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

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

  1. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Joined the fun with a Slim and Dorco blade today. I love the Boots shave stick and aftershave. This Semogue 1305 just keeps getting better and better. I set the Slim to 9 and a great shave came through.
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  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Musgo Real
    Jayaruh #266
    Gillette 195 Fatboy on 7
    Astra SP
    CWR
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Vegetal

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Musgo Real Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #266 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette 195 Fatboy Razor on 7 using an Astra SP blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Vegetal AS. It was a fantastic shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i sold my g-2 fatboy when i got my m-1 slim.m-1 is my birthyear razor.i use it from time to time.one day when i was shopping for soap i randomly checked the bay and found an m-4 slim (birthyear and quarter)with the case in very nice shape.well price ,home it came.the blade bank is newer but thats finei havent ventured past 4 with it and it shaves awesome. 20180323_125912.jpg
     
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  4. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    SOTD 3.23.2018
    Pre-shave: hot shower, Nivea Men Sensitive Face Wash
    Brush: Omega Boar 49
    Soap: Arko
    Razor: Gillette Fatboy E-4 (set to 7)
    Blade: Generic "Best Choice" (2)
    Post-shave: Thayer's Lavender WH, Nivea Men Sensitive PS Balm, Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla AS

    The Fatboy provided an excellent, close shave today!
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself


    Gillette Fatboy (G3) Razor
    Israeli Personna SS Blade
    Frank Shaving Badger Brush
    Love My Skin Barber Shop 1920's Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Aqua Velva Musk After Shave


    Sorry, no time for a pic. Didn't have time to shave the past few days, but had a wonderful and smooth BBS shave today. Aqua Velva Musk pairs very well with this soap.
     
  6. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Gillete executive (d3)(9)
    20180323_173411_resized.jpg simple but effective, smooth and comfy, with a touch of gold.
     
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  7. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Thank you

    Herm
     
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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    It is a Fatboy... but not currently adjustable :).
    Been working on it for a while, and I guess I will get used to a setting of 8 for this shave. Adjuster moves but baseplate is frozen.
    1959 (E2) Fatboy w/ Gillette Nacet
    Razorock Plissoft Bruce
    Lisa’s Natural Herbal Creations Gentleman’s Lavender
    Fine Lavender Pour Homme
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    Enjoy your shave!
    Tom
     
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  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    One of the reasons I like the earlier #195's - they are easier to disassemble. A bent binder clip makes a dandy spanner wrench to remove the bottom nut.
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  10. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    SOTD 03232018 Astra SP.gif
    Palmolive Stick stuffed in a tub and JR #130 Cypress & Synth brush in a
    Suribachi bowl with cool water provided the E4 Fat Boy on number nine
    plenty of glide. The Astra SP blade of uncounted uses should have been replaced. Lucky Tiger Skin Care AS Lotion seems to be discontinued. Maybe the bottle I bought has turned from too long setting on the store shelf. Tire fire and skunk scent were not what I hoped for.

    A fuzzy photo of Friday's shave. I got one picture taken just as my phone battery bottomed out.
     
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  11. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a plan... I'm on it!
     
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  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Proraso Pre Shave
    Soap Commander Renewal
    Jayaruh #271
    Gillette 195 Fatboy (7)
    Astra SP
    CWR
    Thayer's Lemon WH
    Florida Water

    I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #271 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette 195 Fatboy Razor on 7 using a Astra SP blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
     
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  13. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    That blade dispenser is about right for that Slim. Those Gillette Stainless Steel Blades are smooth shavers. I have a 1965 K-3 Slim and I wish I had the case for it.

    Clayton

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  14. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Put that dispenser back to work, reload it with your favorite blades. It should hold 15 with no problem.

    Clayton

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  15. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    SOTD 3.30.2018
    Brush: Barburys synthetic
    Cream: TOBS Sandalwood
    Razor: Gillette Slim J-2 (set to 6)
    Blade: Generic "Best Choice" (6)
    Post-shave: T.N. Dickinson's WH, Neutrogena Men Sensitive PS Balm, Shulton Old Spice

    Amazing.... even generic blades can provide a close, comfortable shave after continued use.
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  16. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    SOTD 03302018 Wilkinson Sword blade.gif I've got a couple other adjustables around, but more shaves on this E4. Don't have to think when I use it - Zen Shave.

    Stirling Piacenza SS sample
    Ocean boar - vintage knot
    Suribachi bowl & cool water
    '59 Fat Boy on nine
    Wilkinson Sword blade
    M&L Florida Water Cologne
     
  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i like to use gillette silver blue blades with it.should any glue dot residue be removed from the blades first?
     
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  18. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Just for kicks and curls... Any idea where those blades are made?
     
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  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    If they are not on the blade edge why bother I say.
     
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  20. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Why remove the wax?, do the blades stick together?.

    Clayton

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