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

  1. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Yes I found the Yaqi head a perfect match for the Cooper baseplate.

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  2. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Oh my, you need to find a NEW. Some feel they are the best Gillette razors made.

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  3. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    Back from the beauty salon!
    Looks fantastic!
  4. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

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  6. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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  7. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Get it yet? Any impressions?
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  8. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    SOTD MAYhem 14th

    Stirling Mentholated Pre-Shave Soap
    Cooper MonoBilt
    Gillette 7 O'Clock Permasharp Stainless (4)
    Italian Barber Amici
    Yaqi Mysterious Space (24mm Finest Fan, Frigate Class)
    Baxter of California Shave Tonic and ASB

    This morning the Cooper MonoBilt proved once again why it is king. Super easy and super smooth. It was one of those shaves where you keep checking to see if you actually have a blade in the razor. I've also been quite impressed with the 7 O'Clock Permasharp Stainless blades from India. To me they are just as sharp and smooth as the Super Platinum and hang out in the top tier along with the finest Russian steel. With only two more shaves left of the Amici I will dedicate myself to finishing it off this week! Lasts but not least the Yaqi Finest fan performed excellently. It had more backbone then the sivertip but not as much as the finest bulb. None of the Yaqi badger brushes that I have tried have has any scritch to them and have only shed a couple of hairs of their first few latherings. Have a great day my friends!
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  9. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    It’s mild for sure. If you tighten the handle to much the head closes up and it won’t shave right. It’s super light.

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  10. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Interesting... Any idea what material?
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  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Looks like plastic to me but I can’t tell between plastic and Bakelite anyway. I think what happens is if you tighten down too much on the screw it forces the center down too much and the plastic gives way to the pressure. I did that and I had zero blade gap on one side. The center screw looks steel to me but I don’t know if it is or isn’t.

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  13. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    New member to the club. I have a question about the monobilt, what type of finish do they have? I haven't received mine yet but I want to clean and polish it before I put it into use.

    NVM the answer is towards the beginning of this thread.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
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  14. BBS

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  15. BBS

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    Here it is, the newest member to the club cleaned and polished. I had to make a minor tweak to the clip so the blades would sit flat on the base plate on the shoulders without bowing and file out a small burr in one of the teeth but other than that this thing is in as close to mint condition as I've come across thus far.

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  16. Linuxguile

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    Nice example! When do we get the shave report ?
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  17. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Should be sometime next week.
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  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The monobilt is getting moved up to this week. Expect reviews by the end of the week.
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  19. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Mt first impressions of the monobilt. This is one smooth shaver, lots of blade feel but if you go slow and use that as feedback to determine pressure this thing shaves as close as any razor I can think of that I've used without any major nicks or irritation. The only thing you need to watch out for is when you angle shave on the corner of the blade ends. It is easy to nick yourself with the corners of the blade if not careful but that is true of most any razor without end guards. Only difference is how much pressure before it nicks you, this one needs very little to do so. Is it an Oliver Cromwell Aristocrat killer I don't know just yet. Even if it isn't I can already say for sure when I par down my collection and rotation of shavers I use, this one is staying. The only con I can say going for this razor is gums up quickly during shaving unlike a lot of other razors so you spend more time rinsing and cleaning during shaving.

    Question for anyone who owns the solid knurl handle style monobilt, is it any different of a shaver or just the same razor with a different handle? If I can pick a second one up that isn't overpriced I will.
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  20. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    The razors are identical. The only change is on the handle knurling.

    Edit: I've never noticed any clogging with this or any other open comb design. However, this razor was designed to hold the blade in the razor (that's what the tab is for) during the post shave rinse.

    Also to answer a question earlier in the thread, they are chrome plated, which is why most of the ones you will see today are in such good condition. Chrome is harder than nickel.
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