Vintage 1960 Gillette Flare Tip Super Speed Razor

Vintage 1960 Gillette Flare Tip Super Speed Razor

$65.00

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The double edge razor was invented in 1903, and unlike drugstore cartridge razors that are most commonly used today, the double edge razor blade fits all double edge razors (with a some rare exceptions). Many folks love shaving with and collecting vintage razors because they were extremely well built and are a unique piece of history.  This razor was manufactured in the USA in 1960.  It uses a standard double edge razor blade (like all of the other razors we sell) and provides a fantastic, close shave.  The Super Speed is similar to most vintage razors in that it is shorter than modern safety razors, ensuring you grip it only with your fingertips so the razor can pivot and glide without pressure over your skin.

The Super Speed is a twist-to-open or butterfly razor, meaning you twist the bottom portion of the handle and 2 doors open like butterfly wings, allowing you to place the razor blade inside.  To see the difference between a twist-to-open razor and a 3-piece razor, take a look at our video here.

This razor has been cleaned and sterilized and is ready to go, including a combo pack of 5 razor blades.  Please note that because of the razor’s age, it does contain some minor surface ware, but we think that gives it character!  Comes packed in a gift box with razor history information, how to use sheet, and a pack of 5 razor blades.

If you appreciate antiques and quality manufacturing, this razor is for you!

 

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