Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GILLETTE ADJUSTABLE SAFTEY RAZOR

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Every guy needs a clean shaven face from time to time so today's highlight is my personal razor.

I got tired of the ridiculousness of the amount of blades they put on razors these days and price they charge for them. I was spending upwards of $20.00 for a five pack of blades! So I went vintage.

And here is an excellent example of a functional, cheap to use razor. The Gillette Adjustable Safety razor. Double sided so you can actually shave longer before you have to wash it clean.



It's Adjustable for the blade flexes from 0-9 depending on the thickness of your beard. It's all stainless steel so no plastic parts to break or metal to rust.

Plus it just looks like a razor a Guy should own. I use the whole brush and mug but that's for a later blog.

And now the best part. I bought this in it's original case for around $15 bucks and bought a box of 250 double sided blades for about $50.00 bucks. I use a blade a week. So I do the math on that one! I'm good for five years!

Other models are out there, but for me this one does the trick great. It's vintage, it's cool and it saves me money!

13 comments:

  1. I was tired of paying ridiculously high prices for blades too! I searched high and low and finally found 2 adjustable safety razors at a country thrift store. They were $2.00 each! The store sells blades for them at the ridiculously low price of $2.50 for ten double edge safety razors. Awesome, the double edge is like getting 2 blades in one! It's great to know I'm not the only one who has thought of this.

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  11. This comment is signed "Jillian because this is my wife's account. I am Jim.
    I have shaved and still shave with one of these for years. Even back in the 70s when I was in the army people kidded me about my old razor. They had just come out with those double bladed (on one side) razors and MAD magazine came out with an article lampooning a razor with 5 or 6 blades on it. Who would have ever thought MAD and Alfred E Newman as being prophetic!?

    Another thing about this razor is that it gives me a closer shave than any multi blade razor did. (I never bothered to try those ridiculous triple and quadruple stacked over priced travesties of razors.) My 'old ironsides' still does me well.
    Glad to see others have seen the light! The blades are still relatively easy to come by. I just keep a stock on hand for those times when they seem to go scarce for a bit. But, that proves there's enough of us incorrigible types to make it worth to keep making them. :)

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    1. totally agree with you Jim. Check Amazon for blades! They have quite a few of them. I've been trying to find just the right one. I'm using Bic right now and like them. What blades do you like the best?

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    2. I find "Wilkinson Sword" blades frequently at my local Wally world. In fact, for the most part, those are often the only such blades they carry. Kroger's has a blade container that is modeled on the old Gillette model. You know, the one you push the blades out the side and onto your razor? The blades they shave pretty well too. I prefer them to the Wilkinson's in fact.
      I need good blades too. though I have thin hair, I have a thick beard. I was sometimes told I needed a shave if I shaved too early. I was a cook my first hitch in the army and starting at "oh-dark-thirty" on morning shift, they had me bring my shaving gear to shave again before serving lunch.

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