Razor for the Missus

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Razor for the Missus

Post by Quarterstick » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:32 pm

My lovely wife is sold on DE razors. I thought of giving her my current one, the Merkur Long Handle (23C), and getting a new one for myself. However, this is my first DE so I am a bit attached to it and she does not like the 3 piece design (she is uncomfortable changing blades). So I am looking for recommendations. Ideal parameters:

- TTO
- Long handle
- Fixed head
- Reasonable quality
- New, not vintage (she is funny about that sort of thing)

As a side note, I will not let this stop me from getting another razor eventually. I just want to focus on trying different blades and creams/soaps right now. :wink:
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Post by desertbadger » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:57 pm

There are the various "Lady Gillette's" and "Lady Schick's" but for a more modern razor I think it's a tough call. One that does come to mind for a DE is the Schick Krona.
FWIW, if she wanted a "Lady Schick" (Injector), they can still be had, sometimes even brand new. They have a nice long handle and work very well with the Chinese Schick blades. My wife has one and loves it.

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Post by brothers » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:24 am

For her stated preferences, current production, etc., take a look at the Parker lineup. I know nothing about them, but I have seen several of the online vendors who carry them. Yesterday, browsing around, I spotted a new Parker with a long black handle that appeared to be very similar to the old '70s Gillette Super Adjustable.
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Post by AACJ » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:17 am

You might even be able to find a Lady Gillette that is New Old Stock, an unopened package from way back when. For what it's worth, my wife uses a Lady Gillette. It was gently used, but I steralized it well and she couldn't be happier. I'm now trying to get my daughter to use either a Lady Gillette (I have a few) and a Lady Schick, which I have only one of.
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Post by Squire » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:02 am

Andy, I would choose a Krona but those are hard to come by still in the plastic.

Given her understandable preference I believe the answer would be a new Feather tto razor. I'm speaking of the long handle light weight model they came out with several years ago.

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Here is one next to a Schick Krona for comparison. This one is still sealed in the box and if you think she might like it pm your address and I will send it on.
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Post by Quarterstick » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:54 pm

Thank you Squire!
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Post by jbc » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:53 am

Didn't gillette market a self loading razor many years ago that made use of a notch in the super speeds that hooked to the razor blade and pulled the blade in without ever touching the blade in any way? Might be what Quater Stick needs.
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Post by Quarterstick » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:14 pm

If true, that would be cool. However, the trick would be finding one NOS and not having it cost so much I need to sell an organ to afford it. :)
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Post by brothers » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:53 pm

jbc wrote:Didn't gillette market a self loading razor many years ago that made use of a notch in the super speeds that hooked to the razor blade and pulled the blade in without ever touching the blade in any way? Might be what Quater Stick needs.
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Yes, Gillette, Schick, Personna, probably others. They are the little holders or multi-blade packs we see now with the Spoilers, etc. You just place your thumb on the blades peeping out of the center of the pack, shove it gently in the direction of the little black arrow until the slot comes into view, hook the slot over the notch in the center of the TTO razor and pull. The only contact is with the thumb when pushing the blade out at the beginning of the very simple process.
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Post by Squire » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:58 pm

That was the sales pitch anyway but you still have to remove the blade from the razor and push it back into the cartridge disposal slot. Of course that would be Andy's job so the story does have some basis.
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Post by brothers » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:42 pm

Squire wrote: . . . . but you still have to remove the blade from the razor and push it back into the cartridge disposal slot.
So very true! Unless the user would just spin the butterflies open and dump the used blade directly into the trash. Otherwise, you've gotta touch it, whether you want to or not.
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Post by Quarterstick » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:09 pm

Squire wrote:That was the sales pitch anyway but you still have to remove the blade from the razor and push it back into the cartridge disposal slot. Of course that would be Andy's job so the story does have some basis.
True. I need to ensure I do not make myself completely obsolete. :wink:
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Post by Reverend Jim » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:53 am

I recently gave my wife a Weishi and she was very happy with it. She was used to using cartridges and when she first tried the Weishi she said that she thought it wasn't working----truth was that it was sharp and not pulling like her old disposable.
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Post by Quarterstick » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:01 pm

Just an update. Squire was kind enough to provide the Feather razor and it suits my wife very well. Mild shaver and easy to use. She really like the TTO for changing the blades compared to my 3 piece. The plastic construction is something she likes as well. It is lighter and feels more like what she was used to.

Now I just have to steal it to give it go. :wink:

Thank you all for your input with special thanks to Squire for his generosity.
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Post by Squire » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:04 pm

Now Andy, over the years we on this Board have often counseled on concealing, ahem, yet to be used shaving products, but stealing from her we cannot countenance. A line must be drawn.
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Post by Quarterstick » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:36 am

Your valuables are not safe! Mind your gold, jools, razors, and other riches for Andy, Master Thief, is on the prowl.

He deftly enters the bathroom of his latest victim with a skill born of years of experience; bumbling and making an inordinate amount of noise.

He – “Honey, can I borrow your razor?”

She – “Why?”

He – “Because I want to see how it shaves?”

She – “Okay… but make sure you clean it.”

He – “Seriously? You made fun when I bought a toothbrush for my razor.”

She – “I don’t want any gunk on it.”

He – “I’ll even put in a new blade after I am done.”

He then makes good his escape into the night. The only trace of his passing… well the razor is still in the same spot as he intends to use it tomorrow.
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Post by Pauldog » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:09 pm

Squire wrote:Now Andy, over the years we on this Board have often counseled on concealing, ahem, yet to be used shaving products, but stealing from her we cannot countenance. A line must be drawn.
The 11th Commandment: Stealeth ye not SWMBO's razor, nor of the blade within, nor of the unguents applied before its wielding.

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Post by daniel051 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:18 pm

Besides the handle length, is there any difference between the Injector and the Lady Schick? Could a woman use the former just as effectively? I was thinking of giving my fiancée an Injector I no longer use.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:06 pm

Reverend Jim wrote:I recently gave my wife a Weishi and she was very happy with it. She was used to using cartridges and when she first tried the Weishi she said that she thought it wasn't working----truth was that it was sharp and not pulling like her old disposable.
I gave my wife a gently used Lady Gillette months ago which she uses like clockwork. Not everyday, but frequently.

The other day I asked if she needed more blades yet and she told me she still hasn't changed the blade (Derby). At this rate I think a 5 pack will be close to a lifetime supply. I wish my face could take that treatment! Heck, all she uses is shower soap too!

1/4stick, I'm glad it worked out for you both.

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