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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Any suggestions on razors? Yes, I know there are a dozen different styles, but I would like to ebay a razor, and I have no idea what to get. I would like the 1950's razor equivalent of a Tippmann 98C (The no frills, no ACT tactical models :D)


Gillette Tech series or Adjustable. Just search 1950's Gillette and you really won't go wrong.

Example: This one is nice

Protip: Take it to your local barber shop and have them sterilize it before you use it. Also, they polish up really nicely (being stainless steel) with some "Nevr-dull" wadding polish.
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Any suggestions on razors? Yes, I know there are a dozen different styles, but I would like to ebay a razor, and I have no idea what to get. I would like the 1950's razor equivalent of a Tippmann 98C (The no frills, no ACT tactical models :D)


Gillette Tech series or Adjustable. Just search 1950's Gillette and you really won't go wrong.

Example: This one is nice

Protip: Take it to your local barber shop and have them sterilize it before you use it. Also, they polish up really nicely (being stainless steel) with some "Nevr-dull" wadding polish.
Yes  the tech razors are all real good.  My old razors were pretty scuzzy so I bought some Barbicide from a local barber and soaked all my razors, unfortunately it made the brass one a weird coppery green colour.  
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You just cost me $22.79 on a 1965 Gillette Tech razor Big smile. This thing is clean, comes with "collectible" vintage blades, some new production blades, and a gaudy hideous case.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200859153936?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


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Yeah, I've got some of the old blue finished blades. I definitely wouldn't use them due to the risk of catching some weird disease rather than their age or collection value.

Nice pick up SSOK! Looks good!
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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

You just cost me $22.79 on a 1965 Gillette Tech razor Big smile. This thing is clean, comes with "collectible" vintage blades, some new production blades, and a gaudy hideous case.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200859153936?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
sweet!
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Damn this forum to hell!

I'm sold, I want to go this route. I would like stay away from ebay.

How much am I looking at, getting a complete set up? I am a big advocate of buy once, cry once. But I am also pretty broke, so be gentle.
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I'm no expert by any means, but eBay is really the way to go. It seems like I paid less than the average 'new' one for a nice razor.

Who knows, in a week or two someone who just bought one might hate the thing and be willing to sell it if they don't like their razor.
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Damn this forum to hell!

I'm sold, I want to go this route. I would like stay away from ebay.

How much am I looking at, getting a complete set up? I am a big advocate of buy once, cry once. But I am also pretty broke, so be gentle.




If you want to go all-new? $82.99 for everything you'll really ever need except more blades.
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I decided to clean my razors, the ss adjustable was pretty clean but the other 3 were real gross, especially my Granpas old razor, the Gillette Red Tip.  I found some sites that described how to do it safely without ruining the finish so I cleaned them all.   I found some #'s and the razors are not the years I thought.  The Gillette Red Tip is a 1956, brass one 1929 and Tech was the right year.  I have shaved all week with the Gillette Red Tip and I love it, I have pretty rapid growth and shave every 2nd day, it shaves very close, although I have to watch the angle.  I'm waiting for some Feather blades that are supposed to work real well with this razor.:

Cleaned razors:


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Got my razor, my face feels awesome.
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Nice.
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I lost my superspeed, so I replaced it with a Merkur Futur.


Feels oh so smooooooth.
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Originally posted by Tolgak Tolgak wrote:

I lost my superspeed, so I replaced it with a Merkur Futur.


Feels oh so smooooooth.
Sexeh.  What's the weight like compared to the ss?
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I suppose next time I go back to the homestead I might just dig through the loft and find my great-grandpa's old razor and clean it up. I like the cost over time factor, but is it really a better shave? My Fusion power is OK, I like the single blade on the back for tight stuff, but I always felt that the M3 was better in a lot of ways, I can shave with it stupidly fast, and quite close and without irritation, provided I shave twice a day. 
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if you're speaking about closeness, you can get just as close with a double edge razor, it may take more time depending on the person and style.  If you are in a hurry - like I am sometimes - I'll use my hydro, it's just such a different way of shaving and I much prefer the overall shave with a double edge.
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

You'll need a brush and mug to get a lather from the wool fat soap. So yeah, buy those too. You don't HAVE to start out with an expensive brush. You can use one of the cheap ones you can find at CVS or whatnot. Same goes for the mug, you can use an old coffee mug if you want to start.

I would, however, look into the different grades of brushes. You definitely want to eventually get a badger brush, and then you want to decide which grade of badger will work for you. My personal suggestion is this one: http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/shaving-gear-shaving-brush-and-stand-32045.aspx?kw=edwin&processor=content I've never found a better one for the price, AND it includes a stand (a cheap one, but still...) Next to your blades, your brush is the most important thing. Too scratchy or stiff an it'll be unpleasant. Too soft and you may have a hard time working up lather. I might just make a short video on how to do this stuff and post it tonight.

I figure its worth spending a little extra, if it will last and I won't need to pick up a new one, so I'm looking at this brush (plus the linked brush is out of stock :P)

I do have a silly question about mugs though. If I pick up this, does the dish double as a mug, or will I still need a mug?

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Those are good choices Darur, and yes, the dish is the same as a mug.
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck JohnnyCanuck wrote:

Sexeh.  What's the weight like compared to the ss?

Way heavier. The smooth handle is actually quite easy to hold because of the edges.
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