I just got a “NEW” Razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Mike-R41, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Active Member

    I just finished up a trade I did on here and received a 1930’s Gillette “NEW” the one that came in the Gillette “Big Fellow” set. They also call it the “Bar handle” . I cleaned it up real good with a tooth brush and dawn. Going to shave with it tonight!!!
     

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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Excellent razor. I find the New gives a great shave. Enjoy!

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  3. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Active Member

    I have the long comb . Witch one do you have
     
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  4. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    What you have is a nice NEW Long Comb on an Uncommon Bar Handle. It very well could have been a part of the Red & Black Set. Here is how it might have been sold 80 years ago:
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    The handle is hollow, so if you want more weight, you can add it, as some have done. Enjoy the shave.
     
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  5. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Active Member

    Thank you so much yes I have watched Matt from Razor emporiums Razor archive YouTube series where he thoroughly go through all Gillette razors. He always said gillette always made the same razor only with different boxes that’s what chsnged the name lol.
     
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  6. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Active Member

    What do u mean if I want more weight I can add it?
     
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That's a nice one.
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  8. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Mine is a New long comb. I have what is I guess an Old, but it is a short comb (also a great shaver).

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  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    DSCF7097.JPG My first NEW was a short comb. I had it replated. Also, here is the difference between the short comb (left) and long comb (right) NEWs.
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  10. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    4 NEW Razors-head assembly.jpg

    These are the 4 head assemblies(L to R). Long Comb, Deluxe, Short Comb(2nd variant), and Short Comb(1st variant).
    The handles(L to R). Deluxe Uncommon Bar, Slim Common Bar, Common Bar, and Common Bar.

    There are 6 different Bar Handle configurations:
    Gillette Bar Handles.jpg

    2. Deluxe Uncommon Bar
    3. Uncommon Bar
    4. Common Bar
    5. Short Common Bar
    6. Slim Uncommon Bar
    7. Slim Common Bar
     
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  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Nice collection.
     
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  12. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    The image with the handles does not belong to me, but I did use it as a guide. Number 6, the Slim Uncommon Bar handle was the most challenging handle to find.
     
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  13. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Some folks like a heavier handle when they shave, if this is the case, you can add some weight to it. Personally, I have found it to be fine for my tastes.
     
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  14. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Huh...now I'm going to HAVE to go look at all my bar handles. Thanks @Rev579!
    As an act of Modification, you can drop weight down the threaded hole in the top of the handle. Lead or steel shot like from shotgun shells works well, followed by enough water resistant sealant or glue to keep in in place. Not at all necessary, but an option if you prefer heavier razors.
     
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  15. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    1.25oz of tungsten putty does the trick for perfect balance.

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  16. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Handles can be addictive and what I targeted my first year. I ended up with the Bar handles in Gold, but I've not seen 2 & 3 in Nickel or Chrome. There are still a couple of vintage handles I don't have, but I am pretty content and not chasing any these days.
     
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  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    cool score ..the new razors are some of the finest shavers imo..enjoy..
     
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  18. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    One of my absolute favourites. Great score!
     
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