#1

Niche Fragrance Addict
Jacksonville, FL
(This post was last modified: 01-20-2018, 06:43 PM by herbert7890.)
Hello again guys,

As promised when I did my ATT R1 Windsor First SHave Assessment, I will now write my full review of this razor. It has been a month now and I have solely shaved with the R1 Windsor, so probably around 20 shaves or so.

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Let's start this:

Looks: After being used to all ATTs, this is even better looking with its incredible polished look. I definitely prefer the polished look and wished all my ATTs had this finish. The only minor problem is that this razor seems to get the "blade stains" way more frequent than the Regular ATTs (non-Polished). So, I recommend cleaning the razor after every shave and taking the blade apart after every shave.

The Shave:
If I had to quantify the aggressiveness of this razor, I would put rank this as a 5.5/10. In comparison, I would place the Regular R1 on 6.5/10. Let me explain. The regular R1 has some bite to it, it will make sure you will feel the blade at all times and you will pay the cost if you are not using proper shave technique , which can be described as "roughness" by many who have tried it. Personally, I like that and grew used to it after a while.

The ATT R1 Windsor does provide a much much smoother shave than the original R1. This includes the fact that there is basically no blade feel during the shave, it gives a much larger margin of error to the users (friendlier to the user), almost no blade chatter (similar to a Single Edge Razor), fewer nicks and irritation, at a cost of BBS duration. For example, with BBS shave in Monday morning with the regular R1, I can skip the next day's shave and shave again on Wednesday morning, and I will be fine. With the R1 Windsor, I would have to have shaven during Monday afternoon or later, to be able to withstand until Wednesday morning, without another shave.

So your choosing can be strongly determined by your shave pattern preferences. If you are a daily shaver, this is a no-brainer, the ATT R1 Windsor will be your preferred razor, by far. Nonetheless, if you prefer skipping a day between shaves, then you will do much better with the regular R1.

For that same reason, I have decided to keep both, since depending on the week and schedule, I could shave daily or skip a day. I also believe an ATT R2 Windsor would be an excellent idea and can't wait for Stan to bring this to the market at some point (hopefully).

Summary:
This is a true gem of a razor and I believe ATT responded very well to some of the critics of the regular R1, which found it too harsh for their tastes. It's now my favorite razor, as its so easy to use, I don't even have to overthink anything while using this. If you are a daily or every 36-hours shaver, this should be on your radar for sure.

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#2
Nice review. I find the original r1 to be a smooth razor, so this one must be really smooth. I like blade feel though, so I'm not sure if I would like this one. I still might have to try it if an OC version with a shorter handle comes out.

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#3
Thanks for the review. Very helpful. I am considering the Windsor. I have the Kronos M1 which shaves incredibly efficient for me but isn't nearly as smooth as my Fatip or Karve.

So naturally, the Windsor seems like a good option with the wider top cap and less blade chatter. Reading your review, it sounds like I would have to go from an M1 head to an R1 head to get a similar level of efficiency and gain the smoothness of the Windsor.

Naturally, I now wonder if even an H1 may be appropriate on the Windsor. My technique is generally good and even a Fatip Grande isn't making me draw blood (I have admittedly not shaved with a R41...especially the old kind).

So you think SSR1 is right to mimic the general efficiency of the M1?

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#4
Thank you very much. The ATT R1 is my second best razor. For me, it’s even better than the blackbird. One thing is clear: An ATT razor is so well made than will last forever...

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#5
Great review! I have the copper windsor and started with the R1 and agree with all you wrote, I bought the H1 and like it even better. Very smooth, some blade feel and a longer lasting BBS without irritation. I believe the rigidity of the blade really helps with the smoothness

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#6
My Copper Windsor is my favorite razor
#7
(06-18-2018, 01:32 AM)MiamiAngler Wrote: My Copper Windsor is my favorite razor

Does the copper discolor, I assume?
#8
(06-18-2018, 02:12 PM)atxwatch Wrote:
(06-18-2018, 01:32 AM)MiamiAngler Wrote: My Copper Windsor is my favorite razor

Does the copper discolor, I assume?

It is tellurium copper and has a coating on it so it should not discolor for a long time. Mine still looks brand new.

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Niche Fragrance Addict
Jacksonville, FL
(06-17-2018, 11:22 PM)Shavemd Wrote: Great review! I have the copper windsor and started with the R1 and agree with all you wrote, I bought the H1 and like it even better.  Very smooth, some blade feel and a longer lasting BBS without irritation. I believe the rigidity of the blade really helps with the smoothness

I need to buy the Windsor H1 soon. Would love that!
#10
After reading here and elsewhere about the Windsor, I am definitely tempted. That said, I am a little worried because while the top cap is longer and wider, the blade is still not clamped closer to the edge than on the standard razor head....which means to me that while blade chatter may be less, it still won't rival the Fatip or Karve which are clamped much closer to the edge...how noticeable is the improvement in smoothness between the standard ATT and Windsor heads?


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