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(This post was last modified: 01-06-2017, 05:33 AM by Hardtop01.)
(12-31-2016, 03:29 AM)Hardtop01 Wrote:
(12-30-2016, 10:08 PM)iamsms Wrote: How would you compare BB to other machined razors like Timed,  SheepBoy, DFS - 1, BTT etc.  Smile


The only one in your lot I can speak to is the Timeless.  The Timeless and Wolfman are in my opinion different razors on the same spectrum.  Both deliver similar excellent shaves, the Timeless being a heavier razor in that class.  The Black Bird is unapologetic about its looks, love it or hate it, it just shaves really really well.  Both Blackbirds I own are the brushed finish so I don't see what the polished owners see.  I just see a very Unitarian razor that has a lot of blade feel and rewards those that takes the time to learn the tool.  I had the Rockwell, used the 6, felt similar to many razors I have and do own so I moved it on.


The proper term is utilitarian razor which is quite different from a unitarian razor.....I go back and fourth as to wether I want to see a spelling error (no auto correct) or a grammatical error (with the help of auto correct) which may include but not limited to; wrong word, wrong verb, wrong noun, totally wrong meaning....
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#12

Restitutor Orbis
(12-31-2016, 06:03 PM)preidy Wrote: Just wondering. Did you just become tired of the S-1 or did it not preform as expected? I'm planning on replacing my C37 and was considering the S-1.

The S1 was my first premium razor and compared to the 37c, for me it's a lot smoother. If you like smooth slants, this may be a good option for you. I've tried various razors since then, and after a while, several had eclipsed the S1 as my favorite. It's still a beautiful razor and the knurling on the ATT Atlas handle is probably the best I've ever felt. I still use mine from time to time for variety, but it's for novelty now at this point.

As slants go, the S1 is no slouch.
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(01-07-2017, 08:21 AM)Aurelian28 Wrote:
(12-31-2016, 06:03 PM)preidy Wrote: Just wondering. Did you just become tired of the S-1 or did it not preform as expected?  I'm planning on replacing my C37 and was considering the S-1.

The S1 was my first premium razor and compared to the 37c, for me it's a lot smoother. If you like smooth slants, this may be a good option for you. I've tried various razors since then, and after a while, several had eclipsed the S1 as my favorite. It's still a beautiful razor and the knurling on the ATT Atlas handle is probably the best I've ever felt. I still use mine from time to time for variety, but it's for novelty now at this point.

As slants go, the S1 is no slouch.

My apologies, I thought we were talking about a Rockwell setting! Agreed the ATT S1 was an excellent razor. I ended up moving it along because the shaves I got were similar to those I got with the R plates. I had somewhat of a love/hate with my ATTs.. absolutely beautiful to hold, the quality was there, but I had such a tough time getting a good shave. That changed for me with the the SE and Aluminum razors. The SEs had a different angle that worked well for me and the aluminum razors with the same R plate only lighter, did the trick. ATT is back in my rotation because of the new razors. Upon reflection I probably should have given the S1 a better shot, but the 3-5 slants to roll out nearly all at the same time opened the field a bit so I wasn't restricted to just one.
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Shaven in the Past
Thanks for the input.
Cold Water Shaver / Single Ring Proponent
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