OK here is my sad story. In 1957, my Stepfather gave me a new Gillette razor while I was home on (NAVY) Boot Leave. I used that razor until about 1970 and for some stupid reason I went to the new razors.
Don't ask me why because I know.
Now, with the cost of those disposable razors going up and three blades are needed for a close shave, I'm thinking this is dumb.
I use to get a great shave with one blade, right? You bet.
So I started looking for my Gillette, which I haven't seen in 38 years. So far I haven't found it and I have looked everywhere. It will be in the last place I look.
Several months ago I wanted to go back to the Shaving Mug and Brush. I went to ClassicShaving per advise from my Barber and bought a shaving mug and a good brush.
Still not able to find my razor, I purchased a Parker DE razor and have been getting close shaves (with some razor burn also, but I will live through it) for the last couple of weeks. Of course there is the learning curve that I must progress through but I am getting there. My second shave was so close I had to see if my wife liked it. She said that was the way my face felt when she first met me in 1962.
Well, I am 68 now and still looking for my Gillette. One memory that came back right away was the feel of the blade on my face. That is something I don't remember feeling with the plastic razors.
Just wanted to say HELLO to everyone and say that I have read a lot of good information on B&B, it's the best place to be.