Vintage Gillette SOTD

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

  1. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    '62 Slim 03/14 /19
    DSCF3458.JPG
     
  2. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Good morning! Tried the Senator out today. Wow. Very nice! I used a Wilkinson sword Classic, my rubberset 400 brush, and Ghost Town Barber. Excellent shave. Really close no nicks or bumps. Very easy to handle as well. [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    BigD, ordinaryshaver, Somnos and 5 others like this.
  3. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    I love my ‘67 slim. I use it in my travel kit!
     
    brit, Somnos, ilts and 2 others like this.
  4. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Slim Twist / Feather blade [​IMG]

    Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
     
    BigD, ordinaryshaver, brit and 6 others like this.
  5. BlaydRunner

    BlaydRunner Member

    Is that English? Haven't seen one like it before.
     
    brit likes this.
  6. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Very nice set!
     
    brit and BlaydRunner like this.
  7. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Right on, 1994 (04) Gillette Slim twist made in England.


    Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
     
    brit, Jrdelgado, Somnos and 1 other person like this.
  8. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very nice set up and pic sir..
     
    Jrdelgado and BlaydRunner like this.
  9. Jorel Flores

    Jorel Flores Member

    Shave of the day! Love the way these old Gillette ABC’s shave. Paired with a Gillette Wilkinson Sword blade. Have a great day!
     

    Attached Files:

    BlaydRunner, brit, Jrdelgado and 2 others like this.
  10. Jorel Flores

    Jorel Flores Member

    Those slims are such great shavers.
     
    BlaydRunner, brit and Jrdelgado like this.
  11. Somnos

    Somnos Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Glad you had an excellent first outing with the Sen!
     
    BlaydRunner, brit and Jrdelgado like this.
  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    14/03/19 --1945 #88 thin handle rfb.. 20190314_184747.jpg
     
    BlaydRunner, BigD, Droo78 and 6 others like this.
  13. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Somnos, Rev579 and brit like this.
  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thank you sir..
     
    Somnos likes this.
  15. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    '59 "Fatboy" 03/15/19 DSCF3459.JPG
     
    BlaydRunner, BigD, Somnos and 5 others like this.
  16. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Gillette silver blue [​IMG]

    Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
     
    BigD, ilts, BlaydRunner and 5 others like this.
  17. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Maiden voyage. New DeLuxe.
    nd1.jpg nd2.jpg

    Couple of observations. First off I used a Bic Chrome Platinum blade again after experimenting with a different blades on some other razors. I got an almost perfect BBS shave with this razor. I doubt I would get the same with certain different blades. Case and point is the Ladas stainless blades. I used one on a few razors including an Old Type, shave was smooth and comfortable though not as close as it should have been on the more aggressive razors like that Old Type which I've used the Bic blades on before. You can feel the difference in aggressiveness on the razors with that Ladas without the irritation and cuts unlike some other blades. Shave was acceptable but nowhere near BBS unlike with a Bic and I could whip that Old Type around my face like nothing something I wouldn't attempt using a Bic or Feather blade in that razor.

    Lesson here blade will make or break the shave if you have a set routine that works for you and to prove that to myself I will use a Ladas blade with this razor tomorrow and compare the results with all other variables being equivalent.
     
    BigD, ilts, BlaydRunner and 6 others like this.
  18. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    That’s a cool 15mm Deluxe!
     
    Somnos, brit and stuartganis like this.
  19. ilts

    ilts Well-Known Member

    Ball End Tech 03/16/19 DSCF3462.JPG
     
  20. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette flare tip (TV Special) / voskhod blade [​IMG]

    Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page