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    Default Help with new razor descision.

    Hi guys, I've decided to start looking for a new DE. I've had a few over the years, and need some advice. I have used everything from a 1932 TECH which I still have, superspeeds, parkers, EJ's and I'm looking for something more aggressive. I was thinking something like an R41 but without the bling. I'm still trying to head my head (face) around the merkur slant. Any suggestions? I like the parker 3 pieces but would like to try something else. Also, Id prefer not to miss a mortgage payment when I buy this sucker. thanks for any help.................still not sure why I can't use my return button.
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    The R-41 is unique and there is nothing else like it. I think the slant would be a good choice if funds are a concern.
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    The Merkur 37C slant is my DE of choice. If you like a slightly longer and heavier razor the 39C is the same head with the longer and heavier handle. Never tried the R-41 and not inclined to go for the $ because I rarely shave DE and when I do the slant or the Barbasol are satisfactory for me.

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    Thanks guys, those are pretty much my top two..................hmmmmmmmm

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    The closest thing to an R-41 is, in my opinion, an Open Comb Micromatic Single Edge.

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    I have both the 37C and 39C and an R41. To me the R41 is way more aggressive than the slants. I have started using straights, but when I do use a DE it is the 39C. I tend to prefer longer handled razors.

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    Ryan, you might also consider the Weber. This is a mid-range razor in aggressiveness and an excellent razor all around.

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    If you're deciding between the Slant and the R41, there isn't much difference in price. Fendrihan lists the Slant (39C) at $58.95 and the R41 at $61. I don't see a 37C listed.

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