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by Rufust445
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD AUG 11 - AUG 17, 2008
Replies: 273
Views: 24935

Tuesday morning, 7AM, with a 2 1/2 day growth of beard Schick Krona Dorco 301 blade, 4th or 5th shave Old Spice regular in the can Meijer witch hazel Shave was OK, but 8-9 hrs. later it didn't seem so smooth. 11 hours later: Touch-up with Slim Adjustable, N4, set at 3. Schick Krona Chrome blade, NOS...
by Rufust445
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Looking for a model # for this old Gillette travel razor
Replies: 14
Views: 1651

I have an X2 Tech with the same black handle. Use the black handle with the head from an M1 "Travel Tech" that I've had since new, lightly used. Although they may seem tacky, those black plastic handles are better than the 2-in. aluminum handle that came with the travel razor, and are much easier to...
by Rufust445
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blade Disposal and New Blade Holders
Replies: 16
Views: 2202

Not far from here is a county recycling center. I rode my bicycle down there last week and asked the guy in charge about used razor blades, and my spent cans of Old Spice. His reply was to just put them in the scrap metal bin. My plan is to bundle the used blades in stacks of 30-50 or more, and hold...
by Rufust445
Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Looking for a model # for this old Gillette travel razor
Replies: 14
Views: 1651

The head is colored black for probably the same reason beer cans in that period had the brewer's label lithographed on the can in olive drab to reduce reflectivity.

Just a bit of moonlight on that nickel plating might have been enough to draw fire in the wrong circumstances...
by Rufust445
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Aug 4 to Aug 10
Replies: 283
Views: 24339

Friday, after soaking my face in a swimming pool for 22 minutes during a workout: Slim Adjustable, I3, set at 3 Dorco 301 blade, 1st shave Goo in a plastic pump bottle marked "Shave Cream" at the the health club by Body Eclipse (www.bodyeclipse.com , though their Web site makes no reference to this ...
by Rufust445
Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Aug 4 to Aug 10
Replies: 283
Views: 24339

Thursday: English Tech w. brass top plate, aluminium base plate and handle. Dorco 301 blade, 3rd shave. Looks like about 4-5 shaves per blade with this combo. Started out on the same edge as the two previous shaves, finished with the other, fresh edge. Surrey boar brush. My late father's, so old the...
by Rufust445
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Aug 4 to Aug 10
Replies: 283
Views: 24339

Tuesday afternoon: English Tech w. brass top plate, aluminium base plate & handle Dorco 301 blade, 1st shave Surrey boar brush (My late father's) ARKO Lemon Dickinson witch hazel First time that I can remember w. brush & lather. Lather was a bit runny compared to my usual goo in a can, but it worked...
by Rufust445
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 28th to Aug 3rd
Replies: 264
Views: 27761

Saturday Afternoon: Gillette "Travel Tech" razor, M1, w. black handle from an X2 Tech. Dorco 301 blade, 4th, and likely last, shave. Old Spice regular in the can. Got a slightly minty, almost Noxema-like feeling about 20 seconds after applying stuff as it soaks into the skin. Meijer witch hazel Same...
by Rufust445
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Travel razors
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

I received a "Genuine leather, made in Austria" travel kit as a gift sometime in the late '60's. It contained an M1 "Travel Tech" razor with the short aluminum handle. I tried it a few times, endured one nasty cut, and then put it away for the new "high tech" Wilkinson plastic razors, Trac II, etc. ...
by Rufust445
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 28th to Aug 3rd
Replies: 264
Views: 27761

Tuesday:

Gillette "Travel Tech", M1, w. black handle from an X2 Tech.

Dorco 301 blade

Old Spice Regular in the can.

Meijer witch hazel.


Face much smoother today.
Sunday I had a Derby blade in an English Tech go dull during shave.
Not so smooth.
by Rufust445
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette 7 o' clock rocks...
Replies: 24
Views: 4827

Received a sample pack of the following up-market (for me) blades: 7O'clock yellows, Super Iridium, and Polsilvers. Won't try them until I receive these: http://i18.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/fe/d6/a8c9_1.JPG The key words on the packages of both the 7O'Clocks and Super Iridiums is "Petersburg Products, m...
by Rufust445
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 21 - July 27 2008
Replies: 231
Views: 22253

Wednesday morning: English Tech w. aluminium handle and base plate, brass top plate. Derby Blade, 3rd shave Old Spice rgular in the can Meijer witch hazel. Wednesday evening touchup: "Travel Tech" w. brass handle from Feather Portable. Dorco ST-301 blade, 2nd shave Old Spice regular in the can Meije...
by Rufust445
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Dorco 301 Blade Review
Replies: 64
Views: 29390

I purchased some ST-301's on eBay, and have a few ST-300's left over from a sample pack. Once out of the wrapper, there is no way to distinguish these blades, other than Squire's microscopic photos. The ink stampings and logos on them are identical. That's where the confusion seems to come from. I h...
by Rufust445
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Blades with the Tech
Replies: 41
Views: 3884

I have tried a Derby blade in an English Tech with aluminium base plate and handle. Also a Dorco ST-301 blade in a "Travel Tech," M1, using a Feather Portable handle in lieu of the 2-in. aluminum handle it came with. Both work very nicely, thank you. I tried Dorco ST-300's in both, but have decided ...
by Rufust445
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 14 to July 20
Replies: 239
Views: 24108

Saturday PM: Slim adjustable, N4, set at 3 Dorco 300 blade, 2nd shave Old Spice regular in the can Meijer witch hazel. The slim provides better and more shaves from the Dorco 300 blade than any other razor in the inventory. No more 300's, however, after the few left in the sample pack are gone. This...
by Rufust445
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD July 7 to July 13
Replies: 216
Views: 23156

Thursday afternoon: Super Speed, X2 Dorco 300 Blade Old Spice regular in the can. witch hazel This was after soaking my face in the water for 22 minutes during a swimming workout. I think it makes a difference. Less irritation, about as much work as a Tech to get a good shave. The SS worked well, bu...
by Rufust445
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD June 30 thru July 6
Replies: 188
Views: 22079

English Tech, w. aluminium handle & base plate.

Derby Blade

Old Spice original in the can

witch hazel.


No Kidding! Works for me.
by Rufust445
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1969 Gillette Tech
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Correction:

The English Tech has a base plate and handle made of aluminium.

My "Travel Tech" has a handle made of aluminum
by Rufust445
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: 1969 Gillette Tech
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

I returned to DE shaving earlier this year after doing some research and stumbling accross the Today show segment. A NOS 1967 "Travel Tech" was given to me years ago as a present and then put away. Even now, struggling with the 2 In. handle, it gave great shaves with the NOS Wilkinson UK blades I fo...
by Rufust445
Sun May 18, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Yep! The Fatboy's are sure getting pricy!
Replies: 15
Views: 2044

"however, not sure I see the connection between oil and vintage razors" Lotsa plastic in current 3-4 blade cartridges and disposables. Plastic is made from petrochemical feedstocks. Been enjoying shaves with a Gillette Tech travel and old WIlkinson UK blade, Until I can get some Derbys or Crystals. ...