That's a hijack 100 %, no less!
I would qualify that as slightly milder than a US Red Tip which has a blade gap of 0.66mm or so.Looks like a '48-51. Hard to be more specific since they didn't have date codes.
I have one that is in rotation this week. I put it as slightly milder than a Red Tip...very similar feel.
Yes, I agree. I have an English Red Tip SS and find it about as close to perfect as it gets. More aggressive than the US counterpart but smoother than my Red Tip Rocket. I think the English Red Tip Super Speed would be my desert island razor. Sure hope it never comes to that. ;-)The UK made Red Tip is a very different beast
I'm looking to purchase my first Gillette Aristocrat. I would like to educate myself on the Aristocrat first before deciding on a model. Is there a good primer on this site or somewhere else that would be a good place for me to start?
Does the base plate say Pat Nos on Package or Pat Nos on Pkg were you load the blade? If it says package it is a 48 - 50 and if it says pkg then 1950.