Whats the oldest DE razor you still use

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by pizzaguy, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    Sounds mighty cool, Ken! :eatdrink047
  2. paydepst

    paydepst Member

    1903 Gillette Double Ring. Recently picked this one up in Fine condition. I already had a 1904 but it was missing a corner tooth so I had to take care using it. I love these razors and not just for the historical associations. They are a smooth and very forgiving razor. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Gillette needs to blow the dust off of the dies for this razor and get this three piece back in production. It wouldn't cost that much and it would be a DE they could be proud to market. Sometimes you do get it right the first time!
  3. jbone

    jbone Member

    is there any way we can get some pics of these razors you all speak of??:D
  4. Will

    Will Nevermind

    I have a 40's Schick Eversharp, 40's Tech. I also have a Straight Razor that needs dated.

    The 40's ish Super Speed is lost in Bagram.
  5. paydepst

    paydepst Member

    1904 Gillette Double Ring--second oldest!!
  6. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    I don't use it regularly, but I have a 1907 Gillette double ring. Since I mainly use straights, I have a Marshes and Shepherd that goes back to before 1850 (1840-1850--Ponds Works)
  7. netsurfr

    netsurfr New Member

    I don't know what the actual age of this razor is... but one of my favorite str8s is a W&B 7/8 special. It just feels like it has a lot of character and I love shaving with it.
  8. Churchill

    Churchill New Member

    1906 Gillette Standard single ring - 1860's straight.
    I love the old style Gillettes,anything before 1940 seems to treat my face better.:D
  9. mastermute

    mastermute FatBoy

    Love your avatars, Bob! Shaun the Sheep is ACE!
  10. drP

    drP Shaving Brush Stockpiler

    Then it must be earlier than 1907 since Gillette switched from the double ring to the single ring mid 1906...

    I've used a double ring 1905 in exellent condition for a while....
  11. pizzaguy

    pizzaguy Member

    what blades fit these Razors?
  12. Michael

    Michael Duke of Kent

    Any standard DE blade should be fine. These are Derby's in a Single Ring and a Merkur HD. The head of the HD is about 1/16" longer than the old one so the ends of the blades stick out a bit more. Hope that helps.

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  13. verminaard510

    verminaard510 New Member

    Gillette 1908 Single Ring
  14. johnniegold

    johnniegold New Member

    A '51 Gillette SS (black-tip). It was my father's razor. I use it once a year on his birthday.
  15. Lionhearted

    Lionhearted New Member

    1930's Gillette NEW but shortly I'll be trying a couple of pre-1900 straights.

  16. CJBianco

    CJBianco Member

    That's my 1939 Gillette Senator...in NEAR MINT condition, I might add. =)


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  17. Sailinblues

    Sailinblues Well-Known Member

    That is a beautiful Senator Chris--and Welcome to the Shave Den!
  18. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    Yup, it's a single ring. The SN puts it at 1907.
  19. pizzaguy

    pizzaguy Member


  20. pizzaguy

    pizzaguy Member


    I will have to go back to the thrift store and pick one up a give it a go


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