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:cuppa: Timeless Titanium (Ti) Slim head and Crown handle arrived yesterday. They have both been reviewed thoroughly by forumites, so this isn't really a review, but I had an immediate impression I wanted to confirm with others.

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The instant this thing touched my face, I said "It's an OLD!" Let me explain.

For the first few years of this DE shaving nonsense/rabbit hole/hobby/lunacy, I used nothing but vintage - in fact, I tried to get one of each vintage Gillette. Of course I failed, but have shaved with most of them. And one of the best to me is a good Gillette OLD. Yes, they can be crazy mean/aggressive. But you know for sure you're getting a close and precise shave.

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Slim is a precise cutting tool. It has that identical "feel" of precision. It gets under nose so well.

Once I borrowed a friend's car that had expensive racing tires on it. The difference in driving was eye-opening. It's that kind of difference.

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Clearly I like titanium. Timeless Ti 68 Scalloped, 68OC and 95OC - and both caps - in the house. But Slim is a whole 'nother razor!

Only one shave today, true and that doesn't make a review. But I already "know" this razor. It's a Ti OLD! :lol:

The 68s are super reliable shaves. The 95OC can bite me, though. Sometimes get rash/weepers with Ti 95OC, got none today with Slim.

Seems like I read the 68 corresponds to a Gillette adjustable on "5," and the 95 a "7." :mellow: Bu I always shaved adjustable on 7 or even 9, so was never sure why the 95 would bite.

Oh. The Crown handle. Grippy as heck with two kinds of non-knurling, and can be held several different ways. It is clearly well thought out. Not as attractive as others but you'll never drop it.

Heh, heh. Drop a vintage soft brass Gillette OC and you'll bend a corner tooth. Drop a Timeless Ti and you'll chip your sink! Ti is sometimes called "Gawd's metal" in outdoor forums and I agree. It is the perfect point of weight-for-touch.

Read everyone else's reviews and wasn't sure another aggressive Timeless was right. This one is a new ball game and I like it!


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:cuppa: Timeless Titanium (Ti) Slim head and Crown handle arrived yesterday. They have both been reviewed thoroughly by forumites, so this isn't really a review, but I had an immediate impression I wanted to confirm with others.

full


The instant this thing touched my face, I said "It's an OLD!" Let me explain.

For the first few years of this DE shaving nonsense/rabbit hole/hobby/lunacy, I used nothing but vintage - in fact, I tried to get one of each vintage Gillette. Of course I failed, but have shaved with most of them. And one of the best to me is a good Gillette OLD. Yes, they can be crazy mean/aggressive. But you know for sure you're getting a close and precise shave.

full


Slim is a precise cutting tool. It has that identical "feel" of precision. It gets under nose so well.

Once I borrowed a friend's car that had expensive racing tires on it. The difference in driving was eye-opening. It's that kind of difference.

full


Clearly I like titanium. Timeless Ti 68 Scalloped, 68OC and 95OC - and both caps - in the house. But Slim is a whole 'nother razor!

Only one shave today, true and that doesn't make a review. But I already "know" this razor. It's a Ti OLD! :lol:

The 68s are super reliable shaves. The 95OC can bite me, though. Sometimes get rash/weepers with Ti 95OC, got none today with Slim.

Seems like I read the 68 corresponds to a Gillette adjustable on "5," and the 95 a "7." :mellow: Bu I always shaved adjustable on 7 or even 9, so was never sure why the 95 would bite.

Oh. The Crown handle. Grippy as heck with two kinds of non-knurling, and can be held several different ways. It is clearly well thought out. Not as attractive as others but you'll never drop it.

Heh, heh. Drop a vintage soft brass Gillette OC and you'll bend a corner tooth. Drop a Timeless Ti and you'll chip your sink! Ti is sometimes called "Gawd's metal" in outdoor forums and I agree. It is the perfect point of weight-for-touch.

Read everyone else's reviews and wasn't sure another aggressive Timeless was right. This one is a new ball game and I like it!


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The Timeless razors are all excellent but the Slim has become my favorite.

Great handles. The handle on the far left is the Handlebar. If I am not mistaken, the one on the far right is also an Evgeny Koshelev (rusdrunkbear) Ti Handle? Which model is that one?
 

