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

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

  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Any old cup will work, I sometimes use a coffee mug just because I can. Sea shells work good also especially those big clam shells.
     
  2. brit

    brit in a box

    well said sir..
     
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  3. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    oh cool!
     
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  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Barbasol works. No cup needed.
     
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  5. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Vintage: Schick Krona (based on comfort and close shaves)
    Modern: Don't have any.
     
  6. J_Man

    J_Man right on the Mass border

    I do have a favorite razor, but I can't tell you what it is, other than calling it a Frankenrazor. Essentially a 3 piece with a Merkur base-plate, a long heavy handle from a Utopia, and a cap with lots of blade exposure off of who knows what.

    Gives me the best shave out of all my razors.

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  7. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    :signs011:
     
  8. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    I have to totally agree with the above posts.:signs011: :happy096:
     
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  9. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Vintage: Gillette Super Speed
    Modern: RazoRock Game Changer
     
  10. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    nice!
     
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  11. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I will list by blade type and actual razors I have. I will exclude my creations. Obviously I prefer all of mine over all othersJK

    Wedge blade Safety: Rapide early Ernst Scharf. With Adjustable blade exposure.
    SE: 1909 ER
    Injector: PAL Injecto-matic
    DE: Merkur Progress (if I ever find an Apollo or Ben Hur Mikron. That will move to the top)

    Tom



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    Last edited: Feb 1, 2020
  12. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    Very nice!
     
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  13. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    On a side note. These may not be my best shavers for each blade type. Other than the Progress. It gives me my best DE shave.

    I also like my above razors so much, I have a duplicate of each. Just Incase one breaks or gets lost.

    I keep the spares in my safe deposit box in Fort Knox


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  14. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Take my opinion for what it is worth. I have zero nostalgia for the vintage razors as far as using them. They're great to look at and it's great to witness the old hats using them. However, I can't bring myself to use them. Even though I bought it and put it on display in my mind it's not mine to use. It belongs to someone before me to use. To use it would be theft of history. I know it's weird, but that is how it is for me. I'm just holding it for them and keeping their memory.

    Now, with that said I'll use modern razors without issue. Do far it is hard for me to find a modern razor I do not like. Each one had its learning curve. Once found it will give you great shaves.

    As of this post my absolute favorite is the Rockwell 6S Jet Black. All my other razors come in a very close second. When my collection is complete I'll post all my razors.

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  15. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    lol
     
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  17. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    very cool
     
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  18. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    looks like a nice one!
     
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  19. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    How could a pick a favorite? It would be easier to pick a favorite child. I only have one of those. I do have to say though, now that he is a teenager, the cat has been growing on me......
     
  20. brit

    brit in a box

    i get that..and agree.the razor sets i have acquired have little to no use on them..most have sat in collections for decades.i payed well for them as i wanted near new/ nos to use..my worn in ones are display pieces or passed along to newbies to try..with a couple of exceptions..
     
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