The GEM 1912. I was not expecting it like it at all, now it has become my favorite razor of all time.
• Slant Evangelist • Menthol Addict • Mergress/Progress Lover • Restored Brush Enthusiast •
i thought maybe the R41 2011 would be similar, but it was obnoxiously aggressive, super close shave, but way way too close.. felt like my epidermis had just been peeled away...
--Jon. "Love me some 14s"
Another fun, inexpensive razor is the Yuma I have been shaving with since Friday night. It looks like junk. There is just no weight to it. You would think that all of the exposed blade would make it an agressive razor, but but the extreme curvature closes the blade gap so it is actually quite mild.
Paul A. Barker
The blue-tip Superspeed. Thought it would be way too mild and not provide a good shave.
Found, instead, that with the aluminum handle the balance is really nice and it provides an effortless DFS.
Randall, member of BOTOC
Lord L6 - I use it more than any other razor lately.
My new Joris. I expected it just to look pretty. It's a real machine though.
Some may never live, but the crazy never die. -HST BOTOC Power!
These two. Yes, the Red tip is talked about extensively, but until one tries it it's a surprise. Also th 58 tv special. An dfs shave on two passes. Both keepers in my book. Can't wait to get a minty one cased.
The set up I used today. The Wilkinson Empire with it's wedge blade. Thought it would be too hard to control because of the weight of the razor. It gave me a DFS with only a couple of weepers, most likely caused by my inexperience with the set up. I hope to keep it in my rotation with my G-Bar, Gem Jr, and Ranger Tech.
- Proud to be a LOSER-
I also found that getting back into the Merkur slant, and using it the correct way has also proved to be a very nice DE razor.
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On the wrist this week: Fortis Millenium Starship Limited Edition Flieger Chrono in Valjoux 7750
Muhle R89 - absolutely shockingly smooth shave; I thought that I had forgotten the blade. I would still have to say it is my favorite nonadjustable, and among my favorite three razors.
I ain't as good as I once was...but I'm as good once as I ever was.
Flare tip Rocket: Just the right mix of blade gap and balance.
Slotted base plate Tech | late 30's style: Smooth shave with my eyes closed and no cuts or weepers.
Two razors, one in appearance and the other in use.
First razor: Spotted a red tip in a local antique mall for 11 bucks and some change with just some flecks of red on the tip,figured the razor was a bit rough but for under 12 bucks I could hit the tip with a little IH red if I really wanted to.
After a good soaking and cleaning of gawd only knows how many years of residue and gunk I had a red tip in actually a bit better condition than the one in rxonmymind's pic a few posts up.
Second razor: Gillette Old type about 19 teenish figured it to be a bit of an aggressive monster but manned up, loaded that bad boy with a Feather (hey figured if I'm going to eff my face up I might as well go full out) and set out and ended up with a two pass BBS shave and is in my current rotation now.
I was surprised by the smooth, irritation free, shave of the 'Rolls Razor', after honing and stropping it for about an hour to get it in shape. It was a leap of faith to complete the first stroke...I thought I would fillet my face!