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User Grade Gillette NEWs
User Grade Gillette NEWs
User Grade Gillette NEWs
User Grade Gillette NEWs
User Grade Gillette NEWs
User Grade Gillette NEWs
User Grade Gillette NEWs
User Grade Gillette NEWs

User Grade Gillette NEWs

Regular price $16.00 Sale

We have quite a few user grade Gillette NEWs: choose the comb style and handle style below, and I'll grab one with my eyes closed and send it to you.

Produced from 1929 through the 1930s, many consider the NEW to be Gillette's best balance between a close, efficient shave and a smooth, comfortable one. "Long comb" and "short comb," the two most common varieties of NEW, refer to the length of the teeth on the baseplate. The length of the teeth does not change how the razor shaves, but there are other design differences as well, and many do find a subtle difference in the shaving experience. To me, they seem about the same. While many NEWs came with the same ball-end handle that 1920s Old Types did, the "classic" NEW handle is the common bar handle, an attractive knurled cylinder with a couple of smooth stripes near the top and bottom.

By "user grade" we mean that these razors will be totally functional, not broken in any way, but they will have cosmetic issues, such as plating loss, scratches, pitting, etc. Some are in very good condition, while others are kind of ugly, but still totally functional. But most fall somewhere in the middle. Note that all these razors were originally plated in a very thin, delicate layer of gold, and in almost all cases, at least some of that gold plating is gone. The bare brass that remains ranges from a coppery red to light yellow, but will be generally be gold-ish in color. Refer to the photos for examples.

All have been cleaned and sanitized, and you can be assured that I will not send out anything I wouldn't use myself.

** NEWs with their original case, those in especially great condition, and/or rare NEW variants will be listed individually if we think they command a higher price.