02-27-2012, 05:51 PM
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  • Manticore
  • Old And In The Way
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
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This is the Showpiece in my shave cabinet. I picked this up at a yard sale about 25 years ago for the paltry price of 2 bucks. It sat in a drawer for almost 25 years until I learned how to use a de razor. I had tried to use it 15 years ago and that did not go well. Fortunately I picked up a copy of the Leisure Guy's guide and now after 25 years I can use this razor.
I use this one when I feel the need for a bit of bling in my shave.


This is my 1930 NEW President.
The 1930 NEW style Gillette razors are very well regarded and I can understand why.
At 78 grams it's 12 grams lighter than my AS-D1, but still has a very nice heft.
The handle is a bit shorter than my AS-D1 so it maneuvers well.
A well balanced & comfortable razor to use.
This is definitely a keeper.

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I saw the complete set in extremely nice condition go for just over a grand last year on the bay.

Although it would be nice to have the complete set, if I had the complete set I would most likely put it on a shelf and never use it.

Since I'm a user rather than a collector, having the razor alone is fine with me. As you can imagine, this razor gets quite a bit of face time.

Alright gentlemen, let's see 'em...

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 02-27-2012, 08:06 PM
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Manticore - That is a beautiful razor and I agree it's definitely a keeper!

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 02-27-2012, 08:26 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Wow! A thing of beauty is a joy forever! Use in good health!

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 02-27-2012, 08:31 PM
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here is my 1 and only custom razor. A 2 Tone Bronze Bull Progress Deluxe by Cooncat Bob with a nickel flared knob.

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 02-27-2012, 09:09 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Each of those razors, in its own way, is an incredible work of art. Thank you for sharing them!

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 02-28-2012, 09:24 AM
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Here's one you won't see every day.

Neo Lux Slant razor:

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 02-28-2012, 09:30 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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The Neo Lux Slant is beautiful and different looking. Was it made in Germany?

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 02-28-2012, 09:40 AM
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slantman Wrote:The Neo Lux Slant is beautiful and different looking. Was it made in Germany?

Yep, it was made in Germany in the 1930s from what I can tell.

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 02-28-2012, 03:36 PM
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  • Manticore
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  • Manchester, New Hampshire
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Brucered - Very nice! I like the contrast of the Bronze and the Nickel plating, Bob does some really nice work, a true craftsman.


pezhore - Also very nice! That's the first one of those I've seen, I love the 2 tone handle. Just curious, how did you manage to attach 4 images, I can only insert 3 images max.


Curious to see what other razors may show up in this thread...

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 02-28-2012, 04:28 PM
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Manticore Wrote:Brucered - Very nice! I like the contrast of the Bronze and the Nickel plating, Bob does some really nice work, a true craftsman....

yes, he does nice work. i went 2 tone, as the nickel he uses, doesn't exactly match the chrome on the merkur, so this way, it adds a nice contract...almost a rose gold look to it.

i'm happy with the way it turned out and even happier with the shave i get from it.

nice thread...keep those pics coming.

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 02-29-2012, 03:52 AM
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Manticore Wrote:Just curious, how did you manage to attach 4 images, I can only insert 3 images max.

If you use the [img] tag and point it to a hosting site like imgur, you can post unlimited pictures. I believe if you simply attach the image there's a limit.

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 02-29-2012, 11:29 AM
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  • Java
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This doesn't seem like the kind of thread we want any "pictureless posts" in, but I gotta say, Chris that President is amazing.

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 03-02-2012, 07:52 PM
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  • Dave
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(02-28-2012, 09:24 AM)pezhore Wrote: Here's one you won't see every day.

Neo Lux Slant razor:

That's an amazing piece of hardware.

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 03-03-2012, 06:06 AM
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  • Manticore
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  • Manchester, New Hampshire
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(02-29-2012, 03:52 AM)pezhore Wrote:
Manticore Wrote:Just curious, how did you manage to attach 4 images, I can only insert 3 images max.

If you use the [img] tag and point it to a hosting site like imgur, you can post unlimited pictures. I believe if you simply attach the image there's a limit.

Thanks pezhore, that wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be.

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