04-28-2012, 09:51 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Many of us collectors do occasionally go off the Gillette path now and then. I don't collect as much as I used to but have manged to accumulate several interesting razors and a few wonderful shavers. I'll start with one of my favorites - a Gerbault DE from France, which I believe was manufactured in the 1930's. Let's see your favorites!

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 04-28-2012, 10:12 AM
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Most of my razors are not Gillettes! This one is a nice little bakelite slant, with no name.
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 04-28-2012, 10:22 AM
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Well mine is what I shaved with this morning.

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This is still my favorite razor currently produced.
Gives me a great shave with no fuss.

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 04-28-2012, 10:23 AM
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My favorite old non-Gillette is this Wilkinson Sticky.
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 04-28-2012, 10:49 AM
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For me it's the Red Ring ...

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(Runner up would be a no-name open comb)

(04-28-2012, 10:23 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: My favorite old non-Gillette is this Wilkinson Sticky.
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Wonderfull shaver !!

It always reminds me of this ...

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 04-28-2012, 11:07 AM
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(04-28-2012, 10:49 AM)Tony SC Wrote:
(04-28-2012, 10:23 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: My favorite old non-Gillette is this Wilkinson Sticky.
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Wonderfull shaver !!

It always reminds me of this ...

[Image: kodak-instamatic-133-x.jpg]

Right. Very simple and functional, understated in a British sort of way.

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 04-28-2012, 12:13 PM
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(04-28-2012, 09:51 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Many of us collectors do occasionally go off the Gillette path now and then. I don't collect as much as I used to but have manged to accumulate several interesting razors and a few wonderful shavers. I'll start with one of my favorites - a Gerbault DE from France, which I believe was manufactured in the 1930's. Let's see your favorites!

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Very interesting razor Bill. Does this take standard DE blades or does it take proprietary blades like some of the Gibbs razors?

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 04-28-2012, 01:30 PM
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(04-28-2012, 12:13 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Very interesting razor Bill. Does this take standard DE blades or does it take proprietary blades like some of the Gibbs razors?

Standard DE blades, Phil. Also note it has a full-width baseplate so the blade rests inboard of the tabs. I have a Gibbs and never got past modifying one blade to use it the first and last time. Sad The Gerbault is a nice but pretty serious shaver. I compare it to a Gillette NEW Deluxe.

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 04-28-2012, 01:43 PM
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[Image: Hoffritz_Slant_HD.jpg]

Hoffritz HD & Hoffritz slant.
My two best and favorite shavers.

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 04-28-2012, 02:16 PM
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(04-28-2012, 01:30 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Standard DE blades, Phil. Also note it has a full-width baseplate so the blade rests inboard of the tabs. I have a Gibbs and never got past modifying one blade to use it the first and last time. Sad The Gerbault is a nice but pretty serious shaver. I compare it to a Gillette NEW Deluxe.

I have a fairly decent supply of the Gibbs proprietary blades if you want to try them in your Gibbs razor. Be warned though...I find the proprietary blades to be rough.

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 04-28-2012, 02:54 PM
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Surprised nobody mentioned the Rotbart No. 15 yet... it's one of my favorite shavers.

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 04-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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(04-28-2012, 02:54 PM)RazoRock_Joe Wrote: Surprised nobody mentioned the Rotbart No. 15 yet... it's one of my favorite shavers.

I would if I'd not missed buying one oh, three times. Confused

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 04-28-2012, 06:07 PM
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I've seen a couple French DE's and they all look very unique. Cool razors so far, I'm still waiting for some crazy looking thing to pop up. I'd like to see a Punktal, if anyone has one--hard to come by.

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 04-29-2012, 07:10 AM
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 04-29-2012, 01:23 PM
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Sweet Rotbart, hudson! You're not making me feel any better! Tongue

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 04-29-2012, 01:34 PM
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  • Howler
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Great looking razors everyone.

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 04-29-2012, 03:49 PM
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Wow !


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 05-02-2012, 05:58 PM
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Greg, does it give you any ideas for a new design? Hint, hint. Biggrin

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 05-03-2012, 04:23 PM
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(05-02-2012, 05:58 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Greg, does it give you any ideas for a new design? Hint, hint. Biggrin

Let me throw a couple of more hint, hint in for good measure.

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