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    everyone recommends the merkur 34c as a first de.. it was mine.. but i've now moved on the a gillette slim adjustable.. just go with whatever catches your eye..

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    Rometh,

    As with all razors, the 'Best' is a very personal choice.

    The previous posters have made some excellent suggestions.

    Personally, I might suggest:

    1) New build - any razor with the Muhle closed comb head - e.g Muhle R89/106/109, EJ89 etc. Very high quality, lovely finish and highly competent razors

    2) Vintage - as has previously been suggested, some form of the Gillette Superspeed - you really cannot go wrong with these razors, and they are a proud part of 'Shaving History'

    Don't forget to get a blade sampler pack - most important with a safety razor

    Good luck !

    Have fun !

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    Russ

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    I think any EJ with the new head is a great choice as is the feather stainless.
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    thanks for the advice, its been very helpful

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    What is the difference between the lined and non lined EJ 89's

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    If you want to go a little old school,you cant beat a Gillette maroon tip super speed 1955/56. Its my go to DE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bconl205 View Post
    What is the difference between the lined and non lined EJ 89's
    The 89L has lines running down the handle. Easier, some people say, to hold. I have one and it is a great shaver. Of course, all that has been mentioned on the thread, and I have many of them, are good shavers. It really is a matter of person taste and whether you like a heavier or lighter razor. Looks also enter into it.

    Good luck and have fun. I still shave with my DEs from time to time and really enjoy them. IMHO you can get a BBS shave out of them.

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