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Living on the edge
(This post was last modified: 05-27-2019, 08:21 PM by Tester28.)
This came to me NOS and cellophane-wrapped.
The teeth are perfect, the 2-piece construction and TTO operation, immaculate.
Original silver plating has survived as well as one would expect from a 90 year old razor.
Case and blade banks in perfect condition. "Made In England" stamped inside case and
under baseplate.

I say "near-mint" because the razor has some minor marks that have likely come
from being sealed up in cellophane wrap since 1933. I've magnified them
using a macro lens but in normal distance viewing, they are fairly subdued.
It looks to be in better shape than the specimen Ive seen on Mr Razor.

http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/The NEW/1933 NEW No77 Set England.JPG

I've read some gushing reports on these razors, where it has been described as
"the best performing razor of the Gillette NEW family (alongside Deluxe) and arguably
the best performing Gillette ever". I've used it 2-3 times and rate it as a really efficient,
super smooth razor with great face-feel, that is ideal for daily use.

This piece differs a bit from other #77 set razors: it has nothing printed
on the handle (a nice clean look, which I favour) and it has patent nos.
"352975-6 363892" stamped under the baseplate. All in all, I would describe this set
as "collector-level".

Withdrawn for now

No Trades Please

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
That's beautiful.
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An absolute legendary razor. This and the 44 set are the best shaving vintage razors I’ve ever used.

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Living on the edge
(05-13-2019, 05:56 PM)Kehole Wrote: An absolute legendary razor. This and the 44 set are the best shaving vintage razors I’ve ever used.

Some time back I came across a shave off review which pitted the Raised Flat Bottom against a
Wolfman 0.74 DC in titanium. In that, the reviewer concluded that the RFB beat the Wolfman
easily on efficiency while staying just as smooth. Altho I would say it could well be smoother.
He also wondered if the Wolfman 0.80 would have presented the RFB with a better fight.

I shaved with the RFB today and got a glass-like shave, and a post shave face-feel like a Wolfman
1.15 SB (which is kinda equivalent to a WR1 0.80). I also learned that the RFB's OC is by far the best solution
for troublesome neck areas. I got absolutely zero tugging or discomfort.

It's crazy to imagine that Gillette had all this figured out as early as 1930.

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Living on the edge
Bump for visibility.
#6

Living on the edge
Sale pending subject to fund transfer.
#7

Living on the edge
Razor is now sold.


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