08-12-2021, 12:11 PM
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Could I get some opinions of the Timeless Bronze, .38 blade gap.  Considering to purchase one but wanted some feed back first.

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 08-12-2021, 12:28 PM
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  • DannyZ
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I recently obtained one and enjoy it.  It is a handsome razor with some serious heft to it; if you like light razors, this ain't the one for you.  For me, it shaves smooth and close.  I do two passes (WTG, XTG) and am done.  I'm an oddball as I don't have an obsession with being BBS.  I also have thick, bristly facial hair with skin that's like an old pair of leather boots so YMMV.  Personally I think that saying should be changed to YMWV.  your mileage will vary

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 08-12-2021, 03:04 PM
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The Bronze .38 was my first Timeless. I love it personally. Despite the .38mm blade gap, I find I get a bit of blade feel when shaving. I would think it leans a bit away from the mild side which I like myself. It is a hefty piece no doubt. But beautiful. This really is a truly YMMV hobby, everybody has different experiences. Fortunately, Timeless does have a 30 day return policy if you purchase directly from them. They also sell "Scratch & Dent" items at a discount, but these are not returnable.

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 08-12-2021, 04:13 PM
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Saw the subject line "Tuneless Bronze" and it reminded me of middle school saxophone lessons.
I was packin' tuneless brass, not bronze, though.
Never did learn to play the darned thing...
- Bax

Aww... someone corrected the subject line from "tuneless bronze" to "timeless bronze." Killjoy. :-(

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 08-12-2021, 06:02 PM
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The Timeless bronze .38 is a beautiful razor, but an enigma to me.

The Timeless .68 in stainless is my preferred DE razor.  The Timeless bronze has a head with a different design than the stainless.  I find that the Timeless bronze in .38 has more blade feel than the stainless in .68.  The bronze .38 irritated my skin despite the smaller blade gap, and I ended up not keeping it.

It shows that blade gap is only one of the factors determining how a razor feels and performs.

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 08-13-2021, 09:19 AM
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I love Timeless razors, especially the .95 gap.  I have all makes and models from Timeless; stainless, titanium, .95, .68, SB, OC, Scalloped, thick, thin, and briefly the bronze.  I had the bronze SB, and it was worthless to me.  The blade feel irritated me, and small gap gave me a poor shave.  I'm sure others will have a different opinion.  I'm in my 50's with thick dark stubble that is turning white.  Any of the Timeless .95's are my favorite razor!

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 08-13-2021, 10:38 AM
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(08-13-2021, 09:19 AM)Mogaert Wrote: I love Timeless razors, especially the .95 gap.  I have all makes and models from Timeless; stainless, titanium, .95, .68, SB, OC, Scalloped, thick, thin, and briefly the bronze.  I had the bronze SB, and it was worthless to me.  The blade feel irritated me, and small gap gave me a poor shave.  I'm sure others will have a different opinion.  I'm in my 50's with thick dark stubble that is turning white.  Any of the Timeless .95's are my favorite razor!

That was precisely my experience.  I don't get any irritation with the .68 stainless steel despite the larger blade gap.  There is something in the design of the bronze .38 head that doesn't work for me.

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 08-13-2021, 02:14 PM
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(08-12-2021, 06:02 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: The Timeless bronze .38 is a beautiful razor, but an enigma to me.

The Timeless .68 in stainless is my preferred DE razor.  The Timeless bronze has a head with a different design than the stainless.  I find that the Timeless bronze in .38 has more blade feel than the stainless in .68.  The bronze .38 irritated my skin despite the smaller blade gap, and I ended up not keeping it.

It shows that blade gap is only one of the factors determining how a razor feels and performs.

I agree, it does have some blade feel. Even more than the .95 to me. I found the .95 to be quite mild. The .68 I haven't tried yet but would like to in deciding on my Titanium Timeless.

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