Author Topic: Perpetual Gillette TTO Super Speed, Straight Razor, & traveling shave den  (Read 17961 times)

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2011, 01:08:39 PM »
I had the same experience. I think the Lord Platinum Class blades are quite different than the Sharks.
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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2011, 08:08:15 AM »
wow what a trip... I'm back

I think I've learned enough with the den to pass it on.    Looks like Grinderz is next

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2011, 08:32:36 AM »
What did you learn? BTW I have the same razor for sale if you are interested.
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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2011, 08:49:31 AM »
I had the same experience. I think the Lord Platinum Class blades are quite different than the Sharks.

Maybe they should put a warning on the package "Warning ... you will be subject to Shark bites"!

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2011, 08:55:35 AM »
What did yoy learn? BTW I have the same razor for sale if you are interested.
I learned I don't like sharks, or sharks disguised as clocks.  I did like the Speik Cream.  The razor was ok, but I like mine better.  The Arko stick was ok, but I'm still not sure how to get easily get it off the stick in to my bowl.

I've added a few blades (that I like) to the kit. 

Great fun, thanks for letting me play.

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2011, 07:30:22 AM »
It's off to Grinderz as soon as I get a shipping address.

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2011, 09:12:50 PM »
Got it Paul! Thanks.

I'm going to try the Geo F. Trumper Rose cream tonight.
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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2011, 10:59:55 PM »
I've been shaving with the Traveling Super Speed and wondered anybody had the same kind of Jekyll and Hyde experience with it that I have? For the most part it seems smooth and forgiving but I've been having a lot more weepers than normal with it... a couple every time so far. I was examining it this morning and noticed that the blade isn't sitting perfectly square in the razor and has a little more exposed blade on one side than the other.
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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2012, 06:05:41 PM »
I've been shaving with the Traveling Super Speed and wondered anybody had the same kind of Jekyll and Hyde experience with it that I have? For the most part it seems smooth and forgiving but I've been having a lot more weepers than normal with it... a couple every time so far. I was examining it this morning and noticed that the blade isn't sitting perfectly square in the razor and has a little more exposed blade on one side than the other.

The traveling den just got here. Possibly I'll try the Superspeed while its here. If so I'll post my experience with it.

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2012, 06:09:25 PM »
...The traveling den just got here. Possibly I'll try the Superspeed while its here. If so I'll post my experience with it.

What is left in the den?  Quick photo or list? 

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2012, 07:18:48 PM »
...The traveling den just got here. Possibly I'll try the Superspeed while its here. If so I'll post my experience with it.

What is left in the den?  Quick photo or list? 

B|Java

Superspeed razor, 2 Arko Shave sticks, partial tube of Trumpers Rose Cream, couple of Art of Shaving samples, a "pumpkin soap" sample, over a dozen different packages of blades, little bottles of bay rum, grey flannel, and sandalwood...thats it.  I'd take a picture but don't know how to post it.

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2012, 07:42:46 PM »
I didn't send on the "sanitary napkins" that it came with when it came to me ("for the big weepers") as they wouldn't fit in the box.  ;D
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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2012, 09:04:34 PM »
I just had a nice shave with the Rose cream and a Lord blade. Didn't try the Super Speed basically because of the way it is weighted. The razors I have been using for years ( a Toggle and a Fatboy) are both heavily wighted in the head allowing the razor to do the work. The Super is balanced differently. Since I am not in the market for a  razor I didn't want to risk getting cut up with a tool that felt so radically different from the adjustables I know and love (me wimp)... ;D

The Lord gave an ok shave but is not as sharp as the Feathers, Kai, and Polsilvers I normally use.

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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2012, 11:07:35 PM »
What, no takers on the pumpkin soap sample?  I'm shocked!

Looks like we've run through those who've signed up.  Need to go out and nudge some other members down the wet shave rabbit hole.


Look out! Here comes yakster.
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Re: Perpetual Gilette Twist-To-Open Super Speed and traveling shave den
« Reply #44 on: January 19, 2012, 11:41:50 AM »
I just had a nice shave with the Rose cream and a Lord blade. Didn't try the Super Speed basically because of the way it is weighted. The razors I have been using for years ( a Toggle and a Fatboy) are both heavily wighted in the head allowing the razor to do the work. The Super is balanced differently. Since I am not in the market for a  razor I didn't want to risk getting cut up with a tool that felt so radically different from the adjustables I know and love (me wimp)... ;D

The Lord gave an ok shave but is not as sharp as the Feathers, Kai, and Polsilvers I normally use.

You need to try the gillette yellow sharp edge blades next.