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    Can anyone familiar with both the Weber and Titan H1 safety razors give their opinion as to why the Titan is over 2.5 times the price of the Weber?

    Thanks - Gags

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    I would imagine it's because folks are willing to pay so why not ask pie in the sky prices if you owned the company?
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    So - you're thinking it's a P.T. Barnum thing?

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    There on sale or were, at 6-7 bucks higher than the Tradere. Both I think are still high, but your paying for a SS DE that an artisan has made *sigh*. Wish I could afford one or both of these makes, it's just not practical for me at those prices. So I would say these are for a niche market witch is funny because I think as Straight & DE users we're all ready one. So I bought a Weber, price is at the top of my range for a SS DE . I also have a Goodfella also in the Weber price range, both are nice and work well, plus affordable. I thought about selling some of my collection of Gillette's that I don't use and start collecting the artisan SS DE's I think that would buy at least one of them. The appeal to me is that one or two people took the time to make them and they're USA manufactured, I would think production would be limited compared to a larger outfit like EJ, Merkur, Muhle IMO


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    Gentlemen-
    Can anyone familiar with both the Weber and Titan H1 safety razors give their opinion as to why the Titan is over 2.5 times the price of the Weber?

    Thanks - Gags

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    Hy I m a new member from Slovenia,I m also new in wet shaving.So far I purchased three razors,MUHLE r41-WEBER and TITAN H1.I shave with WEBER today, and I use the best possible guillete-the POLSILVER super iridium ,but when compared with the combination TITAN H1 and simple astra blade I think the TITAN is superior, and something special. The WEBER is also good ind I like it a lot, but he can not compare with the new TITAN H1.You must also try the new PRORASO red shaving cream and some:
    Vulfix Super Badger 2235 shaving brush or Vulfix 404 shaving brush.I also bought cheap horse brushes from BESTSHAVE.net,for that price is the best buy.
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    I just got the Weber a week ago myself and like it. I would like to get my hands on a Titan but can't afford it. Glad you like them both. Be careful with the R41, I have one of those too and they definitely, IMO command a little more respect. The R41 will take the hairs and some skin with it and you won't even know it. Welcome to SRP!

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    Gentlemen:
    I have the Titan H1 on the way and will give you my thoughts after several shaves with different blades. The Weber, of course, I find a superb shaver. The finish on the new ones is far from the best in the world, but no Weber has given me a disappointing shave and I have owned and sold several.
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    Obie-
    Since the Weber is stainless, is it right to assume that by "finish" you are referring to the level of polish, or finish in the broader sense that includes the fit of the components snd machining tolerences, stuff like that.

    Also, how do you like the Weber compared to the feather, which I know you like.

    Thanks- Gags

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    Gags, yes, the finish looked inferior. Mine came with minor scratches on the upper plate. Underneath and on the lower plate the finish is still in matte. I prefer the old finishes of the ARC and the DLC. The two razors were distinctive. Now the Weber looks like any other razor.

    As for comparing it to the Feather, the two razors are worlds apart. I am quite fond of the Feather despite its being too mild for me. I love shaving with the Feather, but I rarely get a close shave. Here I think comfort wins over closeness. Feather and Super Iridium blades work quite well in my Feather.

    The Weber is far more aggressive than the Feather, and, for me, a far better shaver. I've never had a bad shave or an irritating one with the Weber. I love the way this razor shaves. Of the three, I still prefer the DLC, especially for the way the finish seems to hug my face. I have tried the razor with numerous blades. Last week I matched it with the Personna red pack. What a sweet combination. Loved the shave. I think I have found the right blade for my Weber.

    Indeed, I find the Weber one in a group of top shavers. I'll know about the Titan soon enough.

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    I'll be interested to hear too Obie. I still like the old Progress with Feather blades. The Weber is OK. Of all out there right now, the Ikon is my favorite. Great mix of not too aggressive, but really gets the job done close and comfortable in addition to being a beautiful razor.

    Thanks.

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