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    Default 40's SuperSpeed - wow!

    After picking this guy up from cpool222 (easy transaction, recommended), I tried a slightly used Gillette yellow 7 o'clock in it that did not work well for me in a SLim. It was amazingly easy. Seem to be less mild than my Sim but not as aggressive as my Merkur 34c. No nicks and a nice BBS, seemingly without trying. I may have to try a Feather in this.

    This marks my first month of wet shaving with a DE and I can't go back. Outstanding forum we have here.
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    Good job, the 40's SS are great razors.

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    and we have anater one...................
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    Good choice...

    My 40s Gillette SS is one of my favorite razors... Always an excellent shave!!!
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    Thinking about trying it with a Shark next....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLebowski View Post
    Thinking about trying it with a Shark next....
    And it performed superbly. I'm surprised at much more I like this than my Slim.... Feels a touch more aggressive.

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    Every blade I try in my 40s Super Speed seems to give a better shave than in my EJ DE89L. That includes Super Iridiums, Feathers, Perma-Sharps and 7 O'Clock Super Platinums. The one exception is the 7 O'Clock Sharpedge Yellow; rougher in the Super Speed. Don't know why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledgehammer39 View Post
    Good job, the 40's SS are great razors.
    They really are a decent razor.

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    I used my 40s SS for the first time this entire week just ending. All seven shaves were quality. I have too many other razors to keep happy, but I'll be back for more trysts in the future for sure. You betcha.
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    I went back to my late 40s super speed this week after using my merkur hd for a while. It reminded me how much I love the ss. It gives a ccs every time.
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    They knew how to put things together in 1948



    They are one of my favorite razors. Great shaver, classic look. It would rate serious consideration if I was limited to only one, and it's my go to razor for travel duty.
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    It is a fine razor. I have several and all my other razors collect dust. I am slightly curious to try a new razor, since I have never had a modern one, but every day I get such great shaves with my trusted 40's SS's that I can't justify taking my shave allowance money away from buying shave soap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgumby View Post
    They knew how to put things together in 1948


    Some pictures are worth a thousand words, this one would write a book....

    ***Oh yeah......aah.... Super Speeds are, aaah....aah.....what were we talking about?***
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    If you like milder razor I think you would love edwin jagger de89
    be nice and clean, shave everyday and you'll always look keen..

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    They're wonderful, aren't they? I'm working through my little PIF blade sampler to see what I prefer with my two (count 'em, two!) 40s-style Super Speeds, and so far the Bluebird is the only blade (out of four, to date) that hasn't given me a very close, comfortable and good-looking shave. With two of these little guys already in my possession, I feel like I just don't care what other DEs, to say nothing of TTOs, are out there. I think I have to start wondering about SEs, if I must fantasize about even greater shaves. And of course, shaving soaps.

    Anyone have a pinup of the same vintage as a classic SE that matches Liz for glamour and elegance?
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    I am a huge fan of my 40's SS. I've found that a Feather blade really makes this razor shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgumby View Post
    They knew how to put things together in 1948



    They are one of my favorite razors. Great shaver, classic look. It would rate serious consideration if I was limited to only one, and it's my go to razor for travel duty.
    Old Lizzie was an amazing looking lady Phew.

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    good luck on your 40's SS, NOT MY CUP OF TEA I HAD 3 OF THEM sold all of them...........they are cool looking.
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