SoD: 'A' is for Adjustable!

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by IAmTheJody, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Kicking off a dedicated thread for shaves of the day using an adjustable razor!

    Feel free to post your adjustable shaves of the day here as well! Whether it is a Gillette Fat Boy, a Rex Ambassador, a Schick or PAL or Parker adjustable injector, a Gibbs... any and all adjustables*!

    *(for purposes of this thread, this does not include "adjustable" razors like Gillette Old Type, Famex, etc. that are adjustable just by loosening the knob. :p)

    Today's moment of adjustable zen featured:
    • Pearl Flexi adjustable DE razor
    • NOS vintage Schick Super Stainless Steel Krona Comfort Edge DE blade
    • Art of Shaving Bergamot & Neroli Essential Oils Shaving Cream
    • 1930s Rubberset 400-4 "adjustable" brush restored with a TGN Silvertip Grade A badger knot
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    Being honest, this is probably the best and most efficient razor in my whole rotation. At least until my 1936 Gillette open-comb Aristocrat returns back to me after it is revamped and replated in rhodium. :D

    Today's Pearl Flexi adjustment was at №. 4 for the full head, face and neck shave. It slalomed wonderfully and Olympic-aly through the fine lather and lubrication provided by the AoS bergamot & neroli essential oils shaving cream.

    Not much to expound on in regards to the Schick Super Stainless Steel Krona Comfort Edge blade as IMHO, it's the best DE - and injector - blade ever manufactured.

    The Rubberset 400-4 brush head restored with a silvertip grade A badger knot is an amazing, fluffy pillow of perfect softness that wicks and holds lather über efficiently.

    A BBS finish all over, including the head, was obtained. A superb moment of zen today!

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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Where'd you source the knot? I've got a boar knot for my Tom's B400 but I'm thinking it could use a High Mountain Badger playmate.

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  3. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    It's from TGN - The Golden Nib. Always have gotten great knots from them over the years. I believe @Enrico is using them now as well.
     
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  4. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    And a correction: the Rubberset brush was restored with a silvertip grade A badger knot from TGN, not a high mountain silvertip badger knot from TGN.

    I forgot I wanted the high mountain silver tip but they were out of stock so I went with the grade A silver tip. Reckon I have just had the high mountain on my mind ever since receiving my Yaqi Aqua high mountain silvertip badger brush.
     
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  5. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I do have 12 adjustables...
     
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  6. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    About 15 and still Fatboy free :)

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  7. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Well when you do shave with one, be sure to post your shave of the day with it here! :eatdrink047:
     
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  8. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Wow, I didn't expect to find someone who had more.
     
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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Especially without any Fatboys :)

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  10. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I thought they prefer to be called "proportionally disadvantaged" these days. :D
     
  11. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

     
  12. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you should remedy that. It's still my favorite of the bunch. I like mine so much it's being replated in Rhodium right now. You probably have the Toggle I'm missing though...
     
  13. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Haha nah. Just not that big a fan of the Gillette adjustables. I did have a Fatboy but sold it and not missed. If I acquire another it will be inadvertent (which is how I acquired my other Gillette adjustables). In part I'm intent on resisting the "you have to have a Fatboy" fanboyism.

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  14. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I stand corrected.
     
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  15. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Who is doing the rhodium replate for you?
     
  16. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I think you might have a problem. :happy036::happy036:
     
  17. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Not enough? :happy097:
     
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  18. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Razor Emporium
     
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  19. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Exactly. It's not a problem until you start going to meetings.
     
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  20. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    I figured. Seems they are the only ones left doing rhodium right now. Reckon they have $20,000 laying around. lol
     
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