What Would You Rather Have ?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by MacDaDad, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Did you try either of them with a blade? :)
     
  2. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    I can't decide which I like more, the 47' SuperSpeed or the 47' Aristocrat. ;-) I shouldn't do that, should I? .. confusing the the story by entering in another choice.. ;)
     
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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    If my memory is working, the '47 Aristocrat has the slightly collared neck and is one of the best shavers I've ever used, equal to the pretty much perfect '41 Ranger Tech. But the difference between those and that era's Super Speeds really is negligible. They're all fantastic shavers but the solid feel of that time (missing from some '50s and later razors) is also a plus.
     
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  4. jwr3265

    jwr3265 Well-Known Member

    I always get great shaves with any Gillette razors from the 40’s or 50’s. Yes....more care needs to be taken then with the 34c, but I like the Gillette shave experience more.


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  5. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Super Speed...with a nice sharp Feather...for me.
     
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  6. Macktheknife

    Macktheknife Member

    Not a fan of zamac. How about a red tip? Bit nicer shave than a regular SS.
     
  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    had a mint 40s ss but sold it off,prefer the rockets more.my 34c was my second razor i purchased. since my interest in vintage gillettes happened the 34c sits quietly in its box...
     
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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    If we're going "off range" then I say look for a 1941 Ranger Tech.
     
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  9. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Yes, off range or free range I'm familiar with both. I've not delved into the 30's and early 40's bunch as of yet. If I did, it'd be an open comb. For now, I'm quite content with late 40's SuperSpeeds & Aristocrats, both are suffice. ;-) .. for now :)
     
  10. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, the ROCKETS.. I forget which two I have, ones a HD 500 and the other is just your average everyday variety of a ROCKET. PLEASE, PLEASE, don't press me to chose which I like better. :) We'll save that for another thread. ;) DSC_1424.JPG DSC_1424.JPG
     
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  11. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Super Speed all day. Ive never been that impressed with Merkurs.
     
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  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    47 Super Speed Aristocrat. It is my birth year razor after all.
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  13. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Both great razors but put me down for the 47
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I do have the 47 super speed, too.
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  15. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Beautiful guys .. They Only Come Out At Night.. ;-)
     
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  16. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    There is something about using a vintage razor that modern razors just don't have. It's the nostalgia, the retro charm.
     
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  17. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    I hadn’t used my SS in almost 2 years or my 34c in over a year, but broke out the SS a couple of weeks ago. It was better then I remembered, and enjoyable. So I guess I am favoring the SS out of the 2.
     
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  18. DaveL

    DaveL Active Member

    SuperSpeed for me. I had the Merkur, it was my first DE razor, I didn't really get good shaves from it.
     
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  19. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Maybe not the Merkur but I feel the same way about some Edwin Jagger Black Chrome 3D Laser Diamond DE Razor other razors and with 'sharp' blades. ;)
     
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  20. Lancre

    Lancre Active Member

    No-Brainer: '47 Super-Speed.
     

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