Replacement for broken razor

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Sunday October 23, 2016
My eldest son just told me he’d dropped his DE89 on a hard floor on the trip back from his shared student bathroom (no storage so he has to carry everything)

It sounds like the threaded rod has snapped off inside the handle so I’m thinking about a replacement razor for him? He already has a 6C so this will be a backup.

He’s only 19 with sparse growth and I was thinking about providing him one from among my razors?

What does the hive mind think of these ideas?

Merkur 34C, Gillette Tech or a Rocket, the new Wilkinson Sword TTO?
 
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Friday April 14, 2017
Location
Amber Valley. East Midlands
The Wilkinson TTO is a mild shaver that might suit his light growth. The handle is really quite long, could take some getting used to
I would say the 34C should fit the bill. They're solidly built, so may fare well should it be accidentally dropped.
 
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bagman
Joined
Sunday October 23, 2016
I might give him a Tech and the WS to try?

I’m trying really hard to get him into his shaving but it’s a chore for him. Saying that he’s face lathering with a Stirling soap I “decanted” into a pot at the moment and he’s asked me for some more :)
 
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Monday July 4, 2016
Keep the 6c. It's better than anything else vintage or modern I've used. Upgrade him to a 6s. Bulletproof and pretty much indestructible.
 
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Saturday January 2, 2016
Location
Liverpool
My eldest son just told me he’d dropped his DE89 on a hard floor on the trip back from his shared student bathroom (no storage so he has to carry everything)

It sounds like the threaded rod has snapped off inside the handle so I’m thinking about a replacement razor for him? He already has a 6C so this will be a backup.

He’s only 19 with sparse growth and I was thinking about providing him one from among my razors?

What does the hive mind think of these ideas?

Merkur 34C, Gillette Tech or a Rocket, the new Wilkinson Sword TTO?
Sounds about correct. I've lost two so far. One much the same and dropped, the other being over enthusiastic with tightening a SS handle.
 
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Monday March 23, 2015
Location
UK
A brass Tech, a WS Classic or Feather Popular would all suit a sparse growth.
Of those three I'd go for the Tech, it's probably already been dropped once or twice and survived.
 
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Friday September 28, 2018
Location
Wigan, Lancashire
You forgot the "cheater" bar. :p
He's a sailor, wouldn't surprise me in the least, he's not used to fine engineering. He used to captain a ship that basically jump started oil rigs, he probably learned how to lean on a wrench from a roughneck. And then stole the roughnecks wrench.

Oh look, I found a picture of him observing the technique, and working out how best to purloin the big spanner...



He's rocking the dungaree look, makes him look like he works for a living... :p;)
 
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Dungarees? Those are what we call bib overalls, the most comfortable male outer garment ever conceived. My paternal grandfather, a farmer, wore a pair every day. Hickory striped they were. They were originally called "slops" for those interested in U.S. history.
 
Joined
Friday September 28, 2018
Location
Wigan, Lancashire
Dungarees? Those are what we call bib overalls, the most comfortable male outer garment ever conceived. My paternal grandfather, a farmer, wore a pair every day. Hickory striped they were. They were originally called "slops" for those interested in U.S. history.
Please tell me they had a strategically placed flap at the rear...
 
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