So far, I've been using a Kamphe Star, and a Merkur 38c HD long. It's given me some idea of which direction I want to go, but there are a lot of options and I'm wondering if anyone that's tried a lot of stuff can list some possible models based on my preferences of the other two.
My Kamphe has some things I like more, the handle doesn't have that grit design, but actually has an angular handle, shaped like the star of david when seen from below which offers a much better grasp. It also seems like the shape of the head is able to maneuver around my face more gracefully than the Merkur, but it grips my face a lot more, no matter what angle I hold it at (would this be caused by the size of the gap between blade and razor?) Merkur has that bulbous head that gets in the way.. but I love it's weight, and essentially I end up with a better more comfortable shave.
I shave with two passes during the weekdays because I don't have a whole lot of time. I'm thinking I might want to try something with more blade, with decent weight up top, but less bulk than the Merkur. As far as the handle goes... I know most of the popular models don't have the option of anything more than the grit.. and some don't even have that. Maybe someone knows someone that makes custom handles with angles?
Anyone have ideas?