Saturday, June 20, 2020

King C. Gillette Safety Razor

Company: Gillette
Product: King C. Gillette Safety Razor

To be honest I didn’t even know it was released until I was asked to review it. I’m talking about the King C Gillette Safety Razor. Maybe 50 youtube subscribers asked if I could do a review of it. So after the requests kept mounting I took a ride down to my local Walgreens which is the only place that is selling them. As far as I can tell you can’t get them from Target or CVS or any other place other than Walgreens which is fine by me because we have one about nine miles away. Once at the store I found it right away due to the big display they had showing them off.

The packaging is stunning and well thought out. It instantly told you something special is in the box. The design seemed to capture the period of the first razor and yet look modern at the same time. It even had a signature of King C. Gillette on the side but after looking at his real signature this was not the same as what was on the box. Inside you find a package of 5 blades and the 3 piece razor. Cap, Base, Steam all perfectly chromed. I found no instructions for the first time user on how to load or explaining proper usage of the razor which I think was an oversight on Gillette’s part. It seemed they had a target audience in mind which was the established wet shaver and knows what a safety razor is and how to use it.

The razor's performance is very surprising considering it meager $29.00 price tag. The grip is a spiral etching and does an amazing job of keeping you from having it slip out of your hands. As mentioned before the chrome on each piece is perfect along with its balance. It is a heavy razor due to its handle which is the heaviest part of the razor its total weight is 3.6oz.

If I had to rate this razor on aggressiveness with a rating of 1-100 100 being very aggressive I would put it at about 60%. This puts it at a very happy medium for the experienced wet shaving but also allows the novice to jump in and give it a try.

Overall I find this razor to be a wonderful addition to any wet shavers den and if you looking for a razor to give to a first time user or your thinking of getting into wet shaving yourself then by all means this is the razor for you and seeing this is only $29.00 who wouldn’t want one of these sticking out of their holiday stocking on Christmas morning.

I just hope other razor manufacturers try to follow a path of bringing back some old-style razors like the ones my father used. Seeing the Aristocrat or the 1960s Fatboy have a new generation of users would be just what wet shaving needs now. I know they would appreciate how amazing these razors truly are.

Company: Gillette
Product: King C. Gillette Safety Razor $29.00 (Walgreens)

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