03-04-2022, 03:41 PM
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My first vintage DE razor was a 1951 Aristocrat. It’s now in my rotation, but I’m wondering what exactly makes an Aristocrat. Is it the gold plating? Other than that, it doesn’t seem much different from other TTO razors from that era.

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 03-04-2022, 07:34 PM
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Perhaps it’s the more substantial handle with the extra groovy knurling. Maybe the nice hinged presentation box? In all, it’s quite aristocratic.

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 03-04-2022, 08:19 PM
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(03-04-2022, 03:41 PM)Ilnones Wrote: My first vintage DE razor was a 1951 Aristocrat. It’s now in my rotation, but I’m wondering what exactly makes an Aristocrat. Is it the gold plating? Other than that, it doesn’t seem much different from other TTO razors from that era.
British or American?

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 03-05-2022, 06:36 AM
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Gillette used the aristocrat moniker throughout its production years.
It was always afforded to its highest end models.

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