07-12-2021, 05:15 AM
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What's the best Gillette old DE Razor of all time?
Tech?  Fat Boy?  Slim?  Flare Tip?  Super-Speeds?  Aristocrat?  Executive?  Super Adjustable?  Something ELSE?
Why do you think that one's the "best?"

Note that I haven't defined what "best" means.  I'll leave that to you!

After trying the gold ball-end '47 Tech, '60 Fat Boy, ;48 Super-Speed, '61 Flare Tip, and '65 Slim, 
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I keep coming back to the trusty ol' Super-Speed (my first and cheapest de razor with a cracked case).  It's the least attractive of all my razors, but it just "feels" (and works) the best for me.  Especially with a Personna blade.  Maybe because I've used it the most and am most comfortable with it.  Got it at an estate auction in a box of junk for $1 (I kept the razor but the rest of the mystery box went into the dumpster).
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It ain't pretty, but it's got MY vote for "best vintage Gillette DE safety razor of all time!"
  :-)

What's YOUR choice?
- Bax

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 07-12-2021, 05:31 AM
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  • chazt
  • Shimmer of Techs
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As with all things, there is no best. Only personal favorites.

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 07-12-2021, 05:33 AM
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Ok Charlie, then rephrase I'll the question... what's your favorite vintage Gillette, and why?
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- Bax

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 07-12-2021, 05:47 AM
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  • norton
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All subjective indeed.  I always preferred the 50s Red Tip to the 40s SS

Objectively though - need some 1930's-era 'News' in that list, and some even earlier old types - especially the silver-plated 'single rings'.

Have fun!

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 07-12-2021, 05:54 AM
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I've been fascinated by the early open-comb razors, but haven't got any yet.  Curious if anyone would choose a '30s era over the solid-bar era as their "best" choice and why.  
Will be interesting to watch responses, I think...
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- Bax

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 07-15-2021, 08:48 AM
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  • RyznRio
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The best Gillette for me is the New flat bottom open comb 3 piece razor, it is a lofty and slippery hill. The shave is smooth and efficient. The design is copied again and again.

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 07-15-2021, 12:29 PM
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  • chazt
  • Shimmer of Techs
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(07-12-2021, 05:33 AM)Bax Wrote: Ok Charlie, then rephrase I'll the question... what's your favorite vintage Gillette, and why?
  :-P
- Bax

(07-12-2021, 05:47 AM)norton Wrote: All subjective indeed.  I always preferred the 50s Red Tip to the 40s SS

Objectively though - need some 1930's-era 'News' in that list, and some even earlier old types - especially the silver-plated 'single rings'.

Have fun!

I was crazy for Red Tips for a few years. Had six at one point. Now only one.
Since then, my favorite Gillette is the flat bottom prewar Tech with triangular slots in the baseplate. Close behind that is my E1.

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