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

  1. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    My "old reliable" B2 high band Red Tip. Guaranteed to always give me an excellent shave...

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  2. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I've never used a red tip. I have a blue tip, and a regular super speed. One day I will find a red tip for a decent price.
     
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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    nice red tip ..gsb rocks
     
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  4. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i had a decent red tip but it bit me,my buddy bought it and i bought something else..i liked it .if i remember i sold it and my rocket hd and bought a #58 crat jr..
     
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  5. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I think you might be able to get the one here at a bargain price. It is user grade though.
    https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/flawsome-razors.60617/
     
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  6. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

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  7. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    This morning I dug out my W3 1951 Black Tip Super Speed.

    As I'm sure most here know, for a couple of years ('51-'52) the demand for brass for Korean War ammunition production caused Gillette to build razors with aluminium or steel handles. That coupled with a hard plastic tip probably doesn't exactly endear these razors to many collectors. This one is the aluminium handled version and at 42g it equals the Blue Tip for the lightest weight of any Super Speeds. Maybe this makes it an ideal candidate as a travel razor?

    And of course, with a sharp blade it shaves me just as well as any other Super Speed I've ever used.

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  8. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Ladas blade [​IMG]

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  9. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    A brilliant razor! I am fortunate to have the Trio - Blue Tip (B1), Flair Tip (B2) and Red Tip (B4)...love them all but I truly enjoy the Red Tip this time of year when I let the beard grow a little between shaves. In fact that will be the Vintage Gillette SOTD tomorrow.
     
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  10. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    If I may ask what size is that Captain’s Choice bowl? I have a Fine Accroutements bowl that I use and love but the Captain’s Choice look right up my alley....
     
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  11. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    5.25 x 1.25 this is the large version, works real good.

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  12. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    5.25 x1.75 this is the corrected size, sorry about that.

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  13. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info...
     
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  14. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    British Fat Handle Tech
     
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  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    22/12/18 20181221_172542.jpg
     
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  16. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Red tip / Gillette Stainless [​IMG]

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  17. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    DDEE29A6-71F6-4B07-B9D9-8D89F68ADA6C.jpeg 1956 Gillette Red Tip SS
    Wild West Brushworks - 26mm tuxedo - “Elway”
    RazoRock - Saturnia Soap and matching AS
    Personna Blue (3)

    Just a 2 passer today and quite a good 2 passes indeed.
     
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  18. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    The steel handled sibling of the Black Tip Super Speed I posted yesterday was rather annoyed and put in a demand for equal coverage so I brought it out today and fed it a fresh blade.

    As you'd expect, at 46g this one weighs a little more than the aluminium handled one but the head looks identical and it shaves exactly the same.

    X2 1952 Black Tip Super Speed...

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    I do like the bright blue cases these Black Tips came with.
     
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  19. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Very nice I have a W4 with the aluminum handle which I love...(shhhh, I would like to get a steel handled one too...but she who must be obeyed would kill me)...:mog::rolleyes005:
     
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  20. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I understand completely. I also have a SWMBO!
     
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