01
Mar
09

Braun Sixtant Razor


N.B. 1) Braun was acquired by Gillette, the shaving giant, in 1971, 2) Braun is now one of the top shaver names in the world, and 3) i have been admiring and using Braun shavers for 30+ years.

So this is special.

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This is an earlier Braun razor design – and developed from Braun (Ronson) models (the DL3, DL5 by Rams/Müller, 1955 and 1957) of mid-1950s (Note: Braun had an agreement with Ronson in 1954 lasting twenty years allowing them to distribute Braun shavers in the Americas, U.K., and the British Commonwealth) and evolved from the S60 and SM3 shavers (both by Müller).


The SM31 sixtant above was designed 1962 by Gerd Alfred Müller, Hans Gugelot, Fritz Eihlr. Nr. 5310, the sistant is the same generation as Ronson Rechargeable RS75. Heavy cast alloy cutting head with brushed finish, foil cutting surface, injection moulded acrylic (?) body. On/off switch on side, circular switch on front activates side-trimmer. Presented in padded case with mirror insert inside lid with brush and straight flex.  Variants of this model included the S62 and parat BT SM 53 (Rams/Fischer 1968) and the rallye/sixtant color (1971, Florian Seiffert)

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Acquired a 1971 Sixtant Color red one in Feb 2009 (eb:20) from Netherlands (Above).


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8 Responses to “Braun Sixtant Razor”


  1. 1 renato comes
    September 14, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I have a sixtant 5310 black since 1974 and it is still perfectly working, just clean and replace the foil !!

    • September 17, 2011 at 2:30 am

      Thank you for the reply, there is no power to the shaver, Where do i find foil and cutters for the shaver.

    • 3 Tormod Svartdal
      January 4, 2012 at 7:21 am

      Hi,
      I got a shaver like this in 1972, being 17 years old. Used it for many years, but finally could not get new replacement foils. Yesterday I powered it up and it still worked, I could also shave but the foil is worn out. Do you know how to get new foils etc for this shaver?

      Thank you in advance,
      Tormod

      • 4 Igor S
        January 11, 2012 at 7:15 am

        Hi! You can find it on eBay. Also I can try to find and resend you new foil from Mikma (not sure about 100% compatibility, but I heared that it is exactly copy of SM3). They are cheap here (may be 3 dollars or so).

      • 5 Igor S
        January 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

        Item 200504346359 on eBay

      • 6 Igor S
        January 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

        Also Items 160479181757, 130325985729, 160473487017 (cheaper and worldwide shipping available).


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