I’ve always hated Gillette. And this article nicely sums up why, about six or seven months ago, I finally got around to spending $36 on a Merkur safety razor and $15 on a hundred steel razor blades. I guarantee you that the razor itself will be with me forever. The thing is built like a tank. To date, I’ve only gone through about fifteen blades and the shave is closer than anything Gilletet and its ilk can come up with.