A 1920s Gillette wearing a tuxedo! (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by IAmTheJody, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    I do like hematite.
  2. Jaymo

    Jaymo Active Member

    Now, that's what I'd like to do with my Merkur HD Slant and my unplated Gem Junior.
    Very nice. I'm sorry to hear you had to sell off your collection. When did that happen? I must have missed the sale.
  3. Moe

    Moe Active Member

    Very Nice! As I go looking for razors that need a replating..........
  4. Kyhunter

    Kyhunter Active Member

    SAAAWEEETTTT!!!! I love that look.
  5. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Very nice. Black nickel is more expensive, but worth it! :happy096
  6. dgamby

    dgamby Active Member

    Jody that looks awesome. Great choice on giving an old razor new clothes!
  7. Tforc

    Tforc Member


    Reminds me of black chrome. Was the old plating removed?
  8. MarkStar

    MarkStar Well-Known Member

    Another beautiful job done to my favorite razor! :happy096
  9. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Thanks! ::git

    Thanks. Yeah, you've been MIA. Good to see you again! Mom passed away and we found out she had no burial insurance. So I had to do the responsible thing to pay my share of the funeral bills.

    Thanks guys! ::git

    Tforc, yes, when any company does a re-plate, they strip the old plating off and a dip in acid to remove any dirt and oils.
  10. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I'll add my compliments to the list. Great looking' razor! :happy088:happy088
  11. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Looks nicely done!

    BTW, what are you doing using a Simpson Duke 1, name brand brushes are heresy around here! :happy102
  12. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Thank you both!

    A purchase my dad made for me this week along with the Omega razor/brush stands in the photos. I've been lucky to get 2 new brushes within the last 2 weeks.. the Simpsons and a Semogue 620 Boar. I never buy brushes because I love my 2 vintage restored brushes... a "HardRight" 'black and butterscotch' color with TGN 20mm Finest badger hair knot and a "Fuller" 'black and cream' color with TGN 22mm Super badger hair knot. So this is a big step for me to have new brushes. :)
  13. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Well Jody looks like your Father did well, its hard to get any model of Simpson with near perfect stampings, sticker and knot. I will say though, you will be surprised at the longevity of the Best in that brush, even after a year of hard use it will look as it did today. ;)

    Back on track, plating wise, the only other plating I've seen done well was Bob's, I wish he still did the anodized black handles with the nickle plated "New" heads.
  14. JoeMal

    JoeMal Member

    That is super sexy Jody
  15. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    That is one handsome razor. :)
  16. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    You are making me wish I'd have done the same with mine now Jody. Mine has the way too often present crack though. Kinda makes me treat it as user grade and not put any money into it.

    Looks great though.
  17. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    I'm doing my best to break the Duke in. Right now, it's the worst brush I have. lol! It's very scritchy scratchy which isn't a problem on my face but on my neck it doesn't feel good at all.

    Bob told me he sends his pieces off to be re-plated by someone else. He never did say who though.

    Thanks guys! :)

    Thanks! If it's a small hairline fracture and a razor you actually use, I'd suggest getting it done at least in the cheapest basic nickel. I'd really have to love the razor to spend the money on anything more expensive such as gold, black nickel or rhodium. Fractures in razors this old are usually stable and won't move anymore unless you're just rough with it - and as I understand it, the new plating makes it even stronger.
  18. Dridecker

    Dridecker Sherlock

    :sihns011 Word for word.
  19. Napaman661

    Napaman661 New Member

    Amazing rework of an old razor, I believe that the old things were made better and last long then anything we get today.
  20. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Lol you're the first person I hear call the best scritchy scratchy, indeed there's slight scritch in those knots.

    Back to the razor plating, yeah I believe Bob just uses someone local, but its been some time since I paid attention.

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