Posted by Marissa Neel on April 21, The number one inquiry we receive from customers and vintage shaving enthusiasts relate to dating Gillette Safety Razors. Many e-mails share a similar story, a razor is discovered and is the last remaining keepsake from a family member. Knowing the age of a razor can provide context and much needed connection to a special life lived. Watch the video below to learn our dating secrets!
All the coding systems are listed below. Gillette Date Codes were used from January until They are found in the top left and right corners on the underside of razor guards, both 3 piece and 1 piece models. The letter represents the year, found on the chart below, and the number correspond with the quarter of the year.
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Damaskeene blades - Gem razor
Tech Closed comb solid guard Three piece Triangle guard Oval guard, no date code Date code Discussion in ' Single Edged Razors ' started by michiganlover , Aug 16, Gallery Reviews Shave Wiki Contribute. Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma.Gem Razors and why I like them
Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads. Aug 16, 1. Here is what I know about: What were the approximate dates of manufacture?
Comprehensive List of Gem SE Razors
Can someone post pictures of each? I noticed the Wiki is sadly missing any information on GEM Razors, and many a newbie stumbles by, with no knowledge whatsoever about these wonderful great shaving razors.
Internet knowledge also seems sparse, and I didn't find a page with any details on the various models. Aug 16, 2. Aug 16, 3.
Aug 16, 4. More than one kind of Lather Catcher. See some pictures at http: Aug 16, 5. Theres also the Push Button and the Ever-Ready variants the and the Aug 16, 6.
There's also the slight differences between same models. The Featherweight comes in "silver" and also a gold plated model. The gold one has a little gold bar thing at the bottom of the handle.
Dating gem razors
The Clog-Pruf has at least two different patterns of the bumps on the comb. The bullet tip Micro has the all metal "gold" and "silver" and a plastic tip variety. These differences aren't really enough to effect the shave, but are likely to be crucial to accurate dating. Aug 17, 7.
Rob Paulen's pics are amazing. I've added to all of the threads, Thirdeye's wonderful contribution. Aug 17, 8.