Gillette to release NEW DE razor for the holidays

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jaro, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    yep,2 merkurs .34hd and 1904/oc..though rarely if ever used these days..and a u.s 64 tech set..
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  2. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I just double checked and not one here. Just brass. I have had a few in the past until dropping and breaking. Nothing against them, but Gillette could have done more in releasing one of their own designs instead of slapping their name on a DE89 and up-charging. It makes sense but is pretty lazy.
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  3. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Maybe it’s just a low cost and quick way to test the market.
  4. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    exactly what you said... and at least they Are recognizing that there is such a thing as DE.....
  5. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    @brit has you covered. The easiest way to identify the “Angel” is to look underneath the cap for the round post indentions instead of the squared or rectangular indentions. They are also nickel(I believe).
  6. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I like it, I'd like it more if they'd weight the hollow looking handle and brand the thing with their logo. I understand they turned to a known leader like muhle, softening the move through the more marketable edwin jagger, but to make the heritage recognizable, i think the run should be branded with the gillette diamond. Otherwise i can make that razor from parts i already own. 20191020_134610_resized.jpg
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  7. dangermouse

    dangermouse Well-Known Member

    Oh, I want one of those!
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

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  9. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

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  10. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I couldn’t agree with you more.
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  11. mantic

    mantic U TOOB

    FYI HERE is more information and my initial observations of a pre-launch Gillette Heritage DE razor I received.
  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Nice review.
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  13. dangermouse

    dangermouse Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Mark. There are lots of good solid facts from Gillette. It's amazing that they set up a conference call. It's nice to see they recognise a growth in the traditional shaving market which is something I've noticed over the last three years; the marketplace seems to have expanded a great deal. Nice review, I appreciate it. I'll post a link on Friendship Shaving.
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Kinda wish the obvious question "is it a Muhle r89 head" was answered once and for all. Guess someone will do the side by side shortly.

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  15. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    I ordered one and you answered all my Questions. Thank you.
    As Always a Classy Write up.

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  16. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Pretty fair assessment of the razor and at the same time, friendly engagement by Gillette.
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  17. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    It could very well be one of my Christmas gifts to myself.
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    i told my wife about it.lets see what happens..;)
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  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I know it should shave like an EJ89 (DE89), but would be nice for the collection. Also nice that the only thing made in China is the case.

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