Aggression - Ranking by blade gap size
These are the results - so far -
[updated - 05/13/08]
* The easiest way to measure the blade gap is with a feeler gauge.
GAP in 1/1000's of an inch [ +/- .001 inch ]
new or adjusted value
16 [.41mm] Gillette Adjustable @ 1
19 [.48mm] Ming Sui
20 [.51mm] Gillette Adjustable @ 3
22 [.56mm] Weishi, Gillette TECH
23 [.58mm] SS Blue Tip
24 [.61mm] Gillette NEW
25 [.64mm] US ARISTOCRAT,SS(late 40's), Merkur HD/38C
26 [.66mm] English ARISTOCRAT, SS Red Tip, Gillette Adjustable @ 5, Bic Disposable (orange handle)
30 [.76mm] Feather Portable
36 [.91mm] Gillette Adjustable @ 7
42 [1.12mm] Gillette Adjustable @ 9
You can reasonably imagine where other razors would fall on this list from comments made by users.
With very few exceptions the impressions the razors give were matched by the gap size measurements.
Subjective differences in ranking were limited to +/- .001 measurements.
Differences of .001 or .002 can be considered functional equivalents.
Last edited by 2bits; 05-16-2008 at 08:09 AM.
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