You are right to a certain extend Bob but there is something I cannot see from this side of my screen and that has all to do with production numbers. The Gillettes went out by the millions and besides, at a low price point because it was all about selling the blades. They were made at a time where DE was THE tool and losses on razors were easily compensated by selling more overpriced blades (actually the same trick as they use till this day).
Originally Posted by cooncatbob
I am pretty sure that Feather doesn't use the same percentage on this razor as Gillette uses on their cartridges. Especially when casted parts are involved the production output makes the price tag. I think it is a lot of money for a razor given the alternatives but at the same time I understand a beefy price tag for a specialty item in a niche market.
Just my 2 cts.
I must to the barber's, monsieur, for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face