Unicorn Razor Club (URC)

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

  1. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I'm not fond of the D-J handles so I'd hold out for a lot find (as I did with the first gen)..

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  2. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Not sure what you're saying Jeff. How will a lot find help the gen 2 (D-J) handle
     
  3. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Hehe it won't, but I'll spend less to get one.

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  4. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    :D
     
  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I'll opine that the Berkley version of that adjustable is if not a unicorn it is within spitting distance of one.
     
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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The best design of the earlier Krect razors was probably the second version that had a push button and a latch that kept the razor head from falling off the handle if it came loose. If any Krect razor might be considered a unicorn it is that one.
     
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  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    You ain't missing nothing either the ones they made in the late 40s shave nothing like the earlier ones. They are much milder and less efficient.
     
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  8. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    That one's rarer for sure and I know some talk about it but mine holds fine with no shim. LOVE this razor and it's shaves.
     
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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    AFAIK the push button is the third version . Just a few ads for it 1950-51. That would make sense as an improvement over the usual D-J version seen in '47-49. Never seen one

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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I've owned a lot of Schick Injectors and only one American made one has eluded me. I'd put this one if not a unicorn it is within spitting distance. I've only seen 2 of them for sale in the past 5 years.

    The almost mythical Type G2, the first of the 2 gold plated handle Type G razors.

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    The key visual feature on this is the rounded ferrule the spring connects to.

    For comparison purposes the more accessible second version aka the Type G3. These qualify as uncommon but nowhere near unicorn status.
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    As you can see the ferrule is squared like what you see on standard Type G injectors.

    The other difference is the G2nicorn has a metal handle, only Type G razor that is made that way.
     
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  11. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Awhile back I scored this 1934 Gillette Aristocrat with leather case; both in pristine condition. The razor looked as if it was never used. 03F38A8E-2C59-4931-B436-10BD92D0EB5C.jpeg
     
  12. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Beautiful! I believe it was the only variant of this Aristocrat model that came in the leather case, it being the very first variant in 1934. The next two variants of this Aristocrat model 36-37 and 37-38 came in the gold metal cases. The razor itself isn't a unicorn but finding the leather case probably could be considered so.
     
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  13. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
     
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  14. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Pleasure. It really is a beautiful set. Haven't seen one in that fine of a condition in a long long time. Show set for sure!
     
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  15. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much. I bought this from an eBay seller for $250; they originally wanted $450 for it but they accepted my offer.
     
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  16. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Bargain! Theft! Stolen!
    :char039: :p:D
     
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  17. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    This is the first one I've ever seen so I bought because of the price. Is it a true unicorn or not I don't know. Sold in Germany but the instructions are in Italian. It is what I call faux slant since razor head is not a true slant just offset on the handle. Based on the published patent date for this razor wouldn't have been sold earlier than 7/12 1937.
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  18. Clouds

    Clouds Active Member

    A "nearly complete" Bates circa around 1940.

    It has the adjustable razor

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    The case with the stropper

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    And wait there's more - Two (of three) blades, two tins of Thorite stropping paste, Applicator brush and the tube that contains hairs to test the blade sharpness.

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  19. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    3 blades for 50¢ and way too much interaction and work just to finally get a shave. Unicorn because they probably only sold 10. :D

    Very nice kit for the collection!

    The head looks like @twhite 's TARMAX DE.
     
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  20. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yikes! I hope I don’t get taken to court for copyright infringements. I did not mean to do it I swear.
     
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