The ultimate razor?

A few days ago i got a “new” razor. It is a Gillette Slim adjustable from 1962 that I found on ebay.

This model has the same adjustment function for blade angle as the famous “fatboy”, by many considered the best Gillette razor. But this one has a little longer and slimmer shaft than the aforementioned “fatboy”, which gives a very good balance. I see at the discussion forum “badgerandblade.com” that many actually prefer this, to the “big brother Fatboy» (http://badgerandblade.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=3412).

The razor was in very good condition and is bright and shiny. Adjustment mechanism works smoothly.

Slim

The razor are now tested, and I’m excited!
The razor is very nicely balanced – and despite the fact that the shaft is slender, the razor has a good weight. The shave went like a dream, and I adjusted the blade up to setting 3 Next time I plan to go on up to 6 The scale ends at 9, but then I guess it is quite aggressive.

Also check this promo-film from 1961. It shows a man that uses the same model – and as the film says: “Get a real man shave, with water, lather, & Gillette” 🙂

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vWzo3raPuQ?wmode=transparent]

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