What is (was) your best razor - actually providing your best shave?

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Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Dear fellows and members,
have been searching my graal for a long time... did try Straight vintage blades, new forged blades, Western and japanese, modern stainless DE razors from cheapest to insanely expensive ones, to vintage ones, all shapes and brands...
My favorite shave has been with the Gillette Fat Handle Tech, english one preferred. I do know it is personal... paired with Feather Platinum DE blades from Japan, I will stick with the model and stay happy forever... And you?;)
 
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Star 100 a 3 piece safety razor that cost me £14 including delivery, better than a Tech, Fatboy, 34C, R41, Aristocrat and Fatip.
It works with every blade I have tried.
 
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I would like to say one of my Aristocrats. I have both a #15 and a #66.

The shaves I've had recently from my New Deluxe are excellent.

I can get a pretty good shave with more or less every DE I use. And I'm not bothered what blade goes in them
 
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Rockwell 6c. Had vintage and modern razors and the Rockwell just works superbly well. Just tried the R5 plate with a gillette silver blue and it was heavenly.
 
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Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
In the DE world, it's the Star tech clone from the '50s onwards. I find this razor holds the blade very close to the edge of the blade, which does two things: first, keeps it more rigid than other such razors; second, gives the apparency of a mild razor when actually it's the angle that is very slim. Get it right and it's perfect. Slightly wrong and it'll just feel mild.
 
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sunny canvey in the Y-UK
I have a w.h.gates 7/8th near wedge straight neil suspected it was an early 1900's razor we could never find any history on it, me and neil miller looked for ages, it took such a good edge it not been honed since and is still a goto razor and still after all this time gives an amazing shave.
 
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London
Vile.
I wouldn't give my razor to anyone who thinks that black on brown is a good colour combination for a web page.
I have to almost agree with Paul - the 1912 is one of the best razors I know (but not the best - that's the Eversharp Fashion Razor).
The way those tiny springs work with each other is most satisfying.
GEM stainless blades and bicycle inner tube shim for me.

DE razors? Merkur 45.
 
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