Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

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Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by Pauldog » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:55 pm

https://sharpologist.com/gillette-herit ... dge-razor/

It was only sold on Amazon, aimed at the 2019 holiday season, featured a handle that looked like one from a 1930 NEW model, and a head apparently from Muhle. Limited edition, still available, for about $35.

I already potentially have something very similar, though I never yet combined my replated NEW handle with a Muhle head.
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Post by CMur12 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:16 am

Hi Paul

I went over the Amazon to have a look at it. It looks like a nice kit for the money, though it's hard to call it a "Gillette." One reviewer noted that it doesn't say Gillette anywhere on the razor.

It is a decent price for what amounts to an EJ/Muehle head on a Gillette-made handle, with good blades and a nice case.

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Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by Pauldog » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:46 pm

Can we be sure that Gillette made the handle?

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Post by CMur12 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:48 pm

Probably not, Paul.

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Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by JarmoP » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm

As a minimalist shaver, I have only Merkurs Progress and 34C and some others like a Gillette Tech that sort of works ok too, a bit rough that. But those 2 I like.

I've always been interested about that Muehle/EJ Jagger head so the Gillette one I'd like maybe get too, but if they are only were sold on Amazon, not really. I'd much prefer buy from a shaving company. At least you got a nice Gillette original looking case.
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Post by slackskin » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:24 pm

@JarmoP - The one from Amazon also come with the case.

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Post by brothers » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:40 pm

It was around $35 including the case, if I recall correctly. I saw it but didn't mention it on the forums :D . I thought it would be a nice gift, handsome 3 piece razor with the Gillette logo on the case.
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Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:52 am

I just bought one :) Interestingly, delivery date is unknown
Estimated delivery: not yet available
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Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by Pauldog » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:38 pm

JarmoP wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm
I've always been interested about that Muehle/EJ Jagger head so the Gillette one I'd like maybe get too, but if they are only were sold on Amazon, not really. I'd much prefer buy from a shaving company.

I've seen them on eBay, and I wouldn't be surprised if some regular online vendor had some for sale, too

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Post by John Rose » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:17 pm

I was searching for the connection between Mühle and Edwin Jagger, because of the similarity of the heads.
No luck yet, but I found this tidbit, on https://www.edwinjagger.com/shaving-pro ... uine-parts
Gillette® Genuine Parts

Edwin Jagger Ltd. has been appointed by Procter & Gamble as a "Gillette® Trusted Partner", manufacturing shaving accessories fitted with Gillette® Genuine Parts. Edwin Jagger Mach3® and Fusion® razors are compatible with Gillette® Mach3® and Fusion® razor blade systems available from retailers worldwide. The unique combination of Gillette® Genuine Parts™ and Edwin Jagger design creates an unrivalled shaving experience.

Gillette® Mach3® and Gillette® Fusion® are registered trademarks of Procter & Gamble. Edwin Jagger Ltd is not affiliated with Procter & Gamble.
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Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by Pauldog » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:34 am

The Jagger head is the same as the Muhle closed comb head. I think Muhle is the manufacturer.

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Post by Pauldog » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:09 pm

Here's my Heritage "clone" - handle c. 1930, head c. 2000
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Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by John Rose » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:00 pm

Pauldog wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:34 am
The Jagger head is the same as the Muhle closed comb head. I think Muhle is the manufacturer.
Chances are that these heads that Fendrihan offers are also by Mühle.
"Chrome plated", but they don't say if it's on brass or zamak.
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They also have this one, and call it "Red Bronze", but the description says "chrome plated brass".

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Post by Pauldog » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:20 am

There's a little bit of worn plating on the bottom of the screw on my Jagger head, and the metal underneath is silvery, so I doubt that it's brass.

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Post by John Rose » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:19 pm

Update!
John Rose wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:00 pm
"Chrome plated", but they don't say if it's on brass or zamak.
I asked.
Fendrihan says:
"A: Hi John,
This head is made from zamac (zinc alloy)."
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Re: Am I the only one who missed the Gillette "Heritage" DE Razor?

Post by fallingwickets » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:24 am

I received an update from amzn yesterday...17 march is new delivery date estimate :shock:
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