What's new

Gillette Slim Twist

Item Description

I bought this for almost nothing just to try it out but it cleaned up so beautifully that I'll keep it.
I've been a wet shaver all my life but until a few months ago used gillette twin blade disposables. Lately I've favoured the Slim and the 1948/50 Superspeed and didn't get on so well with the Fat Boy (too fat, that boy!).
My expectations with the Slim Twist were not enormous, but it astonished me by delivering a spectacularly smooth, easy and close shave.
I was using it with my Simpsons Chubby 2 in best, Tabac soap and a new Derby blade.
The Slim Twist's long thin handle balances the razor superbly and although it is light weight, it does not feel insubstantial. There is a great sense of controlling the razor, rather than being controlled by it.
The Slim Twist is the second British razor I've bought and the quality of these Brits seems outstanding.

Latest reviews

Pros: price
Cons: balance
I wanted to try a slim twist and I did. It probably will never make my regular rotation, but it's not terrible for a mild, light razor. I love the handle length, but even with the right angle and feedback I still left a lot behind with each pass. I'm not a hug fan of the twist dial being right up next to the head (fat fingers) but it's not difficult to operate and at the price I paid, it's still better than a lot of modern day razors.
Grip
3.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
2.00 star(s)
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
4.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
1.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
I have a Rotbart 2000 and from what I've learnt on the forum it is something of a German version of this one. Anyway my Rotbart looks exactly the same.
It is the best razor I have had sofar (but then I have only 3 :001_smile). For me the balance is perfect, as it has a long handle and a heavy head. I do not know about agressiveness and how to tell, so I have put this on N/A.
Get one :thumbup1:
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
1.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
1.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)
A great razor!
Very easy to use, not aggressiv at all.
I think it's a very good razor to start with when you are a newbie
You quite often find this slim in flea market in Belgium or France.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Adjustability
1.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
1.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
5.00 star(s)

Item information

Added by
Xaverkin
Views
823
Reviews
7
Last update
Rating
0.43 star(s) 7 ratings

More in Safety Razors (Reviews)

More from Xaverkin

Top Bottom