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. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    what is a Gillette federal?
    any ball end
    the older fatter hollow handle
    the solid thinner?
    y'all who know, please share your wisdom.
     
  2. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    That NEW looks amazing, wonderful! Wow, that is nice. Can I trade my wife for it?
     
  3. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I've got my Old Type, a gift from my 90 year-old aunt. It was her father's! It's spotless, no cracks...beautiful!
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  4. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Planned Shave for 10/3 ...

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  5. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    WOW
     
  6. Razor Blade 79

    Razor Blade 79 Well-Known Member

    I'll be using my New Short Comb this month along with my Fatip Piccolo when it arrives next week.

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  7. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    SOTD

    OCtober 3, 2014
    Prep: Hot shower. Noxzema
    Razor: iKon DLC OC
    Blade: Personna Lab Blue
    Lather: TSD Pumpkin Harvest Lanolin
    Brush: WD Silvertip
    Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
    Aftershave: Captains Choice Cat O' Nine Tails
    First time using TSD Pumpkin Harvest, it's awesome! Everything you buy at TSD Shop helps keep TSD up and running. You can also get Egg Nogg.
    Go out and get it!
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  8. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Moderator
    That old New had to be one of the worst razors I've ever held. Just disgusting. You know its in really bad, bad shape when you open the envelope it arrived in and the stench from the package is off-putting. Old, mildewed metal...
    I wore gloves when handling it….yuck! No, I didn't shave with it at this time. ;)
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    A bit of elbow grease (okay..a LOT of elbow grease…and sanitizer…and cleaner), and it cleaned up pretty up darn well. No beauty contest winner—but it was transformed into pretty nice OC shaver!
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  9. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    Gillette Single Ring (1907)
    Personna Lab (3)
    ARKO!!
    Semogue 1305
    Alum
    Fine Orange Noir
     
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  10. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

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    Found out the hard way I can only use a Gem blade for 4 shaves. Tried to stretch the blade to 5 shaves and had a terrible first pass. Changed the blade and the rest of the shave was great.

    Razor Gem Micromatic Open Comb
    Gem Blade
    Semogue brush
    Tabac
    Nivea sensitive balm
    Clubman Special Reserve.
     
  11. Roderick

    Roderick Well-Known Member

    A great shave today with the Goodwill. If I had to use this setup everyday, I would be OK!
    Goodwill / Astra SP (2)
    Yardley Vintage soap
    Simms boar Vintage
    Kenneth Cole Mankind ASB
    Pinaud Clubman
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  12. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today I used an open comb old ball end. this old timer has been dropped several times, all the end teeth are bent in. someone may have purposely done it. doesn't look terrible, but definitely not mint and frosty anymore.
    that's ok it's mine now, I'm gonna love it, just the way it is. 20141003_175807-1.jpg
     
  13. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Plan for 4 October ...

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  14. VedderLG

    VedderLG Well-Known Member

    There's the best Lookin' brush around again :) Real beauty!
     
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  15. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Thanks! :)
     
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  16. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    SOTD

    OCtober 4, 2014
    Prep: Hot shower. Noxzema
    Razor: iKon DLC OC
    Blade: Ladas
    Lather: TSD Pumpkin Harvest Lanolin
    Brush: Simpsons Berkeley 46B
    Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
    Aftershave: Krampert's Bay Rum Acadian Spice
    The iKon DLC OC loaded with a Ladas is a winner. When it comes to skincare and performance, TSD Pumpkin Harvest Lanolin stands with the likes of MWF. IMO. It's that good. I had no need to use an aftershave balm.
    Go out and get it!
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  17. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    today I used a Gillette new long comb with a bar handle.
    it is not date coded. but does have a reissued pat number. I tried to research it and think it dates to about 1933.
    if I'm not right,( which happens occasionally), please share your thoughts.
    the razor shaved nice, seemed a little milder than some of the others.
    same head shape, maybe the handle made me hang on to it differently.
    anyway here is my next OC tober submission
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  18. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I stopped at an antique shop where I had found a couple razors in the past just to take a look. I picked up THIS razor. It was black and ugly and labeled as a "1920's razor". A little elbow grease and a soft brass brush makes all the difference! It's got a tiny crack in the handle, but that's not uncommon. All the teeth are straight, so I've finally got my NEW for $9!

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    Can't wait to try it out.
     
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  19. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Well done! Great find!
     
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  20. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Well here is my setup for tomorrow's shave 10-5 ...

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