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

  1. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything here and since tonight was so relaxed and calm, here goes:
    1941 Ranger Tech
    Z-1 Gillette Blue Blade (2)
    Semogue 830 brush
    Stirling Executive Man soap and A/S
    Witch Hazel with tea tree oil
    Cold Missouri water.

    I went to a flea marked last weekend and found a box of blades. 2 20 blade packs of Blue Blades still sealed and 2 10 blade packs still sealed as well. Also had 2 sealed packs of old 3 hole blades and 1 that was open. The# on them are 345 I believe. I'm not sure on the dates of any of them but I had to try the Blue Blades. The first pass out was in a Pre-war Tech and I didn't think I was gonna make it to the end of that pass. I toughed it out and 2 and 3 passes was a lot smoother. Same deal tonight with the Ranger. First pass was pretty rough but 2 and 3 was smooth and I got a BBS with very little pick-up, no blood and ZERO burn with the A/S. It still amazes me that blades that old (no ideal how old) and razors as old as some of these are still produce a shave as close and smooth as they do.

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome ranger shave and pic..the blue blades will have a letter and number on them,year and quarter. . mr razor has a blade chart.. https://www.mr-razor.com/
     
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  3. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary. That was my first stop when I got home with the blades. Z-1 on the Blue Blade is either a 1954 or 1970. The 3 hole blades are before 1925 as that's when they went to 4 # codes.
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool. they would be 1954 in that dispenser..nice score..never tried a blue blade, heard they deteriorate with age..not sure..
     
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  5. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Blue Tip / Gillette Silver Blue [​IMG]

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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    tuesday shave
    late brit first gen aristocrat
    platinum
    bbj omega
    sv felce
    acqua di selva [​IMG]
     
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  7. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Gillette ‘51 W2 Gold Aristocrat Set
    Gillette‌ ‌Nacet‌ Stainless
    APShaveCo. 24MM Mixed Badger/Boar Summer Handle
    Williams‌ ‌Shaving‌ ‌Soap‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌vintage‌ ‌mug‌ ‌
    Aqua‌ ‌Velva‌ ‌Aftershave‌ ‌(Spanish‌ ‌Version)‌ ‌by‌ ‌Williams‌


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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome gillette shaves and pics gents..
     
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  9. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary
     
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  10. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

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  11. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Well this quite minty Gillette Flare Tip Rocket came home today. 56-59? Stamped with II on the underside. What say you @brit? Gary...
     

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  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The first year they produced those was 1959. If it has a slim head like the Gillette Slim adjustable it is sometime from 1961 onward, if not then 1959 - 1961.
     
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  13. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sir. It has a typical SS head.
     
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  14. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Tuesday's Shave

    1978 Gillette Super Adjustable 109 Black Beauty (Y1)
    Gillette Platinum (1)
    Lowborn Supply 'Storm'
    Stirling 'Electric Sheep' Shaving Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Osage Rub
    Florida Water Cologne

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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome adjustable Andrew..:).fine shave,,
     
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  16. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Gary!
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    wednesday shave
    1930 new lc/tech handle
    platinum
    simpson sunspot
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  18. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Gillette ‘66 L4 Flare-Tip Super-Speed Set (last year/quarter)
    Gillette Wilkinson Sword (India)
    Yaqi‌ ‌Barber‌ ‌Pole‌ ‌24mm‌ ‌2-Band‌ ‌Badger‌‌
    Arko Shaving Soap puck
    Taylor‌ ‌of‌ ‌Old‌ ‌Bond‌ ‌Street‌ ‌Bay‌ ‌Rum‌ ‌Aftershave‌

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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    cool superspeeds Jim..
     
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  20. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary. Actually on;y one super-speed today. I made the correction.
     
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