September 2019 SHAVING Acquisitions Thread

lerenau a cheeky monkey
2018 Charity Auction Winner
Mar 25, 2017
Have you got the three plates?

What plate do you use?
The mildest one. I can't remember what it is called.

Do you have an issue with loading with the injector and blunting blades?
I think I know what you mean. The "scraping" noise if you inject directly from the side?
Yeah. It bothers me. So I dismantle the razor and place the blade in manually. It only takes a few seconds and ensures that I haven't blunted anything.
I'll emphasise that I don't know for sure if it's causing any trauma to the blade; it just gives me the willies. So I figure why take the risk?
Dec 19, 2016
A 1948 English made Gillette Aristocrat #15 with rhodium plating for just $10?

The Krona they had was more. It needs a polish. At that price it should.
So the thing fell apart during polishing. I've had so much fun working out how to put it back together, fixing the crimping and thoroughly cleaning, polishing and oiling it inside and out. The rhodium looks brand new and I'm pretty proud.