Safety Razor of the Day

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:01 am

The Schick Proline blade has been loaded for the month of September.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:57 am

For the past 4 mornings, my razor of the day has been the newly redesigned General from Colonial razors.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by John Rose » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:27 pm

Last Friday I refered to a "rescue razor", a 1946 Aristocrat.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by John Rose » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:30 pm

1946 Aristocrat, in the "before" state:
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It was unpleasant to use (felt rough) in that condition.
The restoration (such as it is, because I did not replate it) involved working up from #320 grit to #1200 grit wet/dry sandpaper, then buffing compound (blue I think?) on an 8" cotton wheel.
The end caps were missing when I got it.

(For some reason I could not have both attached images in the same post.)
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:24 pm

John that's a part of our beloved SMF. One's good, rwo's not likely. Offsite imaging sources are the way to go for multiples. I'd like to see the finished product. 😃
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by CMur12 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:43 pm

John, so it appears that you have polished the razor down to the brass under the previous gold plating, right?

It does look a lot better.

I have three Aristocrats, myself: A 1946/47 model, a 1948+ (apparently this represented some change to the blade geometry, as well as the new blade dispensers), and an Aristocrat Adjustable (actually a gold-plated slim adjustable). The first two ("true" Aristocrats) are a bit aggressive for me, but they are lovely razors.

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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by John Rose » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:46 pm

CMur12 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:43 pm
John, so it appears that you have polished the razor down to the brass under the previous gold plating, right?
Yup. I had nothing to lose by it. All that was left of the gold on the top of the head was a 1 mm strip along the edge of each door where they meet the centre bar. You can see how deep the scratches and gouges were. I have no idea how that could happen in normal use.

I took it easy on the guard bar because I did not want to lose the little scallops completely. I think I even taped them over to protect them from the sandpapers, then removed the tape for the buffing wheel.
There were also small grey spots of solder on the ends where the end caps used to be. They were tricky to buff out because I did not want the wheel to grab it and throw it at high velocity onto my foot or the floor. [-o<
Now I just have to use a bit of Brasso every couple of months or so, to get rid of the spots that inevitably develop.
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I'd like to see the finished product. 😃
It's right there, in the previous post - viewtopic.php?p=695267#p695267
brothers wrote:John that's a part of our beloved SMF. One's good, rwo's not likely.
I thought it might be something like that. It was weird because they looked okay in the preview, then when submitted it would say that the second image was not available.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:03 am

Nice job of polishing, John!
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by pausted » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:00 am

Colonial General / Kai Captain Original
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:16 pm

First of the month, new blade. This month's blade is the Kai Captain in the New General razor.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by pausted » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 am

Colonial General / Feather Pro
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:25 am

Now that the blade has provided 26 great shaves this month, today I loaded it into the brass General V1. This is the second month in a row that I've done this, and for some reason it seems to be slightly different in performance --- in a positive way. The well used blade feels sharper somehow, ready to go another round of <perfect> shaves. On the first of the month, we'll change back once again to the V2 General and the new blade.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:12 pm

The Schick Proline ended the 30 day run this morning. Once my blade has given up 15 or 20 shaves in the General V2, changing to the larger brass General V1 seems to be a natural match. The cut feels as smooth as a new blade. Nothing wrong with the V2, but an unidentified subtle course correction brings out a new and different dimension to the well-used edge.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:43 am

On schedule, December was kicked off with a new Kai Captain Original blade in the General V2. Super smooth and comfortable.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by pausted » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:59 am

Colonial General / Kai Captain Original
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:33 am

I did use the brass General V1 for a few days at the end of December, and after 31 great shaves, the Kai Captain Original blade was used every day. Now we're back to the V2 stainless with a new Schick 30 Proline for the month of January.
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by Executive Shaving » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 am

Get the first look at the all-new Outlaw Stainless Steel Safety Razor. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/OutlawStainlessSteelSafetyRazorVideo
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Re: Safety Razor of the Day

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:54 am

The only difference in today's shave was the substitution of the brass General for the General V2. Didn't change blades though. The Schick Proline has yielded 27 smooth shaves so far this month.
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