This razor is not in the best of cosmetic conditions, and has a nasty wound on the one side of the handle, nonetheless it has nor rust, missing parts and functions exactly as it should, as a matter of fact the dail is nice and tight and the internals feel very good, if you are looking for a 1969 Black beauty in the sub 1 k price range this is it! It might be a perfect razor to fool around with if you are looking to restore or pimp up a vintage adjustable.
The Gillette Black Beauty is basically the Gillette Slim Adjustable with a longer, black handle, similar to the slim, the head profile is also flatter than the Fatboy. Later versions of this razor had a plastic tray at the bottom, but for obvious reasons we prefer the metal ones as with this specific razor. This is certainly one of the tallest adjustable razors out there with a lot of stick to hang on to!
The razor has 9 settings that clicks into position as you twist the dail below the head. The razor has a butterfly mechanism that opened when the knob at the bottom end of the razor is turned. It stands 110 mm high and weighs just under 70 grams.