Open Comb Central - The Place With Real Teeth (No R41, Hybrid or Closed Combs)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by GDCarrington, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary. It has a cracked handle like many ball ends, but still shaves great.
     
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    if you wanted there is the razor emporium repro handle..i am thinking about one for my early new lc razors.
     
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  3. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Last time I checked, it only came in nickel..
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    i think you can email him and they will gold plate one for you..
     
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  5. Flintstone65

    Flintstone65 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! British razors rock!!!
     
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    yes sir they do..:):eatdrink047:
     
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  7. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Aha. Good to know. Thanks.
     
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  8. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Very nice


    - Ken
     
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  9. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Nice pictures


    - Ken
     
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  10. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Love the razor! Excellent shave!


    - Ken
     
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    October 9, 2019
    Tatara Masamune Open Comb
    Gillette 7 O’clock Yellow
    Stuga Sandalwood Silvertip
    Cold River Schapenmelk
    Dominica Grand Bay Rum Aftershave

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  12. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    I do not find my Damaskeene extremely mild, that said I find it mild on the mid range scale if that does not confuse things to much.
    GEM Razor Cluster review 2019 (2).jpg
    Have some great shaves!
     
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  13. Flintstone65

    Flintstone65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks!
     
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  14. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thank you
     
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool pic Clint..
     
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    38-40 sheraton.. 20191008_181523_edited.jpg
     
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  17. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    OCtober 9th
    Razor: Gillette NEW LC
    Blade: Gillette 7o'clock Permasharp Stainless (1)
    Brush: Envy Shave Eight Ball Supreme White badger
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    PAA Galactic witch hazel
    PAA unscented Star Jelly
    AS: Fine Platinum

    MWF on MWF OCtober

    Good morning! [​IMG]
     
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  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Famex, Bic Chrome Platinum blade, shave 4.
    famex.jpg

    One of my favorite French razors and one of the few I've had restored. OCtober is a good a reason as any to use this one. This razor is also an adjustable like you would need to since it is typical of French razors and is like a fillet knife on it's least gap setting. The cage has some flex to it so depending how far you tighten down the handle it will change the blade gap. Because the way the cap sits you also have a blade exposure adjustment. You can either load it with both blade edges symmetrical or asymmetrical with one side have more exposure and the other less than when loaded symmetrical.

    Shave was with the blade gap symmetrical and handle fully tightened down for the lowest gap setting. This razor at this setting very efficient and sharp. With a mild touch you can get a BBS finish with little irritation and almost no weepers.
     
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  19. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    OCtober 9th- I have been eyeing my Gillette old type that I acquired back last yr and have used it a few times since. I bought it with a _bay lot , you know when you come across a well liked razor that the previous owner cherished from the wear of the top cap plate. Almost all the Nickel has disappeared and the bottom plate is almost pristine & not a bent tooth with no dents so he enjoyed this one, also I had to replace the (paper) wedged Gillette ball type handle with a (spare)Gillette Tech handle. I usually get a weeper or two from this razor but it gives a close shave and is more a upper mid range for aggression razor IMO.

    Razor : Gillette old type-MFG 1920's + a Tech handle Mfg-1940's
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (4)
    Soap : Nivea sensitive shave cream
    Brush: Yaki Tuxedo knot 24mm+
    Pre shave: Wet the face + Aloe vera gel on beard area only
    Post shave: Alum + cold water rinse
    Post shave: Razorock Blue barber with witch hazel + Nivea cool kick balm
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + Alum indicated some irritation + 1 chin weeper = [​IMG]

    OCtober 9-2019 (2).jpg


    Have some great shaves!
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
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  20. Boru62

    Boru62 Well-Known Member

    Valet AutoStrop VC-1
    Gem PTFE (de-spined)
    IMG_20191009_152926.jpg

    Smooth Shaves to one and all.
     
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