What is your favorite safety razor ( vintage and/or Modern)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by myles wilson, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    I am still quite new to wet shaving right now. of the two ones I own, my favorite would be my Gillette 1956 blue tip, I've got some of the best shaves from it and it's very mild. Feel free to list your favorite razor down below.
     
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  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    After years of collecting and sampling, of the small handful of favorites I've kept the all metal Clix EZ Flo is still the one I'd grab in a fire. Mostly because zamak has zero chance of survival, but it's my overall best shaver. Plus it's an oddball and I always pull for an underdog.
     
  3. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

    I love the Gillette RedTip. I have a 1955 (A2) I use regularly. I also really like fatboys and the NEW LC. Hard to pick a favorite but those are among my top for sure.
     
  4. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    very nice!
     
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  5. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    hmm never heard of that one, might have to check that one out sometime
     
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  6. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    They don't come up very often but they don't seem to be in high demand when they do. More often than not you'll see one with a zamac cap on a bakelite base plate. Mine is all metal with a different (but dead matching) zamac handle.

    Used gun blue on it a couple months ago and it turned out fantastic.
     
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  7. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    very cool!
     
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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I will list some of my favorites:
    Razors older than me.
    1905 Gem Jr. lather catcher
    AutoStrop A1
    1912 GEM Damaskeene
    1914 Ever-Ready
    1905 Gillette Double Ring
    1924 Ever-Ready Shovelhead
    J.A. Henckels Rapide
    Gillette New Standard Tuckaway
    Gillette Sheraton
    Schick E
    1946-47 Gillette Aristocrat

    Modern razors (not older than me):
    GEM Featherweight
    Enders Speed Shaver
    1953 Gillette President
    1959 Gillette 195
    Schick Eversharp G "66"
    Schick Eversharp H
    Eversharp Hydro-magic I-2
    Schick M Adjustable
    Schick Krona

    From the 21st Century
    Razorock Blackhawk
    Supply V2
    The Bunny by Tom
    TNNSER by Tom

    Straights
    H. Boker & Co. 5/8
    Fredrick Reynolds, 5/8

    I'll stop now.
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    british gillettes-
    new rfb
    popular
    oc aristocrat
    flat plat rocket/aristocrat jr
    flat bottom tech

    u.s gillettes-
    new sc
    senator/sheraton
    46-7 aristocrat
    ranger tech

    absolute favorites.no particular order..great shavers..:)
     
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  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Yous guys with your lists sheesh.... Shake Sharp Mk 1.0.

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  11. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    Gillette Slim
    Black Beauty
    The new wilkinson (ntb)
    Blue Tip
    Schick
    Gillette black handle TTO
     
  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I'll break it down by blade. My favorites are not necessarily the best shavers I own and are subject to change without notice.

    DE blades
    Famex

    SE Gem style blades
    Gem Clog Pruf Peerless model

    SE Injector style blades
    Schick Type E3

    If I had to use only one of those on a daily basis it would most likely be the Gem Clog Pruf right now.
     
  13. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    My current favorite is the Rockwell Model T
    I also love:
    Merkur Futur
    Rockwell 6s
    Merkur 39c
    Gillette Aristocrat
    Maggard Slant
     
  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Toss up between the Cooper MonoBilt and the Shake Sharp 2.0. The shake sharp is probably the better shaver, but I like the build and feel of the MonoBilt better.
     
  15. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I agree, lists are meaningless and most just list the most obscure one they can think of. If you want a nice shave get a Schick Krona or an early Gillette Super Speed. DE blades are readily available so you should be able to use them for a life time.
     
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  16. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    "and most just list the most obscure one they can think of. "

    So most are lying, in your judgment?
     
  17. brit

    brit in a box

    my list is the most favorites of my collection.no fooling anyone here..don't like lists don't read it..
     
  18. johnnyflake

    johnnyflake Well-Known Member

    I have a fair number of razors and I do use them all, over periods of time, but to get to the point, The two I use religiously, are my Merkur Progressive and my Blackland Dart! In reality, I don't need any more, than those two!
     
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  19. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    NEW SC, pre-war Tech and 05 Single Ring - vintage
    Copper Windsor - modern day
     
  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    By blade works for me!

    DE: Shake Sharp Mk 1.5 - Colonial Silversmith (dead even)

    GEM: MMCP (Micromatic Clog Pruf)

    AC: Blackland Vector
     

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