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

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  2. Tjebbe

    Tjebbe Well-Known Member

    Only one ...
    Paradigm 17-4
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  3. feeltheburn

    feeltheburn Well-Known Member

    Gibbs Adjustable

    Others that shave almost as well for me include the Merkur Progress & Futur, Parker Variant, and Rex Ambassador.
  4. totjoe

    totjoe Member

    1956 Gillette Brasiliera
    1976 Black Beauty
  5. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Favorite vintage razor: 1948-50 Gillette Super Speed (it once belonged to my great grandfather)
    Favorite modern razor: Rex Envoy (I’ve yet to have a bad shave with this baby and my face is smooth as glass hours after shaving)
  6. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    I love all my razors or I wouldn't have kept them but the one that gets reached for the most is my vintage 40's era Gillette Fat Handle Tech.
  7. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    I'm getting senile, I have another razor that's neck and neck with the aforementioned WWII era Gillette Fat Handle Tech and it's another Gillette from same time period , my Gold Aristocrat. Although one of the big reasons I started wet shaving was that I loved the look of many modern razors, I soon found the only modern models that shaved equal to, not better but as good, equal to vintage ones were much more expensive. It was kind of weird, vintage blades are much better and cost more but vintage razors shave as good or better but cost less. But if you apply yourself you can get the blades cheaper too. Time consuming but possible. I did it.
  8. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    very cool!
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  9. Macbeth

    Macbeth Active Member

    Vintage: 1947 Aristocrat and 1941 Ranger tech

    Modern: Game changer .68 and Colonial SS General SE
  10. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Modern: Rockwell 6c
    Vintage: Gillette New LC
    Honorable mention: Gillette Fat Handle Tech & Gillette Slim

    All with Gillette Nacet blades.
  11. myles wilson

    myles wilson Well-Known Member

    can't go wrong with those!
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  12. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

    Modern: Karve brass
    Vintage: Gem G-bar
  13. razorhead63

    razorhead63 New Member

    I’ve got a modest collection of vintage razors including several nice adjustables.
    But the one razor I use the most is my 1962 Ball end Tech. It’s modest and simple and a gentle shaver. I paid only 3 dollars for it from a collectible store years ago. It is my favorite.
  14. fhalden

    fhalden Member

    Vintage: Gillette NEW LC
    New: Rex Supply Envoy

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  15. efsk

    efsk Active Member

    Favorite as in best shaving? Best looking? Most coveted?
    The Knockout razor shaves best of all I've tried (a lot), followed closely by the PAA Alpha Ecliptic
    Prettiest razor I own is either the thin handle longscrew Valencia or the Volcanic
    Proudest of my plastic Mulcuto needlepoint slant
    Hooked on Mvltiplex, even though I've never shaved with one.
  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    New- Ming Shih adjustable, that I won in a PIF.
    Vintage- Gillette Black Beauty long handle
  17. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    The 2011 R41 has been my daily driver for almost a decade.
  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :signs011: on both accounts.

    I'd add a Schick Eversharp Krona and a British Flare.

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  19. J_Man

    J_Man right on the Mass border

    I would have to say that my favorite is the franken-razor that I put together about 6 years ago. I honestly couldn't tell you what models the parts came off aside from the base plate being a Merkur.

    It has become my go to razor. Long heavy brass handle, wide gap, and lots of blade exposure. It's very aggressive but still gives a great shave.

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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That sounds great. Pictures?
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