Not sure why the pedestrian and ubiquitous Gillette one piece solid guard razors haven't yet made it onto this forum. Perhaps they are just too common. Easily acquired and middle of the road as far as shaving effectiveness. Nonetheless, they are classic, like American cars of the 1950s. And much more accessible and inexpensive. I had never owned any of the colored tip Gillettes. Blue, black, and red-tip Gillettes were popular variants in the mid-1950s. One of my sons lives in midcoast Maine, and recently purchased a small cabin on an island off the coast. While cleaning up the cabin he came upon this nice little blue tip Gillette. It needed considerable cleaning, but here's my 1st blue tip -- out of Maine from around 1955. Pretty nice looking razor -- if I do say so myself.