Vintage Gillette Shave

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

  1. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    That does not compute...one? Nope...
     
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  2. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I’m fixing to give the 66 a try. I’m still soaking the Senator it’s gonna clean up nicely! Then I’ll have to wait a couple days to shave since I’m shaving so late tonight. I can’t get a five o’clock shadow. It’s more like a 48 hour shadow. Or more. Lol.
     
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  3. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Well enjoy Sir they both look beautiful!
     
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  4. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Ok. First run. Used Wilkinson Sword Classic blade. Dubl Duck M2 aluminum brush. Mama bears bay rum soap. Really loved it. I’m a huge old type fan but this razor was really easy for me to use.




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  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool shave sir..
     
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  6. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir!
     
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  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    12/03/19 --1950 u.s aristocrat.. 20190312_202426.jpg
     
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  8. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thank you..i don't use it often..
     
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  10. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Well that sounded like it went very well! #66 looks beautiful all around!
     
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  11. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    That is a fine looking razor indeed.
     
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  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thank you sir..
     
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  13. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Flare tip / Voskhod blade [​IMG]

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  14. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    '48-'49 Aristocrat
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  15. BlaydRunner

    BlaydRunner Member

    I would use the Astra SP simply because that is what I used in my 30's Aristocrat and had great success. Although I have a Senator & a Sheridan I have not used them, but my 30's Aristocrat that has the same head. So I would expect the blade to react the same. But have not experienced the Wilkinsons, so could do as Rev579 suggested and use the Wiks?
     
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  16. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    I’ll give them a try first. Then the astra after. I’ll report back!
     
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  17. BlaydRunner

    BlaydRunner Member

    Alrighty then.
     
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  18. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

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    SOTD 03/13/2019

    Razor: ABC 1910 Empire(Gold) B321627
    Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge Yellow(my first try with this blade)
    Brush: Ever-Ready/Whiting/TGN 16mm Finest
    Pre-Shave: Face Lather
    Lather: ToOBS Mr. Taylor’s Travel Stick
    Aftershave: Pre de Provence No. 63 Balm
    Additional Care:
    Tom Ford Costa Azzurra EDP(first time wearing it)​
    I was able to find some more TF samples and finally try the Yellow blades. The blades did really well and I have to wait and see about the cologne.
     
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  19. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    I love that razor!
     
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  20. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I can say I like all of the ABC razors and their handles for a variety of reasons, one of which is variety. The other has to do with the Thin Cap and the way it pairs with the thin, modern blades.
     
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