07-28-2014, 06:32 AM
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I just tried out a friends' Schick Krona and found it shaved quite well but seemed pretty aggressive. Is that what you guys have found or am I mistaken? Thanks

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 07-28-2014, 08:59 AM
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For me, using high-quality vintage blades (Wilkinson LB, Schick Plus Platinum), it was very smooth, perhaps just slightly more aggressive than the Wilkinson Sticky.

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 07-28-2014, 09:27 AM
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I don't find the Krona to be aggressive at all. Quite the contrary, i love it because of its suavity.

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 07-28-2014, 09:47 AM
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The metal-tipped Krona will be a tad more aggressive than the plastic-tipped, at least in my experience. The mildness of the latter matched with a sharp blade provides an excellent shave.

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 07-28-2014, 11:10 AM
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The Krona maybe the most efficient and smooth shaving DE Razor I have used. It's efficiency makes it seem aggressive, yet it's a very forgiving razor...
I'll think I'll use mine today.

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 07-28-2014, 11:54 AM
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My Grandfather left me his Fatboy and Krona. I really enjoy using it. I have a nice looking gold one that I dont see around often

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 07-28-2014, 12:13 PM
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I agree with the comments above from John and Eric. I find the Krona slightly more aggressive than the Sticky and it is a reasonably forgiving razor. Your question reminded me that I've not used my Krona for some time and I need to put it back in the rotation. I almost always use Iridium Super blades in the Krona and the Sticky.

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 07-28-2014, 02:00 PM
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Just used mine today, and even with a fresh feather blade, still very smooth.
I use some sort of single edge for most every shave, but the Krona and New are the only DE's I've kept around.

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 07-28-2014, 02:40 PM
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This is the metal tipped one. I think i just have to give it more time and see what happens.

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 07-29-2014, 10:11 AM
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I thought I would put up a picture of my Gold Krona in its travel case. I think they were only sold in 1976 for the Bicentennial. [Image: sbU27s5.jpg]

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 07-29-2014, 01:22 PM
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I've never enjoyed the results I've achieved when shaving with a Krona. I put it in the same class as the Super Speed, nice smooth shave but not as close as I would like.

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 07-29-2014, 01:45 PM
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rr, that is a very nice kit!

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 07-29-2014, 10:07 PM
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(07-29-2014, 10:11 AM)rrwatch Wrote: I thought I would put up a picture of my Gold Krona in its travel case. I think they were only sold in 1976 for the Bicentennial. [Image: sbU27s5.jpg]




(07-29-2014, 01:45 PM)davidsilva Wrote: rr, that is a very nice kit!

That is most certainly the coolest shaving set I've every seen

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 07-29-2014, 10:46 PM
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Thanks guys. It is a pretty unique kit for sure. The Bicentennial was a big deal. I've never used the Gold Krona from that kit yet. I think it was used once or twice. it certainly is in decent shape. I'll pull it out and get some pics of it to put up.

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 07-30-2014, 08:07 AM
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I have a Gold Krona, and Black Plastic Tip. I will have to do a cross comparison. I don't remember the gold being more aggressive than the plastic, but I could be wrong..

I do like the heavier weight of the metal tip Krona. I think there are only 4 variations of the Krona, and the only difference I'm aware of between them is the TTO knob. I think, don't quote me, that they are plastic, nickel, short nickel, and gold. Again, I could be wrong though.

Both of mine are great shavers though. I would to find a Nickel one just to have. I don't know how they plated the metal of the Krona, but most seem to age tremendously well.

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 07-30-2014, 08:37 AM
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I find the Krona to be a fairly mild razor and one of my favorites. Loaded with a fresh Voskhod blade, I can count on a close and comfortable shave. Unfortunately, the Kronas are going the way of the Gillette vintages price wise on the "bid-and-win" sites. The prices keep going up and up.Sad

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 07-30-2014, 11:57 AM
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[Image: ABlYWZu.jpg] My Granfather left me this Krona. Im not sure of the date. I dont remember seeing any codes. It has the plain brushed metal head with no writing on it. It has given me some nice shaves . I get it out and do a shave and think of him.

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 07-30-2014, 12:15 PM
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(07-30-2014, 11:57 AM)rrwatch Wrote: [Image: ABlYWZu.jpg] My Granfather left me this Krona. Im not sure of the date. I dont remember seeing any codes. It has the plain brushed metal head with no writing on it. It has given me some nice shaves . I get it out and do a shave and think of him.

Exactly like mine. Kronas dont have date codes or anything like it, but i do know that the ones without "Schick" stamped on the head are older than the ones with it.

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 07-30-2014, 12:16 PM
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My son 'borrowed' my Krona. I haven't seen it since. He said its the only one I won't get back Confused

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 09-06-2014, 07:36 AM
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(07-30-2014, 12:16 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: My son 'borrowed' my Krona. I haven't seen it since. He said its the only one I won't get back Confused

That says something for it.

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