Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Moose, Apr 16, 2019.
It is a bit of an enigma to me tbh. It looks dreadful but works wonderfully.
Mine would be My Gillette Ball-End Gold Tech. I just recently acquired it and I wanted to do an experiment so I did a 3 Shave Pass on 7 days of stubble growth and I didn’t think it could handle it, but I was surely mistaken and surprised for that matter!! I then heard that you can get a better shave with the tech if you have a couple days of growth rather than 24 hours... another smooth raiser I had would be the Schick Krona it was medium Agressive for me but smooth nonetheless. And of corse My 64’ Gillette Slim Adjustable or 69’ Black Beauty on about setting 3
In terms of smoothness, I recall the Star 3-piece was the smoothest of all razors I have used. I got something like 15 to 20 shaves out of one Voskhod blade with the Star, many years ago.
However, I think any smooth shave is rooted in the lather, and that is why I have been using the 2011 R41 exclusively for at least six years or more now. I base the six year estimate solely on the departure of my wife from my life, in 2013, when we divorced, and then in October of 2017, when she died.
Oh man I just sold my 3 Schick Kronas . I had a very very nice gold and black one and the other 2 were the 2 different silver and black ones. The one silver one had “Schick Krona” on the doors
I have to agree. A good slick lather coupled with good technique gives you the smoothest experience regardless of razor.
Mindset, skill set, then tool set....
I think my Rockwell 6S fits the bill. Very smooth and easy to use. The Smart Helix Apollo also is just an overall great comfortable shaver. The RR Wonderbar is very smooth and almost feels like it isn’t doing anything but it can bite if not careful and cause razor burn too if you over shave. The V1 RR Hawk was a bargain and a wide smooth razor using AC blades.
Well I’m that case one could also say the Slim, black beauty, or F-Boy on a low setting... cased closed
Last week, as a change from my usual Fat Boy, Slim, Super Speed, etc., I dug out my Edwin Jagger DE89 that my wife bought me almost 10 years ago. It still looks brand new and (zamak head notwithstanding) it gives me a super smooth shave with a fresh Gillette Silver Blue blade.
I like having a drawer full of old and new razors but to be honest, if the EJ was the only one I owned - and for about 5 years it was - then I’d be just fine with it.
For me, it's the Feather AS-D2.
It was my favorite razor until my wife surprised me on my last birthday with a Charcoal Goods with a L2 plate. It's an amazing razor. My guess is the L1 plate would be just as efficient and a tad smoother.
Liking this post seems somehow wrong lol.
Sorry to hear of her passing.
I would have to say the NEW SC
It is all good. She chose her path, and had some mighty good shaves along the way.
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Sorry about the loss of your wife. I have a 2011 R41 and "smooth" is an adjective I would never associate with it. Great razor, don't misunderstand, but if I don't ride the cap...
The 2011 R41, for me, is the greatest blade holder ever produced. The only shame that I can think of about that razor is that the stock handle is quite lame.
For me the smoothest razor I have used are the prewar tech from gillette and a schick krona. As for modern day I would have to go with the wilkinsons sword classic, the one they released a few months ago. I don't have as many razors as others here. When I first started I went full aggressive as I have thick fast growing facial hair, but have since realized the milder smoother razors shave better for me. I have made an aggressive razor shave mild, one of my favorite smooth combos is a fattip with a treet carbon steel blade.
Picked up a Star Mod. 100, and have been using it for the last week. It's very mild, but efficient. Just with the time I've used it it has enter the top of my favorite Vintage razors. I think this one is a sleeper and definitely does not get the recognition it deserves...
For me it’s my Shake Sharp razor loaded with two stacked blades! It provides the smoothest and closest shave of any of my razors, followed by the RazoRock Lupo SS, the Blackland Vector and the Colonial Silversmith.
Interesting to hear the Shake Sharp is better for you than the Vector. While the Shake Sharp is also my #1 I have been tempted by the Vector , just held off by the price.
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Three razors come to mind that give a smooth shave with excellent results .
Gem Junior Parade 1912 with the tapered handle - MFG 1943
Oneblade Core version 2 or 3- FHS-10 blade can be expensive but the razor when used right can give a stellar shave with no cuts or weepers CCS,DFS,BBS range IMO for a inexpensive razor $19.95 sale.
Just thought about my Gillette British 1950's rockets that are very smooth also on the TTO Gillette Vintage TTO .
Have some great shaves!
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