Congrats! It is a #160; the gold wash on these was very light and easily removed, and the red brass cap reflects that. It’s not copper — just red brass devoid of the original gold plating. It’s a marvelous shaver!
Awesome! I hope I didn’t steer you in the wrong direction. Please let us know how you like it. Astra SPs and Polsilvers make good partners with the Goodwill, IMHO.
If you are looking for one more like the Old Type, look for a 162 or 164. They shave extremely well, and are a “hair” less aggressive.Cool looking item! My gillette New has the same reddish cap. I believe it is called "red brass". Very 1930's!
I am not sure the difference between the Goodwill and the Old Type. I think the design is similar, but the Goodwill era was when they were trying to make the razor non-compatible with 3rd party blades. I guess they quickly found a way around that with the modern DE blade.
Let us know how it shaves! I for one, am curious.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc (5-40% Zn). Not sure but I think the red color means a greater percentage of copper than usually seen in brass.Congrats! It is a #160; the gold wash on these was very light and easily removed, and the red brass cap reflects that. It’s not copper — just red brass devoid of the original gold plating. It’s a marvelous shaver!
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Wow! What a nice shaver. Two and a half passes for a DFS, bordering on BBS. Extremely smooth, but efficient. Not quite as efficient as my MK1 FaTip Grande, but that one is a bit much to use everyday. I could see how this could be a daily driver. I’ll need some more time with it to see how it stacks up against my other razors, but my first impression is very positive. Gillette knew what they were doing with these razors.
Mine looks just like yours — though I intentionally polished the gold off of my cap — I really love the two-toned red and yellow brass combination.