I Just Landed a Stahly

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jayaruh, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I've seen these for years, and I have most other kinds of razors, so when I saw this while browsing through safety razors on eBay, I made my bid. I was the first of two to bid on it and got it for $27 including shipping. I understand the heads are great shavers. The vibrating mechanism is interesting, but I doubt I will use it more than once. It should arrive Monday. I will follow up of course.

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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    The heads are indeed great shavers!!
     
  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Very nice Jim! Beautiful case.

    Mine came in a clear plastic stand up display.
     
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  4. Linuxguile

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    Nice score, Jim!
     
  5. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    As the razor was designed for use with a heavy handle not surprisingly it does seem to benefit from same. Just not as wacky as stock. Barbaros handle again.[​IMG]
     
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  6. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    They are nice shavers Jim. Well done!
     
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Congrats, Jim. Nice score!
     
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  8. Shave7

    Shave7 Active Member

    The Stahly is a good and unique razor, but they have disappointed me. I've bought 2 of them, and within several weeks of usage both mechanism froze up on me.

    The heads are marvelous shavers, though. I've trashed the Stahly handles and have installed the heads of regular handles.

    The heads are heavy, cumbersome, and tiring to my 82 year old hand, if used without the vibrating motors.
     
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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I don't know anyone who uses the wacky handle. It distracts from the great shave the head is capable of using a non ridiculous but weighty substitute.
     
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  10. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Yep, the Stahly head is a nice shave. The handle, if it vibrates, is fun for a laugh. At a party you can always wind it up, set it on the counter and make your friends chuckle.

    Herm
     
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  11. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I have one and it works like brand new. But it sits on the shelf because it's to awkward to use. At least for me it is. But the head on a different handle is a great shaver. Find the handle that suits you and enjoy
     
  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Had my first shave with the Stahly today.
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    Menthol Monday's Shave
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    Cold Water Wash
    C.O. Bigelow
    Jayaruh #30
    Stahly Live Blade (First Shave)
    Gillette Silver Blue
    CWR
    Osage Rub
     
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  13. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Love that head. Doesn't really need that flashlight attached to it.
     
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  14. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    Nice razor. These have always intriged me. Does the guide bars rotate? They look like a piece of rod that would rotate and roll across your face.
     
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  15. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    It does look like a old flashlight.:)
     
  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    The safety bar does not rotate, but it does move back and forth.
     
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  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    It's the stuff inside that does all the wiggling.
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    There was a lot of engineering that went into that. Looks like a 4 speed transmission cut a way.:signs154:
     
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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Truly.

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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    Imagine what it would cost to design, develop and manufactor that today. How do you change the oil in that gear box?:signs002: Those planetary sets will need some fresh oil.
     
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