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    Default I have found my new fav razor...Gillette Senator!

    I've been using the R41 recently and have liked it because of the aggressiveness, however I sometimes get the "burned" irritating feeling after shaving with it. No nicks or cuts...just mild irritation. This morning I decided to try my Gillette Senator that had been on display, and WOW it is aggressive and smooth. Do you all agree with me on the loving the Senator?

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    Ben - Chicago sports fan, Proud Dad of twins

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    The Senator gets lots of love here...why? Because it is a awesome razor!!! Congrats on finding that right combo for your face!!
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    That Senator is in nice shape! I love mine as well.
    James - 2011 R41 w/Weber Handle, Feather, Arko (face lather), TGN Super Silvertip brush, Gillette Sun-Up AS
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    It's a great razor. It walks that fine line of smoothness and aggressiveness like no other.
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    Why was it only made 1 year?
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    Shaved with mine this morning. Gets my neck as smooth as any razor I've used.
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    Haven't used a Senator (yet, right rx?) but I love it's gold sister, the Sheraton.
    Single Malt Scotch and Extra Sharp Cheddar. Lifes perfect! Johnnie, BOTOC

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    I would love to find a Senator! I love my Gillette New OC, they are awesome.
    My name is Patrick and I'm a Proraso addict, and love it.

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    Congrats, the Senator is a sweet razor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbradley View Post
    Haven't used a Senator (yet, right rx?) but I love it's gold sister, the Sheraton.
    i used my Sheraton this weekend.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrolike View Post
    Why was it only made 1 year?
    I don't believe they were. They at least spanned 1938 and 1939 -- there are ads like this one with Jack Dempsey in it from its introduction in 1938, and the Senator was also still in the lineup in the Christmas 1939 ad below (click to enlarge).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbradley View Post
    Haven't used a Senator (yet, right rx?) but I love it's gold sister, the Sheraton.
    Nyet. But hopefully one day you will. Something tells me you will

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    I like my Senator. For me, it shaves very much like my 1934 Aristocrat. In fact, I'd bet the heads are the same apart from finish. It seems a tad more sensitive to technique than my other favorite TTOs, the 1947 Super Speed.

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    I would love to try a Senator. Would like to compare it to my 34 open comb aristocrat.
    What's a little loss of blood in the big scheme of things?

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    My Sheraton gets used quite often!

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    Thanks for posting the photos of the Senator, retrolike. It is very nice.

    I'm grateful to read this thread on the Senator/Sheraton. I'm intrigued by them. The combination of open comb and TTO seems special. Are there any other Gillette TTO models with open combs?

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    These are fantastic razors! Although I don't have the Senator, I have two sheratons and I like 'em. They are the same razor, except for the plating.
    Proud member of the BOTOC

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelekal View Post
    I'm grateful to read this thread on the Senator/Sheraton. I'm intrigued by them. The combination of open comb and TTO seems special. Are there any other Gillette TTO models with open combs?
    The '30s-style Aristocrat, Sheraton, and Senator are the only open-comb TTO American Gillettes, but the Brits made what are arguably the nicest ones in their Aristocrats and Populars. Achim's got quite a few open-comb TTOs posted on his site that you'd probably be interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrolike View Post
    I've been using the R41 recently and have liked it because of the aggressiveness, however I sometimes get the "burned" irritating feeling after shaving with it. No nicks or cuts...just mild irritation. This morning I decided to try my Gillette Senator that had been on display, and WOW it is aggressive and smooth. Do you all agree with me on the loving the Senator?

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    Retrolike, were you using a feather in your senator?

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    Lucky, like the whole shelft setup also. Looking forward to owning a senator

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