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I'm in the process of moving houses & with that comes all the unpacking, packing etc. One of the boxes I'd not seen for years piqued my interest so I opened it up & found something I'd forgotten I even had. Stretching my memory to it's limits I recalled the purchase & how I came about owning this. I remember at the time thinking I have to have this, no matter the cost! It must've been bought somewhere between 1984 & 1986. I know that for sure because I started using a DE in 1987. It was a special edition brought out by Wilkinson & you could only buy it by applying to an offer Wilkinson had placed in all the major newspapers(at least I think that's what it was). It's known as the Wilkinson Royale
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20161123_123208.jpg 20161123_123126.jpg EEbi412.jpg & designed by leading British designer, Kenneth Grange.
He also designed other razors which are all now iconic designs. I think this razor is a superb piece of design & engineering, just stunning! If I had a cartridge now, I'd give it a ride...:D
 

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I'm in the process of moving houses & with that comes all the unpacking, packing etc. One of the boxes I'd not seen for years piqued my interest so I opened it up & found something I'd forgotten I even had. Stretching my memory to it's limits I recalled the purchase & how I came about owning this. I remember at the time thinking I have to have this, no matter the cost! It must've been bought somewhere between 1984 & 1986. I know that for sure because I started using a DE in 1987. It was a special edition brought out by Wilkinson & you could only buy it by applying to an offer Wilkinson had placed in all the major newspapers(at least I think that's what it was). It's known as the Wilkinson Royale
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View attachment 22168 View attachment 22169 View attachment 22170 & designed by leading British designer, Kenneth Grange.
He also designed other razors which are all now iconic designs. I think this razor is a superb piece of design & engineering, just stunning! If I had a cartridge now, I'd give it a ride...:D
Fantastic bit of design, anything with a conection with Grange is worth hanging on to, nice one. :)
 
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I'm in the process of moving houses & with that comes all the unpacking, packing etc. One of the boxes I'd not seen for years piqued my interest so I opened it up & found something I'd forgotten I even had. Stretching my memory to it's limits I recalled the purchase & how I came about owning this. I remember at the time thinking I have to have this, no matter the cost! It must've been bought somewhere between 1984 & 1986. I know that for sure because I started using a DE in 1987. It was a special edition brought out by Wilkinson & you could only buy it by applying to an offer Wilkinson had placed in all the major newspapers(at least I think that's what it was). It's known as the Wilkinson Royale
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View attachment 22168 View attachment 22169 View attachment 22170 & designed by leading British designer, Kenneth Grange.
He also designed other razors which are all now iconic designs. I think this razor is a superb piece of design & engineering, just stunning! If I had a cartridge now, I'd give it a ride...:D
Is it g2 compatible? I can send one on for you if it is. I've a bunch of g2 compatible wilkinson doubles.
 
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I'm in the process of moving houses & with that comes all the unpacking, packing etc. One of the boxes I'd not seen for years piqued my interest so I opened it up & found something I'd forgotten I even had. Stretching my memory to it's limits I recalled the purchase & how I came about owning this. I remember at the time thinking I have to have this, no matter the cost! It must've been bought somewhere between 1984 & 1986. I know that for sure because I started using a DE in 1987. It was a special edition brought out by Wilkinson & you could only buy it by applying to an offer Wilkinson had placed in all the major newspapers(at least I think that's what it was). It's known as the Wilkinson Royale
View attachment 22169
View attachment 22168 View attachment 22169 View attachment 22170 & designed by leading British designer, Kenneth Grange.
He also designed other razors which are all now iconic designs. I think this razor is a superb piece of design & engineering, just stunning! If I had a cartridge now, I'd give it a ride...:D
LOVE the Royale. One of the best carts there is :)



There was also a slightly different version with a bit less metal on it;
(16 bands of plastic on the handle = Royale)


Comparison between the two models:


If you don't have it already pick up the book about Grange (here's my little write-up) 200 amazing pages and often sell fr under $10 :)
 
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LOVE the Royale. One of the best carts there is :)



There was also a slightly different version with a bit less metal on it;
(16 bands of plastic on the handle = Royale)


Comparison between the two models:


If you don't have it already pick up the book about Grange (here's my little write-up) 200 amazing pages and often sell fr under $10 :)
Wow. What an incredible post! Thanks so much for taking the time to educate us. I didn't realize until now just how prolific he was. Amazing. I don't think there's one bad design there.
 
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