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by TommyDawg
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: C.O. Bigelow vs. Proraso Green
Replies: 10
Views: 1418

I cant consider myself an expert, but as far as my nose, face and hands can tell, its the same. I am one of the few who do not like Proraso, it seems. So I have half a tube of each gathering dust. But, they are very very similar, if not the same.
Tom
by TommyDawg
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Newbie DE User - problem with angle
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Hi JD. Welcome to the forum and to DE shaving. I am relatively new too, so I know what you're going through. I applaud the fact you are doing all your homework to try and get it right. Anyway, my thought on the proper angle is to second the prior post listening for the sound. You'll hear this nice (...
by TommyDawg
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: mechanical question on gillette adjustable
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Squire wrote:No Tom we can't, it's like looking at a clock trying to see the minute hand move. It's just too small for our eyes to follow.
Thanks Squire. Good analogy. I could've just cranked it up to 9, but that may have been a painful way to learn! :lol:
by TommyDawg
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: mechanical question on gillette adjustable
Replies: 4
Views: 601

mechanical question on gillette adjustable

I have a question regarding the adjustable part of the gillette. Can anyone tell me exactly what parts are supposed to move when you turn the knob? Is it supposed to be easily visible (to notice something moving)? It lines up great with the indicator, and has a nice click when I turn it, I just cant...
by TommyDawg
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Familiar with Christy Razor?
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Familiar with Christy Razor?

Anyone familiar with this brand of antique razor? I came across a couple recently. It seems to be a single edge blade, and has a long thin handle. The company was out of Ohio. I'm not a collector, and if I dont plan on using it, I'm not very interested in buying it. But I am curious if anyone has in...
by TommyDawg
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette adjustable - toggle
Replies: 20
Views: 2181

As for our friend, Squire -- yep, I knew he was joking (or opportunistic, either way is fine) :lol: How much its worth is a good question. Worth is only determined by how much someone is willing to pay. I saw one go for $800+ on the bay, but not to say that is the standard or market price for it. So...
by TommyDawg
Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette adjustable - toggle
Replies: 20
Views: 2181

Squire wrote:Nice cleaning job, $32.50 and that's my final offer.
Glad you like it. This is going to be my go to razor for a while, so its not for sale (for now). Thanks...
by TommyDawg
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette adjustable - toggle
Replies: 20
Views: 2181

1960 Toggle - photos

Check it out! I've got it cleaned up and ready to use tomorrow.
Tom :D
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by TommyDawg
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: date code decoder
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Thanks guys. As for my razor, I recently found a gold 1960 Gillette Adjustable Toggle bottom in good to very good condition. I got it all cleaned up and ready to shave with on Monday! :D
Tom
by TommyDawg
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: date code decoder
Replies: 4
Views: 654

date code decoder

Hi gents. I know I've seen it here in the forums, but for the life of me I cant find it now. Can anyone give me the date codes for gillettes, or direct me to it? What is an F? Thanks much...
Tom
by TommyDawg
Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette adjustable - toggle
Replies: 20
Views: 2181

I was GOING to say that I never get down into Boston that often (I live in MA, but a good ways away), but I just remembered that I have a lunch meeting there coming up this Thursday. Hopefully I'll be able to make a side trip while I'm there...
by TommyDawg
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: gillette adjustable - toggle
Replies: 20
Views: 2181

gillette adjustable - toggle

Hi. I was in Boston this morning, checking out a vintage clothing store I had heard about. Looked in a case and noticed a gold tone gillette adjustable with a toggle bottom. I'm relatively new to the DE scene, so I dont know all the details to look for, but doors opened and closed fine, finish still...
by TommyDawg
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "look ma, no styptic!"
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Hey TD, welcome aboard. Were you getting decent results before using the DE? Absolutely. I could use a m3, a bic or a potato peeler and have a real BBS shave. Good cream, light action, dont wear out any spots at once, etc. I really just got tired of $ for cartridges, only to have them phase it out ...
by TommyDawg
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "look ma, no styptic!"
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

"look ma, no styptic!"

My first DE shave was this morning! Proud to say, no nicks, cuts, burns or slices. Not a great shave, but pretty smooth. I got to work and found a spot or two of stubble, but not anything too embarassing. I've been wetshaving for quite a while, so at least I had proper preparation. Technique was dec...
by TommyDawg
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur vs Weishi for first DE
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Thanks for the warm welcome and the helpful replies. I do like the idea of eventually getting a vintage gillette. My concern at first was that I might get a klunker by not knowing exactly the right model or age, quality, etc. I will take a look at some on this sale forum. Thanks again. Looking forwa...
by TommyDawg
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Merkur vs Weishi for first DE
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Merkur vs Weishi for first DE

Hi All. First post here. I've read all the posts and watched all the good videos. I've been wetshaving for a while now, but ready to switch to DE. Everyone says the Merkur HD, but one member really raved about the Weishi. I want to get the right razor, but dont mind saving some coin also. Is the con...