General Razors Owners Group (G.R.O.G.)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by clint64, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. allyourbase

    allyourbase New Member

    FWIW, the long SE blades took me a couple of shaves to get used to and maneuver. Now I tend to prefer them over all.
     
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  2. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the pack my friend. Be ready to be seduced by the AC single edge blades and the Colonial Razor Brigade!! :signs136:
     
  3. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    Guess what was waiting for me in the mail box today? My new Aluminium General and a SS handle. I am now waiting on some Kai Pinks and Feather Pro Supers. Once the blades get here I will use it and post it here.
     
  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Congrats guys. Be sure to let us know what you think.
     
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  5. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    Due to the 40 dollar price, this is my 1st SE that uses these "artist" blades. I also bought Schick Proline P-30.
    from "shearworld". I cannot compare shave with other brands and my review is usless. But, great shave with a few skips..Razor is aluminum so it's light, but I love that it's 3 piece and handle options are endless... Fun ,wide, a razor with a little bite...

    Proline blades are amazing, wish i could find the p size injectors..
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  6. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Those Schick Prolines are my favorite blade for the General. You'll like that combination.
     
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  7. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I was late for the SS General, but I did pick up an Aluminum for my son. I had to try it. I was not optimistic as I prefer heavier razors and my experience with aluminum razors in the past has not been good. I loaded a new Schick Proline and went to work with some Soap Commander. I was surprised. This razor shaved as well as my Brass and resulted in a 2 pass (wtg + atg) BBS shave. Colonial certainly knows how to make a razor.

    My son may have to wait a bit -- I 'll leave it to him in my will.
     
  8. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    You're a good man......
     
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  9. allyourbase

    allyourbase New Member

    Gentlemen, The SS General does not disappoint! Only one shave down and I'm throughly impressed. I don't own the brass version but the weight of the SS felt like it made my shave an effortless BBS. Will be alternating days with my alu General to draw a better comparison.
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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great photo. I am glad you enjoyed the first outing with the razor.
     
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    The SS General looks fantastic. I'm not surprised that you enjoy the shave.
     
  12. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    The more I look at this razor, the more I'm tempted in acquiring one and putting a nice high gloss polish on it.
     
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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Too funny. I was just thinking the same thing about the high polish. Or a nice coating from Delta Echo. Mmmm .
     
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  14. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    OH YEEESSSS!!!
     
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  15. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    23 OCtober


    Pre-Shave: Hot Shower
    Brush: 28mm Faux Finest Badger, Frank Shaving(FS)
    Soap: The Lounge, Stirling Soap Co
    Razor: Black Aluminium General, Colonial Razors
    Blade: Kai Pink, Kai Captain Titan Mild (1)
    Post-Shave: Cold Water rinse, OSMA Alum block and Lilac Vegetal AS (Veg), Pinaud
    Photo:
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    Today was the first use of the new Alu General. I paired it with a Kai Pink blade. This is only my second "NEW" razor since I started wet shaving seven years ago. I have only used vintage razors for the past nine months. After using the Valet for the past two months this shave was effortless. I now know way others love this razor. It is lighter and the head is wider than what I am use to but neither of this two issues where able to prevent me from a three pass BBS shave. Honestly this was one of the best shaves I have had in a long time.
     
  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I thought you would like the razor. Colonial really nailed it with the General.


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  17. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    Oh I really do Clint. I really do. I am going to try and pick up the SS when and if they release it again.

    What is your opinion on the RazoRock Black Hawk? I loved the General so much that I was thinking about picking up the Black Hawk as well.
     
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  18. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Welcome to the club. Many good reviews on the Aluminum Gen. Their whole line up has been nothing but excellent razors. A true success.....
     
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  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I have never tried the Black Hawk so I wouldn’t be any help. Maybe someone else can chime in.


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  20. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir.
     
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