whats your favourite vintage gillette?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    hello shavers,i am new to de (around 6 months) shaving but have really fallen for vintage gillettes,namely rockets and techs.i have a ej d89 ,merkur 34c,and a newly acquired 1904/6 open comb.while they work ok i like the vintage stuff better.you know ,the reinventing the wheel thing.i don t think i will try shaving with a piece of flint,but may try an se or straight down the road.anyhow,i am sure its been asked before so forgive me;what is your favourite vintage gillette?thanks again ,gary
  2. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Hey Gary, and welcome to the madness! My favorite vintage razor is a Gillette New Long Comb. They're fairly easy to find, so pick one up if you get a chance.
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  3. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Tough call. Ive got a pre-war Tech, '54 Super Speed, '58 Fatboy, '64 Fatboy and an '80 Black Beauty. I like them all. Probably my favorite is the Tech because of the gold finish and because its the oldest razor but they all give great shaves.
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  4. Kypros Christodoulides

    Kypros Christodoulides Well-Known Member

    The fat boy.
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  5. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    I've got a 73 black beauty I use sometimes, but am more of a Merkur 34c man myself
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  6. Legend In My Spare Time

    Legend In My Spare Time Well-Known Member

    Pre-War, Fat-Handled Tech! (Triangular Holes)


    It is the only DE Razor I use anymore. I actually have 2 more in storage as backups. They're effortlessly smooth, efficient, and is the perfect mild aggressiveness for my face. I have mine paired with a Maggard M3 Stainless Steel handle and it is pure shaving Nirvana.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  7. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    nice razor,i have one the same,one of my favourite techs.
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  8. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    1. Fatboy
    2. Slim
    3. Old Type (thin cap)
    4. New Deluxe
    5. Super Adjustable 109
    6. NEW LC
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  9. hamoncan

    hamoncan Member

    The Slim or the Red tip. Both very comfortable yet aggressive.

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  10. SRD

    SRD Well-Known Member

    Gillette New and New Deluxe
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  11. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

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  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    My Gillette Sheraton is my favorite vintage Gillette.
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  13. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i have never tried those before,g
  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    The only vintage Gillette DE razor I've hung on to...

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  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i like the 34c the most out of my new razors.
  16. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

  17. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i love looking at pics of vintage razors; i envision top hats,hot rods,all sorts of history,on a date in the old ford convertible,and so on.i think i have got my fatboy blade tray sorted so i may try it soon.thank you guys for all.gary
  18. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    While I am primarily using an older tech, my favorite is either the New Deluxe or New Improved depending on my mood at the time.
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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That's a beauty, Kevin. I would hold on to it too. I have a pre-war tech that shows some wear. Great shaver though.
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I really have many favorite Gillettes, but I will just post my NEW SC. I liked it so much I had it replated.

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