Gillette Slim

Gillette Slim

Postby jegreen » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:38 pm

This is my first razor and I'm incredibly happy with it. When my father heard I wanted to start using a DE razor he pulled this out his cupboard. He said it belonged to my grandfather, but it no longer worked. I took it home, and it cleaned up really well with just a good soak in dish soap and a scrub from a toothbrush. Everything seemed to work perfectly and I couldn't find anything wrong with it.

My father uses a Superspeed and when I asked him why he though it didn't work he said that "he turned it onto the mildest setting at 9 and it kept cutting his face"... So I've ended up with a perfect working Gillette Slim, dated F3 for 1960!

The size and weight makes it feel like quite a machine, especially when handling some of the smaller 2 piece razors. I've set it at 3 / 9 for a start and still on 2 passes. I find it to be a medium aggressive shave and need to concentrate on what I'm doing. But very consistent and a good lather helps it to give an excellent shave.
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Re: Gillette Slim

Postby Jacquers » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:57 pm

Very nice cleanup :thumbup:
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Re: Gillette Slim

Postby deepsouth » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:58 pm

Great razor ! I used some autosol to polish mine up, but by the looks of it - it's not needed :-) Do a google on "resetting to factory default" on the slim - if I recall it evens out the blade exposure on the slim/fatboy. not too intense to do it yourself either.

9 is not that mild, but do-able. I run both the slim and fatboy on 9.....a year after I started wetshaving though.... :roll:

If you have treet carbons - do give them a go - two shaves max and remove after use (carbon steel can rust) they work quite well
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Re: Gillette Slim

Postby Thug » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:54 pm

That Slim came out very nice after the cleanup.

Going to use mine tomorrow.
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Re: Gillette Slim

Postby BLES » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:37 am

Very nice clean-up. :thumbup: Between 5 and 7 is my sweet spot.
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Re: Gillette Slim

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:45 am

Wow! Great razor. Very nice.

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Re: Gillette Slim

Postby dini » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:25 am

That cleaned up really well . :thumbup:

Nice lineage story as well .
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Re: Gillette Slim

Postby JHBBlade » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:17 pm

Nice jegreen! My grandfather used the same razor, though his favourite was the more old fashioned valet autostrop.

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