Gillette 40's Style Super Speed DE Razor | Made to Order


The Classic Super Speed from Gillette is a Twist to Open (TTO) Double Edge Razor that allows convenient loading of blades and provides moderate shaves so all hair types can get a smooth shave everytime! The Super Speed is a very popular Gillette razor because of its mechanical design, durability, and is highly recommended for beginner wet shavers.

The Gillette Super Speed 40's style was manufcatured from 1947-51.

Notched, No Date Codes

Manufactured: USA
Original Finish: Nickel
Weight: 54g
Handle Length: 80mm


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.


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 7-10 days!

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.

2 Reviews

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  • 5
    I don't know why I waited so long.

    Posted by Daniel W. on 22nd Apr 2017

    I have a few other vintage Gillette's, '50 Tech, '58 SS and a '62 Slim Adjustable, that I use in rotation along with a Merkur 34C. I finally decided I wanted a birth year/quarter Super Speed. Searching the usual sights I was able to find some razors that would been okay to have. Seeing how this was going to be a one-time purchase I decided to come to R.E. to see what they had. Sent in an email and I got a quick response saying they had one that was fully prepped and ready for plating. Two weeks later had my Z1 Super Speed in hand. I felt like I had been warped back in time. This razor was perfect, maybe even better than new from Gillette. This has become my new daily driver and I couldn't be any happier.

  • 5
    "Built to Last Forever"

    Posted by James from Maine on 29th Mar 2017

    I placed my order on March 5th, was notified of shipment March 15th, and was kept abreast of my order status both via email and text message.

    The 48/49 Super Speed's Nickel finish is beatutiful and looks as if it were made just yesterday, instead of some 68 years ago.

    One of the doors does open slightly before the other, but not enough to have an effect upon it's function, and the razor gives a perfect shave. It is a joy to use.

    It's a great razor, from a great time in our Nation's history, and I'm very happy to have it.

    Many thanks to the Razor Emporium Team.

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