Do You Have a Favorite Vintage Razor?

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Do You Have a Favorite Vintage Razor?

Post by MensSoapCo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:23 am

Rolls Razor

I love the the engineering, artistry and detail that was put into this device for shaving. It's one of my favorite.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:11 pm

Ditto repeato with respect to my comments on your sig file.

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Post by jww » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 am

This is a marvelous piece of engineering indeed.

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Re: Do You Have a Favorite Vintage Razor?

Post by Pauldog » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:02 am

I have an interesting old Ever-Ready lather catcher with a tiny, curvaceous black-painted wood handle. I've used it with recent Gem blades, and I think it was originally made to take a wedge blade, though I'm not sure. (That's something I'm not clear on with SE razors - (1) Could you use a disposable blade on ones that were made before there was such a thing as a disposable SE blade? and (2) Were some razors designed to take a wedge blade or a disposable? My guess is that disposable blades were fairly easy to retrofit to some older models, due to blade design.)

I had posted pictures in the old gallery, and I hope to get around to posting new ones so people can see it again.

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Re: Do You Have a Favorite Vintage Razor?

Post by brothers » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:01 am

I've got a couple of favorites, one of which is an old English-made gold plated single edge "Yankee" razor. It's a rattle trap due to a slightly loose mechanism. It works just fine. (I can't swear to this, but I think it's considered a Shovel Head.) Anyway, it's pretty cool. Once I even found a shaving forum conversation somewhere between two guys, one of whom once owned this very same razor, as they discussed it. The photos were unmistakably the same razor. Probably a hundred years old. The forum where I located this razor's past was theoriginalsafety (D.Irving - SMF member).

Obviously the super shiny cobalt stainless Darwin Deluxe with the original case is another favorite. It shaves remarkably close and smooth without being overly aggressive.

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