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    Thought it might be interesting to see what everyone's top shaving razors are. Of course these lists are likely to change depending on what has cycled through the rotation, but some razors will likely stay in the list. With that in mind, my currents are:

    1. The Le Grelot
    2. RW 7/8 English Barber Special
    3. Charlex #7
    4. Puma 89
    5. Wostenholm IXL
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    6/8ths Puma Gold.
    6/8ths TI Super Gnome.
    6/8ths DD Wonderedge.
    6/8ths W & B.
    A pair of Livi regrinds.

    I know, technically thats six razors.
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    1) My sharpest razor
    2) My next sharpest razor
    3) My third sharpest razor
    etc

    Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mparker762 View Post
    1) My sharpest razor
    2) My next sharpest razor
    3) My third sharpest razor
    etc

    Seriously.
    Thank you for not fueling everyone's rad with specific models

    I also think you're on to something. I can care less who the manufacturer is as long as it shaves well. I can almost even not care about the appearance if the shave is good enough .
    My name is Chris but you can call me "subtle as a train wreck."

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    • Vintage Le Grelot
    • ERN, Crown & Sword
    • J.A. Hellberg 5/8
    • Le Grelot Quarter Hollow
    • T.I. Festonne
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    Hmmmm....


    I no order

    Ellis
    ERN
    Wonderedge
    C-Mon
    Wosty

    NOOO!!!! I'm out of room... But...the Frederick, Red Injun, Fritz Bracht, Henckels, and Joseph Elliot weren't named!!! ARRGGGHHHH

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    I'd like to play, but I only have three straights
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    I'm not tellin'....
    One, two! One, two! and through and through...The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    My Vorpal Razors

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    Let's see

    Barber's notch Frederick Reynolds
    1/4 grind leGrelot
    7/8 Dovo #55 spike point (from VintageBlades)
    Helsjestrand #4
    Super modified Marshes & Sheppard

    That's my den right now, I have a couple of other Sheffields in sight that will join the rotation soon though.
    Last edited by huracan; 07-27-2009 at 07:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkh View Post
    I'd like to play, but I only have three straights
    You can play with three. Gives you room to grow!
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    Wow, the Bell is being rung!
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    In no particular order, my top five shavers are:

    • Big wedgy Boker ("Heinz")
    • 8/8 W&B Celebrated Barbers' Use (No name yet)
    • 7/8 Friodur ("Fritz")
    • 7/8 Joseph Elliot ("Big Joe")
    • 5/8 Heckels Twins (No name)


    Honorable mention: Wapi
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    Quote Originally Posted by huracan View Post
    Let's see

    Barber's notch Frederick Reynolds
    1/4 grind leGrelot
    7/8 Dovo spike point (from VintageBlades)
    Helsjestrand #4
    Super modified Marshes & Sheppard

    That's my den right now, I have a couple of other Sheffields in sight that will join the rotation soon though.
    That Marshes & Sheppard is truly a shaving gem! Super smooth.
    One, two! One, two! and through and through...The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    My Vorpal Razors

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    1/4 LeGrelot
    Puma (I forget the model)
    8/8 FOTOS (I had never heard of it either)
    5/8 George Wostenholm
    5/8 Joseph Allen

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    I only own 6 (owned 7) straights. So far my list is:

    1) DD Wonderedge
    2) Henckels Friodur
    3) Puma 91

    Still looking for two more to finish off the list...
    -Anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    That Marshes & Sheppard is truly a shaving gem! Super smooth.
    Unbelievably so, it's really weird how smooth it is; plus it's as if it will never loose it's shaving edge. You know, when my wife saw me shave with it the first time after I got it, she asked if I was going to start shaving with industrial tools now too

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    I have about 25 razors, 12 of which are awesome, these are the top five:

    Le Grelot 1/4 grind (newest)
    Filarmonica 13 Doble Temple
    Le Grelot 5/8 Royal Canadian
    Lord 6/8
    Genco 6/8 Model B5

    If I could choose my top six this would be included:

    Filarmonica Especial 14 square point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    I'm not tellin'....
    I was going to post mine, but then I saw your post and have to do the same. Ill take it to the grave
    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~Bible, John 15:13

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    My 5 favorites of the week:

    1) 6/8" Dovo ( round )
    2) 9/8" Wade & Butcher Meat Chopper ( notch )
    3) 5/8" Henckels Twin, Platinum (spike)
    4) 5/8" Dovo " Fritz Bracht" (round)
    5) 4/8" Wostenholm wedge (french)

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    In no order

    6/8 Le Grelot 1/4 grind
    5/8 Ebro Joseph & Sons
    4/8 De Pew "The Perfect Razor"
    7/8 Joseph & Sons
    6/8 Greaves & Sons

    These are my current fav straight shavers, I also have some DE favorites but im 98% straight. I know this list might change soon as I am receiving exotic woods and more razors
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