The Schick Paul Revere

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Darkbulb, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Received a beautiful Schick Paul Revere razor today.

    I don't know too much about the razor apart from that;
    - made within the 1971-1976 timeframe,
    - made by International Silver,
    - 'technically' an L-type Schick (L5), and
    - it's a fairly light razor - something you wouldn't think by looking at it - as the 'tableware handle' is hollow. Metal exterior and plastic interior (the joint assembly between the head and handle is actually silver plated plastic.

    If you would saw through the handle, it would look something like this:
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    Photocredit to SMF

    It's also supposedly a rather mild razor but that the angle really drives how mild or aggressive this razor can be.

    I did end up paying about $35 for mine, which, I feel is a bit on the high end of what it should go for w/out the box. But...this one was in really nice condition and you don't see them come up for sale too often.

    Mine has an M47 code on the head but I believe the Schick codes are not really useful for determining when a particular razor was made.

    Haven't tried it out yet as it just arrived. Haven't even cleaned it yet - but here are some pics and a short video of the big beauty:

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    And....a lil video:


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  2. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    Looks good. Now take a shower with Stirling's Ben Franklin, lather up some Razorock Boston Tea Party soap, finish off with some Fine American blend and we'll all salute you.
     
  3. Bah, we'll salute you anyway just for passionately trying to track down every razor you don't yet have. :)
     
  4. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I did a month with that model. Mine belonged to my Dad. They are from 1971-1976 and were a marketing promo. It's an easy and intuitive shave. You'll like it, it's milder than a J but still efficient.
     
  5. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    First guy to use actual moonshine as an AS splash wins. And is likely a patriotic southerner.
     
  6. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I have the Schick Trac II model, also made by International Silver. It's a nice razor.

    A few years ago, the Trac II version was selling for about $25, and the Injector version was going for about $50 in decent shape.

    I'm not sure what has caused the downward trend in injector prices lately...perhaps the Mongoose is causing people to sell off their injectors?
     
  7. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I saw one on the Bay recently. Nice looking razors. Your razor looks great!
     
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  8. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    I have both the Schick PR and the Trac II and both are nice shavers.

    The Mongoose will cause a lot of users, due to expenses, to try to recoup some money selling off their injectors as well, but that will be a very small blip.
    I think the fact that the cost and the fact that injector blades are not as easy to find as DE in brick and mortar stores may also have some effect, but how much is not certain.
     
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  9. RaZorBurn123

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

    Very nice.
     
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  10. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Interesting!
     
  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Beautiful... znice_razor.png
     
  12. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Thanks, planning to use it already this coming week...as it's so shiny.
     
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  13. SHAVEWIZARD420

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    The brittish are coming, the brittish are coming!!
     
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  14. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Mmmmm.....Might be something in that....I hope they sell more Mongooses then....:chores016:

    Billy
     
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  15. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Ive never had one, but always wanted one, I have a few nice bits in my collection, Very sought after razor congrats on getting hold of one.
     
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  16. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    Mongooses? Mongeese? Hmmm
     
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  17. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Actually, I believe both forms are correct.
     
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  18. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    A Flock of Mongeese
     
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  19. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Had my first shave with the Schick Paul Revere this morning.

    Loaded it up with a Shick blade and took it for a spin on top of some Klar Kabinnet.

    It's a mild razor but also very efficient. Two passes later I was very clean shaven - not even in need of any touch-up passes.
    The handle is certainly on the big side of things but after having used the Mongoose and a number of other larger handles it didn't really bother me.
    It's more lightweight that what you maybe expect from just seeing it and didn't quite have the same solid/'quality' feel as say a modern stainless steel razor but that's obviously a rather unfair comparison. I'd say as a razor it did a great job and I truly do love how it looks. This might be a keeper.


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  20. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Never would have guessed it's partly plastic.
     

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