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Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette New LC / Gillette 7o'clock yellow [​IMG]

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  2. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    1917 Gillette Aristocrat
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    First I have to preface this with not all old types shave the same. I've had NDC 1921 - 1928 ones that shave fillet knives and ones that are on the low end of the aggressive scale. This razor has some serious blade feel to it but no bite when all is said and done. The razor feels a lot like a Cooper Monobilt the way it shaves. End result an almost BBS shave, really good shave better than almost any Gillette DE I've used. I think this one is going into the N.F.S. pile after I get it completely straightened out.
     
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  3. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Very nice!


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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    ok thanks ..
     
  5. brit

    brit in a box

    03/10/19 --#77 rfb /platinum/wcs synth/MWF/razorock blue.. 20191002_181228_edited.jpg
     
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  6. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    Pre-War Tech
    Feather(2) very not impressed with this blade and it went in the bank.
    TOBS St. James
    Semogue 830
    Witch Hazel with Tea Tree Oil
    Pinauld Clubman
    I wasn't impressed with the Feather on the first use in a Slim. I thought I would try it in a Tech. Still wasn't impressed. It's a sharp blade but sharp isn't all there is to it. IMHO. Oh well, I'm glad I didn't worry about buying a 100 pack of them.
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    i can honestly say i have never tried them..nor need to..the sharper gillette blades work fantastic in the tech for me..nacet.gsb,platinum ..7 oclocks..
     
  8. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    I agree 100%. One of the best shaves of my life was with this razor and a Nacet. I will give the GSB a try next but it's going to have to be pretty good to beat that Nacet. I'm almost convinced that is my go to blade. I've got a couple of more to try though.
     
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  9. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    I like the feather blades in my
    Parker Variant, but not any of my vintage razors.

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  10. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Nice Set Up!:happy088:
     
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  11. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Single Ring 10/03/19 DSCF4099.JPG
     
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  12. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Tuesday OCtober 2

    Hitting 2nd, a 101 year old, 1918 Gillette Bulldog.

    Bowl/Scuttle - GP12
    Soap - Le Pere Lucien Savon du Barbier (A+in my book)
    Brush - M&F
    Blade - Feather HI SS (4)
    Razor - 1918 Gillette Bulldog
    Post Shave - OSMA Pierre alum, Baum.BE A/S balm, Floid SE Mentolado Vigoroso A/S

    Shave rating 3.5 of 5

    First shave with this razor, was kind of show only before. I really like barber pole handles. This razor has a problem with alignment of the blade plus I noticed a very slight hairline crack in the handle. I will need to look for a replacement. I was in a bit of a rush so I didn’t want to play with the blade alignment - one side was mild, the other aggressive - so I did a careful one pass, DFS shave. This soap is great, lather and lubricity are superior.

    Looking through my stash to see what other century old Gillette razors I can pull out and use for the remainder of the week.

    Happy OCtober and great shaves everyone.

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  13. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Slim twist / Feather blade [​IMG]

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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    with various charts about and stuff like that ,nacets seem to be quite sharp and very consistent based on spec's.by using them my experience is the same..smooth and efficient for at least 3-4 shaves..haven't taken one past 5 but it was starting to get a little tuggy on the first pass so i binned it..platinums in the blue and white box do last longer and are silky smooth as well..very close to spoiler blades..for me of course..
     
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome shave Blair..love the bulldog..la pere oud soap is a favorite i use in the winter ..
     
  16. brit

    brit in a box

    cool slim twist shave Stuart..
     
  17. brit

    brit in a box

    cool single ring shave sir..will be giving mine a go again this month..
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you sir..the rfb is a fantastic shaver.love the razorock blue splash..
     
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome new lc ..nice set up and pic sir..
     
  20. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Thank You! , I Should Use Mine More Often Always Great Shaves With The Wilkinson Blades
     
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