Kirby Beard meets Gillette

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Jake, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Jake

    Jake Well-Known Member

    Here's an unusual combination with a unique design on the exterior of the traveler-style case. Seems like Gillette may have provided the soap & brush canisters, the blades and blade banks. And they combined efforts on the case. The razor itself is unmistakable. And effective.
    Great set I was fortunate to find on eBay.
  2. ObiDon

    ObiDon member in questionable standing

    Very nice. I had not seen that razor before.
  3. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Jake that is one sweet set! :signs021:
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  4. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  5. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    Very interesting piece of kit and history. Congratulations.
  6. ZinZan

    ZinZan Member

    That's a beauty and what am unusual head.
  7. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    That is a fantastic looking set.
  8. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Sweet!! I have never seen or heard of the "Kirby Beard & CO" or ever seen one of their safety razors until this post, that I know of. There is an interesting and big article on the co in B&B. The handle looks very Apolloish to me. You can always learn something new at TSD. :happy088:
  9. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    That's a very nice set.
  10. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Hi Jake, 6 years later =) I found the same razor but with the kirby case. How does it shave? Im waiting mine to arrive...
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector

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    Might have better luck catching Jake over on Badger & Blade.

    By all reports, Kirby razors shave excellently.
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  12. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    I was so lucky. I should get it by tuesday. You will see the photos =)


    The Gold rocket is also on the deal! Im feeling like a kid again xD
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  13. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Finally it arrived!

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    The Gold rocket is a Gold aristocrat Jr! Its taking a bath now. It needs some tlc.
  14. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Wow... beautiful... congratulations
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

  16. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    Amazing shave! A while ago I compared the gibbs 17 with the fatboy. And the fatboy won. I have to test the gibbs with different blades.

    The kirby with a normal Lord blade was great. Perfect balance, smooth shave and the scalloped head, I believe it makes the diference. Its less surface touching on your face, so less drag. Really great razor.
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  17. Thorsten69

    Thorsten69 Well-Known Member

    and one more Kirby ;-)








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