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So I have aquired a couple vintage DE Razors. now what? Does anyone have suggestions on how to restore these or what blades to start with? I'm assuming I shouldn't use the vintage blades.

 

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Nice pick-up!

I think there used to be a brother who restored vintage handles? Not sure.

There is probably plenty of discussion about this over at BadgerandBlade.com (They are kinda like BOTL, but for wet shavers)
 

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Like Sean said check out B&B for more detailed info. Those appear to be open/close models so the first thing is does the mechanism work still?
 

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You can buy a blade sample pack from tryablade.com
Also a good shaving brush and shaving cream/soap will make your shaves much more enjoyable.
 
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I honestly haven't touched them yet. Maybe a project for the next couple weeks. We just sold our house and moved into a rental so it's been kind of crazy in my world. That and i haven't shaved for a solid couple months. I've been told i need to shave for an upcoming wedding so that may be a good excuse to get at these.
 

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I honestly haven't touched them yet. Maybe a project for the next couple weeks. We just sold our house and moved into a rental so it's been kind of crazy in my world. That and i haven't shaved for a solid couple months. I've been told i need to shave for an upcoming wedding so that may be a good excuse to get at these.
pm me your address and I'll send you some nice blades to pair with those razors
 
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pm me your address and I'll send you some nice blades to pair with those razors
That would be amazing, kind of going at this blind (which can't end well when shaving). I tried to PM you but the site won't let me start a conversation with you
 

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i didnt know there were so many fellow DE shavers out here. I'm a B&B member myself, although I don't get over that way too often these days. Some nice looking razors, have fun and experiment!
 
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Shaved this morning with this razor and an Astra blade. No nicks but I need to work on my angle. Shave is not as smooth as I'd like.
 
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Glade to see other wet shavers on here. I got into it a couple months ago and I'm pretty well hooked. I started with a Merkur 34C, then bought a vintage SuperSpeed. This weekend I ordered my first (and second) straight razor.

I would absolutely agree with Xavier Dredo about the multiple passes. I typically do two, one with the grain and one across the grain. Many guys do a third pass against the grain, but I find that irritates my skin too much.
 
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