Home » Gillette Safety Razors »

Gillette Super Speed

Pinterest

VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
Weight
Fit & Finish
Aggressiveness
Overall Rating
Rating: 9.4/10 (5 votes cast)
The Gillette Super Speed razor was manufactured from 1942 through 1986. An interesting fact about the Super Speed is that early production of the razor was limited to the military only, from the years 1942 through 1945. Many manufacturers still copy the basic design of the Super Speed razor. The Super Speed features the twist to open mechanism, which makes for easy blade replacement.

During the production of the Super Speed, Gillette manufactured several different styles of the razor -- the 40's style, Black tip, Flare tip, Blue tip, Red tip and the Black handled Super Speed. The early designs before 1952 did not have a date code on them so it can be difficult to tell what year the razors were made. Some of the models were manufactured with aluminum plating, nickel plating and some made with steel, it depends on the year it was produced. With it's weight and design the razor was made to last and to give a great shave. A quality razor crafted for perfection, the Super Speed razor has provided many with generations of double edge shaving.

Gillette Super Speed Safety Razors For Sale

1955 Gillette Red Tip Super Speed DE Razor date code A 2
1955 Gillette Red Tip Super Speed DE Razor date code A 2 $12.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 36m
Bid now
VINTAGE GILLETTE REGULAR SUPER-SPEED DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR Made In USA
VINTAGE  GILLETTE REGULAR SUPER-SPEED DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR Made In USA $20.00
Time Remaining: 4h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Bid now
NICE VINTAGE GILLETTE DE SUPER SPEED SAFETY RAZOR W BLADE C-2 1957
 NICE VINTAGE GILLETTE DE SUPER SPEED SAFETY RAZOR W BLADE C-2 1957 $47.50
Time Remaining: 6h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $47.50
Buy It Now
Vintage Collectible Gillette Super Speed One Piece Razor
Vintage Collectible Gillette Super Speed One Piece Razor $44.77
Time Remaining: 7h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $44.77
Buy It Now
1950 Black Gillette Super Speed Razor, NOS Blades
 1950 Black Gillette Super Speed Razor, NOS Blades $12.45 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 32m
Bid now
(902) Vintage Gillette Super Speed "Fat Boy" Adjustable Safety Razor - 1959 E1
(902) Vintage Gillette Super Speed $125.00
Time Remaining: 9h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Buy It Now | Bid now
Vintage 1954 Gillette Super Speed Z1 TTO DE Safety Razor w Blades
Vintage 1954 Gillette Super Speed Z1 TTO DE Safety Razor w Blades $10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 20m
Bid now
Gillette Flare Tip Super Speed 1966 L3 Double Edge Safety Razor
Gillette Flare Tip Super Speed 1966 L3 Double Edge Safety Razor $30.00
Time Remaining: 9h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now
Vintage 1952 Gillette Super Speed X1 TTO DE Safety Razor with Blades
Vintage 1952 Gillette Super Speed X1 TTO DE Safety Razor with Blades $13.45 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 47m
Bid now

« Previous12345...1112

View all Gillette Super Speed safety razors on eBay.

Pros & Cons

prosThey don't make them like this anymore, a well built machine
consLike many vintage Gillettes, could be mild for some

Additional Gillette Super Speed Resources

You may also be interested in:

Gillette Fat Boy
Gillette Slim Adjustable
Gillette Aristocrat
Gillette Tech

Share and Enjoy

Gillette Super Speed 9.4 out of 10 based on 5 ratings

5 Reviews »

  • by John sebesta on July 4, 2011

    The super-speed that I have found to be the best manufactured for fit and quality has been the Red Tip. The overal quality of other years/styles that I’ve tried has been only so-so.

  • by Kevin Taylor on August 22, 2012

    I found a brand new super-speed razor (unused new in plastic case in Christmas gift box with new blades and new unopened tube of K-34 Gillette Lather Shaving Cream) at an antique mall for about $30. The mechanism is nice and tight. I remember using one of these back in the day. I shave with a straight razor now but… one of these days…

  • by TexasRed on August 28, 2012

    I have a flare tip Super Speed from 1956. Somehow, the whole is more than the sum of its parts – it’s a great shaver! It works perfectly & handle is bright & shiny, although the finish on the head is a bit worn. I paid 4 bucks for mine at a flea market though, so I couldn’t be happier!

  • by Larry Degen on January 1, 2013

    I have a 1967 ss I bought on eBay. I am 70 years of have returned to de shaving lately and have found this razor to be mild and has nice feel in my hand.

  • by Paul Skonieczny on July 22, 2014

    My dad had this razor in the army back in 1952. He gave it to me in 2014 because I was bitching about how crappy disposal razors were and how you have to keep banging them to clean it out. I LOVE this razor. Sometime old style is better!

What do you think about the Gillette Super Speed?

Weight
Fit & Finish
Aggressiveness
Overall Rating