The Gillette Flare tip black handle was manufactured from 1966 up to 1988 making them one of Gillette's most used safety razors. Come to think of it, 1988 was the year my mom bought me my first razor, just before heading off to the army in the beginning of 89. Why the heck she bought the new 'Trac 2' will remain a mystery, if only I knew about safety razors and asked her for one at the time I could have been a rich man! The razors look and feel much the same as all other Superspeeds, but it has black aluminium handle making it slightly ligter, and some say it is a tad milder than the all steel model. It stands 83 mm high and weighs 48 grams.
The razor has a TTO (twist to open) function, enabled by twisting the 'Flare tip' anti-clockwise to open the doors, and clockwise to close the doors once the blade is loaded.
The razors are in great condition, the first ones I have found with impecable black coating on the ally, these 2 blokes have hardly been used if at all. Unfortunately the packaging is open at the back, but still two great options for the collector or someone looking for a black handle is super shape.
The razor comes in original packaging with 2 blades in matching blade holder.