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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnus View Post
    My suggestion for a nice shaver and a piece of history would be a Gillette '04. WW1 or before. Good solid razor and value.
    Definitely eyeing those Gillettes. Very attractive and appreciate the vintage appeal. Thanks!

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    The Slim would be great. So would both that BobH suggested.

    Enjoy!
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhatMan View Post
    Tymus,

    +1 on the vintage Gillettes' : I think every shaver should have one, particularly the TTO models.

    The SuperSpeed's are very available, and at very good prices - please get one, along with a large blade sampler pack !

    Have fun

    Best regards

    Russ
    Thank you for this sound advice. Gillettes looking better and better! The sampler pack paired with the razor is a great idea.

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    My Gillette "Travel" Tech is indeed very mild. I plan to start my son on a Tech when he's ready, and I use it on the "oh crap I'm late" days for a fast but close and smooth shave.
    Keep your pivot dry!

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    Edwin Jagger DE89L is a great razor looks great as well,

    If your wanting vintage as mentioned already, Gillette super speed or the Slim are both great razors and good examples can be found for similar prices to the Edwin Jagger.

    I would possibly lean towards a Gillette slim adjustable as its a nice weight, just over 70grams, and has a wider handle than a super speed

    I believe your Feather Stainless is about 90Grams,
    and Super speeds vary depending on which one but they tend to be about 55grams in weight, and they do have a slim handle

    And an Edwin Jagger is about 75grams in weight (Well mine is, it does have a Muhle handle but I believe its the same weight)

    Im lucky enough to own all of the above mentioned razors (except the Feather SS) and they all give good shaves, but as mentioned you maybe be used to a heavier weight of razor and may like something similar ie the Gillette Slim

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    Gents, a sincere thank you for all of your advice and contributions. I love this community! Looks like I will soon be the proud owner of a vintage 1961 Gillette Slim in perfect working order. Very eager to test drive this one. Just in time for Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone.

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    Congrats on your decision and purchase, enjoy the shaves and the holidays.

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    That's an iconic Gillette and a really good DE. Congrats!

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    The Slim was a good choice. I honestly believe that it was Gillette's best ever razor. The head design, balance and beauty are all top-notch.

    Enjoy your razor.

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    Great razor,
    Have many years of happy shaving

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