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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    What did you have the blade gap set at Bob? Tc
    Had it set to 0.74mm as I like a DE on the aggressive side. IIRC the standard is 0.64mm but James can likely set it at whatever you want within reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celestino View Post
    I apologize for the late reply, but mine are my Weber DLCs that I have been using for the past five years with custom handles.

    wow. that is a really beautiful set man..


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    As long as injectors fall into the safety razor category, then the PAL adjustable is my favorite!

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    The only DE I ever use these days is a Merkur 34C aka the HD.

    What I would have wished was my favourite razor, but I know of only one on the planet, and it's not for sale, is this one:

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    I have searched for years on Ebay and never seen one of these in *any* kind of shape, never mind a minty one.

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    Edwin Jagger closed comb "Chatsworth" is my only go to DE. I load feather blades. It gives a shave that is competitive with a str8. Easy to clean. A classic IMHO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptain_zero View Post
    The only DE I ever use these days is a Merkur 34C aka the HD.

    What I would have wished was my favourite razor, but I know of only one on the planet, and it's not for sale, is this one:

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    I have searched for years on Ebay and never seen one of these in *any* kind of shape, never mind a minty one.

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    What's the maker/model of this razor?

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    As far as I know, it is made by or called the Essor and is of French origin. The photos are by a chap on SMF who was oh so lucky and found one in remarkable condition.

    In my search, I've seen quite a few Essor single edge razors, but never a DE.

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    My Edwin Jagger DE89 always gives a great performance. The thing is just fool proof.
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    I don't do a lot of safety razor shaving lately but I have a Gillette Adjustable ("fat boy"), a couple of New Types (long and short comb, both pretty aggressive), a Super Speed, a Tech, and a travel Tech (these last three very mild). I think they are all really cool.

    But I also have an Old Type, and hands down for me the best shaver is the Old Type. Just the right balance, compact head for tight spots, super controllable. I think it was the height of design, a perfect razor of its type.

    (Also kind of off topic -- I love the Rolls but that ain't no safety razor!)
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    I like short fat handles and thus lean toward three piece razors where I can mix and match heads and handles.

    #1 Favorite: Muhle R41 Head on a Maggard short, fat, heavy handle. If feels heavy in my hand which I like. This razor is aggressive and provides a great shave.
    #2 Favorite: The standar Merkur 3 piece head on a short, fat, thick handle. This less aggressvie razor is awesome.

    Honorable mention: Merkur 38 HD. I consider this a step up from the hugely popular 34C. The head of the razor is the same on both. The 38HD has a long heavy handle, which will appeal to those wanting a heavier razor.

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