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    Default The Big Three

    Are there any other option aside from the "Big Three"? Merkur, Muhle and Jagger? I will be making a purchase this month, and don't want to keep my options narrow. Thanks! Anthony.

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    There are many. I like old Gillette TTO (twist to open) or 3 piece (much older) DEs. The super speed if you like a mild shaver or an adjustable if you want a more aggressive option.

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    I agree with Jimmy. I have several old Gillettes and they give great shaves. Just a little cleanup, $5.00 and yer off!
    YMMV

    Mike

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    I'd go along with the other posters and say that a used Gillette in good condition can be fine shaver. I went with a Fat Boy adjustable and am well satisfied. Enough so that I see no practical need to get a new made DE.

    Bob

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    If you are talking new there are many. You have feather, Pils, Tradere, Ikon, Weber and several others.

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    All good advice above, the Feather, Pils and Joris are my favs of the new makes out there, but I haven't tried all of them.
    Not by a long shot

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    Yes, I mean new. I have been using an old Gillette. I forgot about Feather. I will look into Pils and Joris. Thanks.

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    above "the big 3" are the machined stainless razors like Ikon, Pils and Weber. You can also go down from them to parker, lord, and weishi.

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    Of all of the DEs I've shaved with the Merkur slant became my favorite. I didn't mention that in a previous post because I got the impression the OP was new to DE shaving. One way or the other, it is a great design IMHO and worth a try since it is relatively inexpensive .... compared to some of the new and vintage options.

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    Gentlemen,
    Indeed, there is more to meet the eye than the big three. Many have been mentioned: Joris, Pils, iKon, Weber, Tradere, Feather. Some of the old Gillettes were a delight, among them the Fatboy, Aristocrat and Red Tip. For me, the ultimate open comb is the Joris. The FaTip shares a similar shave head, although with a lesser quality finish. For the closed comb, I find the Weber DLC superb. So yes, there is a big world outside "the big three."

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