Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Herm2502, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    OK, who owns one of these beauties? I recently found this one at a local antique shop that NEVER had any razors. Well I was wrong this time.

    What a wonderful shave! Once you figure out how exactly the blade rests under the cap it's smooth, smooth sailing. This razor just destroyed two days of growth in two easy passes with almost no touch-up.

    So, who else loves this razor? Show is your pics, tell us your thoughts.[​IMG][​IMG]

  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Congrats on finding such a cool razor Herm. @Linuxguile and @jtspartan both have one. Maybe they will chime in at some point.
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  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I have one and agree it’s a great performer.
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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I don't have one... yet...
    Nice find.
  5. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    I don’t have one either, but I’m interested in knowing more about it from this thread.
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  6. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    The thread was @Linuxguile's idea. I'll try to find some history unless someone already had some.

    I've also for a Cooper DE, but it used proprietary blades. You have to modify modern blades to fit.

    Perhaps we change it to the Cooper Owners Club, but the acronym doesn't sound good. And I believe CROC is already taken.

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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I'll keep my eyes open for one!:)
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  8. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    In on the lookout for one myself. Problem is that it’s No Buy 2018. I’ll have to find one for free.

    @PLANofMAN has one and I think he knows a fair amount of the history behind it.
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  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    I humbly submit my two examples.


    Here's what I know about them. They were manufactured in the 1930's and 1940's. They are made if brass which is chrome plated over a base plating of nickel.

    Ryan @PLANofMAN actually turned my on to my first MonoBilt and he uses one regularly. I've also traded one to Jorge @Jorvaljr , don't know if he still has it.
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  10. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Oh yeah, that's the kind of stuff we're talking about. Beautiful.

  11. Marine68

    Marine68 Well-Known Member

    Very nice
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  12. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Mine came from Andrew @Linuxguile as well. It is being sent off to get replated as it has fast become one of my very favourite razors. Here are a couple pics of it before it was sent off:
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  13. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I did an internet search and everyone that has used a Cooper monobilt seems to love them. They seem to be priced in the $50 to $100 USD range too. These razors appear to be from the 1920s till the early 1930s. Ryan hasn’t been active on this forum since early December. However, there are quite a few posts on here extolling the virtues of the Cooper. They also made a three piece razor if I have that right.
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  17. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I enjoy my monobilt quite a bit
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  18. Linuxguile

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  19. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Thanks for the info Jim. Yes, they did make a 3-piece razor, I have one. However it's designed for proprietary blades. I believe it was @Linuxguile who said you can modify a modern blade with a paper punch since it's just the center post that's larger.

  20. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Who's doing the replating? That oughta look sweet when it's done. What plating did you pick (i.e. chrome, nickle, gold?) Remember, we'll need pics or it never happened.

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