As I am not about to grow a full set (despite how ruggedly handsome it makes me :wink: !), I am coming to terms with the fact that I should actually shave every day. Hence the question I now want to ask is thus: What is the best razor? Recently (by recently I actually mean regularish attempts this year) I have been making some shambolic attempts with the cutthroat razor, which promises to be quite stylish, if time-consuming and having to be quite skilled. I haven't actually managed to 'cut my own throat' yet (which is actually impossible if one shaves correctly) but I have made a few nicks here and there. Mostly the trouble I've been having is sharpening the blade, which is as tricky a skill as shaving with the open blade. I'll confess I'm near to the point now where I am considering giving up with the cutthroat and picking up again with the safety razor, but then again the cutthroat was a little bit expensive so I'm a touch reluctant to dispense with it quite yet! On the other hand the safety razor is quite effective and relatively speedy. It is not required to possess any skill really, and when the blade is blunt, one simply replaces it. However, consistently purchasing new blades can be an expensive habit, and if blades are for whatever reason unavailable then the razor becomes useless as there is no method for sharpening it. However, it is possible to shave without a mirror, if necessary, and usually without many cuts! Its been many years (four) since I stopped using the electric razor, which wasn't all that bad, I suppose. Its by far the quickest razor to use and it can be used blind, suffice to say in the dark. However, cleaning the razor out can be a rotten nuisance, and time-consuming. Also an electrical mains supply is required to charge the battery. I've never had to replace the blades in an electric, but I imagine that would be quite costly. But here we go. In order to help me decide what razor I should use, I'd like to ask the chaps exactly what is the best razor?