January 2019 SHAVING Acquisitions Thread

Joined
Sep 3, 2018
Location
Melbourne
Was a good weekend for me.

First Mum calls from an old shop and picked up two vintage Gillete razors for me. $40 in total. Not a huge price but not paying huge overs. Then a trip to Coburg drive in trash and treasure found vintage blades and cream. Also got two large retro Keane's prints of big eyed kids for $15 for both!

The English Rocket HD 500 cleaned up very nicely. The 1961 Fatboy revealed plate loss/brassing and is rough but the doors open perfect with quarter turn and the dial is perfectly functional with clean clicks. Numbers need retouching. It was pretty far gone when I got it this morning so could of been worse and toasted dial etc.

Flickr gallery of it all.

How'd I do?
 

Mark1966

...when the General talks
Staff member
Site Moderator
Grand Society
2016 Sabbatical Fail
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Was a good weekend for me.

First Mum calls from an old shop and picked up two vintage Gillete razors for me. $40 in total. Not a huge price but not paying huge overs. Then a trip to Coburg drive in trash and treasure found vintage blades and cream. Also got two large retro Keane's prints of big eyed kids for $15 for both!

The English Rocket HD 500 cleaned up very nicely. The 1961 Fatboy revealed plate loss/brassing and is rough but the doors open perfect with quarter turn and the dial is perfectly functional with clean clicks. Numbers need retouching. It was pretty far gone when I got it this morning so could of been worse and toasted dial etc.

Flickr gallery of it all.

How'd I do?
VERY WELL!!!!

Those ‘Aussie Spoiler’ blades are great.

Less sure about the cream ...
 
Joined
Sep 3, 2018
Location
Melbourne
Nice one, lovely Rocket and looks like it will give you a great shave. Beaten Fatboy but also looks good for a shave.
Blades, bing! Scored those for 20c a pop, awesome work.
Mmhh... I'd personally ditch the soap but if you are game go for it.
Soap is display only. We have a very retro house and looks good in my vintage medicine cabinet.

Fatboy has cleaned up surprisingly well with further scrubbing. It shaved flawlessly last night.
 
Joined
Oct 5, 2016
Location
Perth
My latest Shaving Soap to try, based upon the verbal recommendation of @RazorPlay at the recent Perth Meet-up.
I've always open to suggestions, particularly from a chap like @RazorPlay, who is both very knowledgeable and also prepared to think outside the box, not to mention a good bloke with a weapon of a motorbike.
Some very kind words there @TomG - cheers! Very interested in your thoughts in this one. It takes longer, feels lighter and requires more product but worth it for me just for the post shave.

I take comfort that if it all goes to custard, it’s a good bath soap!
 
Top