Originally Posted by Marais
Have you tried a shim in the DLC? I find it on the 'too mild' side too but 'just right' with a single shim. I mainly use Personna Platinum Chromes ('Reds').
I did try shim when I first got it and it wasn't shaving at all well with my Trumpers cream when I was using Gillette Super stainless blades (which are pretty sharp). But that didn't work. In the end I put a Feather blade in (and now an Astra SP), and it works well with soaps and average creams.
Now I'm happy having the ultra-mild Weber DLC as I have plenty of more aggressive razors. With the Weber I know I most probably won't get nicked no matter how fast I go (it hasn't happened yet) - so that I won't have to worry about flowing blood when I'm in a hurry to go somewhere.
Interesting that you have the same experience as me with the Weber DLC. Something has changed in the batch I got mine from, because when I got it and posted about how ultra-mild it was at B&B, most everyone disagreed with me, telling me it was as aggressive or more aggressive than the Merkur 34D. My Merkur 33 is plainly more aggressive with any blade than the Weber DLC with the sharpest blades.
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Originally Posted by jbthorpe
The best that I have tried so far is Gillette Fusion. I prefer 5 blade razors and like the single blade that these have on the edge for trimming sideburns and getting under my nose.
I realize these are "amateur" compared to some of the nicer razors others have mentioned here, but I just have not gotten to the point where I feel that I can't live without a badger hair brush. My wife made me pick between my fragrance obsesseion and a shaving obsession. I chose to keep my frags.
Nothing wrong with the straight Fusion cartridge - I'm very fond of it myself. I've had about 15 shaves with my cartridge which I use occasionally and clean with the Razorpit, and it's still doing fine.
I use a $10 badger brush I got from Hong Kong. It sheds a couple of hairs on my face every shave, but otherwise works great.