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    I don't have much experience with vintage DE's, but the few that I have seen appear to stop around the 5-level of my Futur. The modern adjustable DE's seem to have a wider range essentially all the way up to pure blade. I typically set my Futur between 2-3. This is plenty aggressive for my taste. I believe that the Progress is similarly calibrated. However, it is larger, thicker, and heavier than the Futur so you would need to use a lighter touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFunkDaddy View Post
    Do you know if the vintage Gillette Super Adjustables (Black Beauty) approach/surpass the R41?
    I have a Gillette black handle super adjustable that I regularly shave with at setting 9 and it is nowhere near as agressive as my 1918 Gillette Old Type open comb.

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    I have a fat boy and had a Vision and set as coarse as you can, neither come close to the R-41. The R-41 is as close as you can get with a DE to a straight or disposable blade shavette type. However it's one of those things you have to actually experience to realize.
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    My R41 sure is one aggressive MOFO, you'll need the best of preps. The Fattip I got the other day is quite aggressive as well.

    For a smooth DE shave, nothing beats the Merkur 37c IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blix View Post
    My R41 sure is one aggressive MOFO, you'll need the best of preps. The Fattip I got the other day is quite aggressive as well.

    For a smooth DE shave, nothing beats the Merkur 37c IMO.
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    I will agree that the R41 is more aggressive than pretty much anything else out there, including my Slim, Progress, and, even, my Futur. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but it is really starting to grow on me. It is also worth noting that the *NEW* R101 has the same head as the new R41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sargon View Post
    I will agree that the R41 is more aggressive than pretty much anything else out there, including my Slim, Progress, and, even, my Futur. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but it is really starting to grow on me. It is also worth noting that the *NEW* R101 has the same head as the new R41.
    I have a doubt. The Futur set on 10+ is essentially a 2mm exposed, bare blade; a setting I have tried only once. I don't know how you can get more aggressive than that? But then again I do not yet own an R41 for comparison.

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    Great thread. Has answered several of the questions I had planned to ask. The R41 had been earmarked as a DE I wanted to own, and has just been put on the wish list.

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    The 2011 R41 is a different animal... it has a lot to do with its flat blade angle.. it's not just its aggressiveness but the extreme angle it shaves at.. which is closer to an SE razor... it feels a lot different then a regular razor it just takes a bit of practice and will bite you if you don't pay attention, but with a sharp blade and some care can give a great shave

    On the other hand the 2010 R41 which you can still find is a better plated Fatip and they are still aggressive but not quite as much and make for very smooth shaves
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