Performance Review - Razors

Discussion in 'General Shaving' started by p.b, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    At work it's the end-of-year Performance Review and I and my peers are required to rank all our engineers in order of performance: ability and effort. As I'm in that frame of mind I thought I'd do the same for my razors.

    DE Razors.
    1. Blackbird SB
    2. Rex Ambassador
    3. Mergress (Bronze)
    4. Guerrilla
    5. Weber Polished Head
    6. Fatip Grande
    7. Muehle R41

    SE GEM Razors.
    1. Sabre L2
    2. Micromatic Bullet Tip
    3. G-Bar
    4. Micromatic Clog-Pruf (I've had a better Clog-Pruf than this one but it was brass and smelt funny)
    5. 1912 Eveready

    AC Razors.
    1. Vector
    2. Cobra Classic
    3. Colonial General Aluminium
    4. Alumigoose II
    5. Feather Artist Club Folding
    Injector Razors
    1. PAL Injecto-Matic (it's the Injector only one I liked!)

    In conclusion it looks like I need Shane @Blackland Razors to make an Injector... :notworthy:
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
  2. les24preludes

    les24preludes Über Member

    DE Razors.
    1. Old Type 102A
    2. New LC
    3. Rockwell 6C
    4. Progress
    5. Slim
    6. Tech

    SE GEM Razors.
    1. ER 1912 (I have 5 with different handles)
    2. Micromatic Clog-Pruf
    3. ER 1924

    AC Razors.
    1. ATT SE1
    Injector Razors
    Two Injectomatics for sale - not my kind of thing

    In the post: Fatip Grande and Retro
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  3. Blackland Razors

    Blackland Razors Forum GOD! Artisan

    San Francisco CA
    Way ahead of you!

    Edit: “way” might be too strong. But still ahead!
  4. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    I'd better start saving then.
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Wow, marking the performance of people, not a particulary nice task. As for razors I'll mark mine thus
    Wolfman 0.74 WR1
    Blackland Blackbird
    Blackland Dart
    Timeless Bronze OC
    Rex Ambassador
    Charcoal Goods LV2
    Tatara Masamune
    That's all folks.
  6. les24preludes

    les24preludes Über Member

    Will you be able to insert B-20 blades directly?
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  7. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Just to clarify: the engineers don’t see their ranking but only 15% can be classed as a Top Achiever and get an additional pay rise so we have to rank them in order to establish who makes the cut.
  8. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    No need to clarify mate, everyone has a job to do. I'm not knocking you.
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  9. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Reading yours Paul I was nodding the whole way through. I would suggest trying the Tatara SB, apologies if you already have.
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  10. Blackland Razors

    Blackland Razors Forum GOD! Artisan

    San Francisco CA
    Yes. It will have a proper injector mechanism allowing you to insert blades with the magazine. But I don’t want to hijack this thread further. I’ll start a new thread once there’s more traction.
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  11. les24preludes

    les24preludes Über Member

    Could you just clear up this point before you bow out - the Proline B-20s don't come in an injector, you have to hand load them. Will you be able to hand load these B-20s, or would you have to load them into an injector magazine to injector load in the conventional way?
  12. N_Architect

    N_Architect Travel, See, Feel, Explore

    DE Razors. (some of what I still have and/or had in the past...)
    1. Edwin Jagger/Muehle DE89 head paired with any Stork Ti handle
    2. Rockwell 6C plate #4
    3. Guerilla solid bar
    4. Gillette No. 77
    5. Gillette No. 88
    6. Gillette Aristocrat Jr.
    7. Merkur 34C/G
    8. Merkur 933CL
    9. ATT R1
    10. Gillette Tuckaway
    11. ATT S1
    12. Merkur 37C
    13. Merkur Progress
    14. Parker Variant
    15. Muehle 101 (pre-2011)
    16. Muehle R41
    17. Blackbird SB
    18. Wolfman .74mm blade gap
    19. Feather AS-D1
    20. Karve C plate
    21. Merkur Futur
    22. Weber Polished Head
    23. iKon SBS
    24. Tatara Masamune
    25. Feather Popular
    26. RR Mamba
    27. ATT M1
    28. Fatip Special Gold
    29. Rex Ambassador
    30. Muehle Rocca R95

    SE GEM Razors. (ditto)
    1. G-Bar
    2. 1912 Ever-Ready
    3. GEM Featherweight
    4. 1914 Ever-Ready Brooklyn
    5. Micromatic Bullet Tip
    6. Micromatic Clog-Pruf (I've had a better Clog-Pruf than this one but it was brass and smelt funny)
    7. Sabre L2

    AC Razors.
    1. Feather AC SS
    2. ATT SE Calypso
    3. Colonial General ss
    4. Mongoose
    5. Cobra Classic
    Injector Razors
    1. Supply
    2. Schick O type
    3. Schick L1
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  13. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    When I re-read my post I realised it might have given the impression that knowing their position was part of the review and that would be quite brutal - even for me!
  14. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Yes - I tried the SB and OC on the pass-around. If the SB had been as aggressive as the OC I'd very interested. I really enjoyed using that razor.
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  15. Benz3ne

    Benz3ne Legendary Member

    S. Wales
    1. CJB
    2. Rocca
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