whats your favourite vintage gillette?

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

  1. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    My favorite shavers are the #15 Aristocrat and the Aristocrat Jr.'s.

    Think Rockets, but with more weight and heft to them, and better quality.

    If you have a Canadian rocket with the flat baseplate, then you've already used an Aristocrat Jr.
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  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    On looks? The President or a nickel plated NEW, like Jayaruh just posted.

    On shave? The President or any pre-flare tip TTO (not including the Red Tip, which is also verra nice). But you know what? Gillette made decent to excellent razors but they never made one that wasn't good.
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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    yes sir,my canadian 430030 arist jr is my favourite at present.i am waiting on a #1 rocket and a #7 rocket hd.
  4. Streambrewer

    Streambrewer Active Member

    Many great razors here. At the moment I would have to say that it is my 1949 Executive.


    But for me it's very difficult to say, as it seems to revolve around which one I am using at the moment or the mood: Nickel Tech, Super Adjustable, Aristocrat #16, Adjustable Toggle, NEW Improved, Old Type, etc...
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  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    thats a beauty...
  6. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    My number one is the thick cap '21~'28 ball-end Old type, with the pre-war triangle slot Tech coming in a close second!
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  7. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    I like all my adjustables but the long-handled Black Beauty is my go-to.
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  8. Engblom

    Engblom Well-Known Member

    Gillette NEW
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  9. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    My NEW Short Comb ca. 1932-1940. If you pinned me down, I'd probably use it as my daily-daily, but I like my '71 SA-109, and EJ DE89 too. The jury is still out on the Parker 99r.
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  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    I never developed any fondness for any particular Gillette as a shaving tool, but I'll hang on to my silver Single Ring because it looks so gorgeous.

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  11. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    I have nine. My NEW Short Comb tops the list. Not bad for an 80 year old razor.

  12. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    She looks Maaavelous!
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  13. jwr3265

    jwr3265 Active Member

    Lots of options and opinions. You can't really go wrong with all that have been suggested.

    I know you asked about Gillettes, but if you stumble upon a Schick Krona while you're searching, grab it! Every wet shaver should at least try one...an unsung DE.

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  14. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Fatboy! Easy! I do enjoy a pre-war tech too sometimes.
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  15. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    I only have one vintage Gillette - a 1961 G1 Fatboy - therefore its my favorite. Having said that, it really is a wonderful razor. Since I received it 2 weeks ago - its the only razor I have used.
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  16. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Very nice Col. I'm hoping to run across one at the fleamarket this Spring...like I need another razor.
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  17. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Gillette Super Speed Flare Tip
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  18. Billy Goatee

    Billy Goatee Well-Known Member

    Single Ring.
    My most often used.
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  19. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    Tough call, but...my No.1...post-war ball-end Tech...

    ...followed (real close) by my '46 Milord...
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  20. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I do enjoy my old type too.

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