Gillette New Improved Tuckaway

Shave of the Day
July 29, 2014
Grandpa’s Birthday
Taylor of Old Bond Street Lavender soap
Omega boar brush
Gillette New Improved Tuckaway razor
Gillette 7 o’clock Sharp Edge blade (1)
Aqua Velva aftershave

My grandpa died when I was 16.  I got his old (1924) Gillette New Improved Tuckaway. I shaved with it until I went away to college.  It was the first old razor and the start of my collection. I always think of my grandpa when I use it.

The new improved has a big gap, so any error in use can lead to bloodshed. Proper use leads to a great shave.

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