Schick Injector updated information addendum - J to L

Type J

Sold from 1954 - 1969

Couple of misconceptions about these razors. The I and J were the same razors with one or two exceptions with different handle styles as per Schick the I handles would be the classic handle and J handle the long handle when sold concurrently.

To understand the revisions you need to know that Schick changed the logo on the razor stamps 3 times during this time period. First was 1954 with the introduction of the hydro magic-razors, they were either stamped Eversharp hydro-magic for the I2 or Eversharp Hydro-magic 500 and for the I1 and J1 razors Eversharp Schick.

In 1959 Eversharp is dropped from the logo and the stamps are changed to Schick Safety Razors on the I1 and J1 and the J4 Eversharp Schick becomes the J3 Schick Golden 500.

Finally in 1964 the logo on the J2 is changed to Schick and the J3 becomes Schick 500.

For more detailed analysis on the differences and v1/2/3 etc nomenclature see here.

  • J4v1 1954 - 1958
  • J4v2 1958 - 1959
  • J3v1 1959 - 1964
  • J3v2 1964 - 1969
  • J1v1 1957 - 1959
  • J1v2 1959 - 1964
  • J2 1964 - 1967

The first instance of any J razor is the J4 in 1954
Ad from the Billings Gazette Dec. 8th 1954

The difference between the I2 and J4 as seen here in this ad from 1955

Last instance of the J4
Ad from the Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph Nov. 29th 1959

First instance of the J3v1
Ad from the Tucson Daily Citizen Dec. 17th 1959

In 1963 the packaging is changed for the J3, the J3v1 was packaged in case from 1963 to 1964 and the J3v2 from 1964 - 1969
Ad from the Kansas City Times Jun. 7th 1963

Finally the last instance of the J3v2
Ad from the El Paso Times Jun. 12th 1969

First instance of the J1v1
Ad from the Honolulu Star Bulletin Aug. 5th 1957

First instance of J1v2 and I1v2, see store display with both style handles
Ad from the Chicago Tribune Apr. 15th 1959

First instance of J2 and I1v3 see handle description
Ad from the Alabama Journal May 14th 1964

Last instance of J2
Ad from the Courier Journal Oct. 27th 1967

Type K

Lady Eversharp produced from 1962 - 1975

  • K2 produced 1962 - 1966
  • K3 produced in 1964 though possible it was produced multiple years
  • K1 produced 1966 - 1972
  • K4 produced 1972 - 1975 this razor is a known but undocumented razor that the classifications should be updated to with a K4 designation

First instance of the K2
Ad from the Dayton Daily News Dec. 12th 1962

Only instance I found for a K3
Ad from the Clarion Ledger May 17th 1964

First instance of a K1
Ad from the Tampa Times May 5th 1966

Last instance of a K1
Ad from the Pittsburgh Press Jun 16th 1972

The K4 which is sometimes referred to as the Ladies version of Easy Rider well as we can see from the picture there is no mention of Easy Rider on the packaging and the introduction date which is 1972 is nowhere near the actual date of the movie Easy Rider which was in 1969.
Here are pics of the razor

Here is the last instance of it being sold I could find
Ad from the Times Standard Feb. 11th 1975

Type L

Produced from 1967 - 1984

  • L0 predates the L1 by a few months it was an Eversharp branded injector that went nowhere along with the Eversharp DE razor and Eversharp branded DE and Injector blades. These were introduced in January of 1967 and only lasted for about 3 months disappearing by April of 67. They were sold along side Schick branded DE and Injector razors.
  • L1 Shows up late 67 superseding the type I1 razors. Exact date for final production in US unclear, dates show as late as 1982 in the US and 1984 in Canada. Type N for sure was being sold in 1984 in the US so there is probably some overlap in the US prior.
  • L2 produced 1973 - 1975 Stick Schick
  • L3 produced 1975 - 1976 Schick Grip
  • L5 1976 - 1980 I only found 1 instance of this razor in 1978 but plenty of instances of the cartridge version of this razor. It is assumed the injector version was also sold during this same time frame besides in 1978. This razor was distributed through International Silver but was never called a Paul Revere or packaged with Paul Revere silverware. They sometimes were called Schick pewter or silver razors depending the plating option and also referred to as pistol-grip razors. They were also referred to a Schick Classic razors The cartridge versions were referred to as Schick Super II classic razors and injectors as Schick classic or Schick injector classic.
  • L6 1971 - 1972 Easy Rider. This was promoted as Easy Rider but it has nothing to do with the movie which was released in 1969.
  • L7 Championship razor, special edition produced for the 1972 Olympics. I haven't found any ads corroborating this yet but this razor is supposed to have been also produced in Canada for the 1976 Olympics.
  • L8 1977 - 1978 Schick Golden. This one is my designation which is a gold plated version of the L1 given away as a promotional razor like the L2 - L7 if you bought the blades in the package with it. If it wasn't sold as a Schick Golden I would have classified it as a L1 variant.
  • L9 1967? - ? Schick 500. This razor far as I know was only sold in Europe and is the only known type L with a hydro magic lever. This style razor reappears in the US and Europe with a yellow handle between 1972 - 1975 sold as a Lady Eversharp.

