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Recommendations for a butterfly razor

Discussion in 'DE Razors' started by longplay, Wednesday December 6, 2017.

  1. longplay

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    My brother seems to be after a butterfly (aka twist-to-open) razor for Christmas.

    He's found some TOBS-branded one made by God knows who, which seems a bit pricey (£60) for what he needs -- he only wet shaves once a week, only started DE last Christmas.

    There doesn't seem to be a lot of options around for these types of razors. The odd Parker, otherwise it's Chinese stuff. Could go vintage maybe, but finding one even then might be an issue.

    Anyone got any suggestions/recommendations?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Bizzyberry

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    If must be a TTO then a Parker would be a good choice not expensive but a decent brand. That TOBS razor might be a Parker made razor, I have no evidence to support this but head looks very similar. I got a Razor as part of a Penhaligons gift set and it turned out to be a Parker and it looked well made to me.
     
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  3. This ^

    I was about to say Parker for new, they do about six or so models, the 22r is nice.
    Feather Popular is another but for similar money to Parker a nice vintage will be my choice first a Krona second more pricy a Gillette adjustable like the Black beauty or slim.



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  4. Bizzyberry

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    Forgot about the Feather Popular, and I have one! Not used it for a while but it is very nice mild but capable razor.
     
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  5. jar

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    Feather Popular.

    Weishi 9306.
     
  6. Ferrum

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    Parker are reasonable quality, as are Pearl, another Indian manufacturer. Otherwise, a vintage Gillette or my favourite, Schick Krona.
     
  7. Benz3ne

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    I'd say vintage - there are a surprising amount available if you know what you're looking for. Gillette Superspeeds/Rockets are one obvious answer as are Slims/Black Beauties if you want a bit extra outlay (but certainly less than the £60 EJ).
     
  8. Someone's selling a nice pair of flair tips for less than £60 at the moment. Buy that, give one to your bro and keep one for yourself. Absolute win win.
     
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  9. preidy

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    A nice Rocket would fit the bill.
     
  10. These Timors look suspiciously like a Weishi..
     
  11. SeanC

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    Flair Tipped Rocket. Not too pricey, made in England, shaves well, built to last and has a cool retro look.

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  12. longplay

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    Thanks for all the replies. I did indeed opt for a vintage Gillette, in fact the pair offered by @Benz3ne that @Supermangs suggested.
     
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  13. Benz3ne

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    Not offered by me but I made a point of notifying you, as did Supermangs. :)
     
  14. longplay

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    You are quite correct, it was @Bailes90 -- I can't read. Cheers both regardless.
     
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  15. matteob

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    Be the best brother ever and get him a vintage fatboy! Seriously not tried the Parker butterfly razors but they are a good make. I have a 24c and it is a damn fine daily driver.
     
  16. This! For all love...
     
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