Gillette maintained a limited range of models of this new type razor until 1921 when the original Gillette patent expired.
Gillette continued to sell the original razor but instead of pricing it at $5, it was priced at $1, making a Gillette razor truly affordable to every man regardless of economic class.
This week, Gillette unveiled the latest weapon in the razor industry arms, featuring double-pivot Flex Ball technology.
Gillette's subsidiaries Braun and Oral-B, among others, have also been retained by P&G.
In some languages, the brand has become the genericized trademark for all razor blades, for example in Czech (žiletka), Estonian (žilett), Latvian (žilete), Macedonian (žilét), Polish (żyletka), and Serbo-Croatian (žilet).
But–speaking for myself–there are just too many unknowns about the true mechanical condition of a vintage razor for me to be confortable with recommending them to someone just getting into traditional shaving with a DE.