Hardware in the Cabinet:Currently, in keeping with my efforts to simplify everything in my life, I have further pared down my at-my-fingertips shaving gear. My current razor heads in my bathroom cabinet are two: the c.1948 Gillette Tech in original gold tone and the chrome Rimei RM2003 -- two razor heads that shave very similarly. I now have a single razor handle, which is the c. 1948 gold-tone Gillette ball-end. All the other hardware is stored in a shoe box in a bedroom closet. Eventually I'll get much of it out of the house and into others' hands.
I have enjoyed shaving with the stubby 1965 nickel-plated steel travel ball-end handle, but have decided it's just cabinet clutter. So I've stored it in the original zippered Gillette travel case along with the vintage Gillette blade and the nickel-plated 1965 Tech head (Zamak top cap and stamped-metal baseplate). If I take a trip, the only handle I'll pack is the stubby '65, and will pair that with a single razor head, which one will depend on my whim as I'm packing.
From the Alpha to the....
Smellin' it Up
- Gillette (blue bottle)
- Gillette for sensitive skin (white bottle)
- Neutrogena for sensitive skin
- Nivea for sensitive skin
- Ice Blue
About those Blades....
- Personna red label (made in Israel)
- Personna Super (the so-called lab blue, made in the U.S.A.)
- Astra Superior Platinum
- SuperMax Titanium
- Lord Platinum Class
- Dorco ST-301