The Red Tip from Gillette is a Twist to Open (TTO) Double Edge Razor that allows convenient loading of blades and aggressive shaves so you get a BBS smooth face everytime! The Red Tip Super Speed is a very popular Gillette razor because of its mechanical design, heft, durability, and classic 50's appeal. The Red Tip is a wonderful shaver that no man with coarse hair should miss out on.
The Gillette Red Tip Super Speed was manufcatured during 1955-1960.
Original Finish: Nickel
Handle Length: 84mm
WHY WAS OUR MADE TO ORDER SECTION CREATED?
We get questions frequently asking if a particular razor they are bidding on through Ebay would be a good candidate for a Revamp. It's impossible to guarantee our analysis is accurate without having the razor in our hands, so we created a solution! Forget the risk of buying online, paying shipping, shipping the razor to us, paying for service work, waiting an additional 4-6 weeks, only to receive the razor back and be disappointed because it wasn't a perfect candidate to begin with.
WHAT IS MADE TO ORDER?
Our 'Made to Order' service allows you to purchase razors that we have already inspected, vetted, and guarantee! Pick the razor model and precious metal of your choosing and your Revamped razor will be shipped in no more than 2-3 weeks!
If you have a preference in Date Codes we will do our best to secure them, however cannot guarantee the date code will be available.
Razor received was beautiful but very stiff and squeaky. TTO operation was not smooth. That being said, I still love the razor.
Received my "made to order" in rhodium. I didn't like the original painted tip because it was chipped. So, I had mine plated in rose gold on the tip and doors. They pay attention to detail on each piece they process. Unlike an assembly line. So their products come out better than new.
When this razor arrived, and i had it holding in my hands , i couldn't believe the workmanship done on it. I saw no imperfections whatsoever, the plating is fantastic , the red tip paint looks durable. The opening mechanism is smooth . This razor is probably better than when it was originally manufactured.
My red tip super speed is the second made to order razor I have purchased from Razor Emporium. Just like my first one, it's better than new! I chose the rhodium finish. It is superb! The red painted tip is also perfect! Matt and the team have hit another home run!
My wife bought me this razor in nickel for Christmas, i had to give it a shot right away, it shaved so smooth i couldn’t even feel it, i questioned whether i actually put a blade in. It’s the closest shave I’ve gotten, so smooth, no bumps or any irritation whatsoever. I absolutely love this razor! I shave Gillette platinum blades. Phoenix shaving soap and aftershave, poraso pre/post green.
Wow! Razoremporium knocked it out of the park! Finish and performance are perfect - just like the day it left the factory in 1955. Even the paint on the red tip was repaired, with an updated durable paint! Just love it. Used the made to order service, so it was no hassle and I knew the finished product would be mint. Communication was excellent through the entire 3 week process, and I received my razor on time as promised. I would recommend Razoremprium to anyone. I was purchase more razors from razor emporium in the future. It saves time over hunting on ebay, and pricing is competitive.
My Red Tip looks just like it did back in '56. I purchased a revamped and replated model with nickle finish. It shaves perfectly, runs smooth, and could easily have come straight out of the box. One caveat - I usually clean my razors by soaking them in alcohol after the shave. I wouldn't recommend this with one of the painted "tip" razors, as it appears that it might have a negative reaction with the paint. The ablation didn't harm the finish on this first time out, but constant contact with something other than soapy water might be a bad idea.
Razor was stunning. Service was great. Very impressed with the razor. Thanks
The made to order service is incredible! The razor I received is virtually flawless and looks like it could have come off a production line yesterday, not 60 years ago. Once they started the revamp process I received a couple of update emails which was really nice! I chose the rhodium finish and am very pleased with my choice. Razor Emporium does outstanding work and when I decide to get my fatboy, this is where I will come, no question! Thanks