07-25-2021, 08:06 AM
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  • chazt
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So here’s today’s question for the group. Gun to the head, if you had to pick only two razors from your den, one vintage and one modern, for the rest of your shaving days, which would you choose?

No honorable mentions, no one more, no top three, top four, etc. Only two. One modern, one vintage. If you change your mind tomorrow or next week and want to post again at another time, that’s ok, but only two choices per post.

Here are my “only two” keepers:
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 07-25-2021, 08:10 AM
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what are they?

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 07-25-2021, 08:52 AM
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  • Wolf
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Right now, vintage: Gillette 40s Style Super Speed, modern: Yaqi RAC1801

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 07-25-2021, 09:00 AM
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(07-25-2021, 08:10 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: what are they?

Black oxide Asylum Evolution and FrankenTech.

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 07-25-2021, 09:24 AM
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SS Timeless .68 SB, and Gillette 1940's Style Super Speed.

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 07-25-2021, 09:48 AM
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Modern: Rex ambassador
Vintage: Gillette fatboy[Image: c5dbb8db2afe8633536ff5180cf40890.jpg][Image: 5f342db4ec429b043dd6c8b66f351a8a.jpg]

Fayiz D.

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 07-25-2021, 10:55 AM
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(07-25-2021, 09:24 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: SS Timeless .68 SB, and Gillette 1940's Style Super Speed.

Ricardo, you’ve been loyal to these two for quite a while now. Mr. Consistency  Thumbup

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 07-25-2021, 11:05 AM
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(07-25-2021, 09:48 AM)FayizD Wrote: Modern: Rex ambassador
Vintage: Gillette fatboy[Image: c5dbb8db2afe8633536ff5180cf40890.jpg][Image: 5f342db4ec429b043dd6c8b66f351a8a.jpg]

Fayiz D.

Excellent thinking. All Adjustable, All the Time Wink

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 07-25-2021, 12:43 PM
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I've not used a vintage razor in quite some time.  So only this modern razor is on my "only" list.

Game Changer .84 with a titanium handle (maybe a Tibam)

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 07-25-2021, 04:34 PM
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(07-25-2021, 12:43 PM)MaxP Wrote: I've not used a vintage razor in quite some time.  So only this modern razor is on my "only" list.

Game Changer .84 with a titanium handle (maybe a Tibam)

Solid choice.

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 07-26-2021, 04:02 AM
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Here's my "Pick Two."  1940s Gillette Super-Speed and the Rockwell 6S:
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The 1940s Gillette Super-Speed is the one that I use to judge all other razors.  
The Rockwell 6s seems to work better than any other adjustable, so It got the nod.
It was close, though...
- Bax

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 07-26-2021, 05:44 AM
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(07-26-2021, 04:02 AM)Bax Wrote: Here's my "Pick Two."  1940s Gillette Super-Speed and the Rockwell 6S:
[Image: 9RQSSuY.jpg]
The 1940s Gillette Super-Speed is the one that I use to judge all other razors.  
The Rockwell 6s seems to work better than any other adjustable, so It got the nod.
It was close, though...
- Bax

Another excellent two choice submission.

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 07-26-2021, 08:57 AM
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1960 Gillette F4 Chrome Toggle
2021 Rocnel Sailor Prototype #3[Image: 276e4c33e6b7f8a90f1c85e4db86a88b.jpg][Image: b67c17471602b2492a426c388a4fefb3.jpg]

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 07-26-2021, 09:22 AM
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(07-26-2021, 08:57 AM)LOOT Wrote: 1960 Gillette F4 Chrome Toggle
2021 Rocnel Sailor Prototype  #3[Image: 276e4c33e6b7f8a90f1c85e4db86a88b.jpg][Image: b67c17471602b2492a426c388a4fefb3.jpg]

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That's a superb duo!

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 07-26-2021, 09:26 AM
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(07-26-2021, 09:22 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(07-26-2021, 08:57 AM)LOOT Wrote: 1960 Gillette F4 Chrome Toggle
2021 Rocnel Sailor Prototype  #3[Image: 276e4c33e6b7f8a90f1c85e4db86a88b.jpg][Image: b67c17471602b2492a426c388a4fefb3.jpg]

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That's a superb duo!

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 07-26-2021, 09:28 AM
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great choice but what if the choice was ONE and only ONE razor.......YIKES...time for the therapist and medication.....mine might be an IKON SLANT......

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 07-26-2021, 09:32 AM
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(07-26-2021, 09:28 AM)Harvey Wrote: great choice but what if the choice was ONE and only ONE razor.......YIKES...time for the therapist and medication.....mine might be an IKON SLANT......

Scared That’s just crazy talk!

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 07-26-2021, 09:37 AM
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There’s lots of love here for adjustable razors. This is interesting Exclamation

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 07-26-2021, 10:10 AM
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Part of the difficulty was the rules of the game!  If I could have two, then one would have to be a bulletproof fixed gap choice, and the other probably should be adjustable... with no way to know what the future would bring insofar as DE blades are concerned, it might take an adjustable to accommodate changes in blades over time.  This *IS* the last pair of razors I'd have forever, right?   So I figured that one of them HAD to be an adjustable.  

So the real choice was "vintage adjustable and modern fixed" versus "vintage fixed vs modern adjustable" razor.  Above, I went with the Super-Speed (fixed gap) and Rockwell 6S (adjustable).  If I'd gone the OTHER way, it'd be a Gillette Slim (adjustable) and the Wolfman Guerrilla (that IanHoward PIF'd me).   
    :-)
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 07-26-2021, 10:46 AM
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(07-26-2021, 10:10 AM)Bax Wrote: Part of the difficulty was the rules of the game!  If I could have two, then one would have to be a bulletproof fixed gap choice, and the other probably should be adjustable... with no way to know what the future would bring insofar as DE blades are concerned, it might take an adjustable to accommodate changes in blades over time.  This *IS* the last pair of razors I'd have forever, right?   So I figured that one of them HAD to be an adjustable.  

So the real choice was "vintage adjustable and modern fixed" versus "vintage fixed vs modern adjustable" razor.  Above, I went with the Super-Speed (fixed gap) and Rockwell 6S (adjustable).  If I'd gone the OTHER way, it'd be a Gillette Slim (adjustable) and the Wolfman Guerrilla (that IanHoward PIF'd me).   
    :-)
- Bax

Hence the need for stockpiling.

Re: your thought process on choosing the razors, what you say makes sense, but I kept it simple… one relatively mild, one relatively efficient. All my bases are covered. 

Great PIF!

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