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    How to Clean Fatboy

    From what I see, there’s nothing left to clean. I’m afraid that some plating is gone. But this doesn’t change the quality of shaving, so if you can ignore the esthetics, you’ll be grand for many years to come [emoji4] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Grelot not closing properly

    It worked! [emoji4] I think I know what happened.. After use, I dried the gap inside the handle (where the blade goes) with a microfibre cloth, which seems to have loosen the scales. A few gentle knocks on the pin and it’s back to how it was, ready to rock’n roll! Thanks!! Sent from my...
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    Grelot not closing properly

    When set at “closed” position, the blade is raising up half way through. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Grelot not closing properly

    Gentlemen, I bought a Grelot (bone handle) around June I think. I had to send it back as the blade was bouncing back half way through when closing it. The sharp edge was not exposed but it was very annoying, and quite dangerous... I received another one, I’m sure it’s not the same as the blade...
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    Speicktember 2020!

    I’m alright with the Speick stick, not my first choice but I love the scent. Which made my buy this: Oh man! This is beyond heaven!!! If the air that we breathe would smell like this, I wouldn’t give a flip about Liverpool winning another title. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    What's your shave den DIY projects?

    I love this thread!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Vintage Gillette Razors

    Gentlemen, It’s been less than a year I started using vintage Gillette razors. The more I tried them, the louder my curiosity screamed in my ear. So, I would like to ask: 1. What’s your criteria when choosing a vintage Gillette razor? 2. What are your most cherished vintage Gillette Razors? /...
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    What razor in your collection is your favorite go-to razor?

    The D3 out for a spin [emoji7] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Vintage or Modern ... What's your preference?

    I love as well the suspense of buying a new vintage... is the plating still good, will the silo doors work, is the adjustment ring smooth enough, will I be able to make it shiny and perfectly functional? [emoji4] I guess I fell in that dangerous hole.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Vintage or Modern ... What's your preference?

    I still cannot believe to this day that I sold all my modern razors and I never looked back (including 2 Wolfmans). Maybe one day I’ll regret it, but at the minute I throughly enjoy the vintage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Help identifying a Gillette British Aristocrat

    Thanks for such an informative thread!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Help identifying a Gillette British Aristocrat

    I couldn’t have put it better! Really, really nice shaver!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Help identifying a Gillette British Aristocrat

    Thanks Dan! I’ve seen others in the exact same configuration. Maybe this set was available in France? Do you know what year the 4th generation was made? Here’s another one: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Help identifying a Gillette British Aristocrat

    #21 - 1948 maybe? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Help identifying a Gillette British Aristocrat

    Hello gents, I recently purchased this razor and I’m having some trouble identifying the model/year. The information I got so far is quite confusing... Thanks for your help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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