View Full Version : Been having excellent shaves with my Tech
07-24-2007, 10:54 PM
I have temporarily ditched my trusty HD and have been using my heavy handled Gillette Tech for a couple of days now. I think the good old Tech is a vastly underrated razor! I have been experiencing gentle, but thorough shaves with it... it is certainly not aggressive, but still seems to do the business with no problem. Thumbs up! :thumbup1:
07-24-2007, 11:15 PM
What blade did you use?
07-24-2007, 11:26 PM
Used a Feather
07-25-2007, 12:14 AM
My favorite, best-shaving razors are in order (1) My thick-handle Tech, (2) My '49 Super Speed, (3) My Merkur HD.
07-25-2007, 12:17 AM
Picture of the Tech?
07-25-2007, 12:42 AM
Picture of the Tech?
The one I use is the one on the left (I sold the other one as it had a lighter handle)
07-25-2007, 03:28 AM
I believe the Tech is one of the finest razors out there. Classic simplicity!
I LOVE the tech -feather combo!:badger:
07-25-2007, 04:37 AM
I've got an English tech and It's a great razor : not aggressive at all and pleasant to use...
07-25-2007, 03:24 PM
I've been somewhat disappointed with my 40's thick handle Tech.
Not that I don't get some good shaves, mind you. It's just that there are lots of razors that give me a good shave, not an excellent shave, and the Tech is in that pack of only good.
I confess to being a discriminating shaver (like you aren't). If a straight does not 'glide' like I think it should, it goes in the drawer for further work. If I don't receive a 'great' shave from a DE, it may not receive much use.
Now, I will acknowledge that some razors require a different angle, blade, or special honing techniques. I'm willing to work with that. But, only for so long.
Face it, I'm spoiled. I expect an excellent shave every time I lather-up, even though, through my (dumb) error, I've had blood running down on my chest, I've completed a shave with a straight and had a great shave. Is blood a good lubricant? By-the-way, I don't consider that it was the razor that cut me, I cut me. The worse cut I've received from a straight came from what is now one of my favorite razors. A razor is a tool, mis-use it and you will pay the price. But a good shave is a good shave. As we said at one time, a woman is only a woman, but a good shave is to die for.
07-27-2007, 11:44 AM
I've got the same type of Tech razor, bought it in a small set with a Gillette Superspeed for 7 bucks. Both are beat up a little- brass showing through in a few places on the Superspeed. The Gillette Tech is the best razor of the lot, even though it is in the crappiest condition. I'm going to buy another one in better shape, methinks, but this one is still perfectly shaveable, it must be older than Methuselah though. The handle is in excellent condition.
I have an ultrasonic cleaner and I believe the ultrasonic cleaner revealed the brassing once it knocked off the corrosion. I'm buying a home electro-brush kit and probably going to get into restoring and selling razors on eBay. Maybe I'll create some n00b DE starter kits and sell them.
I shaved with my Tech this morning (yesterday was the Superspeed). Both Gillettes are GREAT razors. I can't say that enough. They definitely are better to shave with than the HD, and the HD is a good razor. Very gentle shaves, not aggressive at all. I used Derby blades, yesterday I got a very close shave and this morning I got a BBS shave with very little irritation.
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