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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMoo View Post
    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.
    as was i..... please do as it probably find it way into the cabinet at some point

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMoo View Post
    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.
    Can you find out which of the 3 versions you are getting? They made changes to the head and top plate IIRC as they went but still called it the R41. I can't recall which was the most aggressive version off hand but I have the 2013 version which is the tamest one. Put in a Feather blade to see what it is all about.

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    I've been learning to shave with a traditional S.R. for the past couple of months. I also shave with the Feather Artisan shavette style straight razor.

    Before I began my S.R. Journey I shaved with Merkur 39C, both 2011 and 2013 R41's. I get great shaves with my traditional SR. But there not as BBS as my R41 three pass shaves.

    The biggest problem with a S.R. for me is doing a three pass shave and getting under my jawline ATG . It's difficult to get the blade in the proper position without cutting yourself. The point of a S.R. Will bite you quickly.

    The point on the Feather Artisan isn't sharp like the point on a traditional S.R. I get can a BBS shave comparable To the R41 with this razor.

    If you want to learn S.R. Shaving further down the road I suggest yo try a 2013 R41. This will get you accustomed to the aggressive cutting style of a traditional SR.

    Learning to shave with a S.R. is an acquired learning skill. Learning to set bevels, hone, and strop is a very rewarding experience for me. Much more than shaving with a D.E. style razor.
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    I thought the 2011 version was the most aggressive ? could be wrong though


    2014 i have heard much about TBH

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltspanky View Post
    I've been learning to shave with a traditional S.R. for the past couple of months. I also shave with the Feather Artisan shavette style straight razor.

    Before I began my S.R. Journey I shaved with Merkur 39C, both 2011 and 2013 R41's. I can get great shaves with my traditional SR. But there not as BBS as my R41 three pass shaves.

    The biggest problem with a S.R. for me is doing a three pass shave and getting under my jawline ATG . It's difficult to get the blade in the proper position without cutting yourself. The point of a S.R. Will bite you quickly.

    The point on the Feather Artisan isn't sharp like the point on a traditional S.R. I get can a BBS shave comparable To the R41 with this razor.

    If you want to learn S.R. Shaving further down the road I suggest yo try a 2013 R41. This will get you accustomed to the aggressive cutting style of a traditional SR.
    I started my SR shaving about 7months ago.. started with a cheap nasty shavette just to see if i had the patience to learn the carft

    Turns out i really liked it... bought Feather SS , honed my skills better, bought Dovo classic and Dovo Astrial plus stops etc ... then aquired a Weishi saftery razor and found it easier like you to finish under the jaw line ATG with a safety.

    The hardest part of shaving is trying to figure out what weapon to use... as i really like using them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossafumi View Post
    The hardest part of shaving is trying to figure out what weapon to use... as i really like using them all.
    Ain't that the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossafumi View Post
    I thought the 2011 version was the most aggressive ? could be wrong though


    2014 i have heard much about TBH
    The 2011 R41 is the most aggressive modern DE style razor. There very difficult to find and sell for a premium price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Can you find out which of the 3 versions you are getting?
    Is this a matter of close physical examination or are there mold marks that spell out which is which?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMoo View Post
    Is this a matter of close physical examination or are there mold marks that spell out which is which?
    You would have to do a net search to find out what the differences are. IIRC the difference between the 2011 and 2013 model is that the top plate on the 2013 model is slightly wider exposing slightly less blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sienarot View Post
    How do you tell the difference between the 2011 and 2013?
    Some preliminary search results from google:

    Here are the dimensions and weights per my digital scale and digital calipers.

    Cap Weight 2011: 11 grams
    Cap Weight 2013: 13 grams

    Cap Height 2011: 41.18 mm
    Cap Height 2013: 42.04 mm

    Cap Width 2011: 18.54 mm
    Cap Width 2013: 19.89 mm

    Baseplate Weight 2011: 15 grams
    Baseplate Weight 2013: 16 grams

    Baseplate Height 2011: 41.26 mm
    Baseplate Height 2013: 42.23 mm

    Baseplate Width 2011: 24.99 mm
    Baseplate Width 2013: 25.20 mm

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...41-new-version

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