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#1
(This post was last modified: 10-16-2018, 07:22 AM by gLet.)
Hi all, are there any razors like the Gillette New Improved from the 1920s in modern form?


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#2
I am no expert but I believe the Charcoal Goods razors are a modern update of these razors

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#3
(This post was last modified: 10-16-2018, 08:25 PM by jmudrick.)
I would say the Charcoal is closer to the New Deluxe (narrower platform, slanted transition to the guard, slots vs posts). Of which the Ikon Deluxe Open Comb is also a clone.

I can't think of a New Improved clone off hand. Wolfman type heads, like the Game Changer, adopt the wide flat platform but add additional clamping at the primary fulcrum which I think is actually a better design.

(10-16-2018, 04:24 PM)Shavemd Wrote: I am no expert but I believe the Charcoal Goods razors are a modern update of these razors
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#4
(This post was last modified: 10-16-2018, 11:54 PM by gLet.)
(10-16-2018, 07:24 PM)jmudrick Wrote: I would say the Charcoal is closer to the New Deluxe (narrower platform, slanted transition to the guard, slots vs posts). Of which the Ikon Deluxe Open Comb is also a clone.

I can't think of a New Improved clone off hand. Wolfman type heads, like the Game Changer, adopt the wide flat platform but add additional clamping at the primary fulcrum which I think is actually a better design.

(10-16-2018, 04:24 PM)Shavemd Wrote: I am no expert but I believe the Charcoal Goods razors are a modern update of these razors
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Thanks jmudrick, which razor is the one on the left? That looks really good! Is there an open comb version?



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(This post was last modified: 10-17-2018, 04:14 AM by jmudrick.)
Game Changer 84. Closed comb only. I have three New Improved and two New Deluxe and no question the Game Changer gives a better shave for me .
(10-16-2018, 11:50 PM)gLet Wrote:
(10-16-2018, 07:24 PM)jmudrick Wrote: I would say the Charcoal is closer to the New Deluxe (narrower platform, slanted transition to the guard, slots vs posts). Of which the Ikon Deluxe Open Comb is also a clone.

I can't think of a New Improved clone off hand. Wolfman type heads, like the Game Changer, adopt the wide flat platform but add additional clamping at the primary fulcrum which I think is actually a better design.

(10-16-2018, 04:24 PM)Shavemd Wrote: I am no expert but I believe the Charcoal Goods razors are a modern update of these razors
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Thanks jmudrick, which razor is the one on the left? That looks really good! Is there an open comb version?



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(10-17-2018, 04:12 AM)jmudrick Wrote: Game Changer 84. Closed comb only. I have three New Improved and two New Deluxe and no question the Game Changer gives a better shave for me .
(10-16-2018, 11:50 PM)gLet Wrote:
(10-16-2018, 07:24 PM)jmudrick Wrote: I would say the Charcoal is closer to the New Deluxe (narrower platform, slanted transition to the guard, slots vs posts). Of which the Ikon Deluxe Open Comb is also a clone.

I can't think of a New Improved clone off hand. Wolfman type heads, like the Game Changer, adopt the wide flat platform but add additional clamping at the primary fulcrum which I think is actually a better design.

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Thanks jmudrick, which razor is the one on the left? That looks really good! Is there an open comb version?



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Wow, nice! I couldn’t tell from the profile. Do you recommend the
.84 plate.



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#7
I love it . I have not tried the milder plate.
(10-17-2018, 10:58 PM)gLet Wrote:
(10-17-2018, 04:12 AM)jmudrick Wrote: Game Changer 84. Closed comb only. I have three New Improved and two New Deluxe and no question the Game Changer gives a better shave for me .
(10-16-2018, 11:50 PM)gLet Wrote: Thanks jmudrick, which razor is the one on the left? That looks really good! Is there an open comb version?



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Wow, nice! I couldn’t tell from the profile. Do you recommend the
.84 plate.



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#8
In my opinion the Gamechanger .84 baseplate is really smooth and efficient. When I tried the .68 baseplate, I was really disappointed in it. I found my Mamba to be a tiny bit more efficient. My vintage Gillette tech gave me closer shave than the .68 plate.

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(This post was last modified: 10-18-2018, 03:57 AM by jmudrick.)
Another comparison: Karve baseplate and New Improved (Tuckaway). Pretty darn close. The fancy profile of the Karve kinda obscures the similarity. There is a big difference in blade gap, I have not used the mild plates for the Karve which might be closer in that regard to the NI. [Image: 4fe51011e6bcb869416dedf205bdd306.jpg]

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(10-18-2018, 01:07 AM)SharpnShiny Wrote: In my opinion the Gamechanger .84 baseplate is really smooth and efficient. When I tried the .68 baseplate, I was really disappointed in it. I found my Mamba to be a tiny bit more efficient. My vintage Gillette tech gave me closer shave than the .68 plate.

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