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    I received a British Gillette Slim Twist as part of a Christmas package. I shaved with it for the 2nd time today. I didn't know what to expect with the extremely light weight handle. I was pleasantly surprised! With the handle moving most of the weight to the head, it gives a very nice intuitive shave. I would compare it to a Gillette Flare Tip Super Speed. The grip and balance are good. I am using a Gillette Silver Blue in it. This may end up being my travel razor.



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    Interesting Gillette variant DE, looks to have the same head as the Gillette TTO Techs/ Super Speeds. Must be a mild pleasant shaver.

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    The British version of the 'Slim Twist' was called the Knack.

    I have one -also received in a lot, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it shaved. It is on the mild side, but the shaves are really nice. Congrats on getting one of your own.

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    Actually, the U.S. version of the British Slim Twist was the Knack. Probably what you meant to say.

    I just had my 4th shave with the Slim Twist and the Silver Blue. All four shaves have been very good: smooth and close. As I said, it compares in performance to a Super Speed Flare Tip to me.

    I believe it will become a travel razor.

    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Bath Soap
    Soap: Stirling Bay Rum
    Razor: British Gillette Slim Twist
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (4)
    Brush: Omega 10066 Boar-24mmx54mm
    Aftershave: Krampertís Bay Rum

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle for my beard a bit)

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    Gentlemen,
    That is a fine razor. I have one in super condition. I also have the Knack and it, too, is in super condition. Both are fine shavers, although on the mild side. This one I am saving for one of my daughters, who has trimmed her choices among my DE razors to this one or the Edwin Jagger Plaza.
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    Whoops! I made a mistake - got my wires crossed.

    Either way, it is a lovely razor. It isn't aggressive, but I find mine to be a very good shaver nonetheless.

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    got my wires crossed
    Not to worry........my buds call that "having a Bob moment"!

    It is mild. I enjoyed getting back to the Slim on 6.
    Bob

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