Dad's old razor?

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Dad's old razor?

Post by mustang_john » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:25 pm

Hi guys,
Many years ago, before I learned to shave properly :roll: I sadly threw out my dad's old DE razor, something that I deeply regret now.

I know this is not much to go on, but I am wondering if anyone recognises its make from this description.

It was a butterfly DE, the head was chrome, the main shaft was a smooth, dull finished, dark navy blue colour, being about 2.5" long, the end, the bit that opens the razor was again chrome, about an inch in length, half satin, half with a splined pattern for gripping. The shaft was quite chunky, being about a half inch in diameter.

I was born in 1968, and I know he had it from at least 1970 as I used to watch him shave with it.

I know its not much to go on, but I'd like to try and find one on fleabay.

Cheers guys,

John.

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Post by mustang_john » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:42 pm

Holy crap!!!! I reckon I found it after all that, Google to the rescue!!!!

I looks like this, and apologies as I think the page is another forum.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread ... fety-Razor

Halfway down the page! Sure looks like it to me, I seem to recall dad's was a paler blue, but that might have been through being used twice a day every day for twenty plus years.

What's the verdict on these razors?

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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by BeatlesFan » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:25 pm

Appears to be a Wilkinson Sticky, a fine British DE razor. I note that you are located in England, and that increases the probability that your Dad used a Wilkinson -- a storied UK company.

I'm sorry you disposed of it, but hopefully you can pick up another of the same model and use it in good health.

Cheers from across the Atlantic!

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Post by ShadowsDad » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:58 pm

How fantastic that you were able to find out the type of razor!

Now you need to get one and tell us how you like it. I've heard good things about them.
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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by Squire » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:07 pm

John my first thought was a Gillette Knack, but yes, I'll go with the Wilkinson.
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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by mustang_john » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:56 am

I've been looking on fleabay, no luck thus far.

Found this on youtube, definitely the same razor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PonZuui0sJk

And now, to add insult to injury, I find they are rare and highly collectable, bloody typical :(

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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:49 pm

I'd post a WTB shingle in the b/s/t area. You never know what the membership has, and I've had very good luck doing that.
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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by mustang_john » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:36 pm

I'll bare that in mind, cheers buddy :)

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Post by mustang_john » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:49 pm

Hi guys, I been spending on fleabay :)

Only gone and got myself a "Sticky" :)

How do I post pics on here so I can show you all?

John.

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Post by ShadowsDad » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:27 pm

Good for you! Have you shaved with it yet?

Open up an account with a photo posting site. I use Photobucket but there are many. Relax, a minimal Photobucket account is free. Then upload your pix, copy the link, and put the link in a post here.

Or you can open a dropbox account, put the photo in your dropbox and share the link with us. Of the 2 the dropbox is far more versatile because it can be used for any data. I don't think dropbox is the only service doing that but I don't know what you'd google. Data storage/sharing sites? Maybe that.
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Post by brothers » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:03 pm

I tried others, but PostImage seems to suit my needs very well. I recommend it.
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Post by mustang_john » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:40 pm

Got a photobucket account already, so will use that.

Not shaved with it yet, going to get it cleaned in an ultrasonic bath first, and chuck my Timor DE in at same time. Then take some pics and then enjoy using.


John.

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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by preidy » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:10 am

Check on Esty too.

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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by Pauldog » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:15 pm

preidy wrote:Check on Esty too.
I think you mean etsy.com


Throwing away a Sticky! I hear faint thuds, of people here banging their heads on walls...

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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by mustang_john » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:14 am

Hi guys, I finally managed to get my "new" sticky ultrasonically cleaned and then polished.
Took these photos today prior to its first use by me.
Wish me luck :)

http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/musta ... d%20Sticky


John.

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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by Squire » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:19 am

Looking good John.
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Re: Dad's old razor?

Post by mustang_john » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:38 am

Quick update, been using the sticky for a week or so now and it's beginning to feel comfortable in my hands, was a little harsh at first. Also moved from the Palmolive to Arco for a change, so that probably didn't help matters either.

But all in all, I reckon that was twenty five quid well spent :)

Happy New Year by the way everyone, all the best to you all :)

John.

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