03-05-2016, 05:05 AM
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Won a rare Gillette Red TTO Rocket on eBay for £25 + p&p. Could not believe the price I won it for, was expecting it to go for more money.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262303861492?_...AIThttp://



Could have been something do with the seller only posting one picture of the razor. Saw from the end caps that it was defiantly a British made razor, and could also see a slight gap between the TTO knob. Took a punt on it.


Here are my pics, straight out of the packaging, could do with a little clean.



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 03-05-2016, 05:28 AM
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I bought a Tuckaway with similar circumstance. Mine was more risky because the one picture showed a very bad looking razor. It turned out to be the best one I have ever had. Polish yours up and post some pictures. I want to see it shining.

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 03-05-2016, 08:56 AM
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Nice win. That just so happens to be one of my favorites. Awesome shavers

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 03-05-2016, 09:55 AM
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Nice score.  Always fun to find the gem hidden in eBay.

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 03-07-2016, 12:17 AM
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After cleaning and sterilising in Barbicide, put this beauty too the test.

What a great shave this Red Tip Rockets gives, paired with a Feather Blade. Smile

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 03-07-2016, 12:38 AM
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  • ben74
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Congratulations!

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 03-07-2016, 01:46 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Let's see the cleaned up version Smile Agreed. Great razor. Better than the red tip SS

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 03-07-2016, 09:36 AM
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Wondering why anyone would risk putting something in Barbicide to clean/sterilize. Seems a soak in dish washing detergent and hot water with a lite scrub would clean any razor sufficiently and not risk corrosion. Maybe a few minutes in an ultrasonic cleaner if you have one to remove internal crud. Otherwise I would save the Barbicide for combs. Do you put metal forks in Barbicide to clean them after dinning? I guess if you watch the time Barbicide does not damage but I think it is an unnecessary step. Do barbers put scissors in it?

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 03-07-2016, 06:51 PM
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  • chazt
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That's a great looking razor! Sure would like to try one some day. Enjoy your shaves Smile

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 03-08-2016, 06:55 PM
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Nice since I seldom see English variants of the red tip.

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 03-10-2016, 09:31 AM
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(03-07-2016, 01:46 AM)Shaun Wrote: Let's see the cleaned up version Smile Agreed. Great razor. Better than the red tip SS

All Cleaned up[Image: FOrB68z.jpg][Image: 4Mr85qO.jpg][Image: R6aVbaR.jpg][Image: PCClNTo.jpg]

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 04-25-2016, 06:15 AM
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(03-10-2016, 09:31 AM)Kam Sanghera Wrote:
(03-07-2016, 01:46 AM)Shaun Wrote: Let's see the cleaned up version Smile Agreed. Great razor. Better than the red tip SS

All Cleaned up[Image: FOrB68z.jpg][Image: 4Mr85qO.jpg][Image: R6aVbaR.jpg][Image: PCClNTo.jpg]

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 04-26-2016, 02:54 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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A wonderful object, and a great shaver. A beauty Smile

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 05-07-2016, 10:19 AM
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  • Teddyboy
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How does this British Red Tip Rocket differ from the more common Red Tip [from the US]?

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 05-07-2016, 10:33 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Most off the British or England made Gillettes have a gap at the end of the adjusting knob and some do not have a hole where you can see the screw or clip attaching the knob to the handle...they also have a different design in attaching the handle to the head...perhaps a bit more strongly made...I have one and I buffed the red paint off the knob as  I like the look of one color better.

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