A little over a year ago I found two old Gillette superspeed razors in a cigar box-one a plastic handled British SS from 1969 and the other a black handled SS from 1976. One was from my high school days, the other from college days. I had also acquired my father-in-law's ball end Tech after he died. I was curious as to whether there will still blades being manufactured for these razors. After a brief internet search, I found this forum. I must admit I have lurked here often. Today I decided it was time to become a part of the community.
Since finding this forum, I have collected an additional four silver superspeeds (1952, 1954, 1958 TV, 1961), three red tips (1955-birth year, two 1959's), a blue tip (1957), a blue handled ladie's superspeed, two old types, one New, one fat-handled tech, and one mutt (old type head on a fat tech handle-no plating left, but I love that razor!). I am done buying razors.
I gave my son his grandpa's tech, my plastic handled SS, the TV Special, a Red Tip, the fat handled tech and the gold plated old type (in a brown case, including the blade holder). He is totally sold on de shaving and has, in turn, supplied me with several nice soaps and a badger hair brush.
I chose thick skin as my user name, because I literally never cut or nick myself. Not because I have great technique. Sometimes I shave way to fast and carelessly. For some reason, relearning to use de razors was like riding on a bicycle. I just hopped on and went happily down the road. Learning to make a great lather is another matter .
Enough of my story. Back to reading other's more interesting posts!