Gratuitous Safety Razor Photos

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by GDCarrington, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Jake

    Jake Well-Known Member

    The beautiful 1959 Flare tip Rocket in gold -- with its distinctive white leatherette case. Remarkable beauty, never used, quite rarely seen. They really don't make them like they used to.
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    The late 1930s, before WWII broke out, so many creative designs in the safety razor world. Who could compete with Gillette, Apollo, Rotbart, and the many other companies that were getting into the market. One stood out from the rest: Eclipse! Check out the ad, see for yourself, hard to find a more creatively designed safety razor. And classy. And beautiful. And who ever saw one in this metal/chromed case before?
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    I have a real attraction to the German Apollo razors. Here is a selection of a few, including the elusive Mikron. They pioneered the adjustable design. Cool and creative.

    The Ben Hur is a heavy Apollo slanted head razor. Aggressive is an understatement. Makes the Gillette Big Boy seems like a welter weight. But it's also quite effective and provides an extremely close shave in only 2 passes. Slant, heft, blade exposure -- perfect for the heavy beard or the macho among us. benhur-0.jpg benhur-1.jpg benhur-2.jpg benhur-3.jpg benhur-4.jpg benhur-5.jpg

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  2. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

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    I recently acquired this stunning razor, very well made and feels substantial in that hand as it weighs 65 grams, its an Aggressive shaver, maybe too much so me.
  3. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

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  4. Grant

    Grant Active Member

    Nice how hard is it to put a blade in it ?

    Is that the English Berkshire ?
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  5. Jake

    Jake Well-Known Member

    Another gold plated razor that has stood the test of time. The incomparable British #19 Aristocrat, like the #16 but gold plated. Like the Aristocrat Jr., but heavier and in gold. Usually the cases don't hold up so well, this is an exceptional exception. I've used it a few times and it shaves like a dream. Really. But in the interest of preserving the beauty, I more often use my Jr.
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  6. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

    A gold #16? I didn't know this one existed! I feel the RAD coming on! Sweet Razor!
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  7. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Not that difficult in terms of getting it in, but aligning needs some gentle tweaking to make sure the blade rests even on both sides.

    No, that one is US made. Like the Aristocrat one of the Gillette razors that shared a name on both the US and British sides.


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  8. Peter Cupitt

    Peter Cupitt robe-wearing whale shaver

    If your other half ever makes you have a cleanup and you want to get rid of "that old thing" I'll help by taking it off your hands :)
    That is seriously beautiful in an engineering/presentation sense. I'd love to see how it shaves !!
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  9. offroad64

    offroad64 a shoulder to cry on

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  10. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Wow, I've been gone for a while, so I hadn't seen this thread, but it is fantastic! Thanks to all who shared! I may have to photograph a few.
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  11. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

  12. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Thanks! Here are a couple to ease me back into things.

    Light, TV, Regular, and Heavy Flare Tip Rockets

    New Improved and New Deluxe Milady sets

    4 Piece Techs

    It felt great to bust these out again. I have been mostly sticking with a small rotation, so most of my collection has been collecting dust unfortunately. I need to do this more often!
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  13. Jake

    Jake Well-Known Member

    The Durham SE razors don't get enough love, until now at least. Getting the right blades to fit is a challenge, unless you want to use the originals. I think the modern Cobra was a copy of this excellent design.
  14. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    Stahly Live Blade
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  15. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

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  16. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    There is an all brass version and a black and chrome version out there for the men also. I am on the look out for a those on the bay. There is a chrome and beige plastic/rubber covered version for the ladies. I have only seen one of the lady versions on ebay and that was earlier this spring.

    I am neutral on the vibration feature. It works well, but I cannot feel the blade while it is vibrating. It does give a close shave in that mode. Shaving without the vibration is like shaving with my Fat Boy set on 3, mild and smooth. The handle does change the weight to the bottom and not the head. It does make you adjust your angle a bit to compensate for the bottom weighting. All in all, I like using Stahly.
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  17. FacialCarnage

    FacialCarnage Well-Known Member

    Had to show off this gorgeous Gillette Aristocrat that I recently plated in 24k Rose Gold. Very pleased with how it turned out. I also want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
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  18. southernscribbler

    southernscribbler Well-Known Member

    Wow! one EYEgasm after another!!
  19. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    Never thought about rose gold....where did you get that done? I have a vintage Merkur Slant that needs to get replated and seeing this piece of magnificence I now know what I must do. Would you mind PM'ing me with who you went with and the cost of the rose gold replate please?
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  20. FacialCarnage

    FacialCarnage Well-Known Member

    I had my jeweler do it for me. It could probably have been done cheaper then what I paid, but I wanted to make sure it was done properly with enough thickness to last.
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