02-15-2017, 12:11 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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When this old fellow arrived, it was in a very sorry state indeed. But with diligence and care, disassembly and polishing (both case and razor) it scrubbed up quite respectably, IMO. I have a slightly later Popular (1939) on which the handle has spiral knurling. The one pictured is, I think, slightly rarer but plainer, which is fine by me. Haven't shaved with it yet; wanted to share the pictures. The case was terrible, but I managed to knock a few dings out, and the silo doors were misaligned (now fixed) with brassing on them (you can maybe just make out, but, oh well, c'est la vie).

I think he's handsome, and will now live to shave again. 

Enjoy.

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 02-15-2017, 08:21 AM
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  • doc47
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Beautiful razor Shaun and nice clean-up. I have an Aristocrat #15 from the same year in Rhodium and it is one of my favorite razors.

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 02-15-2017, 08:57 AM
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Nice razor thanks for sharing


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 02-15-2017, 11:44 AM
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  • Shaun
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(02-15-2017, 08:21 AM)doc47 Wrote: Beautiful razor Shaun and nice clean-up. I have an Aristocrat #15 from the same year in Rhodium and it is one of my favorite razors.

Yes, the #15 is superb. I have never understood why the Populars are not considered a part of the Aristocrat family, given they share the same base-plate. Some Aristocrats come in nickel. IMO, the Popular is closer in spirit and build than the #58, which is a fine razor too, but doesn't really share the characteristics. Many consider the #458 an Aristocrat. Beats me.

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 02-15-2017, 01:22 PM
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  • doc47
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Quote:I have never understood why the Populars are not considered a part of the Aristocrat family

I must be the exception as I consider it part of the family. The only real difference is in the materials used. Finding a nice one is not easy!
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See how identical they are?

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 02-15-2017, 07:52 PM
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  • Shaun
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Agreed, yes. Especially the OC base-plate and stamped numbering. Same-ish quality of shave, Popular being a little lighter.

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 02-15-2017, 08:20 PM
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Very nice razors gents. Enjoy.

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