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English Gillette HD in Rhodium

I just received an English Gillette HD rhodium plated. Does anyone know if these razors can be dated? If not does anyone know the time frame in which they were produced? It doesn't seem to have the letter and number dating like the American Gillette's. Is this razor also considered a Rocket model Gillette? Any information on the razor is greatly appreciated. I can't wait to give it a spin tonight.

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Very nice, love that plating.. I was looking at one and I had to basically match description/details against this site

http://www.mr-razor.com/

specifically this page
http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Piece solid guard bar/solid guard bar.htm

The Rocket from what I can tell (so far) is by weight, each one has a corresponding year (or there bouts)... I'm waiting for one from Germany right now but the 70 gram weight equates so somewhere around 1953 for me.

That's all I have, good luck. Would like to hear other opinions as well.
 
Very nice, love that plating.. I was looking at one and I had to basically match description/details against this site

http://www.mr-razor.com/

specifically this page
http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/One-Piece%20solid%20guard%20bar/solid%20guard%20bar.htm

The Rocket from what I can tell (so far) is by weight, each one has a corresponding year (or there bouts)... I'm waiting for one from Germany right now but the 70 gram weight equates so somewhere around 1953 for me.

That's all I have, good luck. Would like to hear other opinions as well.

Thank you refles I appreciate the information.
 
Just had my first shave with it. Did my regular prep, shower, proraso pre post shave, TOBS Jermyn St Cream. Three pass WTG, XTG, ATG, minor touch up on neck. It performed as well as it looks. I generally use slants, ATT Atlas H1, and Muhle R41 so this was definitely less aggressive. I don't think I could use it if I had more than two days growth but it will work great as an everyday shaver. I'm very happy with it.
 
Just had my first shave with it. Did my regular prep, shower, proraso pre post shave, TOBS Jermyn St Cream. Three pass WTG, XTG, ATG, minor touch up on neck. It performed as well as it looks. I generally use slants, ATT Atlas H1, and Muhle R41 so this was definitely less aggressive. I don't think I could use it if I had more than two days growth but it will work great as an everyday shaver. I'm very happy with it.

No matter what the gear, it must work and/or bring joy to the user. Congrats.
 
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