This is an Iconic safety razors list for DE safety razors. We are leaving out roller strops and single blades, due to how many D,E razors there are on the market today. Also looking back it’s amazing to see the most common style is how it all started. That’s right with the trusty 3 pc safety razor. The Gillette New, made in 1930 must have been quite the talking point. Shaving with this open combed razor must have revolutionised shaving. Brass being the material is also a heavy choice, but a mark of quality. The screw mechanism screwed the cap together holding the blade in place, and Gillette already had the market coined by making the only D,E blade. We guess that it was not patented nor were D E blades. Which is unlike Gillette who are known for being tough in business.
Then came the Gillette tech in the 1940s, the worlds first closed comb safety razor. Probably due to the lethal cutting record of the New. Now still a 3 piece the material was steel which was gold plated. Rather snazzy, also the mechanism differed as there was a bolt that fastened a screw running through it.
Iconic safety razors
The next safety razors that came in. Was the Gillette super speed in the 50 s, also called a butterfly razor. A mechanism parted the head in two, were you inserted the razor blade. It’s satisfying to watch the mechanism of this stainless razor, although I have known these to break.
The Gillette Fat boy was the next on the scene, it was adjustable so you control the aggressiveness. Incredible stuff really. This has made way for many like it in recent years. There was a few Fat boys brought out with different designs. This razor inspired the Merkur Future, a rather lovely designer razor.