Hey guys - new to the board.
Looking to join the DE cult - and I have done some research both here and on some of the vendors you recommended. Not sure where my beard stands compared to others, and from what I've read, I'll need to experiment. But I think I may have settled on a type and looking for your thoughts:
Merkur 38M HD Long Handle or the Merkur 23C Long. I like the idea of a longer, no-slip handle fo control. Since I shave in the shower and the handle will be wet. (Using a long pole made of horn or smooth crome may result in minor injuries.)
The 34C might be too short of a handle. I'll stay away from the slant for now.
Muhle R89 Double Edge has some very nice reviews as well.
But love reading about some of your antique razors - some from WWII or earlier. Very cool. Have to take a look at those as well.
Any thoughts are appreciated - next step is to get a blade sampler and experiment further.