Unicorn Razor Club (URC)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BBS, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    This 1-9 that sold today... Whew.
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  2. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Here’s 3 of my URC’s. A Gillette Sheraton, an Eclipse Red Ring and a 1958 D1 Gillette Toggle. 1A6661E3-C475-48D4-BA17-9FA29F08CB87.jpeg C65A2F0F-2813-4B83-9AD6-0288B1F35595.jpeg 914A16B8-A9E0-4E2C-A629-6FF30AE1F308.jpeg
     
  3. Clouds

    Clouds Member

    Davis Rythmic

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    There is tons of audio feedback and shaves great

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  4. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Don’t have this anymore, I traded it away. Fun while I had it but it mostly sat in a box unused. The hunt is sometimes what’s most fun ;)
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  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    That looks cool. A medical device of some sci-fi flick involving a deranged dr is what comes to mind.. lol but hell it may be a “ mild shaver”


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  6. Clouds

    Clouds Member

    Strivel Adjustable

    Strivel is apparently a word-play. The first part of the word comes from the Swedish word for Strap which is "Strigel" and the second part comes from "Rakhyvel" which translated is razor - So "Strap Razor" OR "Honing Razor". Most of the ones you see are not adjustable.
    I don't have the "proper" blades for it so don't know if the honing feature works or not, but it doesn't do anything to a normal DE blade.

    Its pressed metal so it gives lots of audio feedback and using normal DE's is a great shaver.


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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    It's adjustable. So yes, it can be mild. It's the only (my) unicorn razor missing from my collection.
     
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  8. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I never even knew that existed lol.


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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Some terrific gear, fellows. Don't have any unicorns in my den, unfortunately.
     
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  10. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    You should research it. There's only a few threads about them on the internet. The center segment rotates and lowers to load the blade. It's basically a neat loading mechanism, adjustable one piece, and skeletonized. All in one single razor, and manufactured in Glasgow, Scotland, of all places. Probably sometime in the 1920's-30's.

    ...and it takes both old three hole blades and modern DE blades.
     
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  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Hmmm. Now im really curious!


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  12. tonich

    tonich Well-Known Member

    That Cambridge set was not sold in France, IMHO.
    It was the other version of the Cambridge - the OT, with the SR razor
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    good to know.any info on it would be good to know..;):eatdrink047:
     
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  14. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Here is one I consider a unicorn

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    Yes it is a Super Speed but this the rookie card and this razor according to my research was probably only made in a single production run for the Christmas season of 1947 before the second iteration came onto the market which I know was by no later than late January of 1948. They do show up but not often. Usually the one you see more often is the 2nd iteration which the has a different style guard with creases along the lather channels which was added to all 1pc Gillette razors in 1948.
     
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  15. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Rookie cards are (now) desirable but not rarely seen. Actually probably less likely to have been mutilated in bicycle spokes.

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  16. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    So potentially there could be millions of these on ebay that people buy and dont even know the rare ss they have because they may not notice the crease …


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  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Millions perhaps overstates but the Christmas and Father's Day campaigns did represent Gillette's two biggest marketing pushes, presumably with production to match those two biggest sales opportunities. I'm guessing there were more Super Speeds than unicorns produced in November-December '47.

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  18. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Sorry Jeff, once again im a little slow and didnt quite understand your comment. Lol happens to me often.. im a simple guy with a simple mind.. [​IMG]


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  19. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I was agreeing with you..could be lots out there given they were produced for the period of greatest demand.

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  20. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Thats what i thought.. thanks bud.


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