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    Default suggestions: mild to medium safety?

    Gents, I love straight shaving but can't/won't give up on safeties. Enjoy those shaves just as much. I have a Feather stainless and love it, but would like to acquire a second safety offering a mild shave. I can't spend a bomb but want a quality razor. I thought I might hit y'all up for some suggestions. They would be much appreciated. A sincere thank you in advance for any and all advice. Cheers!
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    Do you want a new or vintage razor?
    If vintage is okay, my suggestion would be. Gillette Super Speed.
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    Safety Razor Aggressiveness
    This link gives some examples of razors rated at different ranks of aggressiveness.
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    My suggestion for a nice shaver and a piece of history would be a Gillette '04. WW1 or before. Good solid razor and value.

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    For vintage mild a Gillette Tech or Super Speed. Should not be expensive if you look around.

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    My favorites are Erwin Jagger DE 89 Extra Grip, Merkur 38 or 34C and the Gillette Slim Adjustable, With the personally comfortable blade (sample pack suggested) you should get a enjoyable BBS

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    im like you where i like a more mild razor !! i like the super speeds and slims where you can adjust and pick your poison , and of new razors i couldnt tell you cause i only own one and its is now one of my favorite DE .. Merkur Futur on settings 1-3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    Do you want a new or vintage razor?
    If vintage is okay, my suggestion would be. Gillette Super Speed.
    I love vintage razors. That said, I've found a source for restored Gillette Slims in the UK. Very attractive and well priced. Love the fact that they are adjustable too. Would allow me the option of testing the settings until I find the sweet spot. I'm definitely leaning this way.

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    Tymus,

    +1 on the vintage Gillettes' : I think every shaver should have one, particularly the TTO models.

    The SuperSpeed's are very available, and at very good prices - please get one, along with a large blade sampler pack !

    Have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedh75 View Post
    Safety Razor Aggressiveness
    This link gives some examples of razors rated at different ranks of aggressiveness.
    Thank you for sharing! A helpful reference.

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