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The Timeless razors are all excellent but the Slim has become my favorite.

Great handles. The handle on the far left is the Handlebar. If I am not mistaken, the one on the far right is also an Evgeny Koshelev (rusdrunkbear) Ti Handle? Which model is that one?

Hm, didn't know the names. Both are indeed Evgeny: an awesome artist from the land with plenty of Ti!

Handlebar, I think of as the Vostok ...


the other, the Six-Shooter. It's got six flutes like a revolver.

Since I gravitate to space and firearms, these are faves.

The Slim head is spectacular. Doesn't it remind you of a Gillette OLD?


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:cuppa: Timeless Titanium (Ti) Slim head and Crown handle arrived yesterday. They have both been reviewed thoroughly by forumites, so this isn't really a review, but I had an immediate impression I wanted to confirm with others.

full


The instant this thing touched my face, I said "It's an OLD!" Let me explain.

For the first few years of this DE shaving nonsense/rabbit hole/hobby/lunacy, I used nothing but vintage - in fact, I tried to get one of each vintage Gillette. Of course I failed, but have shaved with most of them. And one of the best to me is a good Gillette OLD. Yes, they can be crazy mean/aggressive. But you know for sure you're getting a close and precise shave.

full


Slim is a precise cutting tool. It has that identical "feel" of precision. It gets under nose so well.

Once I borrowed a friend's car that had expensive racing tires on it. The difference in driving was eye-opening. It's that kind of difference.

full


Clearly I like titanium. Timeless Ti 68 Scalloped, 68OC and 95OC - and both caps - in the house. But Slim is a whole 'nother razor!

Only one shave today, true and that doesn't make a review. But I already "know" this razor. It's a Ti OLD! :lol:

The 68s are super reliable shaves. The 95OC can bite me, though. Sometimes get rash/weepers with Ti 95OC, got none today with Slim.

Seems like I read the 68 corresponds to a Gillette adjustable on "5," and the 95 a "7." :mellow: Bu I always shaved adjustable on 7 or even 9, so was never sure why the 95 would bite.

Oh. The Crown handle. Grippy as heck with two kinds of non-knurling, and can be held several different ways. It is clearly well thought out. Not as attractive as others but you'll never drop it.

Heh, heh. Drop a vintage soft brass Gillette OC and you'll bend a corner tooth. Drop a Timeless Ti and you'll chip your sink! Ti is sometimes called "Gawd's metal" in outdoor forums and I agree. It is the perfect point of weight-for-touch.

Read everyone else's reviews and wasn't sure another aggressive Timeless was right. This one is a new ball game and I like it!


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Congrats on new razor, and glad you’re enjoying it!

I’ve never tried the .68 plate, but love the Ti .95 SB... great balance of efficiency and smoothness/ comfort, even as a daily shaver.

I’ve been debating whether to try the Ti SLIM SB, especially as I’ve seen completely different opinions about it… ranging from more efficient than .95, but also much more blade feel and less comfortable, to not a lot of blade feel, but considerably less efficient than .95…
I guess it comes down to “YMMV”, and everyone’s face and technique is different, etc, etc….
 
Hm, didn't know the names. Both are indeed Evgeny: an awesome artist from the land with plenty of Ti!

Handlebar, I think of as the Vostok ...


the other, the Six-Shooter. It's got six flutes like a revolver.

Since I gravitate to space and firearms, these are faves.

The Slim head is spectacular. Doesn't it remind you of a Gillette OLD?


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I have the Ti SB head so not so much the Gillette Old (which is one of my favorite vintage razors). I'll have to give this some thought. 🤔
 
:cuppa: Timeless Titanium (Ti) Slim head and Crown handle arrived yesterday. They have both been reviewed thoroughly by forumites, so this isn't really a review, but I had an immediate impression I wanted to confirm with others.

full


The instant this thing touched my face, I said "It's an OLD!" Let me explain.

For the first few years of this DE shaving nonsense/rabbit hole/hobby/lunacy, I used nothing but vintage - in fact, I tried to get one of each vintage Gillette. Of course I failed, but have shaved with most of them. And one of the best to me is a good Gillette OLD. Yes, they can be crazy mean/aggressive. But you know for sure you're getting a close and precise shave.

full


Slim is a precise cutting tool. It has that identical "feel" of precision. It gets under nose so well.

