How to weigh down a vintage Gillette

Discussion in 'Workshop and Restorations' started by Belfont, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Belfont

    Belfont Legendary Member

    Location:
    Lorient
    I like the vintage Gillette, but I find them a little light,
    you'll tell me, put on a heavier modern handle,
    yes, but it's not really a vintage Gillette anymore ...

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    28 g lead for fishing in the Common Bar Handle
    only 13 in a Ball End Handle
     
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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    That's probably the model most in need of weight gain. It's terribly head heavy as delivered by Gillette.
     
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  3. But why weigh down? To me , the whole idea of vintage is keeping them 'as was'. ,
     
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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    That's one idea. Others of us are more sport shavers than collectors, and for me I don't understand the reluctance to improve the shave experience with a tweak here and there.

     
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  5. Belfont

    Belfont Legendary Member

    Location:
    Lorient
    Yes, I understand your point of view.

    but I buy this kind of razor to use.
    and this razor with a heavier handle and more pleasant to use
    and the appearance remains the same
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
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