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Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
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Post by yasuo200365 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:18 pm

How about starting a thread where there isn't much text & no comments from admirers, but just nice pictures of beautiful, strange or rare razors?

The forum equivalent of a coffee table book full of glossy photographs.

I would hope the longevity of this thread will rival Lux's "EverReady GEM - Best Shaves Yet" thread.

While I figure out how to post a photograph on this forum maybe some of you can get started?

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John
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Post by With The Grain » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:36 pm

great idea John, hopefully this snowballs and stays clean (ie no "that's nice" posts)

i'll submit one of my favorites and a favorite of many, my late 40's aristocrat:

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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:40 pm

The Wilkinson Sword Razor (late 50's early 60's) Made in England, a.k.a "The Sticky"

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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:41 pm

Gillette Toggle 1958, Made in USA

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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:47 pm

Gillette 195


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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:49 pm

1954 Gillette Rocket, Made in England


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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:52 pm

Muhle Pinsel R89 on Left, Merkur HD on Right.

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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:54 pm

1939 Schick Injector, Made in Canada

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Post by Pauldog » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:28 pm

Early Ever-Ready single edge razor, probably intended for wedge blades that can be honed and stropped, though current Gem disposable blades will work fine:


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Post by rmcnelly » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:16 pm

GEM Micromatic tapered handle


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Gold GEM Micromatic tapered handle
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Post by acoldspoon » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:17 pm

The 66's, my two favorite razors.



Schick 66 (American)
Note the unique cracked ice style finish on the silver coloured head
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Gillette Aristocrat No. 66 (English)
Bulldogs Bulldogs rah rah rah...
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Post by cooncatbob » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:36 pm

Merkur Progress with Rosewood Knob.Image

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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:18 pm

Feather Artist Club DX. Made in Japan.

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Post by penshaver » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:44 pm

On the Left, British Made Ever Ready, Patent 1912. On the Right, US Made Ever Ready, "Patent Applied For", with rear opening...

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Post by penshaver » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:50 pm

Wartime - Bakelite handle, black painted top, camo blades. (crappy photography, working to improve...) :oops:

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Post by Kalypso » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:24 pm

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Left is an Ever Ready Chrome Plated, flip-top with ornate handle.
Right is a GEM "Junior", Gold Plated, flip-top version.
(Stamped Patented 1912...thx Pauldog)!
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Post by Kalypso » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:26 pm

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From the left:
1957 Gillette Red Tipped (aggressive model), stamped C/2.
1969 Gillette TTO, Super Speed, black (metal) handle, stamped O/2.
1953 Gillette TTO, Super Speed, stamped Y/3.
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Post by Kalypso » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:31 pm

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From the left:
1954 Gillette, TTO, Super Speed (stamped Z/3), with box (snaps shut & opening spring still intact). Includes a pack of Super Blue Blades (one is used & in rear-pack slot). Lost by the USPS in a transfer to Sam. Too bad, it was a MINT example!
40's Gillette Super Speed (no date/stamp).
GEM single edge razor with straight guard. Last model made with handle welded to the head.
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Post by acoldspoon » Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:57 pm

German engineering:

Hoffritz Slant Bar
Gold or Brass? Only one I've ever seen with this type of plating.
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Unknown manufacturer, most likely German
Notice it slants the opposite way from a Merkur/Hoffritz/Coles/Pomco
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Gold and Chrome Merkur Progress
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Post by Pauldog » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:10 pm

A Schick patent drawing of an interesting plastic DE razor perhaps never made by Schick, that I think is the design for the recent Turkish "Cic Bey" praised by andrew_sam3 (see http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewto ... c&start=25)

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Until Themba shows up with some goodies, I'll plug his gallery, which features some very early safety razors:

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