04-12-2016, 05:02 AM
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Thought I'd share a razor the most of us have most likely never seen a Gillette Somerset. Believed to be a Norfolk, Tuckaway, Chesterfield family (Late night picture could be better). Intricate jewel like markings. 
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 04-12-2016, 05:11 AM
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  • Devilanche
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Great picture. Is there marking even on the top cap.

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 04-12-2016, 05:21 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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 04-12-2016, 05:24 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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It's silver lined (sans flowers) sibling is the "Chesterfield."

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 04-12-2016, 05:30 AM
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  • eengler
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That decorative treatment is exceptional! Thanks for sharing.

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 04-12-2016, 06:07 AM
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Lovely shaver, Rob! Thumbsup

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 04-12-2016, 06:20 AM
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Thank You gentlemen. I've yet to shave with it. Actively growing facial hair as we speak.  Wink I may have found my travel razor.

Thanks for the info Ben. Good researching skills !!

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 04-12-2016, 06:33 AM
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Gorgeous.

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 04-12-2016, 09:27 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(04-12-2016, 06:20 AM)Red Rider Wrote: I've yet to shave with it. Actively growing facial hair as we speak.  Wink I may have found my travel razor.

One is not sure about the wisdom of flying commercially with that razor.  DE blades are not allowed in the cabin, and are difficult to find at retail locally in many destination cities.  As an item inside of checked luggage, the metal case probably would look suspicious to airport X-rays, and when the bag is opened to inspect, the gold plated box would be an attractive target for theft.  So I guess if you want to carry it aboard a commercial flight, pack the blades in checked baggage, and keep the razor with you in the cabin.  

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 04-12-2016, 05:16 PM
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(04-12-2016, 09:27 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(04-12-2016, 06:20 AM)Red Rider Wrote: I've yet to shave with it. Actively growing facial hair as we speak.  Wink I may have found my travel razor.

One is not sure about the wisdom of flying commercially with that razor.  DE blades are not allowed in the cabin, and are difficult to find at retail locally in many destination cities.  As an item inside of checked luggage, the metal case probably would look suspicious to airport X-rays, and when the bag is opened to inspect, the gold plated box would be an attractive target for theft.  So I guess if you want to carry it aboard a commercial flight, pack the blades in checked baggage, and keep the razor with you in the cabin.  

Thanks Mel you make some good points.
Was able to have my first shave tonight. Very close shave. Decided to go against grain at neck and ended up with a few mild weepers. Comes in at 62g good weight for a small razor. Dolphin skin shave.
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 04-21-2016, 03:23 PM
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What a beauty!!!
I have just acquired Gold Tuckaway recently - love the handle and the look in general.
But yours beats mine Biggrin

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 04-22-2016, 05:53 AM
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That's a beauty.  

That head is a great shaver.  Make sure the blade is perfectly aligned before tightening it down.  Try it with a longer handle and see what you think.  

One of my favorite razor heads, for sure (mine isn't decorated like yours).

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 04-22-2016, 06:44 AM
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  • Viking
  • Artisan - Soap & Cosmetics
  • Ames, Iowa
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Wow, she is stunning! Great pick up.

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 04-22-2016, 01:03 PM
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Pretty neat

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 04-22-2016, 01:08 PM
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Very nice. Congrats !






Lorenzo.

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