Mild Shavers Thread-Techs,TTOs,Anything mild!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by MR41, Mar 4, 2018.

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Do you consider a Gillette Red Tip mild?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. It Depends on the day

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  1. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    It’s mild, but less mild than a contour or a push button, even though the push button is technically the same head. A Gem G bar is also very nice if you’re looking at a Featherweight.
     
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  2. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    The micromatics- open comb, clog prof, flying wing( bullet tip), the little lather catchers, and shovel heads are the most common models on the aggressive side. The true old lather catchers( 90-100yrs) are usually medium aggressiveness to aggressive, but some are very smooth.
     
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  3. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    June 5th
    Razor: Gillette Blue Tip
    Blade: SuperMax Blue Diamond (2)
    Brush: Zenith boar
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Williams Mug Soap
    Stirling Orange Chill witch hazel
    PAA Unscented Star Jelly
    AS: Stirling Pharaohs Dreamsicle

    Williams Wednesday!


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  4. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    June 6th
    Razor: Gillette Blue Tip
    Blade: SuperMax Blue Diamond (3)
    Brush: Grizzly Bay Pure Magic/ SHD bulb
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: A&E St. Barts
    PAA Galactic witch hazel
    PAA Unscented Star Jelly
    AS: A&E St. Barts

    Good morning!
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  5. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Nice setup. If your Blue Tip seems a little mild try shimming it with a used trimmed down blade. I did it with my Red Tip and it made it a little more aggressive. The shave is still smooth and comfortable.

    Clayton

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  6. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Clayton.
    I have more aggressive razors on hand for when I'm in the mood for them. The Blue Tip has such a small sweet spot it helps to keep my technique in check and fun to use. Thanks for the advice though.

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  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    1950s british superspeed.. 20190606_203419.jpg
     
  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Stahly/BIC[​IMG]

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  9. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

  10. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Spoilers are my favorite blade in my 1955 RedTip, and 1965 Flare Tip Superspeeds. The whiskers just disappear.

    Clayton

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  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool,they are fantastic blades.i wish they were still produced..
     
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  12. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I wish they were too.

    Clayton

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  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    saturday shave, canadian flat plate rocket/aristocrat jr ,spoiler,rr barrel finest badger, b and m reserve classic/gillette sun up scent soap and splash.. 20190608_095159.jpg
     
  14. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

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    DE 89 clone w/ a Nacet
     
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  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    #44 flat bottom tech set.. 20190609_091628.jpg
     
  16. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

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    Couple of basics

    L6 w/ Nacet
    Omega 40033
    Palmolive Wool Fat Deluxe—Palmolive, MWF, VDH hybrid
    Witch hazel w/ heavy menthol added
     
  17. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Had to take my New birth year Gillette 1959 E4 Fatboy for it's resurrected first shave with it's new owner (ME), cleaned up it looks fairly new & was handled & looked after very well by previous owners. The shave is a little different than my Gillette slim because it arches the blade more in the barn doors bay when closed(smooth). Results CCS,DFS,BBS and can't complain about those results on started setting 5 and changing to 6 on Gillette aggressiveness system on the fly:a12:. Alum block indicated no issues with skin irritation.Gillette 7 Oclock (2) and it performed well.
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    For the first shave it felt good in the hand and the shave was excellent and in my sweet spot for final results.
    Have some great shaves.
     
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  18. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Great shave! Does the head geometry feel very different compared to other Gillettes? You mentioned that it bent the blade more.
     
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  19. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    To me it seems a little more smoother because the depth of head is larger but it's early to really go out of my way to say it's smoother overall than the Slim. More shaves will zero my settings on the blade gap. It has some heft and for $20.00 bucks I was not going to let it go.
    Their is a difference in area were the blade is pushed up into the winged "barn" door roof, not sure what the angle difference would be on the arc but it is still a change!
    Comparing Gillette Fatboy & Slim razors. (3).jpg Comparing Gillette Fatboy & Slim razors. (2).jpg
    Have some great shaves!
     
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  20. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    JR #134 (24mm, Frigate Class)
    Stirling Triumph soap and AS
    Stirling Glacial Unscented PSB

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