Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BBS, Jun 6, 2021.
Not sure what you're saying Jeff. How will a lot find help the gen 2 (D-J) handle
Hehe it won't, but I'll spend less to get one.
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I'll opine that the Berkley version of that adjustable is if not a unicorn it is within spitting distance of one.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Awhile back I scored this 1934 Gillette Aristocrat with leather case; both in pristine condition. The razor looked as if it was never used.
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.
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!
Thank you very much. I bought this from an eBay seller for $250; they originally wanted $450 for it but they accepted my offer.
Bargain! Theft! Stolen!
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.
A "nearly complete" Bates circa around 1940.
It has the adjustable razor
The case with the stropper
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.
3 blades for 50¢ and way too much interaction and work just to finally get a shave. Unicorn because they probably only sold 10.
Very nice kit for the collection!
The head looks like @twhite 's TARMAX DE.
Yikes! I hope I don’t get taken to court for copyright infringements. I did not mean to do it I swear.
Just observing the way it seems to be thin and totally flat. As for a copyright issue, the descendants of the original patent owner probably doesn't even know this thing existed and is at this very moment poking away at their face with a Gillette Fusion 7-blade cartridge razor.
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