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Timeless .95 ss tour pass-around!!

Attention everyone in the Timeless pass around and the currently 'not in' group. I am aware that some may want to try the .68 instead of the .95. I can send out my Master Timeless set and then everyone could try everything. I would need to up the insurance to $250 but that is the only new requirement. It has 3 plates, 2 caps, the stand and a barber pole handle. I would have to offer it to @GlazedBoker 1st so we would have to start over. I really would like as many opinions as I can get.
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Denny
Works for me -- of course, I'm #18 and on the standby list, so easy for me to say -- but it sounds awesome to me.
 
I'm better today so I needed to shave. I had been thinking how the Timeless compares to my current favorite razor, a vintage Gillette 2 piece RFB. Only one way to find out, have a shave-off. This is going to be good because I missed my shave yesterday, so this is going to be with two days growth.

I loaded both razors with a new GSB. I shaved the right side of my face with the Timeless & the left side with the RFB. I went with a 3 pass shave to get as much time comparing as possible.

The first difference is simple, the RFB is open comb while the Timeless is scalloped. Next difference, the weight of the Timeless is almost double that of the RFB, 58g to 115g. On to the shaves.

I used a shallow angle with both razors, wanting to experience both at their maximum efficiency. Balance & nimbleness in the hand are good with both razors, with the edge going to the RFB. The Timeless has a larger head & was a bit cumbersome maneuvering compared to the RFB. The Timeless & RFB have blade feel & audible feedback. There is more blade feel with the Timeless, & also more audible feedback of the cutting. I shaved the right side of my face, jawline, neck, & chin first using the Timeless, then did the left side of my face with the RFB. After a few strokes with the RFB I realized the Timeless is shaving closer. There is a more pronounced blade feel with the Timeless. With both razors it's easy to find the proper angle to maximize efficiency. I felt with the Timeless I have a narrower margin for error before drawing blood. It may be that I am extremely comfortable with my RFB & I am on just shave 3 with the Timeless.

I am able to remain smooth-shaven with the RFB for about 12 hours, & with the Timeless about 16 hours. Overall, my preference is still the RFB. But what this shave-off has made me realize is that weight does matter. I will be asking Santa to put a Ti Timeless under my tree.

Thank you @[email protected] for generously letting complete strangers use your beautiful razor. I now understand why so many claim the Timeless is their desert island razor. It may be my desert island razor in the near future. I'll be cleaning & packaging the razor & getting it off to @CarlosAT. You're in for a treat sir!
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Attention everyone in the Timeless pass around and the currently 'not in' group. I am aware that some may want to try the .68 instead of the .95. I can send out my Master Timeless set and then everyone could try everything. I would need to up the insurance to $250 but that is the only new requirement. It has 3 plates, 2 caps, the stand and a barber pole handle. I would have to offer it to @GlazedBoker 1st so we would have to start over. I really would like as many opinions as I can get.
Thanks
Denny
No worries here my friend. I’ve decided that the .95 would be the way to go for me once I order a Timeless. I have no need to try the smaller gap version. If @dmshaver would like to sample it, start with that fine Gent there. Big thumbs up for offering your master kit for all to sample.... :thumbup1:

I posted my review before I read the offer of the Master Kit. I'll wait to hear who I send the razor to next, in case @GlazedBoker wants to sample the other plates & cap.
I’m good my friend. I have no need to sample it for the reason above. Carry on Gents and happy shaves to all...
 

CarlosAT

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Attention everyone in the Timeless pass around and the currently 'not in' group. I am aware that some may want to try the .68 instead of the .95. I can send out my Master Timeless set and then everyone could try everything. I would need to up the insurance to $250 but that is the only new requirement. It has 3 plates, 2 caps, the stand and a barber pole handle. I would have to offer it to @GlazedBoker 1st so we would have to start over. I really would like as many opinions as I can get.
Thanks
Denny
I have steel wool for stubble and lean more towards a mid-aggression razor to help with efficiency, so I suspect that the .68 would be too mild for me. That said, if you want me to put it all together, I can add it to the box before passing it all on. Let me know and I can PM you my address.
 
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