Gillette Old Type & New Improved
Big Fellow Safety Razor
Weight: 82g 2.89oz
Handle Length: 3 7/8"
Material: Stamped Brass
Plating: Silver, Gold
Common Problems: Bent Teeth, hairline cracks in handle, patina
Rarity Scale: 3.5 out of 5
The Gillette Big Fellow marks a unique time in the world's history, and Gillette being the prime example of an opportunistic marketer decided to capitalize. World War I has ended and soldiers are returning home to an economy that is on fire with production, but desperate for workers. The casualties from WWI have created a demand and blue collar positions were paying top dollar. This created a booming middle class and finally these workers were able to have discretionary income.
The marketing of the Big Fellow is clear, real men need a real razor. This is the largest, heaviest, no frills set Gillette ever produced and is still in high demand with collectors today! Watch the video below to learn more!