The DE razor, that's short for double edged, is the traditional old school shaver that is making a comeback. This open comb design sets the standard in classic shaves ensuring the head never gets clogged with shaving product or facial hair and is suitable for all skin types.
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. Hand finished it weighs in at 80 grammes, the stainless steel handle is 10mm in diameter and 77mm in length. Each head is checked three times during production ensuring strict quality control. Built to last it’s the only razor you need to buy now!
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 because 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.
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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 :)
Posted by Jesse on 2nd Feb 2013
Just getting started with it, really, but it's amazing! Coming from a Gilette Sensor Excel II (cartridge) system which I've used for 20 years... I am LOVING my Goodfella! Closest shave ever and I feel like I won't need to buy blades for a couple years (got a hundred of them)!
Posted by Jan on 19th Nov 2012
I switched to a DE razor about 1 month ago, I previously shaved with a Gilette Proglide razor and pleased with the result, not as pleased with the hefty price tag. I initially choose a Muhle R89 because many people said it was an ideal entry level model that was very mild. However, the result I had with this razor was worse than the cartridge razor with nicks and cuts in the neck area. I was about to give up on DE razors but I decided to give your razor a try.
My first shave with the goodfella proved to be a very positive one with no nicks or cuts and the same shaving result as with a Gilette Proglide cartridge razor. I even have the impression that what they say about DE razors is actually true: little to no razorburn. The Muhle resulted in even more razorburn than my cartridge razor.
Posted by gingerweir on 9th Nov 2012
Just received my Goodfella Chrome and blades.
First impressions made me change to a heavier handle. Handle is, for me way to small. Used an Ikon Bulldog to get some weight and grip.
Head is super lightweight, which on first viewing I didn't like that much however first shave was awesome.
Using a Feather, my blade of choice, I first thought this is a very aggressive razor, however the "feedback" from the light head and baseplates is awesome. Open comb positioned perfectly to the blade does the job perfectly. All in all a very close shave and the very obvious audible notes during all passes will give a VERY smooth BBS. Very happy punter, thanks Guys.
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