Vintage razors are all the rage in wet shaving communities. A couple of reasons come into play as to why.

First, it’s because they were made from  premium materials.  Brass and bronze were incorporated throughout.  And the chrome/nickel plating was done is such a way that they’ve held up for decades.

Even though they are 50, 60, or 70 years old (or older), many of thee vintage razors are still in great shape!

Plus, these vintage Gillette razors were mostly manufactured in America.  So, it’s rahter nostalgic taking a step into yesteryear and use a safety razor similar to one used by your father or grandfather.

I was quite lucky to find a classic Gillette razor (at a very reasonable price) on Ebay! It’s in wonderful shape! I look forward to using it after giving it a bit of a cleaning.  And to fully sanitize a vintage razor (or other used safety razor), Barbacide is a must!

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VIKINGS BLADE The Godfather Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nSTyLt

VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nB1d4Z

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In a previous video, you were shown the unboxing of this razor. Now for the review!

The Edwin Jagger Ebony short-handled razor gives you a surprisingly nice shave. I found it to be an even better shave than the standard sized Edwin Jagger razor, the EJ DE89L (Lined Handle).

Plus this smaller Edwin Jagger comes with their well regarded DE89 razor head and is priced about ten bucks cheaper. But hurry! I see that the price is starting to increase. Perhaps the folks at Edwin Jagger see that this particular razor is finding favor with many, many traditional wet shavers.

BTW, one of my favorite razors, and the one the brought me back to wet shaving, is the Vikings Blade Chieftain. Although it travels well, I tend not to pack it for fear I may lose it.

However, the EJ Ebony, priced at under 25 dollars, makes for a nice travel razor. It’s small, compact, gives a nice shave, and you won’t be out 40 or 50 dollars if you lose it.

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Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor, Ebony: http://amzn.to/2oyGRJC

Merkur HD 34C: http://amzn.to/2nSWKH0

Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl Lined Detail Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2mG5hMr

VIKINGS BLADE The Godfather Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nSTyLt

VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nB1d4Z

The Shave Stop: https://goo.gl/JE4FeG

 





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Edwin Jagger offers a short handled razor in four different configurations. I opted for the Ebony model which comes with a rubberized handle and chromed capped accents.

In addition, the price is very agreeable. $22.52. Although, since my purchase, the price appears to have increased by a couple of bucks.

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Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor, Ebony:  http://amzn.to/2oyGRJC

Merkur HD 34C: http://amzn.to/2nSWKH0

RazoRock Heavy Duty DE Safety Razor with Stainless Steel Handle: https://goo.gl/SS9RqP

Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl Lined Detail Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2mG5hMr

VIKINGS BLADE The Godfather Safety Razor:  http://amzn.to/2nSTyLt

VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nB1d4Z

The Shave Stop: https://goo.gl/JE4FeG

 


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These Dorco razor blades cost just over 7 bucks for 100! A real bargain that amounts to giving you shaves for just pennies a day!

They come in a tray-box in packages of ten and individually wrapped. They’ll fit any standard safety razor.

I’ll give them a good test drive and post a full review later.

However, for only 7 dollars and free two-day shipping with Prime, it’s not too much of a gamble.

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DORCO ST-300 PLATINUM RAZOR BLADES. 1 BOX. 100 BLADES: http://amzn.to/2phqMFf

VIKINGS BLADE The Godfather Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nSTyLt

VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nB1d4Z

The Shave Stop: https://goo.gl/JE4FeG


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Razors and blades are very subjective. Your mileage may vary.

I found the V3 razor head from Maggard Razors to be VERY aggressive. It’s not a razor I would use every day.

In my test drive, I used it three days in a row and, on the third day, I notice some skin irritation on my face and neck.

Is it close? Yes. Is it too close for some? Yes.

There’s only one way to find out and that’s simply to buy one and give it a go.

At $6.95, it’s a purchase any wet shaver can justify.

Maggard Razors V3 razor head: https://goo.gl/AgPKZ9

Semogue 1800 Superior Boar Bristle Shaving Brush: http://amzn.to/2oLRG7Z

Scotch & Stowe | Precision Vintage Double Edge Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nMi97H This model comes with a new razro head design, but same stainless steel handle. Now costing a few dollars more than when I purchased mine.

VIKINGS BLADE The Godfather Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nSTyLt

VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2nB1d4Z

The Shave Stop: https://goo.gl/JE4FeG

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