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    Default 1924 Gillette New Standard Restoration

    You may notice this from a post I had in which I was seeking help to identify what my Grandpas hand-me-down razor was. I finally finished cleaning it and I can't be happier! I'm still trying to get used to shaving with a DE but i'm loving it so far, mostly because of all the great products that actually make shaving enjoyable.
    Before razor was sent to me:
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    Huh... Oh here pfries's Avatar
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    That cleaned up very nice.
    It is great to have an heirloom to use.
    Nice work, enjoy it and your shaves it only gets better from here.
    It is just Whisker Whacking
    Relax and Enjoy!
     



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    Good job on the DE, it turned out very well.

    Bob
    Life is a terminal illness in the end

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    Nicely done!

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    It seems like there is some side to side play with the blade. For example, I can position the blade so more extends out on one side of the comb and less on the other. Making it even on both sides seems to be difficult and sometimes the razor lays crooked once tightened. How do others deal with this blade positioning?

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    When I collected DE's a few years ago I was amazed at how well a lot of the silver plated razors scrubbed up with a bit of work. The silver tarnishes which makes the razors look really bad. That's a particularly nice clean up job. The New Standards are really good shavers and one of my favourite DE's.

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