The Shake Sharp Razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Dapper-in-a-can-man

    Dapper-in-a-can-man and Dad-on-hand

    This is quite an interesting razor. I've never seen one like it

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  2. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    I'd really like to own one of these. A nice piece of wet shaving history... Sadly haven't seen any locally around me in Pennsylvania. Does anyone have one that they don't need or use? Or know someone that might want to get rid of one?? Please let me know, thanks. I'll continue to keep an eye out in the meantime...

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  3. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

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    You might consider to ask in the WTB forum. ;)

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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    There's a version 1.5 on the Bay now, over priced but maybe worth tracking. This version has the Bakelite handle of the version 1.0 and the basic head design/hinged cap of the version 2.0.

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  5. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I saw it. Pretty over priced. Shipping from my state (Pennsylvania). Wow someone actually bid at that price! Hope they enjoy it...

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  6. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Surprised it got a bid at that too.

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  7. Misphit

    Misphit Rest In Peace

    This has been hanging out in my I don't know if I really want to use it but I have one drawer. Inquiries can be sent via private message.
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  8. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    I now have both a gen 1 and gen 2. I prefer the shave of the gen 2 better I think... Seems to be more consistent and a little smoother. I like the audible feedback as well.

    Josh[​IMG]

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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Nothing in my den beats the two stacked blade trick in my version 1 And there's a lot in my den. Closer and smoother than version 1.5 or 2.

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  10. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I may have to try the double stacked blade trick... Just two DE razor blades stacked on each other??

    Josh

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  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Yep. Just works. In theory I think you could put a shim on top but when you stack them the top blade gets that much closer to the edge of the cutting bottom blade, so in my mind this approach should be more effective.

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  12. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I should dig my shake sharps out and give them a whirl. Been a while since I used either one. They are one of the few one pass razors I've used. It's hard to beat their shave.
     
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  13. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Nice to see you back, Ryan!
     
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  14. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    I shaved with the stacked 2 blades this morning on my Gen 1... Wow! Completely different shave in a good way! Completely mowed down 4 days of beard growth easily. It's back in the rotation.

    Josh

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  15. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Told ya. :) . The most significant accidental discovery since that of vulcanized rubber.

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  16. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Welcome back!
     
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  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Shake Sharp v2.0/Astra SS, AOS Sandalwood.[​IMG]

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  18. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Here's the original announcement of the Shake Sharp, first unveiled for sale exclusively at Gimbel's for Christmas 1945. Ad was published in a number of regional papers December 20, 1945.[​IMG]
     
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  19. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha, the ad makes the Shake Sharp sound like the best thing since sliced bread. I really love that 2 out of 3 photos are of women using the razor that they "stole" from their husbands. Classic!

    Reminds me, while I'm shaving with SE razors... no reason why I can't have a Shake Sharp shave or 2!!

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  20. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Well that sounds about right
     
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