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    Quote Originally Posted by BullGoose View Post
    I just sent a Progress to Eric (Mer) for modification. The benefit of doing it this way is you can specify how you want the Mergress customized (color of dots, etc). Total turn around time was about a week.
    Hello, BullGoose:

    This is good information. Thank you for taking the time. Yes, yes, I like that idea.

    Regards,

    Obie

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    Just sold my mergress
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    any open comb gillette new
    CCB,long handle O.C in bronze
    CCB.open comb bullmastiff
    Hoffritz slant

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    Do you mean performance wise or just looks?

    I'm afraid not really being a DE aficionado it's a matter of having what does the job for me. I like the EJ Chatsworth and the Stainless feather. If it's vintage I'll take the Fatboy. Happily I've not had the fever for these things.
    No matter how many men you kill you can't kill your successor-Emperor Nero

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    Fat Handled Gillette Tech... I tried a bunch of others, and that's the only one (combined with a Feather blade) that I like. So my list is short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Do you mean performance wise or just looks?
    Performance wise

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    Have converted to straights. However, once in a blue moon I pull something else off the shelf. Most likely to be (no order):

    GEM Micromatic

    Most any Schick SE

    Most any Slant (Luna, Hoffritz, Merkur)

    Futur, set at 3.5

    First gen Superspeed

    Slim adjustable, set at 7-8

    The DEs will be loaded w Feathers or IPs.

    I've got a soft spot for Rolls, but I just can't get them sharp enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcb01 View Post
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    I've got a soft spot for Rolls, but I just can't get them sharp enough.
    I've had good results honing a Rolls blade on my Asagi, using circular strokes, and JimR's slurry technique.

    I use two layers of electrical tape on the spine.

    However, stropping in the Rolls case damages the edge. I think that's because of the difference between the stropping and honing angle, so I started stropping on a regular strop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yohannrjm View Post
    I've had good results honing a Rolls blade on my Asagi, using circular strokes, and JimR's slurry technique.

    I use two layers of electrical tape on the spine.

    However, stropping in the Rolls case damages the edge. I think that's because of the difference between the stropping and honing angle, so I started stropping on a regular strop.
    Interesting... I also hone the blades on my straight hones. It can be done with care. But how the heck do you use a regular strop on a Rolls blade?

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    Top 5
    1) GEM 1912
    2) Vintage Merkur Slant
    3) Rolls (hand honed to 8k)
    4) Merkur Future
    5) Gillette adjustable long black handle

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    Merkur Futur. No 2-5. The Futur is the first DE I bought and I love it. No reason to get another for comparison.

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