Poll: BBS-1 Ti vs BBS-1 SS + new/unused Wiborg
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 09-19-2017, 10:37 PM
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if you had a choice, what would you prefer: BBS-1 Ti vs BBS-1 SS + new/unused Wiborg Jewel 28mm.

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 09-19-2017, 10:41 PM
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I'd take a whack at a BBS-1 in titanium. I have a SS and enjoy it, used it today, but I guess when it comes to a Wiborg, it would depend what shape and size of the knot.

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 09-19-2017, 10:48 PM
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Update: New Wiborg Jewel 28mm.

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 09-20-2017, 06:25 AM
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I don't know, let me test drive them for a few decades and I'll let you know what I decide.

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 09-20-2017, 09:32 AM
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I'll take the 2 unobtainiums over the one.

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 09-20-2017, 09:44 AM
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I would disregard all and get a Thater and a Timeless personally. If I had to choose between the options SS always is my choice , TI if you prefer the look or weight only.

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 09-20-2017, 10:57 AM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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BBS-1 Ti, without question.  Only an idiot would sell a titanium BBS-1.  Only 8 or so (?) were made and they'll never be made again.  It's the unicorn king of razors!

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 09-20-2017, 11:12 AM
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(09-19-2017, 10:48 PM)Navarrsky Wrote: Update: New Wiborg Jewel 28mm.

Eeeeek
And that's actually one of the major arguments !!!

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 09-20-2017, 11:15 AM
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Why is there such an obsession with unicorn ? Is this razor for use or just collector value? I feel like we need to start a unicorn section on the forum for all the collectors to rave above how out of this world these 8 razors are. Wolfman makes a nice razor , Wiborg makes a nice brush , that said I would not trade my semogue 610 or my Merkur HD for either as I would be stepping down in performance in my opinion. Get the products you feel you will enjoy the most!

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 09-20-2017, 11:18 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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Forgive me, please. I don't understand. Is this for a trade you're trying to rationalize? Are these items being offered for sale somewhere? I need more details before casting my vote in such a poll.

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 09-20-2017, 11:20 AM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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Corey, while YMMV, to many including myself, the BBS-1 is the best performing razor out there.  To have that razor in a Ti version just ups the ante, and in a big way.

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 09-20-2017, 11:25 AM
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(09-20-2017, 11:18 AM)chazt Wrote: Forgive me, please. I don't understand. Is this for a trade you're trying to rationalize? Are these items being offered for sale somewhere? I need more details before casting my vote in such a poll.

I just wonder what most people prefer.
if you had the opportunity to have BBS-1 Ti or BBS-1 SS + new Wiborg 28mm., what would you prefer to have?

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 09-20-2017, 12:01 PM
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I think it depends on if you prefer the weight of TI vs SS. Or, if you have BAD get the Wiborg and SS.

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 09-20-2017, 12:14 PM
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(09-20-2017, 11:20 AM)EricM Wrote: Corey, while YMMV, to many including myself, the BBS-1 is the best performing razor out there.  To have that razor in a Ti version just ups the ante, and in a big way.

I can understand a lot of gents holding the BBS1 as there top performer , that's a solid choice! I'll stick with my Merkur's for now , I did enjoy my Wolfman's but prefer my HD now.

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 09-20-2017, 12:42 PM
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  • chazt
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(09-20-2017, 11:25 AM)Navarrsky Wrote:
(09-20-2017, 11:18 AM)chazt Wrote: Forgive me, please. I don't understand. Is this for a trade you're trying to rationalize? Are these items being offered for sale somewhere? I need more details before casting my vote in such a poll.

I just wonder what most people prefer.
if you had the opportunity to have BBS-1 Ti or BBS-1 SS + new Wiborg 28mm., what would you prefer to have?

I see. Being that I've never tried any of those items, I choose the second option.

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 09-20-2017, 01:05 PM
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  • blzrfn
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I would take the stainless and brush and then trade the BBS1 for a straight razor or another couple of Wiborgs.

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 09-20-2017, 02:31 PM
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(09-20-2017, 01:05 PM)blzrfn Wrote: I would take the stainless and brush and then trade the BBS1 for a straight razor or another couple of Wiborgs.

Now we're talkin , nothing like a NOS Swedish steel blade!

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 09-25-2017, 05:32 PM
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So I have owned a BBS-1 Ti and currently own the SS and at one point I owned two Wiborgs, now I have one.
Take it from someone who used both versions of the razors extensively, the SS is MUCH superior to the Ti. The Ti shave was a rough one and didn't even come close the fantastic shave of the regular SS versions.
After extreme close inspection, the Ti dimensions don't exactly match he SS. And even though it may seem as minimum differences, they impact the shave drastically. so to get that and on top of it a Wiborg which truly are one of the finest brushes out there is a no brainer.. my $.02 but many will disagree!

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