Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by RaZorBurn123, Feb 28, 2017.
Timeless Razor solid bar 0.068mm. The best machined razor I've ever owned.
Mail box full of Micro Matic love today.
I came home to a couple of new straights.
Top one is a an Imperial Razor.
Bottom is a Geneva Cutlery Corp.
I really like the engraving on the Imperial and think it will clean up nicely.
Not the soap just the sticker ... I know big spender, but thats all I needed.
Some more plastic Wilkinson stuff - some more Retractors, a rather rare NIB disposable and some random carts that came along on the deal
A small slab of horse chestnut arrived a while ago. Now I just need the time to cut it up and work some handles out of it.
The anticipation is killing me... If it doesn't make it out on the truck. I'll have to go pick it up. I'm like 2 streets away from the post office.
Alright here is my haul thank you @Sraight Razor Dandy!!! I really appreciate it!!
Even the dull razor is sharp haha.
Joseph Allen and Sons
One Gillette safety razor with crown top
Proud owner of #110 Jayaruh silvertip badger shaving brush.
And some nice samples! Thanks!
I see some nice looking handles showing up in the future.
Versace. Stirling 24mm Fan knot (Butterscotch) APShave Co. Olive wood Tuxedo knot. RazoRock Titanium HALO handle as seen with a Weber PH.
I hope so. Some parts of the slab are too unstable to work with, but I'll get quite a few workable pieces.
I'm sending a couple pieces to @Jayaruh, so there should be a few brushes from this slab floating around soon.
What a great deal the HALO is, I'll buy a couple more when they come back.
It was a great day at the Antiques Fair.
I finally have an FBU
I'll be interested in what you think of the Gatlinburg.
I haven't tried it yet but will let you know when I do
Hi @Darkbulb do you have a 100 mm handle as well? What is your preference? Is one better balanced than the other? Thanks
Saturday found these Filarmonica scissors. I cleaned them up today and my daughter used them to give me a haircut. Got them for .25 cents.
Today a found a straight and a strop. The strop has no nicks and should cleanup great. The razor should cleanup nicely. Got these for $20 total.
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Here's the long answer
Didn't buy these, but chanced into another inheritance. I've been extremely fortunate to build a collection of a wide variety of razors almost entirely of family pieces; each one means something. The uncle of a family friend recently passed away, and his belongings included some razors which my mom thought I would appreciate. So now I get to curate these beauties.
Left to right, top to bottom:
2013+ MicroTouch One (Weishi)
1978 Gillette Atra Y2
1965-72 Schick Injector M1
1974 Gillette Super109 Super Adjustable U4
Also, several packages of blades: MicroTouch One (Dorco Platinum ST300) and Van Der Hagen (Blitz).
For me, the Schick is the gem of the bunch. It's my second injector and one I wanted to find. If it shaves as well as my G6, with the added feature of adjustability, it may well be my favorite razor. So excited to shave with this one.
The Atra joins its twin, a Y1 that was my grandfather's.
The Super Adjustable will replace a T3 that I have no family attachment for.
I shaved with the MicroTouch One, so I could say I did. Underwhelming and very mild with my usual Astra SP blade.
All the same, you can almost read the history here, making some assumptions. It's easy to see the SE Schick giving way to the DE adjustable, then cartridges and the as-seen-on-TV One. With the benefit of hindsight, each of those steps baffles me a little bit, but it's easy to be seduced by "progress." All the same, I wonder what the thought was behind purchasing the One, when the Super was in a cabinet or drawer somewhere.
Nevertheless, I'm honored to receive these and use them.
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