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by Kazaam
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: What are the more affordable stainless steel razors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

What are the more affordable stainless steel razors?

I would like a SS razor but most are too expensive for me at the moment. Are there any less expensive ones you guys can recommend? Thanks
by Kazaam
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I want to get my razor replated. Where do you guys suggest t
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

Re: I want to get my razor replated. Where do you guys sugge

Is rhodium a lot more wear resistant than nickel?
by Kazaam
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: I want to get my razor replated. Where do you guys suggest t
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

I want to get my razor replated. Where do you guys suggest t

I have an old Gillette 4 piece British flat bottom travel tech and want to get it replated. Where do you guys suggest I get it done and should I get it done in rhodium or nickel? Thanks!
by Kazaam
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to sanitize used razor and brush?
Replies: 22
Views: 7075

Re: How to sanitize used razor and brush?

I guess the main question at this point is the brush, then. Personally some antibacterial soap and hot water seems fine to me.
by Kazaam
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to sanitize used razor and brush?
Replies: 22
Views: 7075

How to sanitize used razor and brush?

Any advice on this? I'm wondering how to sanitize a used brush and brass razor, if i even need to. Thanks for any advice!
by Kazaam
Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How does shaving with a combed razor feel?
Replies: 15
Views: 2873

How does shaving with a combed razor feel?

I don't have one but have always been curious. It seems like you wouldnt be able to get as close, and i can see no good reason why some razors have them, but I am sure im missing something as a great many razors have them.

thanks!
by Kazaam
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning (+ identifying) an old gold Gillette razor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

So im not close to done cleaning it, but I used the the other night. Holy crap it's an aggressive shave! Well, what was odd is that one side seemed to be more so than the other side. I think these type of razors where you have to drop the blade in and screw it together is a little less easy to get t...
by Kazaam
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning (+ identifying) an old gold Gillette razor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

The plating is already removed - the rest of the razor is solid brass. You can safely take basically any metal polish to it as ockham noted above to get an even finish. It will oxidize over time, but "bare brass" razors don't necessarily look bad if they're clean. On the other hand, replating in ni...
by Kazaam
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning (+ identifying) an old gold Gillette razor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

So, i thought it was tarnished because i could see silver underneath it, so i boiled it for about 10 minutes. I probably should not have done that, though it didnt do much. Mostly it looks the same and a couple parts are nicer. Anyway, i definitely need to apple some kind of cleaner, oil, and polish...
by Kazaam
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning (+ identifying) an old gold Gillette razor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Thanks a lot for the good cleaning information Racso! GOT THE BOTTOM PIECE OFF!!! I had a really long post and just edited it, but since i got the bottom piece off it is irrelevant. No WD-40 required! :) Brass razors will typically be 1940's and older. To verify these are brass you want to use a mag...
by Kazaam
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning (+ identifying) an old gold Gillette razor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

I'm not that great at razor IDs, but it looks like a four-piece English Tech from the '40s. It's great that you have your grandfather's razor - I'd say give it a good soak and scrub with dish soap or Lysol/Scrubbing Bubbles (no bleach) and start shaving! Interesting, thanks for the info! It appears...
by Kazaam
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning (+ identifying) an old gold Gillette razor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Tips on cleaning (+ identifying) an old gold Gillette razor?

Hello all, I inherited an old gold (it appears to be, anyway) Gillette razor from my grandfather and want to clean it. Any tips on how i should go about doing this? Any ideas on what type it actually is? I've included some images if it helps any! In very small faint letters it says "Gillette" and "M...
by Kazaam
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Am i a bad person if i go back to "regular" wet sh
Replies: 24
Views: 3018

Am i a bad person if i go back to "regular" wet sh

So, i forgot to bring my shaving gear with me on this visit back home, but i remembered i had a really old mach 5 or gilette fusion or whatever they call it nowadays (the newest one when it first came out, pre the 500 revisions and different names theyve added). Anyway, i found some old shaving crea...
by Kazaam
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Are there any common places to get quality shaving creams...
Replies: 16
Views: 2411

thanks for the info, I will check that out if we have those stores here!

Why can you get closer with soaps? I've actually noticed that as well.
by Kazaam
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Are there any common places to get quality shaving creams...
Replies: 16
Views: 2411

ah, thanks a lot guys! I thought bath and body works only sold Proraso (Bigelow). The Trumper products are supposed to be really good, right? I know a lot of people consider Proraso to be really good; are any of these other ones mentioned considered as high of quality (I know this is pretty subjecti...
by Kazaam
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Compared to a double edge, whats the learning curve for a...
Replies: 12
Views: 2019

Compared to a double edge, whats the learning curve for a...

straight edge razor?

I really want to try it, but don't know exactly how much I would be spending vs. the relatively cheap (for me, anyway) double edged razor/blades, or how long it'll take to get used to it, or even if the shave will differ, or what I'll need!

So much to ask!

Thanks!
by Kazaam
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Are there any common places to get quality shaving creams...
Replies: 16
Views: 2411

Are there any common places to get quality shaving creams...

besides the Body Shop (or Body Works, whatever it's called) which sells Proraso? I'd really like to try something else that is considered 'good' out, and i just ran out so I'd rather not order online ATM. I live in central Indiana so there are pretty much no specialty shaving stores around here. Wal...
by Kazaam
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: .: C&E Edwin Jagger: Ebony-Nickel Super Badger Brush - N
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

I want one so bad...too bad I am broke! It looks really good.
by Kazaam
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: How much does a Gillette black long handled adjustable cost?
Replies: 3
Views: 693

How much does a Gillette black long handled adjustable cost?

My dad says that the one he has wont open and close properly (i sprayed some oil into it and it seemed alright, but apparently its messing up again). He wants me to buy a new one for him. Side note...is there a better way to remedy this problem? Can I let the razor soak in oil, or will it just get t...
by Kazaam
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Have a really cheap brush, looking for something one step up
Replies: 23
Views: 2305

$150 is pretty steep lol. You guys have a way of always making people buy more expensive things :D I could possible get the $75 one...that's not so far out of my league.