04-01-2017, 08:45 PM
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My ability to use the Search feature not withstanding, I have been unable to find the stated blade gap for the BBS-1.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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 04-01-2017, 09:09 PM
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Believe it's 1mm and neutral (zero) exposure.
This blade gap is huge of course when you compare to a standard Wolfman (0.61mm) or even increased gap (0.74mm) - I believe that's the correct numbers. Also it's a bigger gap than the Timeless aggressive plate (0.95mm.)
However the BBS-1 remains smooth, I dare to say smoother than the aforementioned razors. Due to design maybe?! Flatter blade? Could be.. I don't have an answer to that one...

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 04-02-2017, 04:29 AM
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(04-01-2017, 09:09 PM)snowman Wrote: Believe it's 1mm and neutral (zero) exposure.
This blade gap is huge of course when you compare to a standard Wolfman (0.61mm) or even increased gap (0.74mm) - I believe that's the correct numbers. Also it's a bigger gap than the Timeless aggressive plate (0.95mm.)
However the BBS-1 remains smooth, I dare to say smoother than the aforementioned razors. Due to design maybe?! Flatter blade? Could be.. I don't have an answer to that one...

Thanks for the help.  I knew the gap was large.  I also agree that fixating on blade gap to the exclusion of blade exposure, angle, and all the other variables misses the point that gap is just part of the equation.  I have found that knowing the blade gap is most helpful when comparing razors that only differ on the gap such as a Wolfman .61 versus a .74.  I was curious for the BBS-1 because it looks a bit menacing at first glance.

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 04-02-2017, 05:11 AM
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(04-02-2017, 04:29 AM)Never2Close Wrote:
(04-01-2017, 09:09 PM)snowman Wrote: Believe it's 1mm and neutral (zero) exposure.
This blade gap is huge of course when you compare to a standard Wolfman (0.61mm) or even increased gap (0.74mm) - I believe that's the correct numbers. Also it's a bigger gap than the Timeless aggressive plate (0.95mm.)
However the BBS-1 remains smooth, I dare to say smoother than the aforementioned razors. Due to design maybe?! Flatter blade? Could be.. I don't have an answer to that one...

Thanks for the help.  I knew the gap was large.  I also agree that fixating on blade gap to the exclusion of blade exposure, angle, and all the other variables misses the point that gap is just part of the equation.  I have found that knowing the blade gap is most helpful when comparing razors that only differ on the gap such as a Wolfman .61 versus a .74.  I was curious for the BBS-1 because it looks a bit menacing at first glance.


Agree 100%. Have to take all other factors into consideration.
Makes sense about the Wolfman otherwise it's not comparing apples to apples. The BBS-1 is a prime example while other factors besides the gap play a big role

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 01-16-2020, 09:15 AM
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What is the gap for BBS-1?  I know that there is a regular and aggressive gap.  If you compare c gap wr2?

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 01-16-2020, 10:00 AM
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Everything you want to know is here:
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=57705

Per James duFour the BBS-1 gap is 1,0

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 01-16-2020, 02:25 PM
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I understood about medium gap BBS.  What is the gap between aggressive BBS versus wr2 (I know there is aggressive BBS)?  Sorry I did not find.

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 01-16-2020, 03:14 PM
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  • DanLaw
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AFAIK there has only ever been one model BBS1 albeit 10 were made in Ti v SS. Perhaps somebody produced a counterfeit version (there had been rumours of Russian knockoffs being circulated).

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 01-17-2020, 07:25 AM
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@certif

Only "1" BBS-1 has been produced in Ti and SS as mentioned above with all having a 1.0 blade gap and then came the WR1 in multiple gaps and most recently the WR2 in multiple gaps as well. The WR1 was James 1st in house razor and the WR2 was his in house razor to mimic the BBS-1....

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 01-19-2020, 01:50 PM
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Thank you gentlemen for the answers. 

 I did not see replicas of BBS-1.  If someone would make from in Russia I would know that.  Russian masters make handles very similar to BBS-1 and Wolfman, but they are different.  
My friend has a BBS-1 with an increased gap.  My friend also owned the usual BBS-1 and he feels the difference. 
 I wrote to John.  He replied and did not refute this fact, but said that he did not remember all the details.  
We are in the process of correspondence ...

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 01-19-2020, 02:12 PM
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  • DanLaw
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James has offered to manually increase gaps for people with WR1 razors in the past; perhaps he did so for BBS1 owners as well.  But to the extent of public knowledge there was only one BBS1 razor in 2 metals - even then extremely rare to find Ti  Have heard prices WELL into mid 4 figures for these on the secondary market if owners willing to part at ANY price.

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 01-19-2020, 02:17 PM
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I mean BBS-1 in steel.

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 01-19-2020, 02:19 PM
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yes, talking about that on request increased gap

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 01-19-2020, 02:25 PM
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Blade gap on BBS-1 is rather large, but it has a neutral blade exposure, so it doesn’t feel as aggressive in use as the blade gap number may lead you to believe.

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