Rapira razor (not blade)

#1
Anyone familiar with these?
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Described as being "For aggressive shaving. This safety razor not suitable for wet shave beginners!", I've seen them described elsewhere as being as efficient as an R41 but I've no experience with that razor to compare.

It's definitely more efficient/aggressive than a Gillette Tech - I tried to take some blade gap photos, but such are my poor camera skills there's no discernible difference between the images, although it's clear in real life.

I picked up the above metal handled version from voskhod.eu, but there's also a cheaper plastic-handled version bundled with Rapira Platinum Lux blades which is more widely available. It gave me a very close (near exfoliating) shave this morning, but without any nicks, cuts or weepers. I think I'm a fan (though I doubt I'll be using it every day).

Any other Rapira fans out there?
 
#3
Anyone familiar with these?
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Described as being "For aggressive shaving. This safety razor not suitable for wet shave beginners!", I've seen them described elsewhere as being as efficient as an R41 but I've no experience with that razor to compare.

It's definitely more efficient/aggressive than a Gillette Tech - I tried to take some blade gap photos, but such are my poor camera skills there's no discernible difference between the images, although it's clear in real life.

I picked up the above metal handled version from voskhod.eu, but there's also a cheaper plastic-handled version bundled with Rapira Platinum Lux blades which is more widely available. It gave me a very close (near exfoliating) shave this morning, but without any nicks, cuts or weepers. I think I'm a fan (though I doubt I'll be using it every day).

Any other Rapira fans out there?
A honest review, I'm familiar with the blades that come with the razor, which are very suited to my skin type..The razor look like the Lord Fresh L125 razor, which i have the only difference is it has the merkur style head instead of the gillette tech style.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lord-FRE...-Merkur-Style-Head-L125-5Blades-/292375630032
It's a fairly light razor, but it performs really well with the right blade choice.Regards. B
 
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