05-16-2016, 12:58 PM
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What is a reasonable expectation for life expectancy for an ATT SS or Bronze?  Or Wolfman SS?  I realize there are vintage razors that are over 50 years old and still being used.  Were they used daily from the outset?  I have quite a few vintage razors and the build quality does not appear close to a modern high end de.  With that understanding, can the aforementioned high end razors last decades with daily use?  Thanks in advance for the insight.

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 05-16-2016, 01:02 PM
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Stainless steel that is taken care of can easily be expected to last many decades. The key is to avoid corrosion. The beauty of solid metals as opposed to plating is that they can be polished, sanded, or bead blasted to remove tarnish or rust they might incur over such a timeframe and be good as new once more.

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 05-16-2016, 01:06 PM
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Given that they are SS, if they are cared for, they should last a lifetime or two.  In fact, OneBlade guarantees their SS razor forever.  Their exact quote is:

"HEIRLOOM-WORTHY

Each OneBlade is individually numbered and guaranteed for life. (And each life thereafter. Perhaps a son, grandson, or lucky relative in 2090.) We believe we’ve created the world’s best-made shaving instrument, so it’s under warranty forever. Which means you’re happy forever, or we’ll fix it."

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 05-16-2016, 01:21 PM
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I like the forever thing, yea that seems good for me.  Smile

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 05-16-2016, 01:27 PM
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How would anyone really know? It is easy to say it will last a life time but how do they know. And who is the "they"

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 05-16-2016, 01:29 PM
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(05-16-2016, 01:21 PM)ultra~nova Wrote: I like the forever thing, yea that seems good for me.  Smile

At least as long as they're in business.  LoL

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 05-16-2016, 01:34 PM
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I am using a Gillette NEW every day now. 

It is more than 50 years old. The junior member who started this thread has only 35 posts right now.

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 05-16-2016, 01:36 PM
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Bronze is only subject to disintegration if copper chlorides are allowed to form. Once the natural patination to brown occurs it is virtually indestructible.
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 05-16-2016, 05:04 PM
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My Gillette One Ring is pushing 90 and is in great shape plus it is one of my best shavers.

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 05-16-2016, 05:28 PM
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'They' are master craftsmen with new computer driven tools along with that greatest of all; eyes and hands tempered by years of experience and steels created to endure outer space, inner space, the ocean depths and, it would seem the spaces between some user's ears.

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 05-16-2016, 11:35 PM
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Thanks to everyone for their responses.  The razor outliving me is a good thing, and with four "lifetime" razors in my rotation I will be clean shaven till the end.

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 05-18-2016, 06:21 PM
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(05-16-2016, 11:35 PM)Never2Close Wrote: Thanks to everyone for their responses.  The razor outliving me is a good thing, and with four "lifetime" razors in my rotation I will be clean shaven till the end.

What razors do you have?

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 05-18-2016, 06:52 PM
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Merkur Slant-gift from Johnny. A few others have been gifted to homeless Vets or PIF to reciprocate. It's my best shaver to date and I can now focus on expanding my brush collection for a proper rotation. I would love to acquire a bronze razor purely on aesthetics but am happy if this remains my sole weapon of choice ( I heard that one from a kid with a black Mossberg giving my 97 minty Winchester Factory Riot  a disparaging look).  Yawn

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 05-18-2016, 07:03 PM
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(05-18-2016, 06:21 PM)1Geralt Wrote:
(05-16-2016, 11:35 PM)Never2Close Wrote: Thanks to everyone for their responses.  The razor outliving me is a good thing, and with four "lifetime" razors in my rotation I will be clean shaven till the end.

What razors do you have?

Wolfman WR-1 SB, ATT Bronze with a custom Triad handle, ATT S1 Slant, and the soon to be landing Blackbird long handle in black oxide.

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 05-18-2016, 07:17 PM
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(05-18-2016, 07:03 PM)Never2Close Wrote:
(05-18-2016, 06:21 PM)1Geralt Wrote:
(05-16-2016, 11:35 PM)Never2Close Wrote: Thanks to everyone for their responses.  The razor outliving me is a good thing, and with four "lifetime" razors in my rotation I will be clean shaven till the end.

What razors do you have?

Wolfman WR-1 SB, ATT Bronze with a custom Triad handle, ATT S1 Slant, and the soon to be landing Blackbird long handle in black oxide.


Dang.. Real heavy weights right there man. Congrats, those are heirloom pieces to be sure.

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 05-18-2016, 07:38 PM
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This business of declaring contemporary items tomorrow's classics is great compliment. But it may also discourage their use TODAY. I'm not buying anything to curate for some stranger's pleasure in 50 years. They can collect their own damned laser razors programmed off of each user's hologram mapped face with dialed light beam strength and collectable repurposed genuine 20th century Tupperwear handles. Nobody stashed a Darwin for me. Badger

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 05-18-2016, 08:09 PM
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(05-18-2016, 07:17 PM)1Geralt Wrote:
(05-18-2016, 07:03 PM)Never2Close Wrote:
(05-18-2016, 06:21 PM)1Geralt Wrote: What razors do you have?

Wolfman WR-1 SB, ATT Bronze with a custom Triad handle, ATT S1 Slant, and the soon to be landing Blackbird long handle in black oxide.


Dang.. Real heavy weights right there man. Congrats, those are heirloom pieces to be sure.

Thanks for the kind words.

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