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by Pauldog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did you discover wetshaving?
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: How did you discover wetshaving?

I always used older razors, inherited from my father and grandfather - mostly Gillettes, and one Schick. (My dad tended to get whatever razor was current, which meant a Tech, a Super Speed, and a couple of different adjustables. My grandfather had a 50's or 60's Eversharp Schick injector with a shor...
by Pauldog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello from CA
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Hello from CA

Is "CA" California or Canada?
by Pauldog
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Gary, what do you use?
by Pauldog
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The Razor That Haunts Me
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: The Razor That Haunts Me

I'm pretty sure the Krona came first. They could have overlapped. And as far as having a standard name, the "Schick Platinum" seems to be it. It's just that hardly anyone in the USA knows about it. I just found one for about half the price of the previous one I saw: https://www.etsy.com/listing/6040...
by Pauldog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The Razor That Haunts Me
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: The Razor That Haunts Me

This $60 one is still for sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/122969536561 I think that not only is it quite rare, but it's also quite obscure. Otherwise, it would either be selling for more or would have sold already. Maybe part of it is that there isn't a standard name for it. If I were selling it, I w...
by Pauldog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

There's probably some discussion of this buried in the "Razors and Blades" forum.

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After a quick search, I found someone who had used very thin needle nose pliers.
by Pauldog
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My adventure with a Muhle R41
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: My adventure with a Muhle R41

If you have the 2011 version, it's worth some money. If you have the 2013 version, that's what I use. I use Astra SP blades. I get a very close shave and a very smooth shave all the time. Steve Does it make a lot of difference if I sell the whole razor or just the head? Have you seen any of these b...
by Pauldog
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Razors 1,3, and 5 are going to Gary, and the other two are still available - Super Adjustable and Gem.
by Pauldog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Paul and Gary, if the razor is a 1957 or before, it is more easily disassembled, provided you have the appropriate tool to unscrew the mechanism from below. Murray, what's that tool called, and can you get it at a hardware store? I imagine it being similar to a screwdriver, but with two small rods ...
by Pauldog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Schick Tracer Razor - $18, including shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Schick Tracer Razor - $18, including shipping

I knew the Schick Tracer, and the compatible FX Diamond razor, were discontinued. What I didn't know last month was that they're still in demand. The blades are expensive on eBay, usually more costly than Fusion blades. I just got a supply of the razors, each packaged with 2 blades, made in 1990 in ...
by Pauldog
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor

That's why I prefer buying used razors (rather than new) in good shape - they're usually easy to resell for about what I paid for them. There's not just RAD - Razor Acquisition Disorder. There's also RDR - Razor Divestment Regret. I bought a used Merkur Progress quite a few years ago, then sold it a...
by Pauldog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My adventure with a Muhle R41
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: My adventure with a Muhle R41

That's good to know about Version 1. I'm not particularly attached to it. :D I got the Version 2 head in the mail a couple of days ago, and it was a lot less dangerous, though still the second-most dangerous open comb razor I've tried. Unlike my adventure with Version 1, I felt safe using it everywh...
by Pauldog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

These are the bad razors I was talking about. The photo is actually much larger and will show more detail if you do a "View Image." Left to Right: 1) Y3 Super Speed - head out of alignment or not being pulled all the way into place 2) B4 Super Adjustable (plastic adjuster) - TTO/adjuster mechanism o...
by Pauldog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Focus R48 Dynamic SE Razor

I stumbled on this razor at a store website http://www.thesuperiorshave.com/ It got one mention in this forum before, with a very brief description. It's a pivoting razor that uses a broken-in-half DE blade. Videos on the store website explain that you need to press the upper part of the razor to yo...
by Pauldog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

Gillette recycled the "Aristocrat" name for its gold plated slim adjustables.
by Pauldog
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gillette Old Style - Single Ring - under $100
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Gillette Old Style - Single Ring - under $100

Interesting, but I don't know what the going price is for this kind of razor:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263588363990

The serial number puts it in 1908.
by Pauldog
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

It's definitely made after 1958. I might have an older adjustable as well.
by Pauldog
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Razors that need refurbishing
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Razors that need refurbishing

The TTO knob sticks out too far. If I remember right, you have to push it in and twist it to move the doors. Anyway, something like that; the innards are goofed up. It would need to be dismantled. I suppose the date code will tell us how easy it is to dismantle. I'll get out the razor later and post...
by Pauldog
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: I didn't expect the Schick Tracer to get so expensive
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: I didn't expect the Schick Tracer to get so expensive

It goes in my Cartridge Hall of Fame, too, next to the Wilkinson Bonded razor and the Gillette Guard. Someone ought to make a nice handle that uses Guard cartridges; ideally, one that gives you the option of locking the cartridge in one position. The Schick Xtreme3 uses a similar flexible cartridge ...
by Pauldog
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: My adventure with a Muhle R41
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: My adventure with a Muhle R41

Did you try more than one kind of blade with it?