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Merkur Slant vs. ATT R1 or R2

Which razor head feels/behaves more aggressive to you?

  • Merkur Slant

  • ATT R1 or R2

  • They feel equally aggressive to me

  • I haven't used both razors

  • I'm not sure

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Which razor head feels/behaves more aggressive to you?

- Merkur Slant
- Above The Tie (ATT) R1/R2 (previous poll currently says they are about equal)
- They feel equally aggressive to me
- I haven't used both razors
- I'm not sure

If you do not see the poll above (with checkboxes), please feel free to reply to this thread with a one line comment like, "My Vote: razor x".

However, please do NOT vote in both ways on the same poll. If you accidentally do vote in both ways, please reply with an additional comment to help remind me to remove your second vote from the final manual tally.

This is the 25th, companion public opinion poll towards creating a B&B Modern Razor Aggressiveness Scale, ranking the currently manufactured razors on a scale from 1 to 10. Please see (and also share your own list at) this page for more information:


If you haven't already, please vote on all where you have experience:

1. Midpoint Reference Poll

2. Merkur vs I Kon slants

3. Muhle or Edwin Jagger 89 vs Merkur 34/38C

4. Above The Tie (ATT) M1 vs Weber Polished Head (PH)

5. Muhle R41 (2013) vs Above The Tie (ATT) H2

6. Weber Polished Head (PH) vs I Kon OC

7. Joris vs FaTip

8. Feather Popular vs Feather AS-D2

9. The Very Mild Razors

10. Any of these more aggressive than an EJ89?

11. The Mildest of the Very Mild?

12. ATT M1 vs ATT M2

13. ATT R1 vs ATT R2

14. ATT H1 vs ATT H2

15. ATT M2 vs ATT R1

16. I Kon OSS open comb (OC) side vs I Kon OSS straight bar (SB) side?

17. Shavecraft 101 open comb (OC) side vs Shavecraft 101 straight bar (SB) side?

18. Merkur Futur at mildest setting #1 vs Merkur Progress at mildest setting #1 ?

19. Feather AS-D2 vs Weishi

20. FaTip vs Pearl/Cadet/RazoRock Open Comb (OC)

21. FaTip/Joris vs ATT H1/H2

22. I Kon Standard Bar (SB) razor vs. ATT R1/R2

23. I Kon Slant vs. ATT R1/R2

24. I Kon Standard Bar (SB) vs. Pearl/Cadet/RazoRock Open Comb (OC)

25. Merkur Slant vs. ATT R1/R2
(this poll)

Thank you!
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This poll closes tomorrow! Currently we only have 12 votes, so any extra votes could make a big difference and definitely help to increase our confidence in this poll! Please vote if you have experience with both razors.
Final results:
Merkur slant has 3 votes
Above the Tie (ATT) R1/R2 has 7 votes
Equally aggressive has 2 votes

The average ATT R1/R2 razor head is more aggressive than the average Merkur slant ... to the average shaver ... with an average blade.

Thank you to all who voted!

The razor got caught in the mail (supposed to be here today, but isn't). I'll have to weigh in once it arrives.

I haven't shaved in anticipation, and now with two days' growth I'm starting to get weird looks at work...

But it I also wanted to comment. I used the Kronos R1 tonight and DEFINITELY find it to be more aggressive than the Merkur Slant. So now there's 8 for ATT.

Sorry for for the delay, Shawn. I wanted to vote, but that darn USPS...

Even late, adds more confidence to the poll. thanks for following up :thumbsup:
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