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

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


    TADIII Active Member

    First razor (from my parents) was a Schick Injector in December 1960.
    First razor I bought was a 1966 Slim - my daily driver from January 1966 t0 July 2013 (I still have it, and it went with me to Europe for a month in 2013 and for two weeks in Italy in 2018).

  2. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Merkur 34c. Doesn't (and won't) see the light of day since I bought my Fat Handle Tech (Flat Bottom/Made in England).

    I won't ever buy a brand new DE/SE razor again.
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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    my birthyear and quarter black handled ss razors... 1967 m-4. left .i use the british flare tip#20 rocket (1960s) more as its all brass and heavier....same head..0n the right... 20180901_021039.jpg 20180901_015834.jpg all shave well...
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  4. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    My first razor is a '62 H-2 Gillette Slim for $1.98, still shave with it dialed in at 7, thought I lost it so i bought a Super Adjustable O-4 (still have it) but found my Slim some time later in a box in my closet. I just have to wonder how many great shave these two razors gave me.
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  5. GoHabs

    GoHabs New Member

    My first safety razor was the RazoRock Mission, and yes, I still use it (occasionally).
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  6. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    First one I bought was a Gillette TTO rocket.
    I still have it, and I still use it on occasion.
    It still amazes me how good of a shaver it really is.
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  7. GADback

    GADback Well-Known Member

    EJ DE89 that I bought because I couldn't handle buying more Fusion carts. I figured even if I hated the EJ, I was only out the cost of an 8 pack of Fusion carts.

    I went back and forth for a while because a lifetime of carts taught me to use pressure so it took me a while to figure out what no pressure truly meant and got a lot of weepers for a long time. Now I mostly use a Slim as my daily driver, but the EJ still makes it into my rotation and I'm still happy with the results when I use it.
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  8. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    My first razor was the merkur long handle, i still own it and used it for about 6 years, i have not touched it this year.
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