I think I caught RAD from you guys. I didn't know it was transmitted over bits and bytes or I would have taken protective measures. :-) Anyway, I bought three razors the other day from an antiques mall. One is a thick handle gold Gillette Tech and the other 2 are Gillette Super Speeds. One of the SSs is a 1958 and the other is either a 48 or a 49. I love the handle on the older one. I hate the plastic knob on the 1958 model, yuck, but it was only $5. They have identical heads so they should shave the same. The 48/49 model is missing a little cosmetic plate (not plating) on the side of the head. I don't think it should affect the shave at all. Together, all three razors cost me $29 after tax. So now I have 5 razors and I still want to try more.