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    Quote Originally Posted by jk636 View Post
    Just out of curiosity...

    I have heard others say that slants give a closer shave than standard DE razors. Why (or how) is that? I have a Barberpole 38C that can get BBS after multiple passes.
    The slant of the blade creates a "guillotine" or slicing action when in motion, which cuts whiskers more efficiently. If a regular DE can shave BBS in 3-4 passes the slant will do it in 2.

    The 38C is a great razor BTW, just not as good as the slant bar.

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    I have used one for several years and I like it very much. Not so much with a feather though, but a great razor with a short sweet learning curve.

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    I recently had a Merkur Slant sent to me. The HD version, not the Barberpole. As far as DE razors are concerned, this one is my favourite. I only have four DE's so it's not like I have a lot to compare to, but each DE is a different beast and the Slant is my favoured of those beasts.


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    Well, after I get a year of 34C mileage behind me I may go down this route too.

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    The slant doesn't shave quite as close as a R41 or a Fatip, but is way more smooth and gentle while still being really effective.

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    I collect slant head DEs and have many variations. AFAIC the best of the bunch is the Merkur and that is why it is the 'last one standing.' Can't go wrong with a 37C or a 39C for that matter.
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    Default Merkur 37C Slant

    I have both a Slant and a R41. I get the same close shave from either one, it's just more comfortable with the Slant.

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    I have a Merkur 39c and love it. It really gives me a great shave even a one pass shave is acceptable.

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    It is really dependent on personal perspective. The 37C and the 39C are very nice razors. The 37C being easier to manouvre.
    i did not enjoy it so much, but you may have a different perspective. The only way is to buy one and try it out. If you like heavier and longer handles, then go with the 39C.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    The slant of the blade creates a "guillotine" or slicing action when in motion, which cuts whiskers more efficiently. If a regular DE can shave BBS in 3-4 passes the slant will do it in 2.

    The 38C is a great razor BTW, just not as good as the slant bar.
    I'm new to all this. I was watching an "Advanced Shaving Techniques" video from Mantic59 the other day and he did something he called the "Gillette Slide". (he got the name from a leaflet by Gillette or something). Anyway, it involves taking a standard DE and using it in a diagonal motion. You hold the razor in the usual manner, but as you move it down your face you move it sidewards at the same time. It points downwards but moves slightly diagonally.

    I wondered if this led to the same type of slicing action?

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