Just obtained in a trade what I think is a 1940s Aristocrat, though I'll need to poke around in Wiki to be sure. This gold razor sparkles! I'd swear it's been replated because it seems that the plating is OVER a few scratches on the head, rather than the scratches cutting into the plating. On the other hand, the TTO mechanism works silky smooth. It seems that soap and cream have never made their way into the mechanism to gunk it up to any degree whatsoever.
So, do I shave with it, or just look at and admire it?
I know there's no right or wrong answer, but what would you do?
BTW, have any of you come across rejuvenated razors from the '40s? And I mean with the mechanism taken apart for cleaning and lubrication, along with replating. It's my only explanation for the exceptional condition of this razor. If it was NOS, it couldn't have scratches under the plating on the head, right?
Thanks for any and all input.