04-07-2014, 07:36 AM
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Hello Gentleman.. Finally after anxious waiting I received a box today in the mail coming from Germany

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You cannot imagine my excitement as I proceeded to unbox it! My heart skipped a beat when I saw that the container is in brilliant plexi glass rather than cardboard as I had earlier imagined. The 3D Gillette insignia is lovely gold shimmering underneath.

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Opening the box got me to the much awaited moment, behold: Toggle!

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It's in beautiful state MINT condition. There were some stains/oils? that I was happy to just able to scrub off.. Possibly previous owner's way of preserving it Smile

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I really wanted to shave with it today but remembered that I have to sterilize it first, so shaved with my ATT and leaving this for tomorrow I guess.

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 04-07-2014, 07:49 AM
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Wow, that is a beautiful razor! Congratulations! Smile

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 04-07-2014, 07:55 AM
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wow - looks like a sculpture - marvelous!

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 04-07-2014, 08:09 AM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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That is a stunning gold Toggle, geez what amazing conditionAngel

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 04-07-2014, 09:18 AM
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  • Lutebro
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Absolutely gorgeous. Good for you for using it and not just putting it on a shelf!

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 04-07-2014, 09:19 AM
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A wonderful looking razor. Congratulations!

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 04-07-2014, 10:14 AM
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  • refles
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  • New York
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That's a handsome razor!! real collectors grade quality, congrats on obtaining one. Enjoy the razor!!

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 04-07-2014, 12:00 PM
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  • OldDog23
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great find ! congratulations !!

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 04-07-2014, 12:03 PM
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  • BobH
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Now that is a collector grade addition to your collection. Sweet looking razor, enjoy.

Bob

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 04-07-2014, 01:57 PM
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Just a beautiful razor.....Congrats!

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 04-07-2014, 04:20 PM
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That is an excellent example of a Toggle! Enjoy it!

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 04-07-2014, 04:36 PM
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I give you $20 right now!

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 04-07-2014, 04:39 PM
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(04-07-2014, 04:36 PM)Darkbulb Wrote: I give you $20 right now!

Maybe $2,000 I'll consider Wink Nah.. Not even then lol

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 04-07-2014, 05:04 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous, from here it looks NOS!

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 04-08-2014, 08:35 PM
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Nice toggle, congrats!

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 04-09-2014, 05:05 AM
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  • ben74
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O U T S T A N D I N G !

E N J O Y !

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 04-09-2014, 05:40 AM
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Thanks guys Smile

First shave completed Smile found it to shave differently from all my other razors.. The metal felt different on my skin,strange. Very mild shave as I started with 3 then 5, but found it brilliant on 7. I suppose if I had more than 1 days growth I would have needed the 9 maybe.

What surprised me the most was how heavy and robust it felt. Not what I expected from what I would've considered an antique, I mean.. You can handle it well in your hand, the mechanism is tight not fragile etc

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 04-09-2014, 06:27 PM
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Never found the Toggle to be a great shaver but they are truly one of the best looking DE razors. Yours is a fine example.

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 04-09-2014, 10:07 PM
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(04-09-2014, 06:27 PM)bharvey60 Wrote: Never found the Toggle to be a great shaver but they are truly one of the best looking DE razors. Yours is a fine example.

isn't that what you would call an understatement? Smile

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 04-10-2014, 09:48 AM
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Gorgeous razor! Congratulations.

I keep dreaming of the day when I walk into an antique store and find one of those on the shelves with a price sticker of, say, $15 or $20 on it.

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