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Thread: Merkur 37c HD Slant or Muhle r41 open comb 2013

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    Thanks Bob appreciate it

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    Been debating about getting a Merkur slant just to see what all the fuss was about. I guess at some point it is almost inevitable that I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcb01 View Post
    The Slant used to be considered an aggressive razor. AFAIC it never was. The second gen R41 is the closest to a straight you can purchase -- though you have to get one used. The third gen which you can purchase new is hair more relaxed. Almost as competent as the previous iteration and a lot more forgiving. The Slant, in my opinion, is a curiosity, equalled by many other razors. The current R41 is the best you can currently purchase. But anyone as into shaving as you appear to be must experience the previous version. Shave equal to a straight, with some margin of safety there if you know what you're doing. My 2 cents.
    I'm with you on this one....I purchased the Merkur Sledgehammer DE, heard it was the closest to a straight, and frankly, I didn't really notice much, if any difference between it and my Gillette Aristocrat. If anything, I found upping the setting on my FatBoy I could get a more aggressive shave. Either way, I get varying degrees of neck irritation with a DE that I never get with a straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossafumi View Post
    See this were I get into trouble, I like the idea of the R41 being as aggressive as a straight then EJ Barley or similar that will do the job just as good and "safer"

    I bet I'll end up get two of them aarraaaggghhh
    Keep in mind you don't have to couple the R41 with the "sharpest" or most "aggressive" blade. I use Wilkinson with mine, I'll try a feather out some day but for now I'm quite happy.
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    I love the Merkur slant. It is one of my go to DE's. Its all about what works for you. Buy them both an try them. What you don't want push off on one of us poor addicts.
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    Just a quick update.... I don't know why or how it happened but I ended up just buying EJ DE89L and a set of sample pack blades... I believe its a nice razor...
    Last edited by Rossafumi; 08-18-2014 at 02:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossafumi View Post
    Just a quick update.... I don't why or how it happened but I ended up just buying EJ DE89L and a set of sample pack blades... I believe its a nice razor...
    Comes highly recommended by a lot of people so you should be good to go.

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    Thanks Bob...
    there is plenty of room in the cabinet for more new editions later on in the year #next month

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    I have an R41 coming to me in a Pass sometime soon. I am mystifyed about the love/hate associated with this razor and will report first impressions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossafumi View Post
    Thanks Bob...
    there is plenty of room in the cabinet for more new editions later on in the year #next month
    You are going to need that room.

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