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

  1. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Blue tip / Ladas blade [​IMG]

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  2. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette New LC / Gillette 7o'clock yellow [​IMG]

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    lovely new lc sir..
     
  4. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Slim twist / Feather blade [​IMG]

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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool slim twist..
     
  6. brit

    brit in a box

    1934 new deluxe with karve handle.. 20191004_055601_edited.jpg
     
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  7. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Kai blade [​IMG]

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  8. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Looks like they were meant to go together.:happy088:
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you sir..:)
     
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  10. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Flare tip / Gillette Stainless [​IMG]

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  11. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Monday OCtober 7

    Hitting cleanup, one of the pride of my collection, Gillette British Aristocrat #15.

    Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
    Soap - MWF
    Brush - Rubberset 200-4
    Blade - Feather HI SS (6)
    Razor - 1938 Gillette British Aristocrat #15
    Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Baum.BE A/S balm

    Shave rating 5 of 5

    Had to take a few days off from shaving - surgery on my left hand on Friday and had some pain issues over the weekend so didn't want to risk it. My 4th OCtober shave is with one of my favorite razors period; a 1938 Gillette British Aristocrat #15. The shave was so smooth, the razor feels so solid and has good heft. There was a little bit of blade feel (which I like) but not overly aggressive. My Monday soap was MWF and that is a very good soap - I just wish I had more. The Rubberset 200-4 brush is a little floppy for my taste but still did a good job. Post shave, the alum reported very little - one little weeper - which I think backs up how good the razor and shave were. The shave was BBS on 2 passes with no follow-up needed.

    I'm not sure I'll shave Tuesday, may wait an extra day so I can look through my razors to see which one is next AND use MWF again (as if I need an excuse).

    Happy OCtober and great shaves everyone.
    [​IMG]


    - Ken
     
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    stunning aristocrat Ken..
     
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  13. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Gold Tech / Gillette 7o'clock yellow [​IMG]

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  14. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Gillette British 1950's Rockets (2).jpg
    Razor:Gillette British Rocket(Nickel one today)- MFG 1950's(just a great lower mid aggressive razor)
    Blade: Gillette silver blue (4)
    Soap: Barrister & Mann Seville
    Brush : Razorock Noir 400
    Pre-shave: Brush wash face with CeraVe
    Post shave: Alum + cold water rinse
    Post shave: Fine fresh Vetiver with witch hazel
    Results: CCS,DFS,BbS + Alum block indicated nothing + no weepers= [​IMG]
     
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool tech Stuart..
     
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome rockets Ron..
     
  17. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Thank you..

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  18. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gary


    - Ken
     
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  19. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary.
     
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  20. 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.
    [​IMG]


    - Ken
     
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