Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Jul 23, 2018.
My first is a Merkur 33C. I still use is as my travel razor.
My very first was a Schick injector around '69-'70. Had to be different than dad but wised up as my beard developed. First DE was around '73 and got a black handled adjustable TTO for Christmas (Old Spice gift set(s) included with mug & brush). Over the years I picked up 4 more Gillettes for "backups" at yard/garage sales. Don't think I spent more than $5 for the lot (super speed, flair, fatboy and a slim). The black went missing a long while back (maybe one of the kids) but still have the rest. Mostly use the slim these days.
My first safety razor was the Vikings Blade The Godfather. I eventually PIFed it as I have many more razors that worked a lot better for me than The Godfather razor. I bought it in September of 2016 when I was beginning wet shaving.
While I was shaving this morning I was thinking of how long my Gillette Slim has lasted. Bought it in 1962 for $1.98 and it's still in near perfect condition, that's 57 years and it will last till my great grandchildren are old (I hope). I also still have my Dads Fatboy and my Super Adjustable that I bought back in 68, I think I paid $ 1.95 but not positive.
my first de from the pawn stars when they did there own de and I think I got it at ritaid or Walmart and yes once every so often I will use it.
Van Der Hagan also uses the same razor with their brand name on it, I think Weishi makes the razor. With the right blade it's a pretty good razor.
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