The original Gillette 1920's pocket edition is one of the early Gillette models, but surprisingly easy to find, it is also one of the most used, talked about and shaved vintage razors you will find. They were manufactured from the mid 1910's and serial codes were stopped on these in the 20's to 30's era as this was a budget razor for the masses, and made as cheap and simple as possible. The razors have a hollow brass tube as a handle with the ends press fitted to it, this resulted in cracks in the top and/or bottom sections of the tube, some even cracking all the way through. Finding one without cracks is similar to a politician keeping a promise, it just doesn't happen! The cap and teeth were also quite thin, so finding a razor with all of them intact or unbent is also considered a win. These two flaws were well known, and most collectors and users are quite happy to use and display their vintage razors in those conditions. It is important to remember a bent tooth is better than a missing one, so don't try to bend them back, they will more than likely break.
This razor seems to be a replica of the Gillette Pocket edition as it has no Gillette trademarks or identifications. It differs from the commonly found Pocket edition in several ways, shorter in length, narrower bands bordering the knurling and a longer taper to the baseplate, it also has a coarser pattern on the ball, and the studs from the cap is shorter. an interesting piece of history to own.
The razor weighs 53 grams and stand 80 mm high. This razor has great teeth and a fine crack on the lower end of the barrel.