04-06-2022, 06:48 AM
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I've got over 125 razors, and was thinking about how I'm going to whittle it down eventually, converting the majority to the Porsche fund Smile

I've got it to 15 keepers, all Gillette in no particular order:
Rhodium Executive
Executive Fatboy
Hybrid Tech
President
1934 Aristocrat
No. 88
French import No. 15
Regent Tech
Toggle
Psycho
New Improved Tiffany set
ABC Empire set
Khaki set
1946 Milord Christmas set
Big Boy

Could you do it? What's your list look like?

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 04-06-2022, 10:17 AM
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  • 2Chops
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  • North Central PA
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I only have 5 DE razors.  I could easily jetison the Van Der Hagen.  That would leave me with...
PAA DOC Ascension Twist stainless
1959 Fatboy
1954 Flair Tip
Pre 51 Super Speed 

Being working class poor has it's advantages.

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 04-06-2022, 11:18 AM
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Good luck on whittling down the collection and the new Porsche!

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 04-06-2022, 11:50 AM
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(04-06-2022, 10:17 AM)2Chops Wrote: I only have 5 DE razors.  I could easily jetison the Van Der Hagen.  That would leave me with...
PAA DOC Ascension Twist stainless
1959 Fatboy
1954 Flair Tip
Pre 51 Super Speed 

Being working class poor has it's advantages.

I could live with a 1940's style Super Speed as my only razor.  As much as I appreciate and enjoy the modern, machined, stainless steel razors, the mechanical aspect of the Super Speed appeals to me.

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 04-06-2022, 01:12 PM
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  • MaxP
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15 razors is too many.

But, if it were brushes...well, 15 isn't hardly enough. ;-)

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 04-06-2022, 06:48 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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My core includes

Black Oxide Asylum Evolution
Fat Handle, Flat Bottom Tech w/triangle ports
iKon B1 Short Comb head on Weber Wave handle (always an Excellent shave)
Star 100 DE
my complete E1 Gillette set

Honorable mentions:

Gillettes:
NEW long comb
X3 Super Speed
Late 40s Aristocrat

Schick Type I

Sentimental keepers 4 or so razors that were gifts from Mrs. chazt.

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 04-06-2022, 08:37 PM
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(04-06-2022, 11:50 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(04-06-2022, 10:17 AM)2Chops Wrote: I only have 5 DE razors.  I could easily jetison the Van Der Hagen.  That would leave me with...
PAA DOC Ascension Twist stainless
1959 Fatboy
1954 Flair Tip
Pre 51 Super Speed 

Being working class poor has it's advantages.

I could live with a 1940's style Super Speed as my only razor.  As much as I appreciate and enjoy the modern, machined, stainless steel razors, the mechanical aspect of the Super Speed appeals to me.

Agreed. The "butterfly" razor drew me to the hobby, and still my favorite. Simply mechanical marvels, and so impressive to me. The 34 aristocrat was their first tto razor, in the top 3 number one's I have lol!

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 04-06-2022, 08:39 PM
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(04-06-2022, 06:48 PM)chazt Wrote: My core includes

Fat Handle, Flat Bottom Tech w/triangle ports

^^^ is that like a "prewar" flat bottom?

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 04-07-2022, 04:47 AM
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  • chazt
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(04-06-2022, 08:39 PM)Old School TSD Wrote:
(04-06-2022, 06:48 PM)chazt Wrote: My core includes

Fat Handle, Flat Bottom Tech w/triangle ports

^^^ is that like a "prewar" flat bottom?

Yes. It’s really a Frankenrazor. It’s a prewar style contract Tech head on an early 50s handle from a Canadian made Tech.

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 04-07-2022, 10:47 AM
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I was in a similar boat 10 years ago. I had hundreds of razors including a couple bottom dials, a serial number toggle and a couple “chrome” toggles. I ended up selling almost everything other than 10-15 razors. Honestly I don’t miss them too much and am glad I sold them as they would’ve just been sitting in storage. I also always feared when I kick the bucket my family would either junk them or sell the whole collection for $20.

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 04-09-2022, 07:00 AM
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I thought this was exercise related - I'm always looking for a new exercise.

Henson
Krave A stainless
Timeless 0.68 sb stainless
Weber
Rocnel 2019 mild
Gillette pre war tech
Vector sb and oc

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 04-09-2022, 04:36 PM
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  • ARGH
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  • Boston, MA
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Here is my list of the keepers that I am hoping to arrive one day…

BlackBird Ti
Vector Ti
WR1 Bronze .74
WR1 SS ..80
WR2 1.35
RS-10
Weber DLC
CG Gen 1 lvl 3

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 04-10-2022, 05:18 AM
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(04-09-2022, 07:00 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: I thought this was exercise related - I'm always looking for a new exercise.

Henson
Krave A stainless
Timeless 0.68 sb stainless
Weber
Rocnel 2019 mild
Gillette pre war tech
Vector sb and oc


oops
and a Feather AS-D2

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 04-12-2022, 05:46 AM
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(04-09-2022, 07:00 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: I thought this was exercise related - I'm always looking for a new exercise.

Henson
Krave A stainless
Timeless 0.68 sb stainless
Weber
Rocnel 2019 mild
Gillette pre war tech
Vector sb and oc

Typing burns calories right?

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