What you say is true, but I know which type of double ring I would prefer to find in my local antique shop and it is not one which has been modified or repaired. To each his ownIt’s a uniqe double ring, nothing wrong with it. It can be converted back anytime to “normal”, but, imho, repairing it would destroy someones ingenuity.
I don't consider a 'slant' to have any intrinsic value over a non-slant razor. Any value added to a razor that has undergone a slant process is only in the eyes of the person having it done. I charge $10 to do it, because that is what my time and the packing materials are worth. History will bear witness as to whether those razors will gain or lose value from this process.If you feel that any modifications you make to any razor you own or have been asked to modify by others would be an extremely rare or valuable variant, then you should do whatever you like, that is your prerogative...
Not with this fixture design. The head and baseplate must be mated together. Otherwise there will be blade alignment issues. It keeps the torsion twist the same between the baseplate and top cap.Can't it be done seperately?
All my razors (vintage or modern) have been used, at least once. Some don't merit a repeat use. I've got loads of vintage razors I shave with regularly of various brand names and countries.What makes me mad is seeing fine razors sitting unused in somebody's ahem "den". I couldn't care less how they are used as long as they are. There are people who object to my no razor is safe frankenrazoring , and all I can say is get a life. I can indeed appreciate all that the perpetrators of this minor miracle continue to contribute to the hobby and I'm sending them a razor for elective surgery this weekend..
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If repaired/replaced, it wouldn’t be the original baseplate that was assembled with it and would come from a later SR so I decided against it. Can’t imagine it would be too easy either.It’s a uniqe double ring, nothing wrong with it. It can be converted back anytime to “normal”, but, imho, repairing it would destroy someones ingenuity.
Nope. But that's why I won't touch a rhodium plated razor. Rhodium's too hard and brittle, and I worry that half the plating would fall off the razor, so anyone who has a replated old type in rhodium can breathe a sigh of relief. Their razor is safe from me. On the other hand, according to this thread, they've probably already "destroyed" the razor by replating it, so I guess it's a wash overall.This is fascinating. It kind of blows my mind that it actually works. I guess I can see the metal itself being malleable enough, but I'd think that the electroplating would buckle/flake/otherwise be destroyed.
Yeah it's always tough when you get a cheap razor which you don't care for. I have a bunch that I don't like but are hardly worth the trouble trying to pass on to somebody else.All my razors (vintage or modern) have been used, at least once. Some don't merit a repeat use. I've got loads of vintage razors I shave with regularly of various brand names and countries.
I have a X4 (1952?) in chrome. Made in Canada and in really nice shape with a great etched logo. Wasn’t planning to sell/trade it, but IM me if you want to discuss as I rarely use it.I have been looking for a while for a 1950s Gillette ball-end Tech with a solid etched logo on the head to replace the heirloom one of my late Dad's l gave to my #1 son. Scarce as hen's teeth to get one that even has a faded logo etched on it @ a reasonable price l have noticed when l look for a new to me Tech on the 'Bay, eh? Anything that looks O.K. seems WAY $$$ too rich for me at this moment to pull the trigger on.
Good on you. I too have one I will never use. NDC as Sharpie B has offered first. I will be your backup.I have a X4 (1952?) in chrome. Made in Canada and in really nice shape with a great etched logo. Wasn’t planning to sell/trade it, but IM me if you want to discuss as I rarely use it.
I agree with you on both counts, as it happens....I don't think we're going to see a sudden rash of people turning old Gillette's into slants. Frankly, it's still an old Gillette and there are much better slants out there purpose-made to be such...
...but then we would miss out on weighing the pros and cons of modifications to vintage razors. Just because I disagree with the OP of this thread doesn't mean that he does not have a very valid point.