• Guest
    As per our long standing policy of not permitting medical advice on the forum - all threads concerning the Coronavirus will be locked.
    For more info on the coronavirus please see the link below:

Recent content by THall

  1. THall

    Do I need a Black Beauty?

    I have multiple Slims, a Super 84 and Super 109. Up through 1976, the Supers had brass baseplates and unfortunately the Super 84 was short lived. I don’t own a nylon baseplate Super but I have heard they shave the same as the 109s. As far as durability, the nylon baseplate Supers still...
  2. THall

    The Flexi-Rex debate: another perspective

    You can never go wrong with a Timeless.
  3. THall


    Kai blades are terrific. A tad wider than most if not all standard blades. They really sing in vintage razors most of all. They are nice and sharp but don’t seem to burn out as fast as Feathers. One of my favorites.
  4. THall

    The Flexi-Rex debate: another perspective

    Sounds like you have very sensitive skin. Before making any big purchases, I recommend going back to basics with a design that keeps the blade very rigid. My best suggestion to you is an Old Type. It is easy to find the Old Type sweet spot. Start by shaving neutral and slowly lift the handle...
  5. THall

    The Flexi-Rex debate: another perspective

    I know most of us here are not always easy to please and expect a lot, especially when we pay more, but when it comes to build issues, this is as it should be. I owned my Rex first prior to my first Gibbs purchase. I had learned to live with the issues with my Rex and thought I had moved on...
  6. THall

    The Flexi-Rex debate: another perspective

    There is a shaving video where Matt reviews the Flexi (V1). Go into the comments section and you will find someone commenting about issues with their Rex which were never addressed, this was me. Besides the adjustment issues, I have a threading issue with the knob. Their last comment before...
  7. THall

    I love Fabergé Brut.... but....

    Not to derail but I inherited a deck of Playboy cards from my uncle. Look to be from 60s and apparently a common pickup if you went to the old clubs. Never would have guessed when he was alive, always the quiet ones, ha ha. As far as shave accessories, I think a lot of us in our forties and...
  8. THall


    Top 5 Shavers in Order Super 84 Gibbs Adjustable Old Type Timeless Stainless.95 OC 195
  9. THall

    The Flexi-Rex debate: another perspective

    Nice review on the Flexi. It looks they have tightened things up a bit from batch 1. I also fall into that camp that has a challenged Rex but acknowledge that minus my issues, it is very efficient. I think my Gibbs razors are a lot smoother, but the Rex gets the job done, I just can’t enjoy...
  10. THall

    shaving head with safety razor

    While on baby leave a few years back, I used a Pre War Tech. Very smooth and no cuts.
  11. THall

    Gibbs adjustable razors - are they really that good?

    I owned my Rex before ever owning a Gibbs. I stumbled onto a great deal with my first Gibbs after expecting never to try one. After shaving with the Gibbs the first time, there is just no comparison. The Gibbs is far more smooth on each setting with the same efficiency. They really shave...
  12. THall

    VB Emperor Adjustable - Turn That Frown Upside Down

    I can’t imagine seeing that again. I feel that if it were by design, it would have been cleaner and uniform. I also think the razor is already very efficient and smooth, so I don’t see why a mod like this would have been done. Like I mentioned before, unless anyone has sanded off the burrs, I...
  13. THall

    VB Emperor Adjustable - Turn That Frown Upside Down

    The only Gillette doors I removed this way were on the SA junker. I got your VB doors off the same exact way. After the junker, I found not using tools was the best approach so I probably would have taken your doors off this way regardless of whether the space under the baseplate was tight. It...
  14. THall

    VB Emperor Adjustable - Turn That Frown Upside Down

    Sorry it took me a few weeks to get to it. If I had realized how fast it would take to get done, I would have finished it on the day it arrived. I just wanted to put some time aside to take things at a gingerly pace when I got to it. I didn’t try throwing my SA doors on it to see if they fit...
  15. THall

    VB Emperor Adjustable - Turn That Frown Upside Down

    Thanks, ended up being a pretty easy fix.
Top Bottom