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Safety Razor Acquisition Thread.

Feeling lucky. Now I don't need to find another wild razor for a while, but I'll probably hunt a bit anyway while I'm on the road. Time to go read mr-razor while I have some decent internet...
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Also grabbed this Ever-Ready Badger-lon (badger and nylon, take that Yaqi!). Made a nice bundle.
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To re-knot or not, that is the question. Looks "OK" but a bit funky for my taste. The handle took a lot of cleanup.
 
Feeling lucky. Now I don't need to find another wild razor for a while, but I'll probably hunt a bit anyway while I'm on the road. Time to go read mr-razor while I have some decent internet...
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Also grabbed this Ever-Ready Badger-lon (badger and nylon, take that Yaqi!). Made a nice bundle.
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To re-knot or not, that is the question. Looks "OK" but a bit funky for my taste. The handle took a lot of cleanup.
Very nice razor! Looks like a Cavalier to me! Congratulations!
 
My first Ebay "win," an O1 Super Adjustable 84 arrived Saturday. Knowing I'd be outbid (most go for $45+), I capped my bid at $28. I found out later that I won and immediately got buyers remorse; figuring I missed something others didn't (no photos of it open, figured it was frozen). It arrived pretty clean, a little soap scum/crust and a few flea bites on the doors but a nice user grade razor after cleaning. Surprisingly, the TTO opened, and the 1/4 turn to lock turned smoothly; once, and then refused to turn past the closed position. Figuring my first 1/4 turn knocked some hardened soap/crud/whiskers loose and jammed it, I popped the press-fit end cap off. I flushed/gently scraped a lot of old soap out but it still wouldn't lock, so I pumped some Dawn in the end of the TTO knob and soaked it and my O4 Super 109 Adjustable in near-boiling water. An hour later the 1/4 turn was butter-smooth on both, and after a quick "butter knife" gap adjustment/barbicide dip, it'll be "IP-Inbound, Cleared Hot on the Range," for Wednesday morning. I'm looking forward to seeing if the shorter handle on the 84 is an improvement, as I find the long-handle of the 109 difficult to work around, making the razor seem head-heavy.
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FYI, the Italian Barber just rolled out their BBS razor online. I picked one up for $69, but as you know, they are always sold out when you want one of their razors. No reason to think that they will be there for long.
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Inbound Tech clone made by Japanese company Citizen probably sometime in the 19060s. Mint and comes with nice gift set but I bought it for the expected Tech shave, but with better grip. I am smitten with this unique handle. Planned replacement for my Tech thin handle which will then go to the BST :001_tt1:

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Picked up a Gillette Slim Adjustable on ebay. Took a bit of a punt on it, couldn't see the date code and it looked like it needed a decent amount of cleaning but its arrived in much better condition than expected and with 7 packs on unopened blades! Looking up the date code, it appears to be a 1963 4th quarter Slim (not sure if it can be any more specific than that?). One door is a bit lazy, but it closes snugly so will give it a soak in soapy water and a clean with some Cif and see how that works. First adjustable so looking forward to experimenting with the settings!




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How it appeared on ebay
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