Once I borrowed a friend's car that had expensive racing tires on it. The difference in driving was eye-opening. It's that kind of difference.

full


Clearly I like titanium. Timeless Ti 68 Scalloped, 68OC and 95OC - and both caps - in the house. But Slim is a whole 'nother razor!

Only one shave today, true and that doesn't make a review. But I already "know" this razor. It's a Ti OLD! :lol:

The 68s are super reliable shaves. The 95OC can bite me, though. Sometimes get rash/weepers with Ti 95OC, got none today with Slim.

Seems like I read the 68 corresponds to a Gillette adjustable on "5," and the 95 a "7." :mellow: Bu I always shaved adjustable on 7 or even 9, so was never sure why the 95 would bite.

Oh. The Crown handle. Grippy as heck with two kinds of non-knurling, and can be held several different ways. It is clearly well thought out. Not as attractive as others but you'll never drop it.

Heh, heh. Drop a vintage soft brass Gillette OC and you'll bend a corner tooth. Drop a Timeless Ti and you'll chip your sink! Ti is sometimes called "Gawd's metal" in outdoor forums and I agree. It is the perfect point of weight-for-touch.

Read everyone else's reviews and wasn't sure another aggressive Timeless was right. This one is a new ball game and I like it!


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I think if you had the polished handle you would think differently about it’s attractiveness.76A2E89E-5D9D-4021-9CF0-08EEB77787F5.jpeg
 
Glad you like your new Slim. I've had/or have stainless 68 SB and OC, 95 SB, Ti 95SB, and Ti Slim SB. I have come to terms that me and Timeless just don't get along. I get ok shaves, but I don't find them very efficient compared to my other top performers. I'm down to just the stainless 68 SB and OC and 95 SB base plates and I think I'm going to put them for sale soon. They are super smooth shavers, which I like, but efficiency is below par to me.
 

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Glad you like your new Slim. I've had/or have stainless 68 SB and OC, 95 SB, Ti 95SB, and Ti Slim SB. I have come to terms that me and Timeless just don't get along. I get ok shaves, but I don't find them very efficient compared to my other top performers. I'm down to just the stainless 68 SB and OC and 95 SB base plates and I think I'm going to put them for sale soon. They are super smooth shavers, which I like, but efficiency is below par to me.

🤔 Efficiency I got is a face as smooth as a lightbulb! 🤣

Everybody is different. Still unsure why the 95OC is a poor performer for me...


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I have the Ti SB head so not so much the Gillette Old (which is one of my favorite vintage razors). I'll have to give this some thought. 🤔

🤔 It might be the angle, or some other value. For me shaving is like shooting a slingshot: completely without thinking or conscious effort. It just screamed Gillette OLD, to me. Lots and lots of blade feel.


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🤔 Efficiency I got is a face as smooth as a lightbulb! 🤣

Everybody is different. Still unsure why the 95OC is a poor performer for me...


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Yeah I know I'm the odd ball here as most love Timeless razors. I wanted to really like them as I gave almost all models the ole college try. I really like their design and smoothness....just wish they performed better for me. I can buff and buff and still not get results as other razors in my den.

Glad they work well for you.
 

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How come it shaves like an Old if it is a safety bar, not open comb razor?

Good point. Pretty sure it's the angle, blade exposure or some other unconscious feel element. The teeth on an OLD are smaller by comparison also, I think, with the Timeless OC and the Gillette NEW, for that matter.

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Another stellar shave today. No weepers, no rash, no nicks.

The added concentration of shaving with this much blade feel restores the Zen experience of a good shave. I was hurrying and thinking of other things while using other razors. You WILL concentrate with this (or an OLD) or you WILL get cut.

Actually had irritation and a couple weepers earlier in the week with the 68 scalloped, if you can believe. (But I was coming off a week of shaving with a cart - air travel).

Ridiculously close. Even ATG, XTG, WTG etc. Face smooth like a corian countertop. And yesterday's shave lasted - no 5 o'clock shadow.


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