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    Default First tier razors

    To steal a thread from the soaps and creams forums. What is your tier one straights and why.

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    Mine change from time to time. Vintage Sheffields are what I love particularly wedge grinds and very early 1800's. Right now I am into Joseph Rodgers and Frederick Reynolds. Hard to choose one manufacturer If I could only have one I would go with a Marsh and Shepherd tapered blade in Ivory.

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    Gold Dollars............
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    Gold Dollars............
    Is that because they are on the same level as the brushes you make ?

    (running for cover) ..........
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    I done stirred the pot real good!!!!
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    There are all kinds of razors that perform at a top level.

    I am far from experienced with multiple brands grinds and sizes, but from my sample pool I like:
    any Japanese straight
    any Filarmonica from the JPM era, also Palmera
    any Sheffiled
    any vintage Solingen, Ralf Aust from the current production brands
    Vintage American
    Vintage French
    Vintage Swedish

    Hope that answers the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    There are all kinds of razors that perform at a top level.

    I am far from experienced with multiple brands grinds and sizes, but from my sample pool I like:
    any Japanese straight
    any Filarmonica from the JPM era
    any Sheffiled
    any vintage Solingen, Ralf Aust from the current production brands
    Vintage French
    Vintage Swedish

    Hope that answers the question.
    Agreed. Some might add select American marques like Case family derivatives, Waterville, Connecticut and others of the area. New York Knife Company, Burkinshaw, and Michael Price San Francisco but then we are talking complete esoteric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    I done stirred the pot real good!!!!
    Colour of yer neck is showin Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcbladescar View Post
    Colour of yer neck is showin Andrew
    I can't help it, I was born this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiqueHoosier View Post
    Agreed. Some might add select American marques like Case family derivatives, Waterville, Connecticut and others of the area. New York Knife Company, Burkinshaw, and Michael Price San Francisco but then we are talking complete esoteric.
    Of course I forgot the American brands, I'll edit my post.
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