#1

Niche Fragrance Addict
Jacksonville, FL
First Shave with the Timeless 95 SB Stainless

Summary: Best Shave of My life.


Now I'm hitting myself on the head for not getting into this brand earlier..........I was a bit scared since many people told me that this was scarily aggressive and harsh, so I was expecting R41 and H2 level of Aggressiveness and 3-4 pints of blood in my bathroom floor.


I used B&M Vespers Soap (Best soap formula I currently own) and loaded a very reliable blade for me on any razor, which is the Wilkinson Sword Blade. I probably spent a good 2 minutes just looking at this beauty, all shiny and good looking.


First Pass: I went my usual routine for the first pass, north to south (which is almost ATG in my case). This razor withstood those ATG hairs like a true champ, very similar to one of my favorites, the ATT SE1. Considering this is a DE razor, that is incredible.


I guess this is due to the blade lock system on Timeless razors, it really prevents the blade from bending back or chattering. I have found this really aides a lot in the comfort of my shaves and most importantly, in preventing any irritation, since irritation for experiences shavers mostly comes from chatter/ blade bending and scraping the skin.


I also could not feel the blade as much as I feel it in the ATT R1 (Regular Line) or in the Blackbird. It was INCREDIBLY smooth, almost could not believe the smoothness of this razor. It felt like an M1 on my face, but with the effectiveness of an H1 (again, almost unheard of). It stayed the same during the entire shave, and I even did various touch-ups, unlathered, without a hitch.


After the shave, I applied the B&M aftershave, no sting at all, 0 irritation and complete BBS on my neck (have a light beard), which is the hardest spot for anyone to get BBS.


At that point, I already knew this was something special and even mid shave I started thinking about the 95 Scalloped and the 95 Open Comb and had me thinking if I finally have arrived at my destination razor brand (in theory at least, as I know I want to own a wolfman as well).


I really thought this level of smoothness was only possible on extremely mild razors such as DE89s and such, but somehow Timeless is able to duplicate that level of smoothness on an extremely close shave.

In Summary, I would rank the 95 SB as an extremely smooth razor (very mild feeling during the shave), and an extremely efficient razor (amazing ability to remove hair).


For Comparison Purposes, this is much much milder and smoother feeling than the Blackbird (I LOVE the blackbird as well), and just a tad less efficient than a blackbird (Blackbird 7.5, 95 SB = 7.0).


Guys, don't sleep on Timeless like I did, this is a game-changing razor for me and now I wonder what are the differences between the 95SB, Scalloped and OC. I need to add one of those for Xmas.


I also bought the 68OC but I doubt it would get much use (but will keep it as I don't have any really mild razors, and 68 would be my mildest one).

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#2

Member
Virginia
How does this compare to the ATT Windsor DE? I'm considering the razors below and might as well add the Timeless Ti head. I've had wolfman Ti, ATT SE1, ATT S1, ATT Calypso M1, and Feather AS-D2 which I sold or traded all in favor of the ATT Calypso R1 and The General (and EJ DE89 as a backup). I prefer a lighter razor so i'll be using a Ti handle where applicable below.

ATT Windsor R1, head only
ATT Calypso H1 base plate (currently have R1)
Blackland Vector (currently have The General)
Blackland Dart (good price but mixed reviews)
Blackland Blackbird

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#3
Timeless 95 Scalloped OC was the first modern I bought. Still love the razor. The OC is very smooth with a great face feel from the rounded teeth. I bet the SB is even better. I'm glad you are happy with the purchase.

The Blackbird was my next step and another great piece of American hardware.

Happy shaves.

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Niche Fragrance Addict
Jacksonville, FL
(This post was last modified: 11-30-2018, 12:39 AM by herbert7890.)
(11-30-2018, 12:26 AM)gregcss Wrote: How does this compare to the ATT Windsor DE? I'm considering the razors below and might as well add the Timeless Ti head. I've had wolfman Ti, ATT SE1, ATT S1, ATT Calypso M1, and Feather AS-D2 which I sold or traded all in favor of the ATT Calypso R1 and The General (and EJ DE89 as a backup). I prefer a lighter razor so i'll be using a Ti handle where applicable below.

ATT Windsor R1, head only
ATT Calypso H1 base plate (currently have R1)
Blackland Vector (currently have The General)
Blackland Dart (good price but mixed reviews)
Blackland Blackbird

I would say the TImeless 68 is as efficient as the Windsor r1 but even smoother (I tried the Titanium 68 all last week). The 95 is smoother and more efficient than Windsor R1. Its almost hard to comprehend how they can be so smooth, simply phenomenal. Nonetheless, I still love the R1 but there is a new king in my den.

