Cleaning your razor

It is amazing how quickly razors get dirty and just how dirty they get. This comes from all the organic material they scrape off your face, added to all the […]

The Gillette adjustable razors

So far on this blog when discussing vintage Gillette razors I have mentioned the basic Tech model. This simple but effective 3 piece design has a two piece head, clamping […]

The above is a lovely advert for the three Gillette Super Speed models that existed in production alongside each other during the mid to late 1950s. I will now try […]

Shave of the day, international edition

One of the delights of real, traditional shaving is the near infinite number of permutations it offers you. Especially with stuff being available from all over the world from specialist […]

Enjoy your shaving choices

The real shaving DE community seem to agree with this. They end up with a variety of razors, a variety of blades, a variety of soaps and creams and a […]

Merkur 45 Bakelite safety razor

Bakelite is one of the first ever plastics, named after Dr. Leo Baekeland, the Belgian who invented it at the beginning of the 20th century. During World War 2 there […]

My new razors in the post today

I just opened a parcel from Los Alamos, New Mexico and in it are two fantastic, classical Gillette razors to add to my collection. These Gillette razors are fantastically engineered […]