Beautiful NEW and Custom handle arrived today!

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Beautiful NEW and Custom handle arrived today!

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I Picked up this old Gillette NEW at the flea market for $3 a couple of months back. There was no plating left on it, it was a butt ugly but fantastic razor. I sent it off to Bob (smf member cooncatbob) at Bob's Razor Works a couple of weeks ago to be replated in nickel. Meanwhile, I asked Bob to make a new handle out of East Indian Rosewood that I could use with it, and a friend gave me a new Merkur head that is also interchangeable. WOW! That's all I can say! I'm speechless. Check it out.


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Post by marsos52 »

lovely

those razors are going to make shaving even more fun

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Wow. These are great. I love the Rosewood. How's the balance with it? The Merkur head is a little heavier, no? Does it make a difference with the wooden handle?
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Post by brothers »

Thanks. I've not had a chance to shave with it, but the handle is lighter than I anticipated. I'll come back and post after I've had a couple of weeks to use the handles and heads in different combos and get a few shaves under my belt.
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I have one of Bob's rosewood handles with a replated NEW head, and it's one of the best razors I have. Balance is great, and the feel of the wood handle is exquisite, much like a wooden handle brush. It's as much a display item as it is a functional razor, as it gives a great shave. I've used it with a Merkur head as well as a Tech head, but the NEW is my favorite. IMO the plating on the heads is better than the Merkur and any other head I have seen with the only equal being the EJ heads.
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Post by goose »

Bob does great work. I ordered a heavier handle for my Tech and I love it. I highly recommend anyone interested check out his site. He has a lot of interesting items.

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The man is a true artist!
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WOW. AWSOME. bobs got talent
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Post by Adeptus_Minor »

When I can budget it, I believe Mr. Bob is getting one of my New's to add to his nickel plating pile.
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Post by gsgo »

The New new plating job looks outstanding, do let us know how it shaves. I have a New that may be taking a trip.
Good shaving,

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Post by jww »

Nice hand-made variation on the Chatsworth handle.
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Post by ThePossum »

I've got a Gillette Old Type with a totally split handle. The plating is not too good and am thinking about contacting Bob about replating it and then making one of his metal handles for it.

I do like your razor an in particular the wooden handle color.
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jww wrote:Nice hand-made variation on the Chatsworth handle.
Edwin Jagger copies classic designs.
I can copy most existing designs or work with the client to produce something unique.
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gsgo wrote:The New new plating job looks outstanding, do let us know how it shaves. I have a New that may be taking a trip.
Following up, the plating process didn't have any effect on the inherent excellent shaving qualities of the NEW. I used it every day for a week and enjoyed it immensely. I'm very happy with it.
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Post by randor »

cooncatbob wrote: Edwin Jagger copies classic designs.
I would'nt say that EJ just copies classic designs. I have seen some of Neil Jaggers hand sketchings, he worked before establishing EJ as a designer for the cutlery industry. He has a good feeling for classic and modern styles. The chatsworth is one of most successful razor designs he invented.
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brothers wrote:Thanks. I've not had a chance to shave with it, but the handle is lighter than I anticipated. I'll come back and post after I've had a couple of weeks to use the handles and heads in different combos and get a few shaves under my belt.
I always have to close my mind's eye momentarily when I see that expression :lol:

Anyway - nice razor, and yes Bob does great work.
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Just out of curiosity, what is the wood finished with? Will it hold up to a sink of water?
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ssilcox wrote:The man is a true artist!
Agreed, fantastic workmanship.
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Reverend Jim wrote:Just out of curiosity, what is the wood finished with? Will it hold up to a sink of water?
I use many coats of wipe on polyurethane.
Tropical hardwoods are very durable and water resistant.
I don't store my razors wood or not in a sink of water.
I have 2 Rosewood brushes that I made 3 years ago that I finished with spray can lacquer, I shake them out and wipe them off after I use them.
They look just as good as they did the day I finished them.
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Post by brothers »

ichabod wrote:
brothers wrote:Thanks. I've not had a chance to shave with it, but the handle is lighter than I anticipated. I'll come back and post after I've had a couple of weeks to use the handles and heads in different combos and get a few shaves under my belt.
I always have to close my mind's eye momentarily when I see that expression :lol:

Anyway - nice razor, and yes Bob does great work.
Yikes! Face only, buddy! I'll have to watch my choice of words a little closer. I love the razor handle, by the way.
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