[REVIEW] Razor... Gillette New style
The name... "Gillette New" is kind of misleading.
The razor was made in appx 1930. :D
A while back I was wandering thru the local flea market and ran across an old gillette double edge safety razor in its original box for a couple of bucks so I decided to grab it.
It wasnt a bad looking piece, so I figured that even if I never used it... it wouldnt look bad on one of my shelves of old crap and various collectibles.
It has been sitting around gathering dust and I have been eyeballing it.
I HATE to have something and not use it.
So... I gathered up the accouterments of old school shaving.
A disk of Williams shaving mug soap.
A bristle shaving brush... boar for now... badger one is coming.
Double edge razor blades.
Instead of a mug I am using a Crown Royal rocks glass.
This morning I decided what the hell... I was up an hour and a half before my alarm was set for.
Showered up... placed brush in hot water to soak... assembled my razor and lathered up my weeks growth of beard.
I have been sick as hell and just havent felt like shaving.
I glanced down at my Mach3 laying on the counter as I made my first pass with the 80 year old instrument of torture...
No blood... and damn... no stubble.
I made another pass... blade gliding over the skin... no drag... no pulling...
Rinsed the razor and continued with my shave.
I finished up and washed my face... examining it in the mirror.
Damn... no need for stitches or skin grafts.
Also... *Runs back of hand across face*... Absolutely the smoothest shave I have ever had.
$1 5 pack of blades from Family Dollar
$1 disk of Williams mug soap
$7 shaving brush
Best investment in shaving I have ever made.
I will be looking to get a newer razor... top opening model from the 1950s with adjustable blade tension.
And I will be getting my badger brush.
I do believe that shaving just changed from something I did because I had to do... to a pleasant morning ritual that I look forward to completing.
Take a step back in time.
To a place where the pace was slower.
Experience something the exact way your grandfather... or possibly great grandfather did.
I recommend it.