Unicorn Razor Club (URC)

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

  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this one counts as a unicorn but it is the same push button flip top design as the Gibbs 9. This one is a Filomatic, Spanish made by a company called Bassat. These razors were made I believe in the mid 60s to 70s. They also made these in a few different colors, I've also seen a collection of them with handles colored, green, red and brown but never seen an actual one of those for sale.

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  2. Clouds

    Clouds Active Member

    I not really sure that a Walbusch B5 quiet achieves Unicorn status, but it's rare and very sought after.

    How does it shave: I love the way it shaves and it's by far my best shaving slant.

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  3. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    If it doesn't the Merkur branded version of that razor does.
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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    If both of us have the Liebel can it be a unicorn? Sure why not. One of my favorite acquisitons for its design and history.

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  5. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Slants aren't my cup 'o lather but I think an adjustable slant is the bees knees. I imagine some engineering thought had to go into that.
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  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    You have some nice kit. Thanks for sharing them.
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    How rare or unique, I don't know, but I have a Brazilian Mono-Tech T3 that gives a fantastic shave I consider it the poor man's #58


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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Never seen another example, Gebr(uder) Lang Old Type style DE with inlaid handle. If not unique I expect quite a few less were produced than my Liebel. Lang is known as a Solingen maker of straight razors.

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  9. Clouds

    Clouds Active Member

    The one is definitely not a unicorn but a rarity the other I actually don't know.
    Both are based on the Gibbs 15/17 Reglable, but both take standard non-modified DE blades.
    On the left a Personna Precision, which is pretty difficult to find and on the right a Palmera No 7 even more so.
    I see that @oldtech found a Personna in the wild this weekend for the princely sum of $20 - awesome AWESOME score.

    Yes the TopCap of the Palmera is wider than both the Gibbs and Personna and actually covers the tabs.

    How do they shave:
    Personna, I find it a bit draggy
    Palmera, pretty much like a Gibbs.

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  10. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    This is my unicron. Been hunting one for a couple of years now.

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  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I imagine quite a few/some/not many were sold but whatever I haven't seen a Hoffritz Futur appearance in a forum post in a decade or so. Certainly compared with the commonly seen Hoffritz Slant it's a very rare bird . I find no ads for it. Distribution may have been limited to one of the New York shops.

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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    while the brit rfb 2 piece isn't that rare and there were many version/upgrades during the manufacturing era this is the only late one i have seen on any forum..notice the creased fb tech design cap,no pats on handle .late model on left.possibly post war.last of the 2 piece razors.
    early and late brit new rfb 2 piece.

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    thoughts anyone?
  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    With the reflection it looked like a wooden cap.

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  14. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Teeth on the one on the left look a tad beefier too. :happy088:
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021
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  15. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    I'm not sure if you can consider it an unicorn, but I love my kirby with its original travel case.

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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Great looking razor ..... how does it shave?

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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    yes sir,just noticed that.:) cheers.:eatdrink047:
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  18. José Santos

    José Santos Active Member

    It's an amazing shaver =) it gives a close but very soft shave. I married 6 months ago, and it was the one I chose for my morning shave that day.
  19. tonich

    tonich Well-Known Member

    Thank you, all!
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  20. Northstonehill

    Northstonehill Active Member

    I had the same two versions and wondered the same thing. One of them had siginificantly beefier teeth…
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