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I have pared down the razors to a core rotation. This was an experiment I did over the pandemic as this allowed me time to consistently use a DE. Prior to the pandemic I threw in a cartridge razor to handle the hustle and bustle. But now, I have enough flexibility that my work schedule no longer dictates my shave.

Here is what I landed on, still can be tweaked a bit, but this has stood the test of the last few months. The size of it is controlled by the space on the shelf.

Parat
Red-Handled Super Speed
Flat-bottom Tech w/ Fat Handle
English No date code Ball-end Tech
Raised Flat-bottom NEW w/ Ball-end Handle
English Flat-bottom NEW w/ Ball-end Handle
NEW LC w/ Bar Handle
Goodwill (more common NEW variant) w/ Ball-end Handle
Fatboy
"Guest" spot, currently occupied by a Canadian Pre-War Tech w/ Fat Handle

I have a fair number of other razors, but I find that I really gravitate to the NEW or Tech variants. Generally, I have found that those 3-piece razors give the smoothest and closest shaves as they are adjustable and fairly mild by design. I can dial-up the last pass or touchup to give me a BBS.

Hopefully this is helpful to the new shavers out there. While it is fun to experiment, these are the ones I keep coming back to when I want to get a BBS without a lot of drama.

These are blades I typically use, they work in any of the razors above. They all give me that BBS at a cost of .03 to .05 per shave.
GSB
Minora
Gillette 7 o'clock Platinum (India Black Box)
Personna Med Prep
SuperMax Blue Diamond
King C Gillette Platinum
 
Brother Floppy,

That's a mighty impressive list of DE razors. You've captured some of "the best of the best."

BTW you probably mean the Red Tip Super Speed, not the red handled Super Speed.
 
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