14/06/2014

SOTD 14/06/2014


Routine

Bulldog Face Wash
Bulldog Shave Gel
Golf [GDR] - Gillette Super Thin (Vintage) [3]
Hot Rinse & Cold Rinse
Pinaud Clubman Aftershave Lotion

Technique

Two Pass - WTG & Pinched XTG

Impression

So, what is that curious contraption that I've laid before you?

It's a Golf. Waits carried an entry for Golf being a German manufacturer out of Leipzig and Berlin during the 1920s and 1930s. The logo on this razor is the same, so I can only presume it to be the same company ... but there was a war in between and I think the brand went over to the Communists, who brought colour to the drabness with this curious single (exposed) edge shaver.

Is it an SE? Is it a DE?

Dropping this vintage Gillette Super Thin in for a third time and using a transparent, brushless gel I could clearly see it was doing a great job. Good choice on the blade, since like the GEM Contour that it resembles and mild razors, like the Gillette Tech, it sings with a sharp blade.

The razor itself tamed the blade and I could press quite hard to get a super-smooth shave. Once with the grain and once with what I call a "pinched" cross the grain pass - working from the outside of my face in, incorporating an against the grain shave up my neck and over my chin. Two passes.

In all, a smooth shave. I could not help thinking I was shaving with a child's toy given the looks, but the build quality is actually quite good. Stainless steel on top, quality, heavy plastic handle and heavy metal click/release mechanism behind.

I took a gamble and it paid off ...

It's a keeper!

No comments:

Post a Comment