My favorite razors are the vintage Super Speeds. I've tried a bunch and it's the only razor I use anymore.
Respectfully, you may have gotten the prices of the Gillette New Improved razor tangled up during the typing. In 2012, I bought a beautiful triple-plated silver 1921 Gillette New Improved razor, including its silver blade bank and its black leatherette case. My notes about the purchase read thus: "It cost $5 in 1921, the equivalent of about $65 dollars in 2012."
Agreed. Can’t go wrong with a techI have several vintage Gillette techs and super speed razors that I paid $8 to $20 including shipping. They all shave as good as any razor I own including several that cost much much more.
Another excellent choice but as my preferences have changed I prefer a little lighter and thinner handleAmazon has a "private label" EJ DE89, with a nice knurled surface on the handle, for $26. It's the EJ "Kelvin":
. . . https://www.amazon.com/Edwin-Jagger-Double-Safety-Knurled/dp/B00K6Z24SK
The head is Zamak, but EJ's chrome plating is excellent. Put a bit of grease (Vaseline works well) on the thread, to avoid corrosion.
It's a lot of bling for $26, and my EJ DE89 has been my most-used razor for a decade. (I'm experimenting with a RR Lupo aluminum, which may de-throne the EJ DE89.)