorite.
     
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  18. Laird

    Laird Well-Known Member

    Feather ASD2 with just about any blade. I generally use Feathers in mine. Or, Astras, or Derbys.
     
  19. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Either my Schick with a feather or my bluetip same blade
     
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  20. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    Rocket HD with a German wilki
     
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