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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcane View Post
    I have had a new 34c for a year or so... I guess. Over that span I would occasionally pick it up but always got razor burn and wouldn't touch anything but a straight for months. Well I think I semi have it figured out. It was a muscle memory thing from cartridge razors. To much pressure.


    Anyways, I want a vintage safety razor but don't know anything about them. I have looked on the bay and prices very so much I wouldn't feel safe. Advice if you have it. Thanks.
    I have a Gillette Slimboy TTO adjustable razor, in great condition, a buddy gave it to me almost 6 months ago, never use it....would be glad to send it your way...PM me with your addy and I'll fire it off to you tomorrow. With some DE blades of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    A 3 is my limit. Tried 4 the other day and paid the price.
    Something I have been doing with the Adjustable is dropping down a number when using a brand new blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    A 3 is my limit. Tried 4 the other day and paid the price.
    Yes, a setting of #3 was the most I could go until shaving with a straight razor taught me what no pressure on the blade means. You have to treat an adjustable Gillette set at #9 just like using a straight with heavy emphasis on the proper angle and no pressure. For me that makes it not a quick and carefree DE shave and it is not as gentle as a straight can be either. OTH it is the only way I can get a long lasting shave with a post war Gillette TTO, the rest are just too mild to give a long lasting shave for me.

    An OC Gillette, Merkur slant or Muhle R41 2013 will get the job done too with the Merkur being the easiest on the face for me.

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    Just wanted to say thank you to Phrank. This community is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcane View Post
    Just wanted to say thank you to Phrank. This community is amazing.
    Hey - no problem - actually just heading out to the post office in about an hour, deciding what other goodies to through in the package....will PM you with the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcane View Post
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    I'll drink to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    Something I have been doing with the Adjustable is dropping down a number when using a brand new blade.
    This was a new blade. Thanks for the tip
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    Two razors that I find very enjoyable are often on ebay for $5-20:
    -Gillette Tech
    -Any of the Star 3 piece razors
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    My father was an engineer. He used to tell me that sharpening a straight razor is like trying to build a ladder to the moon out of a roll of aluminum foil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    I have been able to find vintage Gillettes at antique stores on a consistent basis. They are usually priced lower than ebay. I find the Superspeeds to be mild shavers while the Adjustable can be aggressive at the higher settings.
    I wish I lived where all you fellows pick up vintage Gillettes and straight razors @ antique stores! I never see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne1963 View Post
    I wish I lived where all you fellows pick up vintage Gillettes and straight razors @ antique stores! I never see them.
    No Gillettes but I did see a couple of SEs, a couple of Durham Duplexes, a DE blade sharpener, a several straight razors today at an antique store today. The straights I have been seeing lately are poor quality.

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