Smoothest Safety Razors

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

  1. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    SC NEW hands down for me. Pre-war tech a very close 2nd.
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  2. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Ah, I forgot to mention the Stahly. Any Razor designed to be smooth while vibrating, has got to be confident in its ability to hold the razor's edge away from your skin.
    After using this combo, by reading how @GDCarrington did, I'm at a loss as to why it isn't more widely thought of.
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  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Well a few of us have mentioned the Stahly here at least. Wouldn't want a rush to drive up prices :)

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  4. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Fatip Grande
    FB set on nine
  5. bayercy

    bayercy Active Member

    Merkur Futur gives very smooth shaves to me. It has some disadvantages. The head is too big. But the gliding on face is excellent. [​IMG]
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  6. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Shovel head and a Featherweight.
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  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    You have spoken well.
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  8. Missing Lynx

    Missing Lynx Well-Known Member

    I would have said my Muhle R41 a week ago. Now I will have to say my new Rex Ambassador. I completely decimated the Gillette Adjustables I have tried.
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  9. jefffeith

    jefffeith New Member

    For me it’s the Razorock Mamba and Merkur 15C. I alternate between the two during the week. Smooth and irritation free.
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  10. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    Murker 33C for me. Mild and smooth !!!
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  11. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    According to the RR website, the Mamba has been changed from a .68 to a .70 and the blade exposure has been altered. Has anyone used the .70?
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  12. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    "Smooth" IMHO is the result of your technique matching the razor. Most people in this thread seem to be mentioning what would be considered milder razors, those with small blade gaps, but not necessarily 'smooth'. I personally struggle with these mild razors (Tech or Merkur '1904' for example). I find the R41, the Merkur Progress (on 4) and the Merkur 39c to be efficient and smooth as all get out.

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  13. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Technique, paired with equipment, yes that's an excellent recipe.
    But, there are several razors that seem to get the job done with an all terrain quality, over curves, around tricky spots, j hooks, g slides. Speedily giving you great results, but with a comfort unrivaled by others.
    I can get good results with many, if not all, but some require your attention. The ones that just perform almost automatic are fewer and are sought after by many. I assume, especially those who suffer from irritation, or sensitive skin.
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  14. BigMark83

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

    If I'm not mistaken the old Mamba is .58. I hope the .70 is more efficient, because the old one is terrible.
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  15. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

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  16. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    You are correct. Just verified the .53 blade gap on the original Mamba.
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  17. BigMark83

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

    Lol, we were both wrong.
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  18. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    You were closer. Credit to you.
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  19. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Wow what a question....
    I recomend staying away from the so called efficient razors for now, a R41 would come to mind.
    But really, as your skill set becomes better, so will your "smooth" shave.
    I've been doing this wet shave thing for about a year, and I find that more than anything, get your technique down. If you have the skill, you will be amazed what razors and blades you will be able to get a wonderful, smooth and issue free shave you will get.
    That's been my experience.
    Good luck!
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  20. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Merkur 33 and 38

    But hands down

    The feather popular!!!!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2019
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