DE Razors Blade carriers or much more

Mike Smart

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is a DE Razor a blade carrier & nothing else ?

for me it’s more, Angle, is the head matt finish or shiny ?

does that make a difference?
length of Handle does that matter ?

What’s your opinion ?
i Think it all matters and if they were only blade carriers then we would all just buy the cheapest.

Open Comb, closes comb they are different to me.
 
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is a DE Razor a blade carrier & nothing else

A good razor is one that doesn't interfere with the shave in any way. Things like thickness, size, restricted blade access, clogging can make a razor less than desirable.

is the head matt finish or shiny ? does that make a difference?

Matt finish is always slicker, less surface area contact, ask a guitar player about the back of the neck.

length of Handle does that matter ?

As long as the handle doesn't catch your attention while shaving it's fine. Too long and the balance and nimbleness can be affected.

i Think it all matters and if they were only blade carriers then we would all just buy the cheapest.

Most do pay too much, I like vintage because it's vintage, they have charisma and mystique.

Open Comb, closes comb they are different to me.

I have learned that open and closed shave the same.
 
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Right The Burning Question
is a DE Razor a blade carrier & nothing else ?

What’s your opinion ?
i Think it all matters and if they were only blade carriers then we would all just buy the cheapest.
I used a cheap plastic Gillette DE razor, one made for developing nations that costs a few pennies (maybe £0.30) and it wasn't a smooth shave in the slightest bit, there seemed to be no mass behind the blade, with the razor weighing a few grams.

 
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is a DE Razor a blade carrier & nothing else

A good razor is one that doesn't interfere with the shave in any way. Things like thickness, size, restricted blade access, clogging can make a razor less than desirable.

is the head matt finish or shiny ? does that make a difference?

Matt finish is always slicker, less surface area contact, ask a guitar player about the back of the neck.

length of Handle does that matter ?

As long as the handle doesn't catch your attention while shaving it's fine. Too long and the balance and nimbleness can be affected.

i Think it all matters and if they were only blade carriers then we would all just buy the cheapest.

Most do pay too much, I like vintage because it's vintage, they have charisma and mystique.

Open Comb, closes comb they are different to me.

I have learned that open and closed shave the same.
so your saying they are not just blade carriers ?
 
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is a DE Razor a blade carrier & nothing else ?
Blade gap and blade exposure make a difference so the design is important. Large blade gaps and extreme blade exposure I don't think are necessary.
At the end of the day, it is the blade that does the cutting if presented correctly.
length of Handle does that matter ?
I like short handles like the Merkur 34C, standard EJ DE89 and even the Piccolo are just fine.
I always wondered about the longer handles but cannot see the benefits.
 
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