View Full Version : About to get some razors/checking in
05-14-2012, 04:01 PM
Hello all, I've been lurking here for quite some time. Recently I've entered myself into two PIFs. But the real news is that I was talking to my grandfather on the phone today and asked if he had any double edged razors or anything like that. It was a bit of a stretch, but considering my grandparents are almost horders, it was worth a try. He asked my grandmother, and sure enough she had all of her dad's (my great grandfathers whom I never met) shaving items stored in a box. She found the box and in it contained 4 double edged razors and 1 straight razor and a super badger brush. I'm going home this weekend and I can't wait to pick it up. Hopefully all of the items are still in good condition. I'll let y'all know. I think it will be very cool to shave with my great grandfathers razors.
05-14-2012, 05:00 PM
05-14-2012, 05:04 PM
Hi Jrward2: Welcome 2 B&B. Enjoy your DE journey.
05-14-2012, 05:56 PM
Welcome! Can't wait to see what's in that box.
05-14-2012, 06:00 PM
Welcome to B&B,
Take some pics of the razors in as found condition for everyone on here to enjoy
05-14-2012, 06:35 PM
Sweet score! Welcome to B&B! Don't forget to post some pics when you get the razors.
05-14-2012, 06:57 PM
welcome brother, AD"s in route!
05-14-2012, 07:07 PM
Welcome! That's a great introduction to wet-shaving.
05-14-2012, 07:13 PM
Welcome to B&B !!
05-14-2012, 07:18 PM
im excited to see what ur gonna get. welcome to the community and embrace the AD that it comes with
05-14-2012, 08:23 PM
Congrats on your recent find. I hope they work very well for you.
05-15-2012, 12:57 AM
+1 to the photos.
Regardless of how they look it would be great to see them - whatever they are!
05-15-2012, 02:50 AM
Yes it will be very cool to shave with your great grandfather's razors.
Welcome to B&B!
05-15-2012, 04:12 PM
Welcome to B&B!
05-16-2012, 12:12 PM
I'll be sure to post some pictures when I get the loot
05-16-2012, 12:25 PM
Wow! That's super cool. I can't wait to find out what you've got your hands on.
I think I'm going to ask my dad the same question.
05-16-2012, 12:29 PM
Greetings and Salutations to B&B! What a great score.
05-16-2012, 12:37 PM
Welcome & Congrats on the heirloom razors!
My dear 83-yo mother is the "disposal unit" ... like WALLE.244043
So there are very few things left from grands & almost nothing from great-grands ... count yourself lucky on the razors & shaving stuff!
05-16-2012, 12:44 PM
Welcome to B&B!:thumbup1:
05-16-2012, 12:47 PM
welcome to B&B . pretty cool to know you will be shaving with something that been in the family for a few generations.
hope to see some photos of what inside the box
05-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Alright I finally got the goods today. As promised here are the pictures. If yall could help me identify some of them that would be great.
05-18-2012, 04:59 PM
05-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Wow. That is amazing! Not only are those a piece of history, it's also your family history. I'm very happy for you.
Welcome to the BB Brotherhood
05-19-2012, 01:00 AM
the razors lying on the table, left to right...
1) Single Edge (AKA SE) 1912 style made by Star. I have one made by GEM and it's a fantastic razor. You can buy SE blades for it at Walgreens, CVS...about 50 cents each sold in packages of 10. You can clean that up using a bathroom cleaner like Scrubbing Bubbles and a toothbrush. I like and have used the Lysol brand bathroom cleaner...spray it on and leave for 10 minutes, it kills all germs. Scrubbing with a tooth brush will remove all of the gunk easliy
2)not sure about it
3) Gillette Travel Tech...uses Double Edge blades, found everywhere. Nice mild razor
4) GEM Clog Pruf Micromatic. I have two of em...nice shavers...uses SE blades
5) not sure of
(straight razor?) Looks like a hair shaper to me...something one might use to trim a beard with (just guessing)
The SE's are great razors...most on this forum that shave with safeties prefer DE razors but there is also a strong following of single edge safety razor users. some guys (claim) they have a hard time shaving with SE razors. Unlike a DE, you push an SE a bit and DE razors are pull type (my own over simplification). Speaking strictly for myself, I can get a better shave using an SE razor than I can with a DE, unles I'm shaving with a slant DE then it will shave me as clean as any SE I own
Yeah so if I were you I'd start cleaning the razors, get some blades for them and start learning how to shave with them. The razors I mentioned are all proven work horses you could use day in and day out. Have fun and happy shaving with them=:-)
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