I recently purchased this beautiful gold tone razor for $2.00
This Gillette open comb razor is marked Reissue Pat. 17567 Pat. No. 1815745 Pat No.1858316 It has a diamond around the word Gillette.
The razor's finish is in great shape. This is a three piece razor with open comb and weighs approx 2 oz. The open comb design made me a little nervous. However the beauty of this razor convinced me to clean it well and shave with it. I found it easier to place the razor parts on a washcloth for assembly. VS total assembly with hands.
The handle and other parts locked the razor blade in place with no wiggle or play. After careful study of the fully assembled razor the fear of shaving with this DE razor dissapeared.
This razors open comb is rounded a little and protects like a safety bar and was smooth enough to be comfortable while shaving.
I personally believe the open comb design allows more hairs to be in contact with the razor blades cutting edge and there is a different sensation is felt during the cutting strokes when compared to a straight safety bar.
The blade to bar and angle is a somewhat similiar my other Gillette adjustable with setting barely over 1 and not quite 1 1/2
The same brand new personna razor blade used with great success performed a little different in this razor.
A higher quality blade may work better in it. More shaves should perfect my shaving technique with this razor.
The open comb is very nice and does protect my face very well and allowed the longer neck whiskers that normally lay flat during shaving to be cut off.
The three piece design is easier to clean and dry than flip top design and feels better on the face.
This resulted in fewer passes on the neck and less irritation.