In prehistoric times clam shells, shark's teeth, and flint were sharpened and used to shave with.
Drawings of such blades were found in prehistoric caves.
However, it would take a while before you may come to think of them as a very leading advertising agency, which is precisely what Gillette was throughout most of their history.Around the turn of the century, safety razors were already in existence and gaining mild popularity.Gillette have been the dominant manufacturer of shaving equipment on planet earth for about a century.During all of that time they made fantastic, well engineered, very high quality double edged safety razors.Straight razors are also perceived as a better value and more efficient product.
Forums and outlets provide products, directions, and advice to straight razor users.This technique was patented as US 2,270,388, filed and issued , and gave the Tech its characteristic diamond-indented guard plate. Some UK variants do not have this feature, and may have been stamped from thicker sheet-metal, or may have been machined or swaged. Models after 1962 have Zamak caps and can be identified by the embossed "Gillette" name. Both metal and plastic/bakelite handled versions exist - all metal Contract Techs are ferrous metal-based due to War shortages. Gillette claimed the Tech made advancements in 4 "points" of Technology, all of which were widely advertised, including "The ridgid blade support speeds shaving", "Non-skid tread protects face", "Cleans quickly - never clogs" and "Solid bar guard assures comfort". Notes of Interest: Mild to efficient shaver Photos: Manufacturer: Gillette Dates in Production: 1941-1945 Type: DE, 3 piece Description: Similar to Ball End Tech, but barrel has several fullers. The stock number refers to the War Department's predecessor to the National Stock Number system. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.This is something rather nice that you can do with traditional, real shaving.While typically known and recommended as a mild/beginners razor, many users achieve fine BBS shaves with the Tech. Photos: Manufacturer: Gillette Dates in Production: 1939-1973Type: DE, 3 piece Weight: 2.1oz / 59.5g Description: Three piece design, top blade holder has one threaded prong (for handle).