The production of Gillettes first safety razor started in 1903, with a sale of 51 razors and 168 blades. They have since developed razors as Mach3, Fusion, Trac 2, Venus and others.
The travelling salesman King Camp Gillette had long looked for a product to sell that needed to be used and replaced often. It is said that one morning in the year 1895 he looked upon his straight razor, which had became blunt, and got the idea for a replacable blade. He imagined a blade with double edges that was squeezed into place on the top of an handle - and was replaced when blunt. Gillette spent the next six years trying to develop his idea, but all the inventors he talked to was sceptic towards his idea. In the year 1901 Gillette met William Nickerson who had studiet at MIT, and Nickerson helped Gillette develope the razor. Meanwhile, Gillette started the 'American Safety Razor Company', and the first production started in 1903.
The first year they only sold 51 razors and 168 blades, but in 1904 the sales expanded to 90.884 razors and 123.648 blades. It was during the first World War that the sales really expanded and Gillettes company started to climb towards the top as the army ordered 3.5 million razors and 36 million razor blades. After the war the veterans still needed blades for their razors and this led to Gillettes dominant place in the market. In 1924 Gillitte became a purveyor to the Swedish King, Gustav V. Gillette died at the age of 77, 14 months after leaving the company as a result after some issues with the booking and salesnumbers in 1929.
Since the beginning, Gillette has developed a huge range of new razors and wet shaving products that is used around the world today, such as the Gillette Trac 2, the first double bladed razor that was introduced in 1971, the Gillette Sensor which in 1990 was the first razor that followed the contours of the face. The most popular products from Gillette today is the Mach3, the worlds first tripple bladed system, introduced in 1998, the Gillette Venus for the ladies, and of course the Gillette Fusion, the five blade cartridge razor. Except the razors, Gillette has developed shaving foam and gel for a complete shaving. For more information, please see Gillettes official site: http://www.gillette.com
Gillette Wilkinson Sword Saloon Pack is a 50-pack with razor blades, and the blade is one the sharpest Gillette makes. They are often equated with the absolute best on the market, and is also claimed to be sharper than Gillette Silver Blue. These blades are not for the beginner in the wet shaving profession, and thus recommended specifically for those who...
Gillette Platinum is a highly appreciated DE razor blade with a very sharp cutting edge that gives you a very close shave. Although they are very sharp they are sensitive and the mild to the skin thanks to PTFE (Teflon) coating. These blades are usually called Gillette response to Feathers DE razor blades.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power is Gillette's latest razor with the Fusion technology. A new micro comb helps to lift the hair just before it cuts it off, an improved blade stabilizer and thinner blades than its predecessor, making this one of the best system razor blades, now in an 8-pack!
Gillette Body is the first system designed for the shaving of men's body, and these blades are especially suited for the purpose. With its rounded corners and flexible neck these blades makes it easy for you and the three blades make it go fast. While the edges coating ensures that it is not too fast. The three strips ensures that the friction is not too...
Gillettes BODY razor is designed and developed to be used in places a regular Gillette razor should not be on: The body. The razor helps you to shave your whole body, even areas that are usually difficult to access. Its arched and generously proportioned handle helps you get where you want without losing the razor, even if your hands are wet. Neat handle...
The Gillette Fusion has five PowerGlide-blades with a patented coating, and as the blades are fittet firmly together they give you a close and perfect shave. The force is divided upon the five blades, which eases the load on the skin thus creating less irritation and a higher comfort.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor blades are Gillette's best shaving cartridges so far! The thinner blades have a new coating for even lower resistance and less tug and pull. Micro Cam raises the beard before it is cuts it off and the stabilizer ensures that the blades are not affected by pressure or facial contours.
New Gillette Fusion Proglide has been re-designed with new and thinner blades with more advanced coating giving less friction whilst shaving. The razor Fursion Proglide has a wider grip giving a better control, thus more comfortable shave. Like the other Fusions, the Proglide has a precision trimmer on the back.
The blades to the Gillette Venus Divine has three Intensive Moisture-strips that contains lubracaiting oils that gives you a really close shave without any skin irritation or red dots. Perfect for the legs, armpits, bikini line and other places you want to shave.
Gillette Regular Shave Foam is Gillettes classic and best selling shaving foam in a cannister. Leaves your face fresh and as this lather gives a really close and comfortable shave, you will get a really nice shave too. The vitalizing Ingredients softens your skin and the protection agains razorburns, red skin and nicks is outstanding.
Gillette Series Sensitive Skin is a shaving gel for those with sensitive skin - but can be used by all skin types. Has a special mix of Ingredients: Aloe Vera that rebuilds the skin, glycerine that moisturizes and Silica that gives an excellent glide over the skin.
Gillette Conditioning Shave Gel has a softening formula that contains cacao butter and Ingredients that thwarts red skin, razor burns and nicks. Gives an amazing glide and leaves your skin moisturized and soft.
Gillette continues to develope their shaving gels - this time they introduce the Fusion Hydra Gel Ultra Sensitive: a mild fragranced shaving gel that thives a perfect glide and protection, developed for sensitive skin. Contains glycerine, sorbitol and aloe vera - all three well known to do wonders for dry and sensitive skin.
Gillette Fusion Proglide Power is Gillettes latest razor blades in the Fusion family. A new micro comb helps lift the stubbles just before they are shaved, an enhanced blade stabilizer and thinner blades den previous Fusions makes this to one of the best cartridge razor blades on the market.
Gillette Venus Embrace is Gillettes 5-blade system from women. The five blades and the cartridge fitting helps you reach the areas you want to shave. Protective pads that even moisturizes and enhances the glide.
Gillette Fusion is Gillettes 5-bladed cartridge system for men. The five blades gives you a closer and more comfortable shave as you do not have to use as many strokes as with a regular razor to achieve the same result.
With this 3-blade system from Gillette you do not need to use any shaving soap, cream or gel. The cartridges has an built-in shaving gel with botanical oils that creates a lather with a fresh tropical scent.
The head on this razor is movable back and forth and has three progressive placed razor blades. The blades to the Gillette Mach3 turbo gives you a smooth shave by carefully follow the contours of the face. The three-blade-technology has made Gillette Mach3 to a favourite amongst the wet shavers all over the world.
Gillette 7 o´clock Super Stainless is produced in St. Petersburg, Russia, adjacent to its cousin
The really sharp blades from Gillette - the 7 o'clock Sharp Edge is produced in St. Petersburg, Russia. They are made out of stainless steel and many dare say they are as sharp as Feather and gives almost as close and soft shave, for a lower price.