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That perfect moment caught between lather and blade; the little breathing space where it's you, your razor and perfection. Wetshaver, approximate wood worker, career military, blogger, avid reader

Shave of the day 19th June 2024

  • Razor: Merkur (?) NOS Bakelite Slant
  • Blade: Lord Platinum
  • Brush: Artesania Romera Manchurian Badger, imitation horn
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Peppermint
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 06 19

A minty fresh midweek shave.

The Razor of To-day

Well, if ‘today’ was one hundred and thirteen years ago, that is. Straight from the pages of “Hardware and housewares“, the advertisement is delightfully simple for the time. A tagline, and a drawing of an Gillette Old Type razor and some blades. No wall of text, as other ads had. Instead the image has to carry the message.

A 1911 Gillette advertisement

Even today, about a hundred and twenty years after the Old Type was introduced, this would be a pretty sweet setup. Well, not would be – it is a sweet setup. There is a reason why I got an Old Type in my rotation, and why my travel razor is a 1918’s Service Set.

I’m a little sceptical to the old carbon blades, but that is because any you can get today is – unsurprisingly – old.

Shave of the day 14th June 2024

  • Razor: Autostrop VC2
  • Blade: Feather FHS-10
  • Brush: Vie-Long #14033
  • Pre-Shave: Proraso Pre Shave Cream
  • Lather: Brutalt Bra TSN LE / Norwegian Wood
  • Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara
  • Additional Care: Alum Block
SOTD 2024 06 14

A fine Friday shave, and the last use of the VC2 for now. Next up in rotation is me double edged razors.

Sheet metal injector

Injectors can be complicated razors, even when meant to be simple. The forerunners of injectors were more complicated still. But today I have a nice find for you all; a very simple sheet metal injector. Patented by A William H Camfield in 1936, the patent was assigned to the Magazine Repeating Razor Co – the people behind the Schick Magazine Razors.1

The invention was touted as an improved and simplified form of safety razor and magazine, which also was cheap to manufacture.

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