My first Gillette Super Adjustable, aka the Black Beauty arrived this weekend. Beautiful! Was the first impression. Used but in great shape. Doors and dial run smoothly, black shaft has no chips or brassing and neither does the head or the doors. The date code is T2 which makes that a '73 which means that this little beauty is 40 years old. Fantastic. I like the top heavy feel it has and the robust feel for something that has a couple of mechanical tricks up its sleeve.
I popped in a Gillette Platinum and lathered up with Proraso sensitive white. (I've only had 2 shaves with the proraso white and I'm loving the lather I'm getting).I set the gillette on 5 and figured I can go up or down depending on the first pass.
Well I didn't need to adjust it. Got a DFS on the first pass and only had to do a few xtg strokes to get a bbs on the face. A second pass on the neck and I got the DFS I usually settle for on the neck. No nicks or cuts, just 1 tiny weeper between chin and lower lip. That's my weeper hot spot.
while I might try other razors now and again, I can see this being my go to razor for the time being.if you've got one sitting unused in your shave den, then crack it out and lather up. It deserves it.
here she is beside my little Edwin.