Gillette Black Beauty V2 1975 (V197)

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The Gillette Black Beauty is basically the slim with a longer, black handle, the head profile is also slightly flatter than the Fatboy, later versions had a plastic tray at the bottom, but for obvious reasons we prefer the metal ones as with this 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 dial 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.

There were 5 models in the range, the latest was the plastic tray model, and then 2 each in white chrome and gold finish in 84 mm and 109 mm lengths, this being the 84 mm all metal in white chrome finish.

The razor is in great condition.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Edouard de Villiers
A grant finale to the adjustables

This is a wonderful razor and a worthy successor to the earlier "Fatboy" and Slim.
Despite having a longer handle, it feels nimble and comfortable in the hand. (Btw, it's in excellent condition for its age)
Shaving with a good soap, it provides damn fine shaves at whatever blade exposure you want.