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Safety Razor Acquisition Thread.

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Another find at a secondhand shop this long weekend. I think it is a No 22 Aristocratic from 1952 in a Valet case. It is in pretty good condition. Just needs a good clean and should be good to go. I have a couple of Valet razors that should fit the case.
Depending on the case can be set #22, #66 and depending on the plating - set #70
 
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Feather SS, FAC Pro blades, A&E Asian Plum set, A&E Sandalwood Shave Serum, Weck Hair Shaper, Wilkinson Sword Empire set, restored Rubberset 400-3 with 24mm Gelousy SHD, restored silver brush with trimmed 18mm two band Badger, restored Gillette Big Boy De Luxe with custom antler handle.
 
New (to me) 1953 Tech Set #34. Made in Germany. With Stock and Maggard MR11 handles.

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I'll be loading up a Kai for tomorrow's shave.

It will be interesting to see how close it gets to the Hybrid Tech.
 

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One from Israel and one from here in Australia. The Gold Merkur Slant came from Israel and I bought it off eBay. It is in pretty good condition and the lid of the case has two cracks in it. I had not seen a Gold slant Merkur before but after I bought it I did find an old thread on the forum which has a little information.The other razor is a Milkman DE. It is made in Taiwan and has a wooden handle. It didn’t cost a great deal but it is brand new.
 
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Mail Call.
One from Israel and one from here in Australia. The Gold Merkur Slant came from Israel and I bought it off eBay. It is in pretty good condition and the lid of the case has two cracks in it. I had not seen a Gold slant Merkur before but after I bought it I did find an old thread on the forum which has a little information.The other razor is a Milkman DE. It is made in Taiwan and has a wooden handle. It didn’t cost a great deal but it is brand new.
Ooh, very nice! Congrats, and enjoy them!
 
Can anyone precisely identify my new English made super speed? Anything I can do about the staining on the handle?

Shaves well, seems on the aggressive side with more blade gap than my slim on 8. I gave myself more irritation than I've had in quite a while the first time with it.
what´s the wight? Is it Aluminum made?
 
Can anyone precisely identify my new English made super speed? Anything I can do about the staining on the handle?

Shaves well, seems on the aggressive side with more blade gap than my slim on 8. I gave myself more irritation than I've had in quite a while the first time with it.
Hello, it’s a “Parat”, the small wings on the T-bar are rather uncommon (not needed on British Gillettes, but some have it for some reason). I think the tarnish is more likely some kind of dirt. Give it a hot water scrub, then some metal polish.

Adam
 
Parat is the “nickname” of Apparat, a shaving tool, in this context.
The small wings, once folded up, secure the T bar in the head, so it won’t come loose when the bottom screw is lost. It’s a valid security measure on US razors, but pretty senseless on British ones, as these have a very different assembly.

Adam
 
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Feather SS, FAC Pro blades, A&E Asian Plum set, A&E Sandalwood Shave Serum, Weck Hair Shaper, Wilkinson Sword Empire set, restored Rubberset 400-3 with 24mm Gelousy SHD, restored silver brush with trimmed 18mm two band Badger, restored Gillette Big Boy De Luxe with custom antler handle.
i like those brushes and i think you will like that feather SS. i found i like that style of handle, it felt very easy and natural to shave with. that 7-day Wilkinson is also very nice to shave with. a lot of technology went into those Wilkinson razors.
 
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