09-15-2018, 04:56 AM
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Gents,

This is my newest acquisition, a 1941 Aristocrat.  I am very fortunate to have found a complete set in this condition.  I am going to have to sell a piece or two, but that’s the way a collection evolves I suppose!  Happy to do it to for this pre-war gem!

Have a great day!

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Matt


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 09-15-2018, 05:01 AM
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Congrats Beautiful set

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 09-15-2018, 05:57 AM
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  • chazt
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 09-15-2018, 06:11 AM
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Thanks for the kind words gents! I snagged her off eBay!

I have another one in mint condition, but it doesn’t have the box, and it was just a lucky find/buy!

I didn’t even realize there was a 1941 Aristocrat until I looked at that one and said, “No end caps! This isn’t a 46-47 like it was listed as!” Sure enough went to Mr Razor, and was able to figure out what it was via that website!

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Matt

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 09-15-2018, 06:24 AM
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Very nice set. Enjoy!



Happy Shaving!
49erShaver

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 09-15-2018, 06:52 AM
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Very nice find can I ask where you found it? Sometimes those are found at estate sales but gotta be lucky.

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 09-15-2018, 07:24 AM
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(09-15-2018, 06:52 AM)Garb Wrote: Very nice find can I ask where you found it? Sometimes those are found at estate sales but gotta be lucky.

I found the complete kit on eBay! It caught the eye of another collector as well, so I paid for it. However, I can just sell some other stuff to off set it. Well worth it...I only try to keep what I really love and enjoy now!

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Matt

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 09-15-2018, 08:29 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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I've got the same razor and blade bank (no case though).  It's my dad's birth razor, and a very nice smooth shaver it is.
Congrats!

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 09-15-2018, 08:33 AM
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(09-15-2018, 08:29 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: I've got the same razor and blade bank (no case though).  It's my dad's birth razor, and a very nice smooth shaver it is.
Congrats!

Very special then! Have a great day!

Vr

Matt

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 09-16-2018, 07:38 AM
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I have one of these sets, but mine is in a black leather case. It is also my personal crown jewel. Very rare and a sensational shaver. Glad you have one of these beauties too!

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 09-16-2018, 10:03 AM
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(09-16-2018, 07:38 AM)shaveser Wrote: I have one of these sets, but mine is in a black leather case. It is also my personal crown jewel. Very rare and a sensational shaver. Glad you have one of these beauties too!

Thanks, and likewise! The feedback I am getting is that these are incredible shavers...I have an extra 1941 aristocrat (no box), and I might have to give it a shot.

At the moment though, I am searching for the best blade to pair with the #15 British Aristocrat with open comb that I have, which is in user grade condition. I am glad though it’s in user grade, because I don’t mind using it at all, and I found that it is my favorite safety razor thus far.

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 09-16-2018, 11:24 AM
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For me, the best blades are Timor and vintage Gillette Spoilers. Terrific shave combos!

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 09-17-2018, 11:42 AM
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(09-16-2018, 11:24 AM)shaveser Wrote: For me, the best blades are Timor and vintage Gillette Spoilers. Terrific shave combos!

Thanks! I am going to have to look into the Timor blades!

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Matt

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 09-18-2018, 10:07 AM
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Looks like it is in great condition, especially for the age. I think it will be a good heirloom razor for your boys. I hope you enjoy it in good health!

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 09-18-2018, 12:40 PM
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(09-18-2018, 10:07 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Looks like it is in great condition, especially for the age. I think it will be a good heirloom razor for your boys. I hope you enjoy it in good health!

Thanks Nick! That is my plan, to collect user and collector grade razors. They will all be passed on when I am gone!

These are all just little extensions of what I hope will one day be described as a life well lived! (I stole the premise of that from Hemingway Accoutrements...it just resonates with me!)

I hope that you have a wonderful rest of the week! I am enjoying paternity leave at the moment!

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 09-19-2018, 02:10 AM
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timors are fantastic!

What is its value??

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 09-19-2018, 03:16 AM
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Yes...I can’t wait to try them!

The 1941 Aristocrat in mint condition with the gold box and blade bank would be tough to value since it’s so rare.

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 09-19-2018, 11:02 AM
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(09-18-2018, 10:07 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Looks like it is in great condition, especially for the age. I think it will be a good heirloom razor for your boys. I hope you enjoy it in good health!

Nick...I have two of these and both are minty, but only one has the box.  I was just going to keep them both unused and in perfect condition.  However, I talked myself into using one of them.  

The 1941 Gillette Aristocrat is the IT razor for my face, and just last week I thought that’s the British #15 took the top spot!

So smooth...so perfect!  I could not be more impressed!  I don’t know why Gillette ever changed the design...guess it was post World War II, and the age of serious progress had to be ushered in...and so it goes.  

At any rate, thanks to Obie for introducing me to the vintage Gillettes, and thanks to Nick for getting me to use the 1941.

The unicorn razor!

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Matt

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 09-19-2018, 11:12 AM
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(09-19-2018, 11:02 AM)Ols67 Wrote:
(09-18-2018, 10:07 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Looks like it is in great condition, especially for the age. I think it will be a good heirloom razor for your boys. I hope you enjoy it in good health!

Nick...I have two of these and both are minty, but only one has the box.  I was just going to keep them both unused and in perfect condition.  However, I talked myself into using one of them.  

The 1941 Gillette Aristocrat is the IT razor for my face, and just last week I thought that’s the British #15 took the top spot!

So smooth...so perfect!  I could not be more impressed!  I don’t know why Gillette ever changed the design...guess it was post World War II, and the age of serious progress had to be ushered in...and so it goes.  

At any rate, thanks to Obie for introducing me to the vintage Gillettes, and thanks to Nick for getting me to use the 1941.

The unicorn razor!

Vr

Matt
I'm very glad you enjoyed it, Matt!

Enjoying is sometimes better than "collecting". Collecting is a synonym of not using most of the times. A used item is less valuable, if we can say so, for any collector.
I paid some serious money on razors the last years, I didn't want to use some of them, thinking that if anything wrong happens, I'd feel very bad because I would not have the chance to find/ buy them again. I finally took the plunge and used them all. And that was one of the best decisions I took.

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 09-19-2018, 11:12 AM
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Thanks to Claus as well for including the Myrsol in the last mega deal...amazing barbershop scent!

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