07-20-2018, 01:52 PM
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Indulging my RAD again, latest addition to the Shave Stable:

Gillette 1971 "Black Beauty" Super-84 (Slim late model) cleaned up and sanitized - she's all bridled and saddled and ready to ride.
I'll use what has become a "Reference" blade for me - Wilkinson Sword. 
There were a few minute nicks in the handle area, so I touched them up using a Sharpie Pen.

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 07-20-2018, 02:03 PM
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Looks like it's in great condition.

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 07-21-2018, 05:18 AM
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Finally pulled trigger on a Gillette Toggle, its dated F4.[Image: GJw8cPZ.jpg]

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 07-21-2018, 05:27 AM
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(07-21-2018, 05:18 AM)1963 Wrote: Finally pulled trigger on a Gillette Toggle, its dated F4.

Interesting to see how you like it.  Looks in really good condition and nice find.

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 07-21-2018, 09:35 AM
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(07-21-2018, 05:18 AM)JB1963 Wrote: Finally pulled trigger on a Gillette Toggle, its dated F4.[Image: GJw8cPZ.jpg]

A Gold Toggle - very very nice indeed! 

Update - Shaved with the Super-84 set on "4" as I read it's a more aggressive razor, I thought it was just a late model Slim...apparently not. 
Used C.O. Bigelow Menthol cream (same as Proraso) and a Wilkinson Sword blade, gave a smooth 2 pass shave w/touch-ups. 
I'd like a Toggle...we'll see if I can find one reasonably priced.

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 07-26-2018, 06:52 AM
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Another Razor addition...clearly I have RAD...oh well. I think I have most of the Vintage Gillettes I want, next I may concentrate on soaps, creams, brushes and dare I say get a Scuttle Mug...or two!
I may actually get rid of one as it doesn't "fit" the time period I'm concentrating on, 1958-1975 and will look at some modern DE razors.

The latest - a 1974 Gillette Super-109


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The guard is bent a bit, so I'll be sending it off to Razor Emporium for a Tune-up, called their Customer Service Number, and a nice lady informed me "we have parts for that" if they can't bend it back.

Cheers!

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