Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

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Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by BPman » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:17 am

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread ... s-on-to-us

Since the AoS stores are notoriously over priced I predict a $49.95 price. :roll: :wink:

Regardless, it's good to see them playing to the market.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by mrjediconsular » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:48 am

I would buy one but the price has to be fair. But knowing that it comes from AOS I think it would be Rather expensive just like every thing in AOS stores.
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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by nicodemus38 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:18 am

It will be a short lived thing, this AoS razor re introduction.

Since all of their razor blade production is Russia and india now, it seems unlikely the razor will be made in America.

It would be interesting to see how the geometry compares to the original model of razor.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by CMur12 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:10 pm

BPman, thanks for the news and the link!

If P&G decided to stock AoS stores with Gillette-branded razors, I would expect them to be decently made and on the expensive side. It would please me to see Gillette producing good-quality DE razors again for Western markets.

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Post by nicodemus38 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:57 pm

I have a feeling it will be a rerun of the final Gillette tech razor. zamac head, aluminum handle, stamped steel base plate.

personally it wont be what we use already. Someone once quipped, the following.

They, Gillette wont make a traditional razor anymore. not like our techs or slims or even the black beauty. Sure the manufacturing technology has advanced but the personal hasn't. The few people who ran, set up, and fixed that equipment for those lines is all gone. Past retirement age.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by BPman » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:43 pm

People, Gillette doesn't make anything in the USA anymore. Only a fool would believe that these won't be made in the Third World just as their blades are.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by brothers » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:49 am

The obvious way is for Gillette to contract with whichever firm(s) are busy making all of these other currently marketed razors. Slap on an AOS brand, and let 'em start flying off the shelves. Piece of cake. One thing for certain: P&G/Gillette knows plenty about how to get the stuff and sell it.
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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by nicodemus38 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:57 pm

Gillette and all the others rely upon "upgrades" to the plastic cartridge concept in order to make money. The original concept of gillettes is still there.

sucker them with the cheapest possible handle, and rape them with the most expensive blade possible.

if Gillette wanted, they could take 6 months, retool brazil and india factories, and make 5 million plastic techs a year. easily. and they would sell.

by plastic tech I mean the ww2 solid plastic tech razor issued to troops. If they wanted they could make the same number of plastic handled metal base and top plate razors as issued in the hard plastic case.

their whole advertising campaign since what, 1980 has been "only stupid dumbass hicks with no brains use an old DE razor. While using our new plastic cartridge system makes you an irrestable sexy stud to the supermodel next door".

all they can advertise it as is as a throw back centennial producton run.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by thedailyblade » Tue May 24, 2016 9:40 am

Is it a true Gillette or one made under a licensing agreement by someone else?

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by BPman » Tue May 24, 2016 10:24 am

thedailyblade wrote:Is it a true Gillette or one made under a licensing agreement by someone else?
Gillette makes nothing in the USA anymore, so I would imagine the latter.

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Post by pausted » Tue May 24, 2016 11:25 am

On the other hand, P&G (who own Gillette) make a hell of a lot of stuff in the United States. I don't think I would be too quick to try to predict their game plan.
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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by BPman » Tue May 24, 2016 8:17 pm

pausted wrote:On the other hand, P&G (who own Gillette) make a hell of a lot of stuff in the United States. I don't think I would be too quick to try to predict their game plan.
This is true & P&G are building a new one in VA, but this metallurgy thing is something they abandoned a generation ago. At this point I just can't see them jumping in whole hog on building a new factory with smelters, MIM eqpmt., etc. However, who knows(?).

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Post by nicodemus38 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:02 pm

Gillette gave up on real shaving a long time ago. Vietnam era with the big influx of free trial cartridge razors.

They assemble a lot in America. Even in the 1950s, After Korea, and I think with the start of Korea all Techs were made in England as separate components and assembled in the US. That continued to the end of the tech. Sure the adjustables and superspeeds were I believe made in America, they disappeared along time ago.

I believe that unless its a genuine Gillette product, with stamped brass or steel base plate, and hot forged brass top plate and a turned brass handle. Or Heavy Handle tech, it wont sell to US, the afficianadoes.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by razorwhiz » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:23 am

I have no idea if this is true but, I read on a British forum that the new Gillette Tech razor will be made in Ohio USA.

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Post by CMur12 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:18 pm

razorwhiz wrote:I have no idea if this is true but, I read on a British forum that the new Gillette Tech razor will be made in Ohio USA.
Let's hope this is true. It would be almost too good to believe.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by brothers » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:49 pm

Murray, it does seem unlikely, doesn't it? I'm with you though, I've got my fingers crossed!
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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by BPman » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:53 pm

razorwhiz wrote:I have no idea if this is true but, I read on a British forum that the new Gillette Tech razor will be made in Ohio USA.
And that info was gleaned from Badger & Blade.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by nicodemus38 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:05 pm

Razor blades are almost able to run them selves. The only human aspect is final testing and moving the big bundles of blades around. Even that can be automated.

Gillette was making blades in the 1920s for a penny a blade when it left the factory in a package. The machinery still exists in patent form and most likely in the Gillette archives as instruction manuals and shop drawings.

If they actually do bring it out in numbers, ill be surprised. All the marketing since we entered Vietnam has been "de bad, cartridge good". most of the guys I talk to under 60 are to scared to use a DE. They actually think it will cause the facial hair problems they get from cartridges.

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Re: Gillette to Reintro DE Razor

Post by brothers » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:37 pm

Does anyone have any new information on this?
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