Mild Shavers Thread- Superspeeds, Techs, TTOs, Anything mild!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by MR41, Mar 4, 2018.

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Do you consider a Gillette Red Tip mild?

  1. Yes

    30.8%
  2. No

    53.8%
  3. It Depends on the day

    15.4%
  1. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Maybe for mounting in a display rack?
     
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  2. kfbrady

    kfbrady Active Member

    Good call. That would be my guess although I'm far from an expert with these things. I have seen wire display racks where Gillette cases were vertically stacked.

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  3. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Wait a minute! One dollar???

    I’ll take 10 please!
     
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  4. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I have 3 of the “ 40s style” superspeeds and I really enjoy them. The angle variation is less than later flair tips but they are so smooth.
     
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    MR41 Well-Known Member

  6. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Im typically more a fan of aggressive razors but Ive been getting great shaves from my Weishi. For me, the difference is that I can go ATG with it without getting tons of weepers.
     
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  7. kfbrady

    kfbrady Active Member

    Certainly Sir.

    And would Sir like to purchase some blades with his order?

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  8. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

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    Let the Mono Tech times roll!
     
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  9. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

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    Some new mild shavers for the months ahead!
     
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  10. kfbrady

    kfbrady Active Member

    Nice!

    What year is the Flare Tip? Late 50's?
     
  11. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

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  12. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    It’s
    Its a Brazilian Mono Tech with no date code. @Enrico put me on to it. It just arrived and it is so nice. It has a shave feel like a Flair Tip SS, but is smooth like a 40’s style SS.
     
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    MR41 Well-Known Member

  14. kfbrady

    kfbrady Active Member

    [QUOTE="Enrico, post: 1417653, member: 18854"[/QUOTE]

    I know when Flare Tips were made. I just didn't recognize the horizontal knurling of the tip of MR41's. If it's Brazilian then I know why I didn't recognize it!

    Nice chart though.
     
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I know when Flare Tips were made. I just didn't recognize the horizontal knurling of the tip of MR41's. If it's Brazilian then I know why I didn't recognize it!

    Nice chart though.[/QUOTE]

    Sorry, misunderstood your inquiry. Yes the Brazilian Gillettes throw a wretch in the dating. By the handle crimping it should be post 1957.
     
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  16. kfbrady

    kfbrady Active Member

    No problem.

    I know they had factories in Boston, Montreal, Paris, Leicester (UK) and Berlin but I didn't know that they also manufactured in Brazil.

    How many other Gillette factories that produced vintage razors don't I know about?
     
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  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    trying this out on sunday. 20180414_013359.jpg
     
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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Argentina as well.
     
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  19. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

  20. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Are they as bad as people want to make out? I figured they're not made as heavy as earlier Gillettes, but should still be pretty good.
     
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