OCtober 2017

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jan Zoethout, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    Just a couple of days and it will be OCtober ... the month of the Open Comb.
    During the whole month of OCtober 2017 I will shave with an Open Comb razor and report about it.
    Please join me in this thread if you dare ... :cool:
     
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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Count me in. I will be rotating through these three razors during the month.

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  3. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    I selected ten razors that I think will make interesting comparisons.

    First up will be three days each with a Gillette Old (with a new titanium handle) and a RazoRock Old Type.
    Then three days each with a Gillette New Improved and a Merkur 1904.
    Next a Gillette New SC vs a Merkur 25C.
    Then a Gillette New LC vs a Fatip Grande.
    And end the month with my ATT S2 vs my Sheraton. That one should be fun.
     
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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I have lots of open combs. I am looking forward to OCtober. It is also my birth month. Normally I would be using only birth year razors, but unfortunately, none of my BYRs are OC. I will take a week with BYRs and do OCs the rest of the time.

    Here are some I will be using: Gillette Double Ring, Gillette Single Ring, Old Type, New Improved, New Standard, NEW SC, NEW LC, MMOC, AutoStrop OC, PAA Slant, Acevivi Dual-comb, Gillette Sheraton, Bunny V3, German Travel Razor, Gillette Goodwill LC (French market), ... This will be a great month.

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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I have a german OC Cosmo Travel razor from the 20's I'll use. Great little razor. :D
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  6. ajc347

    ajc347 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to dip in and out of OCtober if that's okay guys, as I don't think I could use an OC every day and keep my face intact. :)

    I'll make sure that I use all of the OC's I have (British Gillette NEW's, a Rotbart NEW, an Aristocrat OC, and an ATT M2 and SE2) over the course of the month and may even use one side of my Ikon OSS as well. :)


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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    That's why I'm using my Cosmo. It's the mildest OC razor I've tried, and the mildest razor I own. That said I typically us Techs, Flares and Fat Boys.
     
  8. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    OCtober 2017 - day 1.

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    Vintage Gillette Pocket Edition - Old Type (serial# A947893 == 1909)
    Rapira Swedish SuperSteel (1)

    J&T® bamboo / Tuxedo.
    Jabones by Luna "Hierbabuena mango lima mentolado".
    Hugo Boss Bottled EdT.
     
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  9. Screwtape

    Screwtape Well-Known Member

    That is a gorgeous Gillette. The brush really stands out in that photo too.

    I will drop in and out of OCtober using a Fatip Grande and a couple Gillette Old Type OCs. I can't remember what they are exactly other than badly tarnished. Here's a picture of the three:

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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OCtober 1, 2017
    Wolfman WR1 OC
    Feather
    Rudy Vey Rover with TGN Finest
    CRSW Jeff’s Soap
    Floid Blue

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  11. Boojum1

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    OCtober 1, 2017

    Doug Korn Omega Boar
    Panna Crema Nuavia Blu
    Wolfman Titanium WR1-OC with Copper Darwin
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Barrister and Mann Reserve Blue
    Brooks Brothers Blue


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  12. Boojum1

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    Some of my OCs for this month.

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  13. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    Silver plated ? Aluminum foil, baking powder and hot water is the solution ... ;)
     
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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    The razors are gorgeous. I like the first one with 2 different blade gaps.


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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I just planned out OCtober. I have 14 OC razors that I will be going through. The only time I will not be using an OC is on Sundays when I do my Gem Jr Lather Catcher shave, and on the 15th when I will break out my Gillette Aristocrat birth year razor for my birthday shave. The rest of the time it will be OC heaven for me.

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  16. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    I'm considering joining in with my New LC. I will have to swap blade from Astra to Polsilver already, as I'm out of Astras, and as I've never used that razor or an OC I'm not sure if that will be too much change. I'm going to sleep on it
     
  17. Jan Zoethout

    Jan Zoethout Well-Known Member

    The NEW LC is very forgiving as far as blades are concerned ... so don't you worry ... ;)
     
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  18. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

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    Guess this is getting it's first use then ;)
     
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  19. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I'm in!

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    OCtober 1 SOTD:

    Stirling Synthetic Brush
    Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale
    Gillette Old Type
    Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale AS
     
  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great looking New LC. :happy088:
     

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