05-06-2016, 07:26 AM
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For about one year I have been using a fat-handle Gillette Tech exclusively. If we call "vintage" a razor made say before 1980, what is the place of vintage razors in your rotation used time-wise? In my case it is 100%, obviously because it is the only razor in use.

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 05-06-2016, 07:47 AM
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Except for superior machining and modern stainless steels  DE Razor are unchanged. So, if some of our members bought a DE circa 1979 and just posted it on BST should they list the original retail and how many times it's been used? I'm off to go car shopping. I'm hoping for a previously owned, low mileage Phantom III Continental with Sedanca de Ville division. At my age, THAT is vintage.

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 05-06-2016, 08:23 AM
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My question was not about what should be considered vintage.

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 05-06-2016, 09:14 AM
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I'm not a big fan of vintage razors but I am a big fan of injector razors and until that Single Edge injector comes out I have one vintage razor, a Hydro-Magic I2.  The rest are all modern.

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 05-06-2016, 09:21 AM
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Modern: Feather SS
              Merkur HD
              Ikon OSS

Vintage: Gillette Superspeed (Birthday)
              Gillette Adjustable (Birthday)


Pretty much all I have/need.

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 05-06-2016, 09:30 AM
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I love my old razors, most shaves it is a 1920's Gillette Single Ring. 
There are a few newer razors I use but lately I have been using old Gillettes and the occasional Gem.

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 05-06-2016, 09:40 AM
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Vintage 100% of the time.


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 05-06-2016, 09:58 AM
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47% of my razors are vintage, and since I keep a strict rotation that means I shave with a vintage razor 47% of the time Smile

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 05-06-2016, 10:01 AM
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The only vintage razor I have in my rotation is the Schick Lady Eversharp. I had many vintage razors in my collection but sold most of them a few months ago since I didn't use them very often.

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 05-06-2016, 10:03 AM
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Nor was my answer. I merely pointed out that there are pro and con assumptions about vintage that influence use and perceived quality.

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 05-06-2016, 10:05 AM
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(05-06-2016, 07:47 AM)kav Wrote: Except for superior machining and modern stainless steels  DE Razor are unchanged. So, if some of our members bought a DE circa 1979 and just posted it on BST should they list the original retail and how many times it's been used? I'm off to go car shopping. I'm hoping for a previously owned, low mileage Phantom III Continental with Sedanca de Ville division. At my age, THAT is vintage.



    So others don't have to go see what a Phantom III ..... is.  I think I got this right.

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 05-06-2016, 10:14 AM
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I only use modern DE razors. I just don't get on with the vintage ones, unfortunately. Shy

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 05-06-2016, 10:29 AM
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Modern for shaving, vintage for collection Smile

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 05-06-2016, 10:34 AM
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You did indeed, the one I want is in  Exmoor England and a bit less ostentatious in colour . I can match my shaving kit that will be kept in the liquor panel.[Image: g7YQgfZ.jpg]

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 05-06-2016, 12:22 PM
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About 90% of my shaves are with vintage razors.  The only modern razors I still own are the Feather AS-D2, the iKon Shavecraft 101, and the iKon SBS.  

However, I have a Blackbird on order, so time will tell whether it will be good enough to up my percentage of shaves with modern razors.

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 05-06-2016, 12:32 PM
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Modern. I've only tried 2 vintage (super speed & tech) and they're ok, but I like modern stainless steel razors a lot more.

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 05-06-2016, 01:25 PM
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(05-06-2016, 10:34 AM)kav Wrote: You did indeed, the one I want is in  Exmoor England and a bit less ostentatious in colour . I can match my shaving kit that will be kept in the liquor panel.[Image: g7YQgfZ.jpg]

Very cool.

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 05-06-2016, 03:42 PM
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I have and use both vintage and modern DE razors.  I have to say that as much as I like me G-1 Fatboy, 41 Ranger Tech or replated Bostonion OC they simply do not match up with my Tradere OC, SB or Blackland Blackbird.   

My vintage DEs are on par or a little ahead of my Webers and Fatips.

Of course as always YMMV

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 05-06-2016, 03:49 PM
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(05-06-2016, 09:58 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: 47% of my razors are vintage, and since I keep a strict rotation that means I shave with a vintage razor 47% of the time Smile

47%! It means you have total 100 razors! Smile

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 05-06-2016, 03:58 PM
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I have a large collection. 98% vintage. I just like them more for a number of reasons on on a number of levels, aesthetically, practically, industrially, historically. I like to hunt for them, too. Auction houses are too easy and often too expensive. Buying new ones doesn't 'get' me the same way. Ditto for brushes, although I make an exception for Simpson.

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