-Vintage-Gillette-Shave-

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

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    i think most of us are..
     
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  2. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    I love the 59 and also own a Wee Scot. I have a Chubby 1 in Best on the Christmas list...we’ll see. I have 16 brushes in rotation...LOL. The tech is quite nice and I have a NOS 53 Canadian Tech still in the box and a 66 Travel Tech. Love them...next SOTD we’ll start at the beginning with one of the Single Rings...Thanks for starting the thread!
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    i had an nos boxed canadian tech i passed on to my brother when he started using double edge razors. i still have my nos 53 y-4 canadian military tech set.well was nos, i used it once..looking forward to seeing your set ups.. thank you for posting..
     
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  4. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Mine is a Y4 too...here is my minty Tech...a grand total of $5.50...on the Bay...Blades are still in plastic...This was the “ground zero” razor that led to the next 28 vintage Gillettes LOL.
     

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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool razor. do you use it?
     
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  6. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Not yet...I look at it a lot but I haven’t used it yet. I have 37 razors in rotation and it was my first vintage Gillette at an insanely cheap price. Some day...
     
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    i used mine on remembrance day i think..will use it from time to time..i am at 34 in rotation, some more than others ,plus around 8 that are used rarely if once only, displays or doubles.
     
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  8. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Besides the NOS Tech I have a 59 Fatboy that is a mint, cased example that I have not used yet but I have a 60 Fatboy that was procured for me by a friend down in Texas...it is also in very clean condition. I will use the Tech at some point.
     
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  9. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I will go check that thread out...
     
  10. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this counts, but an 85 model black beauty.
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  11. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    If they don't produce the razor anymore it qualifies. A Gillette Sterling would get you thrown out of the thread.
     
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  12. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Hahaha!
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    absolutely counts, nice set up,
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    16/12/18--46-50 gold tech..
     
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  15. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Could you send me the link to that thread please?
     
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

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  18. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Today's shave set at 5. Still an aggressive shaver, feel is like a 47/48 - 53 Aristocrat but that is where the similarity ends. Quality of the shave is not the same more akin I would say to something like a 60s style super speed or 58 TV Special.
     
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    what is your vintage razor of the year?
     
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  20. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Today's shave set at 1. If I had to compare it to another Gillette somewhere between a 50s flare tip and blue tip. It is not as mild as a blue tip or aggressive as a 50s flare tip on this setting. I'd like to say it is more aggressive than a Tech of the same time period at a 1 setting but it has been awhile since I used one. This gave me some irritation under the nose on the ATG pass on the 1 setting something that a Tech doesn't do so that is my basis for saying that.
     
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