I also own and love the blackbird but it is very aggressive during the shave (you can feel the blade at all times) and much harsher than the TImeless 68 and 95.

Coincidentally, I just bought the vector 2 weeks ago. This one is milder than the ATT SE1, and a just a tad bit smoother. Not a significant difference between the vector and the SE1.
My recommendation for you would be Timeless 95 SB or Timeless 68 OC.

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#5

Niche Fragrance Addict
Jacksonville, FL
(11-30-2018, 12:31 AM)LOOT Wrote: Timeless 95 Scalloped OC was the first modern I bought. Still love the razor. The OC is very smooth with a great face feel from the rounded teeth. I bet the SB is even better.  I'm glad you are happy with the purchase.

The Blackbird was my next step and another great piece of American hardware.

Happy shaves.

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I love my blackbird as well! I think I will buy the 95 OC plate soon.

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(11-30-2018, 12:40 AM)herbert7890 Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 12:31 AM)LOOT Wrote: Timeless 95 Scalloped OC was the first modern I bought. Still love the razor. The OC is very smooth with a great face feel from the rounded teeth. I bet the SB is even better.  I'm glad you are happy with the purchase.

The Blackbird was my next step and another great piece of American hardware.

Happy shaves.

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I love my blackbird as well! I think I will buy the 95 OC plate soon.
You have the 95 gap. Save the OC plate money for a Wolfman head. I know you are ill. But don't give up. A Blackbird, a T95, and the ATT sets you have (I think I read that)...you are covered pretty well in moderns IMO...until you land the Wolf.


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Niche Fragrance Addict
Jacksonville, FL
(11-30-2018, 12:53 AM)LOOT Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 12:40 AM)herbert7890 Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 12:31 AM)LOOT Wrote: Timeless 95 Scalloped OC was the first modern I bought. Still love the razor. The OC is very smooth with a great face feel from the rounded teeth. I bet the SB is even better.  I'm glad you are happy with the purchase.

The Blackbird was my next step and another great piece of American hardware.

Happy shaves.

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I love my blackbird as well!   I think I will buy the 95 OC plate soon.
You have the 95 gap. Save the OC plate money for a Wolfman head. I know you are ill. But don't give up. A Blackbird, a T95, and the ATT sets you have (I think I read that)...you are covered pretty well in moderns IMO...until you land the Wolf.


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Agree, and I also have 3 AC type razors (ATT SE1, SE2 and the new Blackland Vector). Hoping to grab a Wolfman at somepoint : )
#8
(11-30-2018, 01:35 AM)herbert7890 Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 12:53 AM)LOOT Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 12:40 AM)herbert7890 Wrote: I love my blackbird as well!   I think I will buy the 95 OC plate soon.
You have the 95 gap. Save the OC plate money for a Wolfman head. I know you are ill. But don't give up. A Blackbird, a T95, and the ATT sets you have (I think I read that)...you are covered pretty well in moderns IMO...until you land the Wolf.


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Agree, and I also have 3 AC type razors (ATT SE1, SE2 and the new Blackland Vector). Hoping to grab a Wolfman at somepoint : )
Yeah, let the WR2 madness die down. Windows will get wider. You have plenty of great gear to buy some patience.

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Bay Area, CA
(11-30-2018, 12:53 AM)LOOT Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 12:40 AM)herbert7890 Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 12:31 AM)LOOT Wrote: Timeless 95 Scalloped OC was the first modern I bought. Still love the razor. The OC is very smooth with a great face feel from the rounded teeth. I bet the SB is even better.  I'm glad you are happy with the purchase.

The Blackbird was my next step and another great piece of American hardware.

Happy shaves.

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I love my blackbird as well! I think I will buy the 95 OC plate soon.
You have the 95 gap. Save the OC plate money for a Wolfman head. I know you are ill. But don't give up. A Blackbird, a T95, and the ATT sets you have (I think I read that)...you are covered pretty well in moderns IMO...until you land the Wolf.


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Not going to lie LOOT speaks the truth. I loved my timeless 0.95OC as it was a major step up from the Rockwell 6S but when I got a Wolfman it all changed. Even though I really want a 0.94OC Wolfman the 0.86OC I currently have is in another league.

In regards to ATT and Blackbird I felt the Timeless was a step ahead of both in terms of smoothness and efficiency but that is just my opinion.

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#10
Weird. I sold my Wolfman because of my Timeless and ATT razors. I guess we all really do get different shaves from different hardware (Not that any of this is surprising of course).

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