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    Darn. So I need to look into these Webers. . .
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    Ok, I looked into the Webers. They seem to be good razors for the most part with a few QC issues.

    However, I can't shake the vintage Gillette. If someone knows of a Slim in good to great condition outside of ebay, please let me know. ( I don't use ebay for reasons various and sundry) Would $35-$75 be enough depending on condition, or is that "lowball?" I see prices all over the place.

    Thank you gentlemen for all the advice!
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    I have two Webers, and no issues with either. But I understand the appeal of a vintage razor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trimmy72 View Post
    I have two Webers, and no issues with either. But I understand the appeal of a vintage razor...
    It was meant as no disparagement, they really do seem to be fine razors. It seems in '12 or '13 a batch went out with a "smile" to the top cap, giving the edge of the blade a ) look. I don't know if that would affect performance or not. If I were looking at a fixed head, they are top of the list: stainless, USA, good CS. But the adjustable calls. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tryin View Post
    It was meant as no disparagement, they really do seem to be fine razors. It seems in '12 or '13 a batch went out with a "smile" to the top cap, giving the edge of the blade a ) look. I don't know if that would affect performance or not. If I were looking at a fixed head, they are top of the list: stainless, USA, good CS. But the adjustable calls. . .
    Good information, never heard about their QC issues. The Webers have an unrefined look (tool), more utility than the others mentioned below.
    Here's a few more DE's if they haven't been mentioned that are made in the USA
    Tradere, Standard razor, and Titan. The Standard razor is the only one out of this bunch that I have and can say it's a decent shaver.
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    In the interest of helping someone out who might be in my shoes down the road; I have purchased an Edwin Jagger DE89BA11. (That would be a DE89 with barleycorn textured handle, I know I was a bit lost with all the model numbers floating around)

    To go with it I have purchased a Muhle Sea Buckthorn soap, a fifty blade sample pack, and a Semogue brush. Oh, a USA bowl from Goodwill. This setup ran just under one hundred dollars and I am confident it will serve me well.

    Thank you to all who responded! You guys are the best.
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    You will enjoy the EJ 89. That was the first DE I purchased, and the Weber was next. I used my EJ today. The Weber is a fine piece of workmanship and is a bit more aggressive, but EJ makes fine implements and it should serve you well.

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    Nice setup. I really like my Edwin Jagger.

    If you want to try an inexpensive and polarizing soap: get a stick of Arko. You either love it or don't like the scent.

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