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    Default DE for my lady: Recommendations/Advice

    My fiance is interested in trying a DE. I've been looking at the options on SRD and have narrowed it to 2 choices that won't break the bank since I'm on a tight budget. Based on RazorQueen's recommendation I've found ones with no comb and here is what I've got.

    This one: Feather Popular Double Edge Safety Razor - $17.99 :
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    this one: Merkur Classic 1904 Double Edge Safety Razor - $26.49 :

    I can't spend more than the $30 range if anyone has other options to suggest, but my biggest goal is for my fiance to enjoy a really comfortable shave.

    Thanks all!

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    I bought my wife a Merkur, different model, and she loves it...now if only she would start buying her own blades.
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    Maybe a leg shaver will happen along, I'm not but just a thought - a longer handled one (Feather appears to be longer) might be easier to reach with, unless you plan on doing the shaving ... Seems that those old Lady Gillette featured the longer handles. Also, the Popular is a Turn to Open design, which a neophyte may find easier to use. Plus Feather is in my experience of generally better quality than Merkur, though I haven't had that model in hand.

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    Go with a Merkur. SWMBO has one and loves it too.
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    I have the heavier Stainless Steel Merkur and like it a lot. For the price it is amazingly solid and well finished. I'd call them a "best buy".
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    Might want to look at vintage Gillette razors. Do a search for Lady Gillette and the "Knack" razor. Both are long handled for ease of shaving legs. I have seen both of these on Etsy and E-bay. Probably easier to bit the $30 range as well.
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    Thanks everyone for the help! I did look into the Gilettes, but I decided to go with a Merkur. SRD had one that was the same as what I was looking at, but a long handle version for just a few dollars more.
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    Glad you found one for your lady. Still hvaen't convinced the wife to give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCB View Post
    Still hvaen't convinced the wife to give it a try.
    Good luck! Don't give up.

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    My wife asked for my DE after I switched to a str8. She's been shaving with it ever since and likes it a lot.
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