01-25-2022, 12:17 PM
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I have Gillette Old Type that I assume dates from somewhere between 1905 and 1920. I have read that razor blades were thicker back then, and for today’s thinner razors, the Old Type head has to be have a shim. My Old Type is one of my favourite razors, and I have never had a problem using Wilkinson Sword blades it it. Has anybody had to use a shim with this razor?[Image: oNkgPHb.jpg]

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 01-25-2022, 07:19 PM
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I enjoy shims in some razors, not so much in others. Have you noticed a difference in your shaves, shimmed vs. not shimmed?

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 01-25-2022, 07:39 PM
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I’ve never shimmed a razor. I don’t see any reason to shim this one. I just wondered why this Old Type works fine with modern razors and others don’t.

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