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    I have a 1959 Gillette Fatboy that I adore. I take it when I travel and when I'm in a rush. I use Wilkinson blades on #5. Very smooth, comfortable shave.
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    30's Gillette Tech on the rare times I use a DE. To me it still and will always be the perfectly designed DE for a daily shaver

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    Not sure how long ago I replied to this thread, but I must have said the Merkur 37 was my favorite safety razor, well ......... the game has changed. The Razorock Wunderbar is my huckleberry nowadays.
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    I forgot to mention which are the best blades for me as that is critical.

    Gillette Platinums, white box, blue letters, 5 in the lower left corner (Gillette has multiple Platinum blades)

    Some have said these are the old Swedes under a different name, though I can't say for sure. They are made in Gillette's St. Petersburg Russia facility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Not sure how long ago I replied to this thread, but I must have said the Merkur 37 was my favorite safety razor, well ......... the game has changed. The Razorock Wunderbar is my huckleberry nowadays.
    Your "huckleberry". Classic.

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    Pete123, I've loved that photo you use as an avatar. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that was the photo that was the subject of a lawsuit where some guy claimed that the monkey, who took the selfie himself, owned the copyright. (he didn't) Are you aware of whether I am right that this is the one?

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    My birth year/quarter (C1) Red Tip Super Speed loaded with a Gillette Silver Blue is probably my favorite. A close second is my first DE: a post war ball-end Tech loaded with a Feather. Both give incredibly close, smooth shaves. On the days when I don't use a straight, these are my favorites.
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    Depending on my mood (and amount of stubble), my favourites are either a 1969 Gillette Tech, or an old Gillette ball end open comb (don't know the year). With Feather blades!

    I could never get the hang of the Gillette Rocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelkerr View Post
    Depending on my mood (and amount of stubble), my favourites are either a 1969 Gillette Tech, or an old Gillette ball end open comb (don't know the year). With Feather blades!

    I could never get the hang of the Gillette Rocket.
    I've got a Rocket HD that I also like. A 7 O'Clock Yellow is the perfect blade for me in the Rocket. Maybe I'm a blade snob....
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    My silver-plated Gillette "Tech" (Old-Type) -- here's a link to my SOTD entry for Sunday, 08 September 2013

    Why? It's lightweight, the textured handle doesn't slip in my often wet fingers, the old-type blade cap is thinner, the fixed blade angle is "Goldilocks" right... and it's as elegant as it is well-designed.
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