DE Razor Cool Wall

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How about we list and illustrate where possible all the cool razors we have or know of? Not talking about good to use necessarily, just... well, cool. Gadgety or with a certain something that captures the imagination. Or just stunning aesthetics or design innovation.
 
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joe mcclaine

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Here's a few...

Wilkinson Sword 'Sticky'
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Fat Boy
Hoffritz Slant
Feather All Stainless

Feather Artist Club

Wilkinson 'Bonded' razor

Techmatic (despite it being the very worst shaver, ever)

Shick Injector
 
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Gillette's just can't be cool.

Vintage Feather TTO
Kirby
I know its an SE but the G bar is freezing in the looks dept.

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Three that I think are cool looking and that I'd like to get my hands on

L'essor Supreme
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Apollo Mikron
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Gibbs Adjustable
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I seem to like adjustables:icon_razz:
 

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Ah, my main interest in this hobby!
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De Haven Syncro-Keen, model 2. Can be modified to take a Perma-sharp SE blade, tho' this may be an easier mod on the model 3.
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Jones Shake-Sharp. Rocketman, I flagrantly stole your pic, thank you! Mine is gold-tone, not quite as spiffy as the nickel, seen here. Both the De Haven and Shake-Sharp were made to self-hone their blades, the De Haven taking a proprietary SE and using a lapping paste, the Jones using a standard DE blade and (what I understand to be) a diamond impregnated pad to sharpen.
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Stahly Live Blade. Credits to B&B Shave-wiki for the pic. Generally dismissed as a gimmick, this is the most commonly seen chrome-on-brass model, with rivet-assembly head. There are at least 2 other patterns of knurling, on brass bodies; at least 1 aluminum body, with the guard bars attached with brass bolts; generally, about 5 different black/chrome/gold/brass finish combinations.

Shave is different, and actually quite good. I can't say the vibe action contributes more than what is one of the absolute best razor head designs, but it is equal to any other DE, and better than some.
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Lastly, I'll toot my own horn. I just completed this yesterday evening. I received a Coles slant, from the 'bay, that I "failed to observe":icon_rolleyes: had a split barrel. Long story short, I found some CF tubing of the same dimensions as the Coles OEM barrel, zipped off the "Coles-Germany" banding at the bottom of the barrel, tossed in some epoxy and pressing and:
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If you're a newbie, and perusing, the above all provide excellent shaves:icon_razz:, with the note that the De Haven needs a modification, and one should make sure that the Stahly does indeed wind and vibrate.



Three that I think are cool looking and that I'd like to get my hands on

L'essor Supreme

Jamies,
I believe that is the L'essor model I saw on ebay, about 2 months ago. If the selling price was any indication, I need a second job before beginning a serious hunt!
 
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Jamies,
I believe that is the L'essor model I saw on ebay, about 2 months ago. If the selling price was any indication, I need a second job before beginning a serious hunt!

True, but one can live in hope.

Plus I have a friend in France who knows to look out for one of these for me:icon_wink:
 
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I'm sorry, but the handle on that Stahly looks like the razor equivalent of an orthopaedic shoe!

Still, it IS an interesting razor, but I'm not sure about cool.

Ian
 
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