Help Please: First Vintage DE Razor.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by TheBurgh, Jun 29, 2022.

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I think I have a DUS (dirty used stock) :rofl:
     
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    :D:eatdrink047:
     
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  3. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    All of the Bonds seemed to use canned goo.
    I'd better stop with creams, pucks, and brushes, and start using canned goo, too!
    Then I'll be cool!
    :)
    - Bax
     
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    All the cool agents use Barbasol .................

    ;)
     
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  5. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I love my Gillette Old type, which is the only older razor I own, other than a military service set that is only used on special occasions.
     
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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Took me awhile to figure out that razor is a Type L injector from the pic.
     
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Appropriate for when the movie came out (Live and Let Die 1973) and gives a fine shave.

    :)
     
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  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    It also proves that Roger Moore was the best Bond since he used an injector razor.
     
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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I use to think Roger Moore was the best, but now I have three that were very good as Bond and each of them shave with a different razor ...... DE, SE, and straight.
     
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  10. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I think a Gillette Slim Adjustable ticks all these boxes.

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    You should be able to find one in excellent condition - like mine above - for about $50 or so on eBay, or pay about double that for a renewed one from Razor Emporium.
     
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  11. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    So @TheBurgh did you ever decide on a vintage razor to get?
     
  12. TheBurgh

    TheBurgh Active Member

    ^^^^^^^Yes, indeed I did!

    Just completed second shave with circa 1967 Schick Krona razor in near mint condition. $20. A bit of rare extreme good luck at the Bay.

    Limited results thus far (with Gillette Platinum blade), but initial impressions are "meh." Not as mild as The Winning Razor and Karve Overlander (both of which love the Platinums) and much, much less efficient. I won't abandon further testing with different blades e.g. Nacet and Wizamet.

    SHAVE ON!
     
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  13. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    One thing to watch for on Ebay razors is damage to the safety bar. I've picked up DE razors before that didn't shave nearly as well as they should have. I checked the blade gap with feeler gauges, and learned that the safety bars had been bent, making the blade gap inconsistent, or too tight. Some sellers ship the razor in an envelope rather than a box (that's ASKING for damage during shipping). Be careful with ebay razors... I'd be sure to check the gap before using it. A poor shave might not be the razor's fault... rather it may be the fault of an uninformed seller or rough handling during shipment. I'd check the gap (and adjust as necessary) before changing blades.
    Good luck!
    :)
    - Bax
     
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  14. TheBurgh

    TheBurgh Active Member

  15. Bax

    Bax Active Member

    Nice! Hope it shaves well for you!
    :)
    - Bax
     
  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Kronas are great!
     
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