How To Use A Razor Safely
It’s hard to find Gillette vintage razors today and as such, we have listed a few alternatives below:
If you want some other alternatives to the Gillette Fatboy, here are some options:
- Edwin Jagger DE89Lbl Lined Detail Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor
- Merkur Progress Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor
- Merkur “Futur” Safety Razor
- Feather Double Edge Shaving Razor
- Parker 99R – Long Handle SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor
- Most people don’t know that they can still get the Gillette Track II since it has been reported that the Gillette Track II has been discotinued.
How Can I Tell If My Gillette Razors Are Vintage?
If you are an enthusiastic Gillette user, you may have more interest in understanding whether the blades you use are vintage or modern types. Below are some of the coding styles implemented by Gillege to help preserve their heritage and identity.
1. Razor Serial Number
Razor serial numbers were arched on all Gillette razors between 1904 to 1921. They were majorly put on top of the guard and sometimes on the inner barrel.
2. Gillette Date Codes
Gillette has been using date codes on all its razors from 1951 until 2001. You can find these date codes in the top left and right corners on the underside of razor guards. They are available in both the three-piece and one-piece models. Gillette used the letters to represent the year, while the numbers 1-4 represented the year’s quarter.
3. Gillette Blade Date Codes
Gillette placed blade codes on one side of the blade or the cartridge as a series of letters or numbers. This system was adopted in 1931 and is still in use.