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by Pauldog
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Isn't that the wrong razor for that box?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Isn't that the wrong razor for that box?

That looks like a black tip Super Speed, not a Tech:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Gillet ... _cvip=true

Another photo shows the doors open, so it is a one-piece razor.
by Pauldog
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Can this Schick Injector have an Aluminum Handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Can this Schick Injector have an Aluminum Handle?

A very similar one showed up recently, not claiming to have an aluminum handle:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/293138044719
by Pauldog
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Can this Schick Injector have an Aluminum Handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Can this Schick Injector have an Aluminum Handle?

My opinion right now is that it's a Schick "66" with a dark blue plastic handle, and the handle happens to be kind of cruddy and so not as obviously plastic. I also suggested that the seller try some metal polish on the handle, because that should bring an aluminum handle back to its usual silvery c...
by Pauldog
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Can this Schick Injector have an Aluminum Handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Can this Schick Injector have an Aluminum Handle?

I wrote to the seller to say that the handle must be plastic, but he said he was sure it was aluminum. Is this some rarity (since it's not a Type F with that head), is it a Franken-razor, or is the seller wrong?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223565675735
by Pauldog
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?

There seems to be a third one - sterling silver with gold plating. I just got unlucky again on eBay - the head is firmly attached to the handle, but this one is gold plated sterling silver, and the plating is very worn, with pits, scraped spots, dings, and dents.
by Pauldog
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?

Reed & Barton made two silver handles. One is silver plated, but the one I got is stamped "Sterling Silver Handle." All the silver colored metal in the handle is 92.5% silver. I'm just trying to figure out how much of the weight is the non-silver core and head. I called Reed & Barton, and they told ...
by Pauldog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

How much silver in a Reed & Barton sterling silver Atra?

I just bought an old Gillette Atra with a sterling silver handle made by Reed & Barton. Unfortunately, the head was loose, so it's not suitable for shaving. I'm trying to figure out if it's worth keeping for the silver content. I pulled the head off and saw that there's something else in the core, b...
by Pauldog
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: New Schick Type L Injector Razor with pack of twin blades - $55
Replies: 0
Views: 146

New Schick Type L Injector Razor with pack of twin blades - $55

Sealed in original package, with a pack of two twin blades. Shipping included in price.
by Pauldog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: Straight razors meet The General by Colonial

New razor from Colonial:

https://colonialrazors.com/collections/ ... 2285304774


I just got an email from them about pre-ordering.
by Pauldog
Wed May 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Blades: Voskhod DE, Feather DE, Personna "Lab Blue" DE, Schick Plus Platinum - DE and Injector
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Re: Blades: Voskhod DE, Personna "Lab Blue" DE, Schick Plus Platinum - DE and Injector

Bump... Added Voskhod DE blades. I still have a few of the Personna "Lab" blades, and I'm accumulating even more Schick Plus Platinum DE and injector blades. What's funny is that I haven't tried the Lab blades yet, though the main reason I bought a bunch was to have some to try. I did try the med pr...
by Pauldog
Tue May 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: First razor for young son?
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: First razor for young son?

For a first razor, I agree that the Krona is a top contender. But I would go with one of the later model Schick injector razors - model L, M (adjustable), or N. Or if it has to be a DE, get a TTO like a Super Speed.
by Pauldog
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Razor recommendations for shaving your head?

I know one person who likes the Gillette Atra for shaving his head, and someone else who likes the Sensor. To get an inexpensive Atra or Sensor, look for the Asian market Vector (Atra) or Vector 3 (Sensor), though the Vector 3 would come with 3-blade cartridges. The new twin blade Gillette Skinguard...
by Pauldog
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 14
Views: 2504

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

Gillette bought Art of Shaving quite a few years ago, I think before they were part of P&G. They had also bought some eastern European razor blade companies. They finally reached a limit on blade count (and cartridge price) with the Fusion. The Mach 3 is still very popular, even though it's reached ...
by Pauldog
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?

It came in the mail late last week, but I haven't tried it yet. (LOL full disclosure: I have a fairly heavy beard right now, and haven't shaved at all for over a month.) The handle is marked "Fusion." It's a mostly silver colored handle where the ball doesn't move. (I don't know how many Fusion hand...
by Pauldog
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?

Mike, I suppose that some DE blades would give you trouble, too. Have you tried injector or Gem-type razors?

I had forgotten about lubricating strips, which I'm not that fond of. I found a Skinguard with one cartridge on eBay for $7, so I went ahead. It should arrive this week.
by Pauldog
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: New Gillette Razor - guess how many blades?

Has anyone tried this razor yet? I was tempted to get one, but I haven't gotten around to it. I'm hoping to spend not much over $5, which is the main obstacle.
by Pauldog
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: I just got suspended fro Ebay!!!

Ollie, get into your eBay account and change your password, if you haven't done that already. Check the account of the credit card(s) you listed with them, too. Check your list of purchases and sales.
by Pauldog
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Snoopy reincarnates?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Snoopy reincarnates?

I saw this sight on a walk today, so I went back for a camera before it got dark. Originaly, the dog was sitting, which I think was funnier.
by Pauldog
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB Baby Smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: WTB Baby Smooth

A few months ago, I happened to buy a small bunch of Baby Smooth razors when Italian Barber had them on a very good sale, and resold them all on eBay in a few weeks or less. I almost kept one, but my RCD (razor clutter disorder) overcame my RAD (razor acquisition disorder).
by Pauldog
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades
Replies: 20
Views: 1943

Re: Schick Proline P-30 (Artist Club size) blades

It would be interesting to get some microscope photos of the edge.