What was your first safety razor, and do you still use it?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Laird

    Laird Active Member

    My first DE was a Muhle R89 purchased in 2013 and since sold. Have moved on to vintage Gillettes and Merkurs, as well as a Feather ASD2.
     
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  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    Parker 80R

    I still have it but as some have already mentioned, it doesn’t see much use because I have several in rotation.
     
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  3. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    My first safety razor was a Merkur 34C, followed quickly by an EJ89L, which got me addicted to 3 piece razors. This was followed by a succession of other DE styles, Injectors, SE's and I even tried straights. I think I have a problem :happy097:
     
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  4. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    First safety razor is the Gillette slim 1962(H-1) bought it at a garage sale in the sticks of Northern Alberta and it was a good one, still use it with all my other 16+DE razors and 2 Schick razors that I have to get some good blades for. I'm a Gillette Fanboy I think, bought 7 this year alone. 20180723_203431_crop_499x430.jpg
     
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  5. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    My first was a Derby from Sally Beauty Supply, followed very quickly by a Merkur 34c. I use the Derby on the rare occasion to remember from whence I came. The Merkur was PIF'd to a friend last year.

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  6. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    My first safety razor was an Edwin Jagger DE89 that I got for Christmas in 2104. I still keep it in my shaving kit as a backup and sometimes use it if I'm in a major hurry. I keep it because it was a gift from my wife and I'm a sentimental fool
     
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  7. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Technically my first safety razor was a ‘58 SS that I no longer have. I only used it for a very short time. When I think of my first razor I think of a Gem OCMM which I used exclusively for over a year. I still pull it out with a boar brush and a stick of Arko when I’m feeling nostalgic about my beginnings.
     
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    My first was a 65 Gillette Slim that I used for a couple years, but was never really thrilled with it's shave, so ended up selling it.
     
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  9. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    It's good to know that wet shaving is still happening in the 22nd century. :drool:
     
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  10. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Not my first safety razor but my first really nice expensive safety razor (Probably cost Dad $4.00 or so but as another hand-me-down I paid nothing).

    My Dad's "Made it back from the War so buy something nice razor":
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  11. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    When I started shaving at around 13 there were 2 DEs in the house. A short handle Super adjustable and a lady Gillette. I have used both of them over the years and still have them. Not sure which I used first. The Lady Gillette does not get much use but the SA is used fairly often on Fridays.
     
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  12. RaZorBurn123

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

    Edwin Jagger DE89, I still have it but do not use it. It's a fantastic razor and looking back could be my daily shaver now.
     
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  13. Sammy1

    Sammy1 Active Member

    Three piece Chinese Remei, best $2 I ever spent. I have around 100 razors and still use this one sometimes.
     
  14. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Perhaps you missed the previous picture of my shave den[​IMG]
     
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  15. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    A Gillette Black Tip from the flea market about 25 years ago for $1. Used it for a few years until I started collecting and using other vintage Gillette's. Still have it but have not used in a few years.
     
  16. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    @mrchick, I thought you might drive one of these...

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  17. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Deceptively roomy!
     
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    MicroTouch One. Mild shaver, that I PIF'ed, not long after I started using a Gillette Fatboy.
     
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  19. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Only in even centuries. I like to use both.
     
  20. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Because of this thread, I pulled out my EJ DE89 with a Weber Bulldog handle and had a wonderful shave. If it wasn’t for finding this lovely group, I might have actually saved money wet shaving[​IMG]
     
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