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I like the weight of my EJ razor, but the chrome is already showing signs of wear, and I gather that once the chrome wears through the zinc alloy underneath goes pretty quickly. I've tried an iKon 102 (Bulldog handle) & found it way too heavy. Thinking of trying a Maggard MR1 handle, as that seems to be the lightest steel handle around. Are ZAMAK, steel, and plastic it as far as inexpensive materials are concerned?

Austin, TX
Aluminum is another option.

I have a Seygus razor from Thalasos and it is by far the lightest razor I own. You can remove the weight from the handle if you really want a feather weight too.

Mild yet efficient shaver and if you are looking for light weight, one you may want to consider.

There is a pass around going on if you wanted to check it out as well.

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I find most stainless steel razors to be too heavy unless using a short handle (ATT Atlas). I've started pairing my SS heads with titanium handles with great results. You can get the length and girth you want without adding a bunch of weight. And the light handle lets the head "turn in" really well.

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(This post was last modified: 04-13-2016, 06:34 PM by celestino.)
You can always get an aluminum handle. I have a few and they are very light and much lighter than the stock EJ handle.
Also, there is Titanium, but that will, usually, be much more expensive.
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Or, if you're willing to try an SE razor, Gem Featherweights and Schick injectors can be found on ebay for less than $20. They are light, inexpensive and shave well, IMHO.

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- Jeff

Philadelphia, PA
jimofthecorn, I weighed around 15-20 razors in my other thread here that you might have some interest in:
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
If you're willing to try a vintage razor, both the Wilkinson Sticky and the Schick Krona are quite light and durable.
There's also the Merkur bakelite razors (MK030) that weigh only 15 grams @ 1/2 ounce. For vintage razors the WWII Gillette Tech had a bakelite handle I believe.
Have you tried an all aluminum standard razor?

Very efficient but also light weight.

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Austin, TX
(04-14-2016, 04:46 PM)GloryUprising Wrote: Have you tried an all aluminum standard razor?

Very efficient but also light weight.

That's another great call Spencer.

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