Vintage 1900s Gillette Old Type Pocket Edition Safety Razor W/ 24mm Shave Brush
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Vintage 1900s Gillette Old Type Pocket Edition Safety Razor W/ 24mm Shave Brush:
You have here up for sale a fully restored and completely cleaned vintage 1900s Gillette Old Type Pocket Edition Double Edge Safety Razor w/ Original Brass Basket Weave Case, Blade Bank, and re-knottedHardright Shaving Brush. Both the razor and the brush have been through a vigorous cleaning process to get them to the point that they are now. The razor is 100% sterilized and shave ready. By sterilized I mean this razor has been cleaned to the point of surgical equipment.
This absolutely gorgeous piece of shaving history is a real looker. There is no date on or serial number on this razor, meaning itwas manufacturedsometime in the early 1900sand is in excellent condition for being 100+ years old. All of its teeth are in tact and straight. The head and base plate have been shined to a mirror finish. There are only the slightest scuffs and scratches on this razor, typical to any razor that is not NOS.Typically this type of razor will have cracks at both the top and bottom of the handle, but this razor only has a very small hairlinecrackat the top.The crack at the top is about 1/4" in length and is barely visible without using a jeweler's loupe. Other then that this razor is pristine.
The shaving brush is extremely rare and equally up in age and was made by the highly collectible vintage company HardRight. This wooden handle brush has been sanded, stained, and triple sealed with a water resistant clear coat. This vintage beautyhas been re-knotted with a very high quality 24mm Synthetic 2-Band'Best' Badger hair knot. When restoring this brush I drilled down an extra 6mm for a total of 16mm to give this brush some extra backbone. This brush has a loft of 49mm. Synthetic knot brushes are some of softest knots available and create an extremely rich and slick lather. If you do not have a synthetic knot in your den you will be very pleased with the performance of this brush. The great thing about synthetic knots is they are already silky soft and do not require a long break in period. They are also perfect for shavers with extremely sensitive skin who are prone to irritation and redness.
Not only does this set come with this stunning razor and brush, but also included is the original basket weave brass case this razor was sold with and blade bank. The case is in very good condition, especially considering its age. It opens and closes properly, easily snapping in the closed position. The exterior of the case has been polished to its original luster. There are the typical scratches and scuffs on the exterior, but there are no rust spots. The interior material is still in tact,and the original Gillette logo/lettering is still visible, but worn in spots..There are somespots where the interior material is slightly worn, but still in overall good condition.I have also included one NOS Gillette Blue Blade for display. Being a collector myself, I try my very best to list any and all flaws I find, because that it what I would expect when buying a restored set. Do not let this absolutely gorgeous piece of shaving history pass you buy, I would suggest placing offers early. This set will be put on display and for sale in person as well.
This razor and brush will come packaged in the box shown in the photos and would make a great addition to any shave den or one awesome gift for a birthday or anniversary, and even Wedding Groomsmen Gift! This razor is well regarded throughout the shaving community as an excellent shave and more than capable of a smooth 'BBS' (baby butt smooth) shave every day.
If you have any technical questions about either the brush or the razor please do not hesitate to ask and I will do my very best to answer your question.
It is suggested that you create lather twice a day for at least two-three days to correctly break in. When breaking my brushes in I will lather them on the inside of my forearm and then rinse and let hang dry.
Brushes should hang with the knot facing down to keep the handle in the best condition possible. I lather on my forearm when breaking my brushes in to keep the soap from unnecessarily drying my face out.
I accept payment through PayPal. Your item must be paid for within 48 hours of the sale ending time, unless otherwise stated.
Sport Shaving's Return Policy
If the item is not as described or you are unhappy with your purchase please MESSAGE US and we can resolve the situation in a professional manner. (We want you completely satisfied.) We accept returns within 14 days of purchase date. We give a 100% Money Back Guarantee. We do not pay for return shipping, that is at the buyer's expense. I try my very best to give accurate descriptions and pictures that show flaws, if any, but I am not perfect nor an expert in describing razors & brushes. However unlikely, mistakes may happen.
When returning an item you MUST include the item number, your PayPal email address, and your full name and address. (You Must Contact Us For A Return Authorization #)
Items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or First Class(2-3 day delivery time).
The cost is $5.80, but I will split this shipping cost with the buyer making it $2.85. I will always message you with a tracking number for you to track your package.
International shipping usually costs around $16, but I will cover anything over $13.95 If for some reason shipping costs much more I will contact the buyer and work out an agreement where we split any extra shipping charges. This however, has never happened.
All items are shipped 1-2 days after payment is received, (In most cases the same day)
I have been restoring brushes & razors for several years in my spare time. I am a wet shaving enthusiast who enjoys the feeling of a hot steaming towel and soft badger hair brush on my face. There is something Zen about wet shaving. Not only is it great for your face and skin, but a joy to do.
A lot of time and effort goes into each razor and brush buffing out each scratch and then polishing it back to its original luster. Your razor & brush will come packaged in its own box or both in one box depending on the razor. These packages would be ready to give as a gift upon getting them in case you would like to ship them directly to someone for a birthday or other special occasion.
I am an architect by trade and a full-time jeweler. I do my very best to pay attention to detail and I am very thorough when restoring my razors and brushes. Trust that every effort was put into both this razor and brush to make pieces that any shaving enthusiast would be proud to display in their den and shave with.
**Be sure to check out my other listings! If you message me prior to offerding I may be willing to end sales early! I also may be willing to give discounted prices on multiple sets!!**
**All of my shaving sets are on display at Once Upon A Diamond jewelry store in Shreveport, Louisiana and Saved By Grace Antique store in Bossier City, Louisiana. If a offer is placed on any razor or shaving set then I will immediately remove it from display. When an item sells at either of these two locations, I promptly end the sale. If there is a set that you know is for you, it is best to place a offer to ensure it does not sell at my brick and mortar store. If an item you are watching is suddenly ended then most likely that item sold in person.**