Last week I was reading a couple different threads in which the Gillette "New" was getting rave reviews. It had been quite a while since I shaved with a New, as I had sold the one that I had in my den.
About the same time, I received a New razor and silver case that I "won" on eBay for a cheap opening bid. I bid primarily for the case and figured I would toss the razor in the junk drawer! The razor is the ugliest thing I ever saw. No gold plate left on the cap or guard teeth at all - worn down to the copper primer plate and aged to a chocolate brown patina. There is a little gold left on the underside of the guard plate, and a very little on the collar of the handle. The handle was cracked (now why would that be a surprise . . . the seller didn't mention that) and comes apart into three pieces . . . completely unshavable!!
Of course, my curiosity regarding the New's shave was raging from last week's posts, so I did the only thing that seemed appropriate . . . I grabbed an old nickel Tech fat handle from the junk drawer and built myself a genuine Frankenrazor!
For my Sunday morning shave, I loaded "Frankie" up with a nice fresh blade and proceeded to enjoy a DFS! I used my normal routine of a two-passes with a couple of touch-up spots under my chin. But, I really didn't appreciate how fine that shave was until this morning . . . my face was still smooth from yesterday's shave!!
I was so excited, I couldn't wait to get the water hot . . . today's result was BBS!!! I've got a new "favorite razor" . . . and she's ugly as sin!!
I guess it is true - ugly girls are the best kissers!
I suppose I should get the head re-plated and buy a nice handle from Bob - This beast deserves to live!