Poll about how long the L6 lasts.
Still running, had it less than a year.
Still running, had it more than a year, less than five.
Still running, had it more than five years.
Broke down after less than a year.
Broke down after more than a year, less than five.
Broke down after more than five years.
Poll about how long the L6 lasts.
I have mine close to 4 years now and it has become my go-to razor so it gets a lot of use. No signs of any break-down at all and apart from some minor scratches (no worse than on my Merkurs and others) it looks still factory-fresh.
The only danger would be over-tightening it, but that is true for any razor, so I think I will still use it without worries 5 or 10 years from now. I did make sure there are some back-ups though....
I must to the barber's, monsieur, for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face
Had it for nearly a year. It looks exatly the same as then i bought it. But to be honest, i dont use it that often anymore!
--Hey... shave this!--
Had mine for less than a year ... my first DE. Being so mild, I consider it a great 1st razor to get over the "fear factor" of DE shaving.
Like Johan stated, I don't use it much anymore ... but I whip it out once in a while for the fun of it.
BOTOC - GEM MicroMatic OC ... Gentle enough for a grizzly but made for a man!
The only cartridges I own ...go into my guns!
Every DE shave for a year (had a short cart relapse mid summer 2011). Perfect. I worry about the handle threading, but there's no sign of it happening, I have a spare, and if it comes to it I will buy a new handle or swap one in from a Merkur (long handled classic). Coincidentally the last thing I did before coming across your thread was to upload a picture into my gallery of said implement !
Fad has vanished but shave will be great forever. Thanks to lessons learned at B&B !
I've had mine for only a month. My first DE razor and I'm very pleased. It maybe be mild, but hey, I have yet to cut my face. That's a plus in my book. To be honest, I decided to buy it because of favorable comments I read on B&B. (The reviews on Amazon made it seem as if a third of Lord users destroyed their razor with the first blade change.) I make a point of changing my blades with care, sitting at a table with dry hands. I'm sure it's safer for me and I'm betting it will at least delay damaging the threads.
Reviving and old thread... thinking of buying one to compare to my 23C.
Comparing the poll results here and the amazon reviews it seems that either there was a pretty poor batch or the amazon buyers, probably new to DE razors, were a bit too aggressive in assembling their razors. The Merkur 23C/180 is also very popular with newbies (like me!) but some folks managed to break theirs as well...
It's what I use every time I shave. I'm trying not to get into buying lots of razors. I did buy a Treet Del-rin and the L6 beats it hands down.
The Del-rin is so mild it leaves stubble no matter how many passes. I also bought a very used single edge razor but the L6 is what gets used.
Also trying to narrow down to just one blade and that will be my forever shaving setup.
I've had my L6 about a year, still going.
A $12 purchase on Amazon, and it's a stalwart member of my rotation. A great razor.
Good razor but Lord does have consitency issues with the length of the thread in the handle.
The first one I recieved could do less than half a turn with a blade fitted. The vendor sent me another one which had just about enough (no where near the amount of turns a half decent engineer would accept though).
Joris (not the razor). If you consider it as a hobby, you shave for free.