First up the L0

Here is what the razor looks like. It has a grey handle like the Eversharp Eagle DE razor and has the Eversharp logo and eagle stamped on the razor head.

Here is an ad from the Northwest Arkansas Times Feb. 27th 1967

Another ad with a better picture of the packaging.

Now for the L1

First instance of this razor being sold
Ad from the Daily Independent Dec. 20th 1967

Last instance the US was in 1982 I couldn't find any examples sold between 1980 and 1982 so there may have been overlap or the introduction of the N razors would have been sometime after this year.
Ad from the El Paso Times Sept. 30th 1982

We can date the L1 and in turn the L7, L8 and colored handle L1 razors into date ranges by razor head stampings. Between 1967 and 1972 the razor heads had a triangle and a larger Schick font on the razor heads. From 1972 up until 1984 they no longer have the triangle and the Schick font is smaller. You can see the differences in the examples below.

Example of an L1 made between 1967 - 1972. This one happens to be from 1968.

Example of an L1 made between 1972 - 1984. This one happens to be from 1973.

As you can see they still sold this in Canada at least up until 1984, in Canada these set were sold as Schick Injector Systems.
Ad from the Edmonton Journal Feb. 29th 1984

In 1984 they were selling N1 razors in the US
Ad from the La Crosse Tribune Aug. 28th 1984

L2 Stick Schick

First instance
Ad from the McHenry Plaindealer Jun 20th 1973

Last instance
Ad from the Republic Jan 2nd 1975

L3 Schick Grip

First instance
Ad from the Chula Vista Star Nov. 2nd 1975

Last instance
Ad from The Times Jan. 18th 1976

L5 Schick Classic aka a Paul Revere

This is the only instance I found mentioning the injector version in this mail in offer for one. Schick ran these as full page ads nationally in 1978.
Ad from the Spokesman Review May 7th. 1978

L6 Easy Rider

First Instance
Ad from Intelligencer Journal Oct. 15th 1971

Last Instance
Ad from the Honolulu Advertiser Apr. 26th 1972

Proof the Easy Rider razor has nothing to do with the movie Easy Rider and everything to do with the guard bar having bumps on it as seen here and then explained why in the TV commercial.

L7 Championship razor

First and only instance
Ad from the Circleville Herald Jul. 20th 1972

I found zero evidence so far that the championship razor was made in any other years with the two possibilities being 1976 and 1980 but I did find two variations of this razor that back up what I've seen with the L1 razors in that they changed the logos on the razor heads in 1972 removing the triangle from them.
Here is a early 72 Championship razor notice the triangle on the razor head.

Here is a later 72 Championship razor. See how it is lacking the triangle below the Schick stamping.

L8 Schick Golden

Difference between the L1 and L8
L1 chrome on the left and L8 gold on the right

Reason for giving this it's own designation instead being an L1v2 has to do with the packaging. This packaging is unique to only gold plated Type L injectors.

First instance
Ad from the Valley News Dec. 27th 1977

Last instance
Ad from the Lancaster Eagle Gazette Jan 12th 1978


L9 - my designation, this razor was sold as a Schick 500 most likely sometime after 1967 in Europe only. This razor is the only known type L with a hydro magic lever. The same style razor reappears again between 1972 - 1975 in the US and Europe with a yellow handle branded as a Lady Eversharp which I have designated as a K4.

Couple of special L razors, not sure how to designate these. The purplish/blue one maybe the L4. They were produced no earlier than sometime in 1971 since the Schick Injector System didn't come into the marketing lexicon until mid 1971. They also would have been produced no later than sometime in 1972 since that was the year they removed the triangle logo from the razor heads. The white handle is most likely 1972 or later. The only 1972 or earlier ones without a triangle logo were special issue razors like the Schick Stick and Easy Rider and those also had different Schick stampings. This razor if it was a special issue would have followed that scheme, since it doesn't we can assume it was a standard Type L injector like the L1 with a different color handle. Besides the white and purplish handle they also made ones not pictured with a green and orange/reddish color handle.

Here is a Type L made 1972 or later with a J style handle. You can tell for sure it is a Type L by the logo. My guess this was one of the many promotional razors made by Warner Lambert in the 70s given away for free with a pack of blades.

Here is a Japanese Type L1, this particular razor was produced sometime 1972 or later. What makes this razor of interest is it is design and shave that the modern Type L clone razors are based upon. You can tell by the razor guard since it has teeth on it unlike the American or European Type L razors.