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by Pauldog
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Decent double edge razor and blades at Big Lots for $1.50
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Decent double edge razor and blades at Big Lots for $1.50

I saw this a few days ago at a local Big Lots in the Minneapolis area. You get 5 DE blades and a TTO razor that looks like a Weishi. The blades and razor are made in China. The whole thing costs $1.50, and I was surprised to get a decent shave using both the razor and one of the blades it came with....
by Pauldog
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: "What is it" question about a Rolls razor product
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: "What is it" question about a Rolls razor product

We're so used to disposable blades that the Rolls now seems especially out of place. On the other hand, some newer cars have been sporting 6-speed manual transmissions...
by Pauldog
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1103
Views: 104998

Re: What are you reading?

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (By Paul Hoffman), a biography of mathematician Paul Erdös (1913-1996), who was a most interesting character.

I originally heard of Erdös through the movie "N is a Number" -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN4yLPPvRBg
by Pauldog
Sun May 08, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Schick, Wilkinson, and Personna (ASR) now part of Edgewell
Replies: 12
Views: 1587

Schick, Wilkinson, and Personna (ASR) now part of Edgewell

This happened back in 2015 (7/1/15), but I just heard about it. Energizer spun off its razors into a separate company, Edgewell Personal Care. At some point, they also acquired Personna.They also have Edge shaving cream and a few personal items unrelated to shaving, such as Hawaiian Tropic.
by Pauldog
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: replating a razor
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: replating a razor

I was going to write, "I don't think my replated razor was ever dismantled," but then I remembered that it's a 3-piece Gillette NEW. As far as the question about the Slim, are you asking about replating it or shaving with it? I like it as a razor, and I'm lucky enough to have one in good shape and n...
by Pauldog
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: factory oopses and shave quality
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: factory oopses and shave quality

Try shaving with it. If it doesn't shave well, toss it or sell it.

Some years ago, I swapped some stuff with a member in Korea. My package never reached him, and the Dorco DE razor he sent me didn't work at all - there was little if any exposure, so it was like shaving without a blade.
by Pauldog
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Vintage Razors in Eau Claire, Wis.
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Vintage Razors in Eau Claire, Wis.

I stumbled on this Craigslist ad today:

http://eauclaire.craigslist.org/atd/5343686885.html

Mad Man-style Shaving razors - over 100 to choose from - $5 to $300
River Trader Antiques
110 W Grand Ave
Eau Claire, WI


I don't know anything about the shop personally, but the ad looks promising.
by Pauldog
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 9575

Re: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

This is Mantic's article: http://sharpologist.com/2015/11/oneblade-perfect-razor.html Here's a key passage from it: For the razor design, OneBlade looked at modern cartridge razors, particularly those of Gillette, for inspiration. Tod says Gillette got the pivot concept right: “the pivot is forgiven...
by Pauldog
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Expensive!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: Expensive!!!

Is it brittle? That's the disadvantage of ceramic blades.
by Pauldog
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dad's old razor?
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Re: Dad's old razor?

preidy wrote:Check on Esty too.
I think you mean etsy.com


Throwing away a Sticky! I hear faint thuds, of people here banging their heads on walls...
by Pauldog
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade
Replies: 51
Views: 9575

Another $300 razor, with a surprising blade

A friend of mine just emailed me about this, and I couldn't find any mention here of the maker (OneBlade): http://www.fastcodesign.com/3051349/this-razor-is-300-but-it-took-no-shortcuts?utm_source http://f.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/inline-large/inline/2015/09/3051349-inl...
by Pauldog
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Feather "Popular" Model TTO DE Razor for $10.50
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Feather "Popular" Model TTO DE Razor for $10.50

I was surprised to see this oldie for this low a price:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YJ70NY/
by Pauldog
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 7 O'Clock Sharp Plastic Razor
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: 7 O'Clock Sharp Plastic Razor

A TTO is especially good for a new user. I never liked juggling a blade and two head pieces.

There's also the Schick Krona. I just checked eBay used prices, and they vary a lot, roughly $10 to $30. You could get lucky with one that has bidders rather than "buy it now".
by Pauldog
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 7 O'Clock Sharp Plastic Razor
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: 7 O'Clock Sharp Plastic Razor

If you mean the 7 O'Clock Permasharp, that is a super-cheap razor with a flip-up hinged plastic top. The 7 O'Clock Sterling has a metal head, and it's still cheap. You might want to consider the Wilkinson Classic, which is quite classy for a plastic TTO razor. You also might get lucky at a local ant...
by Pauldog
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Is The Schick Hydro Better Than The Injectors?
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: Is The Schick Hydro Better Than The Injectors?

What about other injector models, including the adjustable, tried with different blades, including the latest Schick blade and the old Schick Plus Platinum? For many people with more sensitive skin or tendency toward razor bumps, single blade razors, especially ones with thicker blades, have given m...
by Pauldog
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Some interesting injectors on eBay right now
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Some interesting injectors on eBay right now

I've never seen that Type L clone before. Is that the one that NationwideCampus was selling way back when? My guess is that it's leftover stock from that, but I don't really know. I either didn't know or forgot about the Type O knockoff. I know the L knockoff got bad reviews, but how did the "O" do?
by Pauldog
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Some interesting injectors on eBay right now
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Some interesting injectors on eBay right now

1) http://www.ebay.com/itm/281133044193 I think it's likely to be the same razor sold some years ago on the Nationwide Campus website. (BTW, nationwidecampus.com is still there, and still has older razors like the Schick Tracer FX.) It it's not, maybe it's better than that one. If anyone gets one, p...
by Pauldog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Mongoose -- Stainless Steel SE Razor
Replies: 55
Views: 14733

Re: Mongoose -- Stainless Steel SE Razor

Maybe this will inspire someone to come up with a similar razor for standard injector blades.
by Pauldog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: ATRA on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Re: ATRA on Ebay

I remember the metal handle Atra razors going for high prices on eBay, but this is silly - it's a black plastic handle:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131324404979
by Pauldog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gem Micromatic.
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

Re: Gem Micromatic.

I got started with SE razors back in the 80's, when I read the offer on the back of a pack of Gem blades. I sent $1 to American Safety Razor, and they sent me a Contour II razor. Now I have a bunch of SE razors, including a few different Micromatics, and the only one that cost me more than a few dol...