I am curious after several years, what are the current opinions of the 87R? Likes, dislikes, durability?
I've had my 99R TTO since 2013. Still as good as new, and blades sit evenly and securely in the head. I find it to be medium on the aggressive scale. I prefer something a bit more aggressive at this point of my shaving journey, but I'll pull it out occasionally and always get a great shave.I am curious after several years, what are the current opinions of the 87R? Likes, dislikes, durability?
I agree. The window for the correct angle is narrow. I am more likely to nick myself with the 87R than I am with any of my 15 other DE razors. The 87R is my least favorite razor for this reason....it is difficult to maintain the correct shave angle, the "window" is narrow and if you fall out of the correct angle it scrapes your skin or does not cut well.
Here you go sir.To those who have this razor, How's it working out for u? Any tips on it?
Where's the pics??
Update: I give up on this razor. After a while, I still feel razor burn and have redness and bumps while I don't encounter any of this with Merkur 34c.Just received the razor today. Like many others, I was deceived by the quality. Mine, the doors don't close evenly, there's some plating defects and rough finish. It maybe only aesthetic or not but I doubt that the razor will last a hundred years like the similar Gillette Aristocrat.
Despite this, I tried the razor this morning and it performed pretty well. The feeling is less agressive than my Merkur 34C which is my daily shaving razor but the result was the same: BBS in 3 passes. I feel a small sensation of razor burn because it was so smooth that maybe I gave too many strokes. I will have to make some adjustment on my technic.
It's a good razor for the price. Those who received theirs without any defect are lucky. It's a shame that you have to gamble on purshase with high probability of defects or malfunction because of bad quality control.
In all, I'm pretty satisfied with the performance but when it will break, I'll return to Merkur.