The DE razor, that's short for double edged, is the traditional old school razor that uses a single double edged disposable razor blade. Our razors are made in New Zealand and combined with one hundred Derby blades makes for an exceptional offer. For the initial outlay you receive a quality precision built razor with sufficient blades to last a couple of years. You then buy more blades but keep on using the razor for many years to come.
Over half our customers take this combination because they recognise the exceptional value in bulk purchasing enough blades to give them two to three years of shaving for the initial one off cost. Consider the price of shavers in the local supermarket and their multi blade replacement heads and you will work out that this purchase will pay for itself many times over.
The Goodfella DE Razor is perfectly balanced to deliver a smooth and close yet mild shave by allowing the weight of the shaver to deliver the single blade at the optimum cutting angle. Choose from the closed comb if you want the closest but unforgiving shave possible or the open comb for a safe non aggressive yet still close shave.
The first double edged shaver is believed to have been invented in the late 18th century by a Frenchman named Jean-Jacques Perret, and a similar model was also made in Sheffield, England in the 1820s. In 1901, US inventors King Camp Gillette and William Nickerson invented a shaver with disposable blades. Gillette’s brand proved remarkably popular, with sales reaching 90,000 DE razors and 123,000 blades by 1904.
In 1965 Wilkinson Sword sneaked ahead of Gillette in the market by switching from easily-rusting carbon steel blades to stainless steel, allowing for much more usage. Gillette then had to follow suit. Double edged razors began to be phased out in the early 1970s with the introduction of the replaceable blade cartridge. Gillette then brought out its first double edged blade in cartridge form. Meanwhile, Bic entered the market in 1974 with a fully disposable model and the whole item was thrown away once the blade became blunt.
At the turn of the millennium, Gillette introduced the triple blade cartridge, sparking the blade wars to bring out the shaver with the most blades: hence the Schick Quattro and now the five-blade Gillette Fusion.
To counter the crazy number of blades and the extreme cost of constant upgrades we created a series of razors here in New Zealand to help kiwis discover the art of wet shaving.
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Posted by Unknown on 6th Aug 2015
No complaints about the razor, more women should use them!
Would be great if the 5 packs of blades weren't packaged in plastic.
Posted by Micheal on 30th Aug 2014
I'm an old guy (47). Started wet shaving about 6 years ago. Just googling one night and came upon some razors, I think.
Loads of experimentation and money later, my answer is 'the goodfella'. If it's for beginners, then this is my mid-life crisis and I've chosen your razor instead of a Porche.
I'm kinda thick. You sent it with Derby Blades. I've tried maybe 20 others. Tried the Derby's then a few weeks ago. Perfect! :)
I'm kinda hung up on this 'all-stainless' thing. Y'know Feather ASD2, Pils and the like (I have neither), but I love/ prefer the weight, size, shape, look and handle of the goodfella. I know all-stainless would change the weight and balance, but ......
Maybe you guys should sell a little travel pouch for the razor, ala the Timor Safety Razor Pouch? Only slimmer, shorter. Or a little case?
I love the 'superiorness' of it too :)! You're a gas character. Sorry :) Cheers and continued success. Congrats on great razor!
Posted by Colin on 5th Jun 2014
The De Razor and blades are a fantastic offer.
You will never want to use expensive multi-blade cartridges again.
This product produces a far better result at a fraction of the cost, and is great for sensitive skin.
The initial outlay will pay for itself in no time.
Do yourself a favour and buy one today.
Posted by Manish on 8th Dec 2013
I certainly enjoy the shaves with your razor and feel special to know that my razor was hand crafted and cared for by you individually. For everyone who feels that its a hefty price. I think the other way round and am OK for the premium for having a hand
crafted and finished razor. To me in a country like India where good blades come for something like 6-8$ for a 100 the price of the razor almost goes unnoticed !!
At first impression though it may look like just another stylish razor; it takes a shave to realize the thought which has truly gone in to design and making. The amazing balance, the finish and the grip with well thought of ridges ensures that the goodfella does not slip even with a soapy handle.
To me - Its truly a work of well thought and wonderfully designed piece of art. It is enlightening to know the science behind the
"virtually no gap" as you mention. This would positively reduce the
fear and end user experience for newbie DE shavers who would otherwise cut and nick themselves. Personally after all the DE experience, perhaps I would prefer an aggressive head, but well it is what it is...
Posted by Charles on 2nd Jul 2013
Everything, great; but when I opened the package I noticed the razor packet was crushed. I wondered why:
Is it because I might be Australian?
Is it because I might be British?
Is it because my name is Charles?
I love New Zealand
Posted by Carol from New Zealand on 10th Jun 2013
I purchased four of these razors and blades for birthday/christmas presents for family this year. The retailer who recommended them, has had many rave reviews from male customers - hence my reason for purchasing them. I will be sure to give you feedback once these gifts are used :)
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