The 500 Club

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Weasel640, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    There is a thread in the Brush section for the 400 Club. So I figured I'd start one in the Safety Razor section for the 5oo Club.

    My first shave with an Injector at that. Not to bad, relatively smooth, couple nicks here and there but not the fault of the Razor.

    The Schick Golden '500' Razor!

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  2. Jayaruh

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    I have a 500. I found the handle a bit long, so I made it shorter.
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  3. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Whoa that is much shorter. The length of the handle did not bother me. But I have only been Wet Shaving with Safety Razors for a little over a year. Also my main go to is a Merkur 23C, and that has a longer handle than some.

    Have you looked at the Eversharp-Schick Hydro Magic? I think it's the same head but the Handle is closer to the length that you selected, but a little thicker to balance it better. I also picked this one up (below), but need to clean it up before I use it.
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  4. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I enjoy my 500. Shaves well with Chick blades, a lather whipped up using a @Jayaruh brush, and vintage Shulton Old Spice.
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Yeah, I have one of those Eversharp-Schick Hydro Magics. I really like it. It has a great feel.
     
  6. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know the Date range these '500's were produced? Were there any design changes, etc? What could be learned from the packaging it came in? Mine came new in a Jewel Case with 8 Eversharp-Schick Injector Blades "with Krona Edge". Are these New Old Stock blades any good?
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  7. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Start here.
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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  9. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Thanks

    So I guess there is no way to tell exactly what year these Schicks were made like on most Gillettes... Also the old stock blade like these Kronas are they ok to use?

    That site looks somewhat dated (February 02, 2005), and has a lot of dead links, like it is no longer being maintained. Are there any other good sources of info out there for these?

    Also according to the sites timeline; There is no record of the Golden '500' being available in a Jewel Case with with Krona blades. According to the site the Jewel Case were only used for the Silver '500'. I'll try emailing them and see what they say.
     
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  10. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I seem to recall that site is the *Standard* reference used by many to classify Schick, but the original poster wasn't maintaining it. Someone else keeps it up and available for folks to view.
    Good luck in your research! Keep us informed if you find better information.

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  11. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite injectors and several versions of it exist.

    Some of the heads on mine say "Schick Golden 500", some say "Eversharp Schick", and others "Eversharp HydroMagic". Plus you find different names for them on the inside of the box covers.

    They came in different colors and boxes but most are essentially the same razor. A couple of mine have shorter release levers and there appears to be slight differences in the heads but they all seem to shave the same to me.

    And of course you have the speckled version for the ladies.

    Be cautious with old blades. If they're stainless I wouldn't worry too much. I've tried some and they worked great, others not so much. I still haven't tried one of the gold blades but I probably will one of these days.

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  12. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    That is some collection there! I've gotta find a good example of that blue one. That is the closest to my wife's favorite color.

    Also I just now realize why they were called the '500'. It looks like one of your's still has the original price tag for $5.00.
     
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  13. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Went with some old school software with the '500' this week. It's a pretty good shave it gets my face nice and smooth with very little irritation, that lasts really well also. Plus gotta love these classic scents. There is just something about this classic 1976 Aqua Velva that the modern stuff just does not have any more.

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  14. RyX

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