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    My absolute favourite is an Ever-Ready SE Streamline made in the U.K. I get a BBS every time with this baby.



    As for a DE, I love this 1928 Gillette Richwood - a NEW Improved, if I'm not mistaken. Again, BBS every time.


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    I have to change my answer from a 1930 Gillette New Deluxe Criterion to a rare find I located today for $10. It's a 1904, Gillette double-ring, PAT APL'D FOR, serial #16951 made just a few months before King Gillette received his first patent in Nov. 15, 1904 on his first razor. Pics will follow as soon as I've cleaned up the silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Costabro View Post
    I have to change my answer from a 1930 Gillette New Deluxe Criterion to a rare find I located today for $10. It's a 1904, Gillette double-ring, PAT APL'D FOR, serial #16951 made just a few months before King Gillette received his first patent in Nov. 15, 1904 on his first razor. Pics will follow as soon as I've cleaned up the silver.
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    I tried to get the 'apl'd' and 'for' in these pics to certify it's a pre-Nov 15,1904 serial #'d 1904.Name:  1904g.jpg
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    I don't have more than a few DE's, but I tend to prefer them for my daily head-shave about half the time

    Here's my favorites among them, ranked from left to right.

    They are:

    Gillette President
    Gillette Aristocrat
    Feather Stainless
    Mühle R41

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    All of these are great shavers, IMHO.
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    Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintchase View Post
    Fat boys are the gold standard for DEs
    I can't disagree with you, unless you are talking about Executives (gold Fatties). I have 3 Fat Boys and my favorite is a D-4 (birth year & quarter).

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    I only have two safety razors, a Fat Boy and an Ever-Ready 1924. No matter how I try I cannot get the Fat Boy to shave as well as the Ever-Ready. So from my very limited experience I would say the Ever-Ready is head and shoulders better for me. Just a great comfortable and very close shave from it.

    Bob

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    My absolute favorite would have to be my Rocket HD with an aluminum handle. 2nd safety razor I ever bought. Does the best job out of any I have. Although, out of the 100 or so I have, the obviously non-vintage EJ DE89 I have runs a close second.


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    Currently I love my Gillette gold ball end tech. But I just picked up a tuckaway that I'll be cleaning up and trying this week. I must say I'm excited for it. Maybe even more than the genco that I'm picking up from the hone shop tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    I only have two safety razors, a Fat Boy and an Ever-Ready 1924. No matter how I try I cannot get the Fat Boy to shave as well as the Ever-Ready. So from my very limited experience I would say the Ever-Ready is head and shoulders better for me. Just a great comfortable and very close shave from it.

    Bob
    I have over a hundred safety razors in the collection. I have to say that my Ever-Ready (or Gems) shave about the best. I like the 1912 model most.

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