Gillette Rocket, the refined DE.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by MTgrayling, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Munichjoe

    Munichjoe Member

    And the parat?

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  2. PLANofMAN

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    The Parat is a Rocket with a slightly different (narrower) TTO knob. It will shave exactly like a rocket from 1956-1962 or thereabouts.
     
  3. Munichjoe

    Munichjoe Member

    I know it's a rocket, the Q was how it fares vs the flare or the big boy HD....

    Or let's just say so.....
    HD =10
    Flare=6
    Parat=?

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  4. PLANofMAN

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    It's easier to go off the typical Gillette adjustable settings.

    7 - American Red Tip
    5-6 - No. 58
    5 - HD
    4 - Rocket/Parat
    3-4 LD
    3 - American Flare Tip
    1-2 American Blue Tip
     
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  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    where would the canadian arist jr rate ?thanks,gary
     
  6. PLANofMAN

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    Exactly the same as a Rocket. I'd call it a 4-4.5) It might be perceived as slightly more aggressive due to the extra weight in the head. I shaved with mine this morning, it's one of my favorite razors.
     
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  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thank you.i love mine as well.its hard to comprehend shaving with an almost perfect 65 year old razor that feels very smooth.like driving a brand new 55 chevy. awesome post,
     
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  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    #7 rocket hd just showed up in the mail.brit pat 694093 on base plate. hd 500.jpg
     
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  9. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    This thread continues to be my favorite!!
     
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  10. Munichjoe

    Munichjoe Member

    Gotta love dem Rockets!

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  11. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    From Left to Right:
    1949 Rocket; 1949 Gold Rocket; 1958 Parat; 1951 Anodized (Aluminum) Rocket; 1953/54 HD500
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  12. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    They look great. What do you believe the difference is between the Rocket and the Super Speed?
     
  13. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    I like my Super Speeds (have many) but the build quality for one. They feel more substantial (solid) and the TTO movement is way smoother. My Rocket Red Tip weights slightly more than my American Red Tip - which is no light weight. The shave quality is similar (excellent). The conventional wisdom is they are slightly more aggressive. Maybe? I think the added weight may account for the more aggressive feeling. Anyway I luv em. The HD 500 and Parat are very smooth.
     
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  14. Jayaruh

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  15. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Good blade pack also Jim.
     
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I thought all the Flares produced in England were the rocket style, but I have a sad one coming in that is very similar to our 50's Flares.
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    What can I say I like a challenge.
     
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  17. Zed117

    Zed117 Active Member

    This is one of my favorite threads on here. Bump it!

    I have a red tip rocket on the way, excited to compare to the American version.
     
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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Thanks for reminding me ... I need to fix that Rocket. :)
     
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  19. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Was that sawed off at the crimp?


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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    After I received it, I found it had lost its standard English Flare end; its internal threads were badly corroded and stripped. I'll be doing a transplant of a handle and internal shaft; due that I like the extra weight, I'm looking for a donor with a bad head ... maybe a bad red tip or aristocrat.
     
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