The Adelene 1909 razor Dec 24, 2014 15:19:57 GMT -6
Post by drumzalot on Dec 24, 2014 15:19:57 GMT -6
My apologies for replying late to your question Paul, Ive been pretty busy recently and pop in once in a while. I did manage to score another Unsinger safety razor which is a slight variation of the Adelene 1909. I am in the process of posting a review for my newest razor, thanks to limited time it seems to be taking forever.
Some gents will say that the Adelene 1909 is quite mild. A modern blade will seat a bit further away from the guard then the original blade. If you seat a modern blade far back into the head the Adelene will soften up and become quite mild. I seat the blade very close to the guard as it was intended to be. With the blade seated (as it should be) I find the Adelene to lean towards the aggressive spectrum. In fact, I found the Adelene to be like a blade on a stick. The guard is designed bent downward to the point that blade just about sits on your skin.
Paul, with patience you can score a Unsinger razor for a low price. I was patient and have recently gotten another Unsinger (branded as a Rea Safety Razor). My latest score came with the box original blade as well as the instruction sheet for just $6 including shipping. I've noticed that usually the Unsinger variant razors will sell for about $30+ but you can find them cheap. Keep in mind my shave experience of the Adelene might be different then yours.