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  1. Default Howdy from Aggieland!

    Good morning all....been a member for a few weeks but this is my first chance to make intros. I got interested in wet shaving when I started shaving my head a few weeks ago. I finally bit the bullet and bought my first starter set last week. I got a Jagger 89L razor, a Crowley and tosh silvertip, as well as TOBS avocado cream and one other cream that I can't remember at the moment.

    Since I've started, I have been obsessed with scouring the Internet shops and sites for vintage razors. While traveling last week in the central US, I stopped at every antique store I had time for looking for that elusive gem of a deal!

    I must say the weight of these razors are awesome. When I was using cartridges I always was hunting for something that had good mass but was always disappointed. I can definitely say that I have found what I've been searching for.

    I have a couple of questions for the masses though.

    1). If you were looking for a vintage razor and were a newbie, what would you be buying?
    2). Adjustable vs. regular


    thanks and I'm looking forward to learning lots on here!


    Jody

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    I started with a Gillette FAT BOY off Ebay. Good performer and adjust ability is a plus. I found pretty good deals on a Gillette SLIM a pair of TECH's and a SUPER SPEED. Then another deal on SUPER SPEED, and an OLD STYLE. Got the itch and bought a NEW off Ebay.

    I then walked into a thrift store and found a Fat Handle Gillette TECH, no box, in very very good user grade condition. It was over for the bulk of the rest. I have PIF'd or traded the bulk of the rest.

    I like 3 piece razors and not TTO (Twist to open), the ones with the butterfly doors. Personal preference only.

    I am keeping the TECH, the NEW and the OLD styles.

    YMMV (your mileage may vary)
    Welcome to B&B.
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    Aggies are getting to be like weeds around here!

    Howdy Damn it!

    I use to look for the old Gillette techs, FB, slim and then I got on my little SE kick and have been looking for Gem razors as of late.

    Good luck and don't go nuts!! I would stick with what you have for a while until you figure out what YOU like.

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    Whoop!!! Fightin Texas Aggie Class of 2010.
    Frigidum Radet Credentis
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    Hello and welcome.
    Regards, Paul

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    Welcome Aboard!

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    Welcome to B&B, Jody.
    Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
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    Welcome to B&B !!
    There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of those. - Casey Stengel

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    Welcome Jody!
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    I just wanted to say howdy, I can't answer your questions. I'm more of a "software" guy. Enjoy those Freebirds burritos.
    But we'll dance in the dark and they'll play with our lives - David Bowie

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    Welcome to B&B, Jody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Snowmonkey View Post
    I just wanted to say howdy, I can't answer your questions. I'm more of a "software" guy. Enjoy those Freebirds burritos.
    Thanks Snowmonkey! I do enjoy a good freebird now and again. In fact, I had one on Friday!

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    I've been looking for a good deal on a FB and have a few lowball bids on some good looking ones on eBay. We will see.

    Thanks for the hardy welcomes and yep, I am an Aggie--class of '99...WHOOP!

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    Welcome!

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    Howdy SlyAggie and fellow Texan. Welcome to the forum. You'll have many friends here with a lot of shave experience to share. Enjoy your shaves.

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    Welcome to B&B.

    Ah ... an Aggie is a Texan ... it figures.

    A Razor with Mass ... then get an Adjustable Gilette FatBoy.

    For a mild razor a Gillette a SuperSpeed.

    For fun try a Gem 1912 SE.

    Or an Open Comb Razor.

    Welcome and Good Shaving.
    BOTOC - :)

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    Welcome to B&B!

    As a fellow newbie, that has now tried out a few different things. I like the 40's Super Speed, Tech, and Red tips! Haven't tried everything though, nor any adjustables.
    -Daniel

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    Howdy! I'm class of '89

    The key to eBay is patience. There is always another one so only bid what you are willing to pay. Eventually it will pay off.
    I have a circa 1950 tech I picked up at a junk shop for $2. My other daily user is a Mekur 34C.

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    Howdy right back at ya Ruston! I will keep trying on eBay.

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    Howdy!

    Gee...looking at this thread there may be enough of us to have a shaving meeting somewhere. Hmmmm... Fowl Digits sometime?
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