02-06-2014, 08:11 AM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Hi Gang,
If anyone would know it would be you guys! Question being: What years were they made and if they are Merkur or Apollo or both.
I have two Apollo razors similar in a hollow handle style to the early Merkur. The workmanship is first rate!
One has a old style slant head with no stamped markings and the other an old style OC head with no stamped markings.
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 02-06-2014, 09:36 AM
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  • Lando
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I love my Apollo razors, they give an unrivaled shave imo. The base plates on mine are shaped differently from merkurs and I believe account for the differences in performance. I pair them with feather blades.

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 02-06-2014, 10:13 AM
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Richard, that is a beautiful razor! Smile

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 02-06-2014, 08:26 PM
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  • geezer
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Thanks guys, What blade do you use in the slant? I have been experimenting and too thin a blade gives me a problem. I have tried Feathers and find a modern Wilkinson Sword gives me a better shave. Flexibility and angle change seem to be a problem for me with thinner blades. I have a Polisilver in now and it is an ok shave but not what I like best.
The OC model is a winner also with a stiff thicker blade, on my face. Perhaps the exposure was developed for the stiffer blades of the era? when was that era?
Cheers
~Richard

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 02-07-2014, 10:27 AM
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  • Lando
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I like using feathers, Gillette Bleue extras in the slants

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 02-07-2014, 12:27 PM
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I use Feathers and Turkish Permasharps in my slants. They seem to work well.

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 02-07-2014, 01:00 PM
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  • Crag
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I use a Gillette Silver Blue in mine, but I have the Bakelite model so the symmetry may be different.

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 02-07-2014, 04:52 PM
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  • geezer
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Thanks again!
~Richard
PS Apollo trade mark was registered in 1940, Found it this time I Googled!

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 02-08-2014, 02:53 AM
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This my Apollo Slant, it has Apollo on one end of the underside of the base plate with what look like cycle wheels either side of the middle hole and DRGM 1284320 on the other end. I have to say out of all the slants I have used this is my favourite. Easy to use with any blades and smooth but efficient.

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 02-08-2014, 02:24 PM
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(02-08-2014, 02:53 AM)missingskin Wrote: [Image: p5ek.jpg]
This my Apollo Slant, it has Apollo on one end of the underside of the base plate with what look like cycle wheels either side of the middle hole and DRGM 1284320 on the other end. I have to say out of all the slants I have used this is my favourite. Easy to use with any blades and smooth but efficient.
That is a great blade and I can see by the head that it would be a pleasure to use.
~Richard

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