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I'm ready to order my first expensive razor, help me make a decision!!

Quick review of shave #1 with my new ATT 0.91 Aluminum/Stainless!
1 day of growth, my normal nightly 2 pass WTG/XTG, Gillette Platinum blade.

Before anything, I have to point out the quality of this USA made razor. ATT makes great razors!
First pass was more efficient than anything I've used (ever). I'm comparing to my ATT Windsor SS 0.80 and my Karve CB brass with 0.98 D plate. Up to now, they have been my most efficient. It's ridiculously efficient to the point that my first pass had equivalent results to my normal second pass with my other razors. This might be the norm for some but for me it's not. It's left me stunned!
Is it as smooth as my 0.80 Windsor? No!
But that's fine by me. It's smooth enough for my liking since I value efficiency and blade feel more than the smoothness. This razor has twice the blade feel than my standard SS Windsor. 2mm blade exposure from the top cap vs. 1mm respectively!
The aluminum head sings! It's got incredible audible feedback and you can really hear that blade cutting. Very enjoyable for me!
I'm really glad that they mistakenly sent me the stainless handle (I'm keeping it). It pairs very well with the aluminum top parts giving it a bit of needed weight (no pressing required). At no point did it feel like it was going to bite. It felt safe the whole time. It's very balanced!
The shaving angle range is narrow and I discovered that the normal 30 degrees works best. Riding the cap and going steep really didn't work well (I tried several angles). That's fine for me since I normally shave at about a 30 degree angle. Edging my goatee was fantastic with this razor. Works better than my SS Windsor since the head is more narrow. It's very intuitive and didn't have any learning curve for me.

Second pass was as good as the first. I could still hear it cutting up whiskers.
By the time I was done, I didn't get my normal DFS. I got a near BBS shave which I had never experienced.
And it all went smoothly with no nicks, cuts or weepers.
Total cost to build this wonderful razor was $72
I couldn't be happier with the razor and the results!
A+ for the razor, the USA made quality and ATT's customer service.
LRod
12 hours after last nights shave and my face still feels the same!
This thing shaves really really close!
 
Quick (last) report on my#2 shave with the ATT Aluminum/Stainless:

24 hours of growth that looked and felt like 12 hours of growth!
I did pass #1 and got the closeness (level) of pass #2 with my other razors.
I should have just stopped there but didn't. Well, I ended up with a weeper! (first one in a long while)
Conclusion:
Once again, the shave is so incredibly close that if I use this razor daily, I'll only need 1 pass vs. my usual 2 pass
that I do with my other razors.
LRod
 

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Quick (last) report on my#2 shave with the ATT Aluminum/Stainless:

24 hours of growth that looked and felt like 12 hours of growth!
I did pass #1 and got the closeness (level) of pass #2 with my other razors.
I should have just stopped there but didn't. Well, I ended up with a weeper! (first one in a long while)
Conclusion:
Once again, the shave is so incredibly close that if I use this razor daily, I'll only need 1 pass vs. my usual 2 pass
that I do with my other razors.
LRod
Allow me to fuel your ATT acquisitiveness. If, like many of us, you enjoy shaving enough to extend the experience, the M plate can easily be used for a daily three passes without weepers or irritation for me. The R plate can, too, but the third is really more of a victory lap.
 
Allow me to fuel your ATT acquisitiveness. If, like many of us, you enjoy shaving enough to extend the experience, the M plate can easily be used for a daily three passes without weepers or irritation for me. The R plate can, too, but the third is really more of a victory lap.
Thanks!
Coincidentally I was just looking at those 2 plates today. I'll probably just buy both. But the R is only available in open comb. Which might be kind of cool since it's probably a bit more agressive than the closed comb. And I've never tried anything open comb anyways. They also have the Copper plate which is (from my understanding) equivalent to the R plate but in a different metal.
Decisions, decisions!!
 
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May I suggest a Fatip? Not aggressive enough? Try a Roedter 1909

~doug~
Actually my new ATT is aggressive enough for me. I just like experimenting to see what results I can get with different blade gaps, exposures etc..
I don't think I'll ever go as far as the Roedter, LOL!!
That thing looks scary!
 
Actually my new ATT is aggressive enough for me. I just like experimenting to see what results I can get with different blade gaps, exposures etc..
I don't think I'll ever go as far as the Roedter, LOL!!
That thing looks scary!
You should read more about what it ACTUALLY is, you would understand why I am laughing at that comment. Hint: the name is fictitious, it's a modern razor with a little problem. 😬
 
You should read more about what it ACTUALLY is, you would understand why I am laughing at that comment. Hint: the name is fictitious, it's a modern razor with a little problem. 😬
Yep I know exactly what it is. I don't know where the fictitious funny part comes in though. It was just a name given to to a Fatip that was a mess. The Merkur Futur is also called "The potato peeler" by some but that's not it's fictitious name. It's a nickname!
 
I am getting back into wet shaving after taking years off. I had an ATT and really enjoyed it, it was a fantastic quality razor. That is in the mix as my expensive razor purchase again. I am also considering a Tatara Masamune. What say, you guys? I don't like super aggressive shaves, I prefer a milder/mid type of razor. What else should I be considering? Is ATT still a good buy? I think I owned one like 6-7 years ago.
 
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I am getting back into wet shaving after taking years off. I had an ATT and really enjoyed it, it was a fantastic quality razor. That is in the mix as my expensive razor purchase again. I am also considering a Tatara Masamune. What say, you guys? I don't like super aggressive shaves, I prefer a milder/mid type of razor. What else should I be considering? Is ATT still a good buy? I think I owned one like 6-7 years ago.
Out of all my razors (current & past owned), my ATT Windsor 0.80 is my #1. Love their products!
I also have an aluminum. Both USA made!
Quality & shave performance is stellar.
They also have a recently introduced line which is called the Windsor Pro. Those are Made in China but maintain ATT's quality standards. Quite possibly the most positively spoken about Chinese razor on B&B. They come in both Stainless & Aluminum.
Bottom line is that their products are well worth it.
 
I am getting back into wet shaving after taking years off. I had an ATT and really enjoyed it, it was a fantastic quality razor. That is in the mix as my expensive razor purchase again. I am also considering a Tatara Masamune. What say, you guys? I don't like super aggressive shaves, I prefer a milder/mid type of razor. What else should I be considering? Is ATT still a good buy? I think I owned one like 6-7 years ago.
Have you looked at Razorock's line of Stainless razors? They are not super expensive, but sure do compete well with the big dogs. Karve seems to have a baseplate for everyone's needs also. I love my Timeless. If you don't mind waiting, there is the Wolfman.

~doug~
 
In a perfect world, I would buy about half a dozen razors and try them out for a while, decide which ones I liked, then either return or sell the ones I disliked.

If you like mid aggressive razors, you might want to try a Yates H plate? For me, it’s more aggressive/efficient than my Razorock Lupo 72, but less aggressive & smoother than my Timeless 78 open comb bronze. Supposedly, the Yates will be available in a “Build Your Own Razor” option this July.
 
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