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  1. Bonky

    What's your relaxing and (still) efficient DE razor?

    With comfort the priority, it's a British RFB, with Timeless 95 OC a close second. With the focus on efficiency, it's the same two in reverse order.
  2. Bonky

    Fallen nobility

    Full stop. That isn't a $20 superspeed. Send it to Cap or another pro to have it repaired. It's worth it.
  3. Bonky

    Next vintage Gillette razor to try?

    As has been suggested already, a Gillette New would be a great pick. Everyone has their favorites, and I'm no different. I'd suggest a New Deluxe of any type, a British Raised Flat Bottom (hard to find), or any British Flat Bottom in fact. These are all the "cream of the crop", so to speak...
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    Piccolo for a travel razor?

    Not in your carry-on, but you can in your checked baggage as long as they are securely packed. " Safety Razor With Blades (allowed without blade) Carry On Bags: No Checked Bags: Yes Any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage...
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    Worst Blade

    Astra SP, Derby, and Merkur. Especially Merkur. They're "hacksaw sharpened with sandpaper" level bad.
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    Is it bad to put a Gillette Slim in a stand that holds it by the plate?

    Short answer, nope. Won't hurt it a bit.
  7. Bonky

    Blackland vs timeless vs ATT

    Congratulations on your purchase! I'd love to hear how it works for you when you receive it :thumbup1:
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    Blackland vs timeless vs ATT

    I am certain that you can't go wrong with any of them. With that said, I love Timeless.
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    Gillette Tech

    Gillette sold a boatload of Techs for a very good reason. It's a solid design that simply works. It is arguably one of the best razors that Gillette ever made.
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    High end razors worth the hype?

    Initially I found it too much for daily use, but it got me the absolute closest shave I'd ever had. The trick for me was to adjust my technique and learn the razor. Previously, I was doing a 3pass shave. With the rigid clamping of Timeless, I eventually learned that it was unnecessary. Now...
  11. Bonky

    High end razors worth the hype?

    I have the 68 OC. It's a great razor, but my daily driver is my 95 OC. I sold my SC and SB plates for both 68 and 95 gaps, but if I had to do it again I would try this: Start with a 95 SB. If it's too aggressive, you can exchange it for a 68 of your choice. If you think you would like it more...
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    High end razors worth the hype?

    In my case, yes they are with some caveats. Timeless makes a great range of razors that are readily available with a bulletproof 30-day warranty. If you can afford the entry fee, then you will find the one they make that best suits your needs. I encourage you to call them on the phone to get...
  13. Bonky

    Do you really need adjustability in a razor? My answer is - NO.

    I agree with Scott. I've a few adjustables that I like very much. I found the setting that worked best for me and left it there.
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    FS ALL SOLD British Gillette Aristocrat 2nd generation, 1939 Gillette Popular, Eclipse Red Ring set

    Dear Bob, if I hadn't just acquired an exceptional 2nd gen #15 set I'd be all over this one. As it is, I'm sorely tempted to get a second one. Somebody please intervene, before I cause discord in my happy home! :001_302: Seriously @Northstonehill, those are all great deals. Glwts!
  15. Bonky

    Rex Ambassador: Does anybody NOT love it?

    Have you tried a Kai blade in your timeless? It's my go-to, it might worth a shot if you haven't tried it already.
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    Merkur Progress- long handle or standard?

    I'm pretty happy with the standard version. It's about the same size as my Gillettes and others, so it's one less thing to think about if I swap out my daily driver.
  17. Bonky

    Question About My 46/47 Aristocrat

    Congratulations on your new razor. Whether it's a Regent or an Aristocrat it's in great condition, and either way should deliver a fantastic shave.
  18. Bonky

    Looking for a vintage Gillette.

    If you'll pay for shipping, I can provide a user Slim. PM me your address and I'll be happy to help.
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