Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

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Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by Pauldog » Fri May 25, 2018 4:22 pm

Rather than list all the razors I have lying around, why don't you post something you're looking for, and I'll check my boxes and post a reply. Then we can write back and forth through the mail system here, and work out a purchase or trade.

Examples -

Gillette pre-1930, Senator, Aristocrat, Regent Tech, Ranger Tech, Super Speed (any kind), adjustable (any kind), Knack/Slim Twist, Injector, Trac II, Atra, Sensor. (I don't know if I want to let go of my Rocket.) I discovered that I have way too many slim adjustables and flare tip Super Speeds.

Schick injectors (almost every type, including very early "Magazine Repeating" models), Schick Krona DE razors. Pal adjustable injectors, Pal Injectomatic. I shaved today with a Personna steel-and-plastic injector razor. Maybe I'll sell that, too. No, I don't have a Type O Schick, but some people have put in a good word for the lookalike to the O that ebarbershop.com has sold for several years. don't have a D either, but I'm bidding on one right now.

Gem/Ever Ready/etc. - many SE razors, including Micromatcs, some in boxes. I don't think I want to let go of my Ever-Ready lather catcher with the tiny black wood handle. But I have one or two very early SE razors, maybe with wedge blades, and will take current Gem blades.

A couple of Valets, Christy, Durham (hoe and straight), women's armpit razors, a Twinplex DE blade stropper, and one razor with a head smaller than your pinkie nail (and a blade in it - maybe it was used to shave knuckles? dolls?).

Rolls Razors - I have 3 sets, probably all complete, some with more than one blade. May need some sharpening and extra equipment (like strop paste) to be shave ready. I used one of these kits, and got a couple of decent shaves.

If you want an affordable twin blade razor, I have some new and used.


BLADES - I also have a bunch of new DE blades and twin blade cartridges - Gillette (India & Russia), Astra, Feather Hi-Stainless, Personna, maybe more. Also antique blades, like Gillette Super Blue Blades and all kinds of old DE blades, mostly wrapped in boxes of 5.

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Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by TRBeck » Fri May 25, 2018 5:41 pm

Red Tip and/or LH Adjustable from before the black plastic replaced metal on the underside of the head (so I guess late 60s/early 70s on that one). Would prefer VG condition but I'm really just looking to get hold of a couple of shavers that worked well for me in the past.

And thanks for doing this, Pauldog!
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Tim

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Post by Pauldog » Sat May 26, 2018 12:20 am

I have a mint red tip in the original case. The only flaw is a 1" or 2" crack in the middle of the top of the case. Otherwise not far from new. That's the only red tip in a case. I may have one or two more, maybe with some worn red paint?

I'm pretty sure I have the kind of adjustable you're looking for. Probably no case. I'll check in my Gillette bin this weekend. I don't even think I have one with a plastic bottom any more.

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Post by TRBeck » Sat May 26, 2018 9:04 am

Cases are great, but let me know either way. That red tip sounds great.
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Tim

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Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by fallingwickets » Sat May 26, 2018 9:44 am

Gillette rubie's?
de gustibus non est disputandum

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Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by Pauldog » Sat May 26, 2018 2:27 pm

Sorry, no Rubies. I have these Gillette blades:

Packs of 6: 5 Indian 7 O'Clock Permasharp (green) with 1 Super Platinum (black)
Packs of 5 Russian SharpEdge (green)
Atra (some with lube strip, some without)
Trac II (also ASR version)
Sensor, Sensor Excel, Sensor 3, Sensor for Women

Also:
Packs of 5 Astra Superior Platinum
Boxes of 250 very old stock highly regarded Feather Hi-Stainless (which I can divide up)
Packs of 5 Wilkinson Bonded single blade cartridges (which I'd prefer to sell with the extra Wilkinson Bonded razor I still have)
Packs of 5 Personna Double II (maybe of historical interest - I can throw this in along with a Double II razor as a freebie if you're interested and are buying other stuff)
Packs of 7 Schick injector blades from the 1990's, made in USA

Because of how the US Postal Service now charges for shipping, it pays with blades to get a somewhat sizeable quantity or a tiny quantity, so that shipping cost is a low fraction of total cost. I can tape maybe 20 DE blades to a card and mail it for 49¢. Once the package is thick or lumpy, the shipping jumps to about $3, even at low weight. And it costs the same to ship a 4 ounce box as it does to ship a one ounce box.

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Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by Shave4Fun » Wed May 30, 2018 7:43 pm

1954 z-4 Super-Speed?
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Post by Pauldog » Thu May 31, 2018 12:03 am

I think I have a Z, but I'll have to peek at several to see if there's also a 4. Quite a specific request!

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Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by Shave4Fun » Thu May 31, 2018 4:46 am

Pauldog wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:03 am
I think I have a Z, but I'll have to peek at several to see if there's also a 4. Quite a specific request!
I know, but I was born in Dec. of '54. :D if you don't have a Z-4, let me know what you have. Thanks.
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Post by Pauldog » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:02 am

I'm not finding any Z's yet, but there's another one in a blue case (darker than the blue-tip's case) that I've somehow misplaced in the last couple of days. It has a black plastic tip, and it's not an aluminum handle.

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Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by Shave4Fun » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:29 am

Pauldog wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:02 am
I'm not finding any Z's yet, but there's another one in a blue case (darker than the blue-tip's case) that I've somehow misplaced in the last couple of days. It has a black plastic tip, and it's not an aluminum handle.
Thanks for looking, Paul. I'll check elsewhere for the Z4.

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Post by Pauldog » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:26 pm

I found the Super Speed in the case, and it's X2. It comes with the instructions, an empty Blue Blades pack, and the original cardboard backing for the blades that tells you to remove it when you use up the blades. Everything is mint except for a fair amount of crazing on the top of the case. The handle is not aluminum.

The other Super Speeds I have from that era not mentioned before:

No date code, not quite mint (some plating wear)

Y3, mint, all metal, red case with one damaged hinge

W1, mint, all metal

X1, black tip, aluminum handle, a little plating wear on one guard

W3, black tip, aluminum handle, tiny amount of plating wear on side of head


And I have lots of flare-tip Super Speeds, several with colored tips, many unpainted, many with black handles, some with cases.

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Re: Ask and ye shall receive - RAZORS. And BLADES

Post by Pauldog » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:24 am

I just got an assortment of used razors in excellent condition, mostly Merkur and Jagger with various handles, in case anyone is interested...

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