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  1. ShaverAZ

    Junk DE Double Blade Russkie "Military" Razors, Revisited

    Got 2 last year & after multiple shaves, wrote them off as worthless - both with the 2 blade spacer & with single blade. The blade clamps into the plastic Russian heads & profile is bowed & wavy on both. To call it a "Poor shave" is being highly generous. The knurled black plastic handle from...
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    Seasoning Your Suds

    On occasion I've had an excessive amount lather remaining after a shave, and held it over in a covered bowl, until the next day. I've also been sidetracked while whipping up a lather for the days' shave, only to return to it 1/2 to an hour afterward, to re whip it up to complete my shave. In...
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    Stropping a DE Blade

    In the past, I've regarded stropping a used DE blade just so much superflous BS, since they're cheap & I have enough of an inventory to last me the rest of my life. Then along came a couple of NOS L2 Datecode Gillette Thin Blades. All my shaves are usually with current production Stainless...
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    Excess Lather

    Ever wonder if there's any use for that almost full bowl of perfectly good lather remaining after a great shave, as you rinse it down the drain? I had just whipped up a blend of creams to see if I could improve on my Cremogena, and hit upon a fantastic blend. I had already shaved earlier in...
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    Coming Soon: "Repli-Speed"

    Just got the e-mail from Global Shave Club about an upcoming release of a new 1947 Superspeed clone. Pics didn't show the non-notched T-bar. Supposed to be brass & it's likely chrome plated instead of nickeled. They also tinkered with the blade gap. It costs more than an original, too. Wonder...
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    A Milord, maybe? Anyone know for certain? Hadn't seen one before, but put in an offer for it anyway. Are they worth anything?
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    Gillette Sheraton

    New to me - just arrived in todays' mail. Cleaned up some of the residue & corrosion, then took it for a shave using a 1X used Shark Chrome. It shaves differently than all of my other vintage Gillettes, either open comb or TTO. Seems like I had to ride the cap more than usual. It'll take a...
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    2 Piece - Single Ring Clone?

    No markings anywhere - bottom plate is blank. Is this even a Gillette? I don't have it yet - pics are the seller's.
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    King Gillette Ranch

    We are all familiar with his inventionsw and innovations, but not much is ever said of the man himself. https://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-walks-king-gillette-ranch-html-htmlstory.html I grew up nearby, but was unaware of the Gillette Ranch, since in the 50-60's it was still private...
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    Verifying Bristle, Badger or Synthetic

    Most of todays' synthetics mimic real bristle very well. I just got a brush (¢heap) and wanted to verify it wasn't synthetic. Method 1: hold a loose bristle above a flame. If it crinkles up and burns, it's bristle; if it melts, it's synthetic. Method 2: soak a brush in warm, fresh water...
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    The REAL Gillette DE

    The biggest complaints on the new Heritage razor are: It isn't a vintage Gillette design The razor isn't even stamped 'Gillette' I've found the REAL Gillette DE razor. It's a Tech clone and it's even stamped Gillette...
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    Tech Handle ID?

    This Pre-War is enroute to me & the pic is from the seller. Can anyone ID the handle? I looked on the Mr. Razor Tech page & didn't see anything like it:
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    Cremogena Blend

    Long ago I got a tube of Neutrogena creme & it was kinda runny & messy, so I just set it aside, using it occasionally as a pre-shave application, just to use it up & be rid of it. I've had a tube of Cremo forever & prefer to bowl lather & have enough other soaps to use, so it lay forgotten next...
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    Taking a Break From My Artisan Soaps

    A friend 'gifted' me a can of Gillette 3X Menthol Shave Gel, knowing that I've on occasion taken a can or 2 of shaving cream out to the range to punch various caliber holes thru them. The biggest complaint is that the shave gels readily clog up the multi-blade cartridges - something the spendy...
  15. ShaverAZ

    Common Bar Handle

    Which razors came with this handle?
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    ¢heap + ¢heap = Best $have of the Week

    A couple of weeks ago I got delivery of a $7 open comb/open top razor head. I was looking for a more aggressive shave & this looked like evil incarnate, & gots to be aggressive - in use it was mild to the point that a smooth & close shave was impossible. When I ordered what became to be known...
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    Twice the Legal Limit ...

    ... of Menthol. There are fans of menthol, and those who are not. From other conversations, evaluations and videos, the real menthol-head seems disappointed with all menthol soaps, save for one or 2, but even they barely make it. One guy, in a video, wanted mo' menthol in a soap, so he...
  18. ShaverAZ

    Need an Endcap for 40's Superspeed

    Anyone know of a source for affordable replacement parts? My 40's Super Speed needs an end cap.
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    Williams Shaving Soap: Aircraft Pilot Recipe

    When I was a kid, we lived next door to Joe Clark. Later in my adolescent life, an actor, Alan Hale Jr (Gilligan's Skipper) bore a striking resemblance to the more fit and no-nonsense Joe Clark. Joe flew Constellations from LA to NYC for Flying Tigers. His previous jobs included a gig as...
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    Fix for Parker Superslant and Other Razors

    It was annoying to see how the handle was digging into the bottom plate when screwed down tight. The handle dug a groove thru the chrome plating & into the soft, underlying zamak material. With moisture, this can promote further damage from corroding the cheap potmetal alloy. I noticed on...