04-17-2019, 07:41 AM
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  • RyznRio
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(04-11-2019, 01:14 PM)RazorSteve Wrote: My humble Schick Eversharp Injector I2.

Not rare or expensive or cool but it's unreal how good this razor is. Super-easy to use yet great results. What I reach for when I'm in a hurry.
I have no idea why these could not compete with carts. Why is nobody manufacturing these?

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shave classic and supply razors are still making injector razors. the supply SE 2.0 is SS and very reptilian looking which appeals to me, YMMV

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 04-17-2019, 07:48 AM
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(04-17-2019, 07:41 AM)RyznRio Wrote:
(04-11-2019, 01:14 PM)RazorSteve Wrote: My humble Schick Eversharp Injector I2.

Not rare or expensive or cool but it's unreal how good this razor is. Super-easy to use yet great results. What I reach for when I'm in a hurry.
I have no idea why these could not compete with carts. Why is nobody manufacturing these?

shave classic and supply razors are still making injector razors. the supply SE 2.0 is SS and very reptilian looking which appeals to me, YMMV

I didn't know that, thanks. Looks like very nice razors, then again, they are rather expensive niche products so hardly a competitor for carts either.
Personally, I don't need handmade unobtainium razors, a newly manufactured Schick would do nicely.

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 06-07-2019, 06:55 AM
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Gents,

I have recently been getting absolutely perfect shaves with my gold Star DE razor....I think it is model 100.

I have used it four times, and changed the variables of soaps, brushes, water, and blades each time...still four perfect shaves!

I think that it surpasses my Gillette Aristocrats in terms of the quality shave provided.

Vr

Matt

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 06-07-2019, 07:28 AM
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  • chazt
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Matt, I agree with you about the quality of the Star DE. i have a gorgeous example of a nickel (maybe chrome?) version. It shaves as close and smooth as a prewar Tech. Great knurling on the handle. These photos were taken by the seller.

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 06-07-2019, 09:14 AM
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I have a sweet spot for vintage Gillettes. Can't choose a favorite and I have experienced only a few of them (lets say 20 ish types, some in 2-3 variations). Let's say I enjoy the NEW variation the most, including the Hybrid Tech. 
I like when they come with their box, but don't care for the associated nomenclature a certain group of collectors worry about.

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 06-07-2019, 03:38 PM
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(06-07-2019, 07:28 AM)chazt Wrote: Matt, I agree with you about the quality of the Star DE. i have a gorgeous example of a nickel (maybe chrome?) version. It shaves as close and smooth as a prewar Tech. Great knurling on the handle. These photos were taken by the seller.

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Hey Charlie! Beautiful nickel razor...congrats! I was luckily able to acquire two NOS gold ones off of eBay over the last 24 hours. Nice to have backups! The collection evolves!

Have a great weekend!

Vr

Matt

PS. Is that enough exclamation points for you?

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 06-07-2019, 04:49 PM
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Effectively used, Sir Biggrin

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 06-07-2019, 05:48 PM
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My vintage favorites are the older Merkur 37 slant with the silver plate, and a 1936 Gillette OC Aristocrat (USA)

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 06-09-2019, 11:23 AM
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(04-12-2019, 03:42 PM)Ols67 Wrote: My favorite is the 1946-47 Gillette Aristocrat!

I bought enough for myself, and one that is mint for each of my sons.  I also like that little travel razor that was never used, and the Segal SB that appears to have never been used.

Vr

Matt

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I have that same Aristocrat,  same case, same condition.  If pressed I'd say that it is my best vintage razor,  all my razors are vintage,  all have their original cases, all are in excellent to pristine condition and all give top notch shaves.
p.s. three are inheritance razors, two, a T.V. Special and a Krona were my dads and one, another T.V. Special was Grandpa's.

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 06-09-2019, 05:48 PM
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That’s great stuff, and nice razors! I don’t anticipate getting much passed on to me that I am interested in keeping.

The Korona...I heard that’s similar to the Wilkinson Sticky! I can’t wait to try the Sticky I bought yesterday!

Vr

Matt

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 06-11-2019, 02:49 PM
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The Wilkinson Sticky razor is quite special!

Vr

Matt

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 06-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Hands down, my 1941 Ranger Tech.
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 06-12-2019, 02:25 AM
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(06-11-2019, 05:13 PM)primotenore Wrote: Hands down, my 1941 Ranger Tech.
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Beautiful!Smile  Wow!Smile

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 06-12-2019, 02:27 PM
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So one of them star razors would be worth $25 to try?

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 06-12-2019, 04:04 PM
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(06-12-2019, 02:27 PM)Chaddy Wrote: So one of them star razors would be worth $25 to try?

I bought a NOS/mint one last week for 35 and another near mint for 35 as well. I think it’s worth it for sure!

Beautiful shaver...completely understated and punches well above its weight!

Vr

Matt

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 06-12-2019, 06:22 PM
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(06-12-2019, 04:04 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(06-12-2019, 02:27 PM)Chaddy Wrote: So one of them star razors would be worth $25 to try?

I bought a NOS/mint one last week for 35 and another near mint for 35 as well.  I think it’s worth it for sure!

Beautiful shaver...completely understated and punches well above its weight!

Vr

Matt

I paid $30 for mine, and was comfortable there. $25 for a piece in VG+ condition would seem to be a very fair price in the current marketplace.

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 06-12-2019, 06:41 PM
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I have experience with NEWs, Super Adjustables and Super Speeds, but my favorite vintage Gillettes are Techs and Red Tips, with the edge going slightly to Techs for their more efficient blade fixing and sleeker maneuverability under the nose and around the ears. My favorite SE is the Schick I, the earlier versions are too harsh for me.

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 06-12-2019, 06:55 PM
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Mine are:
1) Gillette New Long comb
2) Gillette Fat Boy birth year and quarter
3) Gillette New Improved

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 06-18-2019, 01:09 PM
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(04-11-2019, 05:12 AM)Stagengland Wrote: So my most recent expensive habit is buying vintage/job lot razors on ebay. There's a few I can't work out what they are but a couple of gems in there too.


My fave is a Gillette Travel Razor I got with its original packaging. "They don't make um like they used to."

Needs polishing up a tad before I use it though!

What are your favourite vintage finds and where did you get them?

My favorite is a 1956 Gillette Red Tip followed closely by a 1974 Black Beauty. I used to think all I needed was my 1951 gold Aristocrat, which I still enjoy. Now all I need is a vintage Gillette open comb of some sort. I can't actually tell if it's really a question of performance or just the sense of history. I suspect most of us are using way better soaps and creams than the original users of these vintage razors ever had. Actually, I am the first and only user of my Red Tip, which I got as a gift in the original unopened package.

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 06-18-2019, 01:32 PM
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New favorite....Wilkinson Sticky Razor! It is perfection on my face!

Vr

Matt

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