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Thread: Classic Gillette DE

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    Default Classic Gillette DE

    Picked up a basic Gillette butterfly DE at a local garage sale over the weekend for $5. Cleaned it up, gave it a whirl yesterday. Damn fine shave. My normal DE is a Merkur 34C, and I can see why the Gillette deserved the name safety razor. Its rounded shape made it a very easy shave. You have to know what you're doing to get to DFS or BBS, but its doable. I'll turn it over to my son this summer.

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    Nice! I have my grandpa's '54 Gillette. Before I started using a straight razor it was my daily razor, and even now I use it from time to time. You can get away with using a more aggressive blade like a Feather or Bolzano.
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    I've only recently (as in the past month) started to buy a few vintage Gillettes and wow, those things are solid, they really don't make 'em like they used to.

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    I collected all the razors made by Gillette durring the quarter year of my birth. It took me a bit but I got them. I haven't picked one up since I started Straight Razor shaving but I'll never let them go. I also have one from my dads date of birth and his dad's date of birth.
    Here is a pick of my Slim and a Fatboy I had cleaned up and fixed for me...

    Oops. Upside down. Sorry.
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