Trying to get a good shave from an Old Type.
A while back, I found an Old Type cheap on EBay. It has a Tech handle, but that's fine by me.
Problem is, I can't get consistent shaves from this thing. I use the same prep every time, the same cream (Headslick, face lathered) and the blades are the same- medical Personnas. That's where the consistency ends.
Some days, I get a shave so close and flawless that it makes me go "Wow. They had it figured out in 1904. Why did they change this?". Other days, I get one that leaves me torn to shreds, reaching for the styptic and with hazel, and today sporting a Bandaid on the chin.
None of my other razors have this inconsistency. The 1912 always gives top-shelf shaves, just have to take the time to be careful. The Superspeed is never as perfect, but always bloodless. The Tech is clean, never a nick. The Slims are darn near perfection, sitting at 4 for the first pass, then 1.
What am I doing wrong?
Gem 1912, Old Type, 1965 Tech, 1968 and 1978 Slims.