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Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary.
     
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  2. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Thursday OCtober 10

    Ok, so on Monday I started using my European made vintage razors and I'm going to continue with European made razors for the next week or so. Today, I shaved with my British single ring, British Patent #28763.02, serial #H105553. Based on the serial #, I think this was made around 1915 which makes it more than a century old. I'm not sure what the "H" in the serial # means or if the serial # is actually "serial". H could mean that it was made in Britain for another country like Germany or that it was made in Germany for Germany. I don't know where it was made or what country it was made for. All I know is I have it and it's a GREAT shaving razor for 104+/- years old.

    Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
    Soap - Cold River Soap Works Glide Morning Ghost
    Brush - Dubl Duck #2 Boar
    Blade - Feather HI SS (7)
    Razor - 1915+/- Gillette British Single Ring
    Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Cold River Soap Works Morning Ghost A/S Splash

    Shave rating 5 of 5

    My hand is still bothering me so shaving is a bit of an issue; I'm not shaving every day. I get my stitches out tomorrow, maybe that will help - I can't get it wet, movement is still compromised, and there is still some pain. I can't stretch my skin in my neck area so I am having some problems there.

    I did a 2 pass shave today. First pass, WTG was DFS and I could have stopped there. I really liked how this razor was shaving me. It felt very solid, a little blade feel which I liked. So I did a second pass XTG on my face but WTG again on my neck area as I wasn't going to try to get really close there as I can't stretch my skin there. Comparing this razor to my other single rings, this might be a half notch below my 1906 that I shaved with on 10/1 but shaved and felt better than the other single rings and the Bulldog. Seventh shave with this blade and it still feels ok. I thought the brush might be a little too floppy but it wasn't really. The soap and brush worked up a real nice lather. This soap and A/S has a real nice complex scent. Earthy and woodsy but at different times as I was shaving, I could smell some different scents, like it was changing a bit. I'm not sophisticated enough to know what each scent I picked up was but there were several different scents I smelled at different times during the shave. I hope the same happens with the A/S too. If it does, I'll look into getting the EdT (if they make one).

    Overall, a really good shave. Have a few French razors that will be the razors for my next few shaves this weekend and next week.

    Happy OCtober and great shaves everyone.
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    - Ken
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool british single ring ..
     
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  4. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Nacet blade [​IMG]

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  5. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Flare tip / Ladas blade [​IMG]

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  6. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

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  7. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer


    Please, use them and enjoy them. Let them live. Don't lock them behind a glass door!

    Awesome sets :smiley respect:
     
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    they all get used sir..no point in having them otherwise..imo..:) thank you Jon..
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Charlie..
     
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Ken..
     
  12. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you sir..
     
  14. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    A couple red & black sets.
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    - Ken
     
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  15. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Very nice looking sets Sir!
     
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome Ken..love the red and black sets..
     
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  17. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Thank you


    - Ken
     
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  18. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Thank you


    - Ken
     
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  19. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Flare tip (TV Special) / Rapira lux blade [​IMG]

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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    fine tv flare tip set sir..
     

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