08-04-2014, 09:42 AM
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For the last few months, I've been looking for a birth year razor. I was born in July of 1974, so I'm looking for a U2 or a U3 (ideally).

My problem is, I can only find Gillette Super Speeds with the black handle. I know Gillette made other razors, but why am I only finding the black SS? Were the other models just not very popular that year, or were they already moving to cheaper manufacturing and they just didn't last the 40 years?

Thanks Gentlemen!

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 08-04-2014, 12:11 PM
  • bjorney
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The black handles were the only SS models they made at that time.
They made the Super adjustables (aka "Black Beauty") during that time period too, I think they replaced the Slim.

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