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#1

Member
Austin, TX
We had a similar thread regarding value soaps, why not razors?

I like some of the high end razors that I have been fortunate enough to pick up but I have to say: I get a GREAT deal of pleasure out of using a $19 razor to get a fantastic shave.

Vintage notwithstanding, what are your top 5 value razors and why?

Several of mine in no particular order:

1. Parker 87r: $29 this TTO is a very solid, medium aggressive razor featuring all brass construction. It has an Aristocrat styling with a very comfortable handle.

2. Razorock Jaws [Bamboozled Rake and Maggard's V2, etc.]: $20 this OC is a great entre into OC shaving. Very comfortable, solid quality it is a Parker head with a very nice brass handle. Super fun razor to use with solid quality, even if a zamak head.

3. Razorock Mentor [Maggard V3a, etc.]: $20 along with a SS handle. Nice heft, a bit more aggressive with decent blade gap and exposure, this razor is very effective.

4. Razorock Classic TTO: $20 fairly aggressive, similar to Parker 99r with different knurling. Great shaver on a shoestring budget and my choice to give away in "starter kits" for friends currently.

5. Fatip Grande: $24 and another aggressive shaver. I love this razor! It is a little rough around the edges on the finish but delivers the goods- looks tough as much as a razor can. The Gentile [$33] is the Fatip SB version which is also solid but I do prefer the OC personally.

It's a great time to be in wetshaving with so many options readily available and fantastic values to be found across both HW and SW.

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Kevin
#2

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
Maggards V3 head and MR22 stainles handle. The set is about $19, and is my absolute favorite DE setup. Smooth, solid, comfortable, and close, every single time.

None of my other moderns have even come close to that level of performance for that price.

With that said, I have never had a DE that cost more than $50, so to many people, everything I have used would be considered "budget conscious". I have no high end experience to compare to...

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-Chris~Head Shaver~
#3

Member
Ferndale, MI
I'm going to the meet up at Maggard's in a couple weeks and plan on picking up the V3A with MR5 handle while I'm there. Even though I've been loving the shaves my GEM's have been delivering, I've been eyeing the V3A/MR5 combo for a while now. Excited to try it out!

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- Jeff
#4
I can only name 3 Sad

Merkur 37C
iKon Shffecraft 102
Leresche OC (vintage)

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#5

Member
Austin, TX
(05-03-2016, 05:04 PM)wyze0ne Wrote: I'm going to the meet up at Maggard's in a couple weeks and plan on picking up the V3A with MR5 handle while I'm there. Even though I've been loving the shaves my GEM's have been delivering, I've been eyeing the V3A/MR5 combo for a while now. Excited to try it out!

It's a great shaver Jeff- think you'll enjoy and look forward to your thoughts. Even cooler that you're picking it up directly at the shop!

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Kevin
#6

Member
Ferndale, MI
Yeah, its a really cool store as you can probably imagine. If you're ever in SE Michigan, its a must stop. Its awesome being able to see and hold the items in person and smell the soaps/aftershaves before you buy. A huge plus in my book. I live a little over an hour away but have only been there once, go figure.

Back on topic though, my first razor was a Parker 22r (purchased from Maggard in a starter kit) and I find it to be a great shaver as well. People like to knock Parker for being low quality, but for a $25 razor, I think its well worth it. At the time, I really just bought it for looks because its got a cool gunmetal finish and a unique grip pattern on the handle. I had no idea how any DE razor shaved, but after about a week or two of blood and irritation my technique improved and it turned out to be a good choice. Every time I go back to it, I realize that I like the long handle and the weight of it. It gives me better control.

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- Jeff
#7

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
All of my favorites, no matter what. Blush
#8
I have two of the Maggard razors that are really both really good shavers.
1. V3 Closed Comb MR5 Handle
2. V2 Open comb MR3 Handle
3. A Gillette Slim that I payed $30 for is also in my rotation.

The very cheapest razor I have is a Gold Dollar with the stabilizers ground off and honed by me. $7.00 shipped + about an hour or two of bevel setting, sharpening and honing. Good shaver and perfect for a bug out/get home/preparedness bag.

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#9

Member
Omaha, NE
Razorock HD $20
Maggard's V3A with MR5 handle $19
Maggard's V2 Open comb $16
Gillette New ball end $10
Gillette Black Beauty $30
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate." — George Burns
#10
The only DE razor I can't stop using is my RR SLAB.
-Balj


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