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    Quote Originally Posted by lz6 View Post
    I have the same aristocrat as you do Obie. It is hands down my favorite above all my DE razors. A sweet no rush razor.

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    This was my first DE. Dad gave it to me, and when he passed away last month, I pulled it out to remember his gift from a yard sale about 10 years ago
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    Cannot say that I like DEs, but I just bought your copper bowl.
    Your photos have always inspired me.

    Thank you very much Obie!

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    Slur, you are very welcome, and thank you. Yes, that copper shave bowl is quite attractive and adds a touch of the exotic to the shave den. Enjoy it.

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    This happens to be a very nice razor , I get mine out on occasion very gentle to do a little " blade buffing". Really nostalgic feeling. Tc
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    I have a '46/'47 Aristocrat and it gives a good shave. There's a little more heft to it (as opposed to a '40's Super Speed) and it just feels regal. Although I use my straights, I often use a DE when I need to save time. This one I'll use on occasion even when I have plenty of time. I'm a huge fan of the razor.
    BTW: Thanks for the pictures.

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    Well, I don't know Obie. I have heard those Aristocats can be very sharp but having to feed them and change their litter boxes is a real pain. I also don't think they would like the lather all over themselves. They can be fastidious you know.

    I'll stick with my feather DS-2 thank you.
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    Spendur,

    As long as they are fastidious, that's what matters.

    As for the Feather, I had both the 1 and the 2 and they couldn't even shave a turnip, let alone my Assyrian beard. Beautiful razors, yes, but . . . OY!
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    I can't date the Gillette I have that I use on occasion when nostalgia strikes and I think of my father. I was not in his town when he passed and before I could tell my brothers that I wanted his Gillette (to my knowledge I think it was possibly only one of two he owned in his life time) they settled his affairs so my mother didn't have to do it. Last year I went on eBay, specified Gillette DE's and looked at over 2,000 razors before I found one that, as best I can remember, was identical to his. I have a couple of other DE's (and other single blade razors) but it's the Gillette I gravitate to when I don't use a straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Spendur,

    As long as they are fastidious, that's what matters.

    As for the Feather, I had both the 1 and the 2 and they couldn't even shave a turnip, let alone my Assyrian beard. Beautiful razors, yes, but . . . OY!
    Why Holy Dedan. You speak blasphemy.

    Back in my day you'd be pounding sand in the Roman legion defending the Parthian Border. But then again you would probably have taken a key part in the Vespasian Coup.
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    Spendur, my friend,

    Not Roman Legions. Ashurbanipal's Assyrian infantry on the Plains of Nineveh in Mesopotamia.

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