08-20-2016, 02:07 PM
  • bijou
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I ran this post in another thread then realized this opinion should have its own thread. The new 68 base for the Timeless makes thiis razor a whole different animal. 

For years I have shaved 7 days a week maybe missing a few days every year, also I will shave again at 6pm for a social event. I do not like a very mild or aggressive razor, I do not want ro take off layers of skin which will leave  me with red iritated skin. My rotation off razors are 1934 Artisticrat,  BBS 1, Wolfman, Oneblade,  Barbaros, Blackbird. I take a half hour for a shave, I strive for a BBS, 3-4 passes pus clean up I try to avoid nicks. I do not want to just concentrate on the blade.

 I read all the reviews and comments on the Timeless and purchased a scalloped a few weeks ago. After using the razor for 4 days my first impression was my last, way to aggressive, I had to concentrate to much on the blade not on my shave, was not comparable to any in my rotation. 

I returned the scalloped base for the OC while waiting for the new less aggressive base to be released. Well luck was in store for me and the day my returned base arrived the new OC 68 base came in. I received an email about the the 68 that day inwhich I ordered and received the 68 the other day.

I have used the 68 twice and to me the shave with the 68 is heads and shoulders above the 95. Superb shave, smooth,  nice blade feel and feedback (polsilver) no nicks, BBS face and neck (4 pass,s plus clean up). I used a soap that delivers excellent cushion and slickess which makes the razor glide. I also switched out the handle for a heavier SS 87 x 14 that allowed me to apply less pressure. So for me i don,t know what the excitement was for the 95 except for those that love aggressive razors/shaves. As for me the 68 is an excellent daily shave that is right up there with the best. Just my opinion what is yours.

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 08-21-2016, 04:25 PM
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I'm definitely grabbing the .68 open comb once it's back in stock. I like the .95 but it's a tad agressive, though not much. I'm thinking the .68 will be perfect for me.


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 08-21-2016, 04:30 PM
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I am looking forward to trying one of these heads.

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 08-22-2016, 02:33 PM
  • Chaddy
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So this blade gap is less than a 34c?

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