07-15-2012, 06:19 PM
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Hello,

I'm recently a new DE convert, and picked up some the other day at a local antique store. The only thing I know about them both is that they are Gilettes. The one with the worn case also had some Gillette blue blades in it. Where would I begin to start finding more information about these DE razors?

-Grant

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 07-15-2012, 06:25 PM
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Gold plated fat-handle Tech, and a Sheraton (???, someone will correct me if I'm wrong). Couldn't tell you about the year.

May I ask how much you picked these up for?

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 07-15-2012, 06:36 PM
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I paid $10 for the gold, and $5 for the silver.

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 07-15-2012, 06:37 PM
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A good resource for identifying vintage Gillettes from appearance is mr-razor (http://www.mr-razor.com/). Click on the "razors" link.

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 07-15-2012, 06:43 PM
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  • Craig
  • Not a ragin Cajun; a mild mannered one
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$5 for that open-combed razor is an absolute steal. $10 for the Tech isn't a bad price, either. Both should be great shavers. Congrats!

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 07-15-2012, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for the information, gentleman. I look forward to learning more about wet shaving from everyone here in this forum!

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 07-15-2012, 06:59 PM
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(07-15-2012, 06:49 PM)Grant_Atwood Wrote: Thanks for the information, gentleman. I look forward to learning more about wet shaving from everyone here in this forum!

Excellent catches! Good work!

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 07-15-2012, 07:03 PM
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  • gijames
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wow, very nice pick-ups , and local??? excellent!

btw, anybody know what to compare that OC butterfly to as far as *aggressive*?

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 07-15-2012, 07:08 PM
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(07-15-2012, 07:03 PM)gijames Wrote: wow, very nice pick-ups , and local??? excellent!

btw, anybody know what to compare that OC butterfly to as far as *aggressive*?

It varies because by the time that the Sheraton and Senator class which this one is, were produced the tooling for the TTO combs was reaching the end of their life span and the tolerances ranged widely so some can be really aggressive and some moderately aggressive. From experience I can say that they are more aggressive than the Ranger Tech and Milord series that followed them. They are not as aggressive as a Barbasol or an R41 but more slightly aggressive as a whole than an DE89.

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 07-15-2012, 07:13 PM
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(07-15-2012, 07:08 PM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(07-15-2012, 07:03 PM)gijames Wrote: wow, very nice pick-ups , and local??? excellent!

btw, anybody know what to compare that OC butterfly to as far as *aggressive*?

It varies because by the time that the Sheraton and Senator class which this one is, were produced the tooling for the TTO combs was reaching the end of their life span and the tolerances ranged widely so some can be really aggressive and some moderately aggressive. From experience I can say that they are more aggressive than the Ranger Tech and Milord series that followed them. They are not as aggressive as a Barbasol or an R41 but more slightly aggressive as a whole than an DE89.

Thanks Gary, so, if I wanted another OC (and a first TTO) more aggressive than a Merkur 1904 OC, but less aggressive than ,say a FaTip, then these type of models should work?

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 07-15-2012, 08:13 PM
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(07-15-2012, 06:37 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: A good resource for identifying vintage Gillettes from appearance is mr-razor (http://www.mr-razor.com/). Click on the "razors" link.

+1 Great finds and good luck.

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