Gillette President Arrived

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jay_gatz, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    So my grail razor arrived, although I still need a case. Always wanted a Gillette President, and this one was a BIN on eBay mislabeled as a "FatBoy". overall in pretty darn good shape. Will a 10 minute barbicide soak hurt it? BTW, these are pictures prior to me using dish soap and a soft toothbrush:

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome score.:cool:a case will show up ..i would just clean it up with dawn dish soap and a tooth brush,maybe a soak in that.barbercide not needed.:)
     
  3. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Now the big question, should I shave with it? I planned on doing just that, but it really pretty!
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    that's what it's for..please do;)..i use all of my gillettes no matter how rare..i use the gold plated ones less frequently as their coating is more fragile.-up to you of course..no shelf queens in my stable..;):eatdrink047:.just keep them clean and they will last..:)
     
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  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I would. Considering that the razor isnt sealed and brand new its been through worst since the 50s im sure. You wont ruin it by shaving with it.


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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    the added bonus is,the more gillettes you have and use,the less wear and tear on each of them if you use them in a rotation..;)
     
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  7. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    I'm probably gonna use it tomorrow with my newly arrived Seaforth Lime! Have I mentioned how good the spearhead soaps are?
     
  8. brit

    brit in a box

    i agree.a sealed complete set would be hard to pop,then i would have a daily driver version..it is fun to be the first to crack open and use an NOS 70+ year old razor set though..;).mine were tech sets thought so more commonly available..:):)
     
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  9. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Ive been eyeballing them since they released. I have some original seaforth spice and its quite nice.


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  10. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    I have the original sea forth heater and fern, and while the scent of the "homage" is not the same, which seriously, shave soap scent doesn't last so it's a fleeting enjoyment, it's a good soap. The spearhead seaforth though? Absolutely ridiculous. Lather it up and you will be amazed. It's really good.
     
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  11. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a NOS Schick Adjustable, still sealed on the card as a backup for my Daily. It will get opened one day.
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.are you going to use it?or baby it.. ;)
     
  13. brit

    brit in a box

    i get that. cool score.the president demands attention..:D
     
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    brit in a box

  15. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    I use everything. Soap, razors. Aftershave. They’ve lasted this long, what’s another 30 years. My six year old has already claimed many of them.
     
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  16. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Way to do it, glad you've found it!
    I've got a ton on the way that I bought today, but I'm most excited for the executive and president. I will be using them.
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    we are fortunate to be able to use items from our past 50-100 years ago.the future generations won't be so lucky.too many disposables.:cool:
     
  18. brit

    brit in a box

    the executive is a fine shaver .:cool:
     
  19. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    VERY impressive razor! Congrats on the great find!
    I'm in the "use it!" crowd; never understood the idea of owning something that wasn't useful.
    No, there's no fancy artwork on my walls... ;-)
    - Bax
     
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  20. Northstonehill

    Northstonehill Active Member

    Shave with it!
    I shave with all mine - also the true rarities.
     
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