Gillette Adjustable Friday ; Toggles, Fat Boys, Slims, and Black Beauties welcome!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by RyX, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    (From another thread)
    Yup, I'd encourage you to have a Shave Off. Do some side by side comparison shaves and let us know your thoughts?
     
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  2. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Sweet!

    Herm
     
  3. Dver42

    Dver42 Well-Known Member

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    Pre: Warm shower
    Razor: 1960 Gillette FatBoy
    Blade: Derby Premium (1)
    Lather: Truefitt & Hill Trafalgar
    Brush: Fendrihan synthetic
    After: Proraso White
     
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  4. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    SOTD 02092018 Kai blade 1st use.gif
    Having seen Kai blades appear from time to time, when James @LOOT sent me a tuck I had to try them in the FB. The blades are unmarked inside their wrappers, and seem to made of thicker stainless steel than many other blades. Only one setting I use for the '59 Fatty, so I pegged it at Number Nine. Very nice combo. It likes the Kai blades and together they gave great audio.
     
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  5. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Gillette Adjustable Friday


    SOTD 2.9.2018
    Face (24 hrs) & Head (4 days) Shave
    Pre-shave: hot shower
    Brush: RazoRock synthetic
    Soap: VDH Deluxe
    Razor: Gillette P-1 adjustable
    Blade: Feather
    Post-shave: Assured WH, Nivea Men Sensitive PS Balm, P&G Old Spice AS

    I have a couple of Gillette black beauties and they were feeling neglected. I gave the 195 a Friday off and deployed the P-1. During the head shave I had it dialed in at 9, and when I moved on to the face I did one stroke at 9 then adjusted to 5. The 5 was a much wiser choice. Comfortable but close.

    I didn't realize until after the picture-taking and putting things away that I goofed and grabbed the W.S. sleeve with a W.S. blade for the picture. My routine is to take out the blade, clean it, dry it and for safety reasons secure it in its sleeve until the next use. I do not know how many shaves is on this Feather. It's got to be around 10. But it's still slicing through my hair as if it were brand new. I'll keep using it.

    Enjoy your weekend, my friends!
    2.9.2018 sotd alt.jpg
     
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  6. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    1958 Fat Boy shave today. Set on 7 with a GSB blade makes this one smooth shave.[​IMG]

    Herm
     
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  7. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    @Herm2502 I don't recall, so apologies if it's been asked -
    Does you FB have a black adjuster and handle? It doesn't look Cera-coated.
     
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  8. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Yes. I call it my Black Handle Super Fat Boy...lol. It's white rhodium on the head and bottom and Black rhodium in the middle. Done by RazorPlate.

    Herm
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  9. LOOT

    LOOT Well-Known Member

    So

    So

    Sexy

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  10. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Thank you.

    Herm
     
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  11. LOOT

    LOOT Well-Known Member

    I look forward to your review on the Japanese steel and comparison to a Feather in particular. I know you like those.

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  12. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Played along again. Calvin ball rule 12367854.56 C clearly states that night shift workers are on the day until the end of their normal shift. Even if working a day shift. So this is a late Friday night shave not early Saturday morning.
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    P-1 SA. Dorco blade (Dollar General) Tabac soap..Horse brush..Clubman Musk.
    Very routine DFS+.
     
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  13. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Sounds like reasonable logic to me.

    Herm
     
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  14. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Yup. It's legit!
     
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  15. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    What??? :signs002:

    I’m going back to bed....

    :shocked029:
     
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  16. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I called a calvin ball rule. My Adjustable Friday shave was technically on Saturday Morning. But since I normally work nights it is still Friday nights until my shift ends at 0600. I did not want to miss the GAF shave.
     
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  17. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

  18. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    I appreciate the explanation! All is right in my little brain again. Thanks! :)
     
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  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Not as funny when you have to explain the jokes. Do try and keep up.....:cool::innocent
     
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  20. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Hey... it’s minus 5F here right now. My brain is frozen. :Animatedfrozensmily:
     
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