The traditional cut-throat razor is a single long blade that usually folds into a handle. Using it requires a steady, practised hand to help avoid irritation and cuts – and men don’t always have time for that anymore. Gillette shaving technologies have evolved beyond cut-throat razors by boasting thinner, finer blades, advanced lubrication, and pivoting razor heads to ease the shaving process.
Changes to Gillette razors and blades are the result of decades of unique engineering and manufacturing innovation. For example, Gillette had to invent a way to weld narrow blades onto blade supports almost as thin as beard hair. Blade edges are now so sharp that advanced electron microscopy is used by Gillette scientists to study them.
For generations, Gillette has earned the trust of men to help them look, feel, and be their best every day.