I thought it would be nice for any of the lovers of the Gillette Super Speed to post up a snapshot of your favorite razor and tell any story you might have behind or or explain why it is your favorite.
I will start with mine.
This is my everyday razor and has been since 1999.
This is a notched 40's Super Speed that has served my family for around 60 years, my Grandpa Potter bought it new around the time my dad was born. My earliest memories of shaving involve this razor because when I was a child (I lived with my grandparents from the age of 2) I always enjoyed watching Grandpa lather up and shave with this old razor (it looked 100 years old in the seventies). Grandpa shaved with this razor every day up until the late eighties when he grew to ill to take care of himself and the razor went into the medicine cabinet where it sat for ten years until I pulled it out and cleaned it up and decided to give DE shaving a try, I have used it everyday since.
My razor is FAR from pretty and you can see that the finish is almost completely worn from the handle and it's better days were decades ago but the shave this razor gives is still second to none.
I look at the worn finish etc. not as imperfections in the razor but as signs of its usefulness to my family since before I was born and continuing til today :)
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Now post up pics of YOUR SS and tell us yer tales!