Smoothest Safety Razors

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Moose, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    There are so many safety razors on the market right now at all different price points. What are the smoothest razors you have used? Which razors have the least amount of blade feel with the most amount of efficiency? Feel free to break it down by price point if you feel so inclined. Of course, this is subject to YMMV, but let's hear your thoughts.

    My experience is limited to a Merkur 34c and vintage Gillettes. After taking part in Fatboy February, I can get a comfortable shave with the Fatboy. I wouldn't say it is a smooth shaver though. The 34c with a Feather blade is much less likely to irritate my skin and I get a closer shave with it. I'm looking for something a little different though. I'm looking for smooth!
     
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  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i would say my gillette new rfb at present.. fantastic shaves..
     
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  3. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I really like my Fine "Marvel" razor. The blade gap looks scary but shaves so well
     
  4. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Modern:
    Rockwell 2c
    Razorock Game changer .68
    Razorock Mamba
    PAA Doc
    PAA Prismatic

    Vintage :
    Gillette tech
    Star
    Super speed
     
  5. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    I am going to suggest a razor, from way back in the day. The Schick L1 Single Edge Blade, Injector Razor! Really Smooth! If your patient, you can find them in excellent condition, + or -, $30
     
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  6. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Some of the smoothest razors I own are as follows.
    1951 Gillette Travel Tech
    Star 100 gold plated
    1953 Gillette President
    1959 Gillette Flare Tip SS
    PAA original DOC
     
  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool sir,pics of the president set would look nice in the "Gillettes Finest" thread..:)
     
  8. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    PAA DOC
    Cooper Monobilt
    and when I really dial in the angle, the shake sharp.

    I've heard that the one blade razor is exceptionally smooth, but don't want to spend the cash for the metal one, and won't lower my standards enough to get the plastic model.
     
  9. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    Many of the early ones have Bakelite Handles, which is much different and much better than plastic. I believe that all of the Schick E Razors are Bakelite.
     
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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    That's sort of an oxymoron. I was going to respond Feather AS-D2.
     
  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    In no particular order Stahly, Shake Sharp, Timeless Bronze SB.

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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I’ll be honest, I’ve been hooked on my Schick Krona lately. So much so, I’m looking for two more for my sons.
     
  13. richdad

    richdad Member

    Plus one for the Fine marvel razor. It's so smooth that you sometimes wonder if there is a blade in it yet it is very efficient (as opposed to aggressive). To me it beats the Rockwell 6s plate 6. While it is a heavy razor it doesn't feel heavy when shaving because it is well balanced. The only problem with the razor is that it makes shaving so easy it becomes boring!
     
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  14. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Depends on the blade but possibly the smoothest I ever used was the Ranger Tech, marginally but definitely better than other Super Speed type razors.

    The humble zamak Clix EZ Flo is also very smooth (again, depending on choice of blade), which is why I've held onto it.
     
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  15. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    He means the OneBlade.

    https://www.onebladeshave.com/
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    My brother in law gave me one of these for me for Christmas. Actually haven't used it yet. It's time to break it out!
     
  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Yeah. That is the razor i was referring to.
    Idiotic name for a razor from a marketing standpoint. Have you ever tried googling "one blade razor?"
     
  18. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    The Schick C3 repeating razor.
     
  19. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Smooth? I'm assuming you mean the razor not results on face.
    Gillette tech is cheapest way to smooth.
    other notable razors,
    Above the Tie Calypso m/r( havent used the h)
    The 6s is also remarkably affective is comparison to its mildness.
    I get tremendous results from the Grand Shave King self lubricating razor, although the masses deemed it too mild. But it always give me fantastic shaves.
     
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  20. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Stahley shave head on a BullDog handle, RR German 37 slant and the 39-40 Aristocrat. All have been very smooth, nick and irritation free for me.:happy088:
     
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