Gibbs Replica Razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by feeltheburn, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    It was worth $5,000 up until the point when he sliced open the box seals. :happy097:
     
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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    It was just a cardboard box until he opened it. Obviously not a speculator.

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  3. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Good video. Answered some questions i had. Hmmm i wish i still had the aluminum version . But i liked the heavy head a little more.
     
  4. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I bet the Aluminum has a bit better balance, but I think I'll trade that for the extra weight.
     
  5. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    It does have better balance and I prefer it to the unmodified brass one. but with a brass sleeve the brass 15/17 is perfectly balanced. For whatever reason i do like the handling on my Progress better though (and prefer the shave on the Apollos).

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  6. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Pics Aluminum stock, modified brass.

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  7. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Jeff, what length is your sleeve ? Getting Claudio to do one for me and never measured the one I had before that was a little longer and required the extension also........
     
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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Claudio's looks to be about 53mm.[​IMG]

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  9. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Thanks
     
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  10. Northstonehill

    Northstonehill Active Member

    Haha, thanks Jody and Jeff, spot on :eatdrink047:

    Yup. I’m personally in this to touch history - and not to store away wonders in dark drawers. YMMV of course, but I make a point to shave with all my razors, even my Techmatic and my Davies Rythmic. This Gibbs razor package was sealed up along with hundreds similar ones on the same day in the late 1930s - never intended to not be used.
     
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