The Gillette Tech

#41
I think that you are both correct - yes, the move from DE to disposable 'happened', (Bogeyman) and yes, it depends what you are looking for in a shave - (Hugo).
For what its worth, I think that disposables (and canned shaving cream) 'caught on' because it was / is, a very quick, hassle free way of shaving...I can see how this was seen as progress at the time, and that DE was considered 'old hat'.
Which meant of course, that our Dad's (generally) shaved using disposables , cartridges or electric - and then, so did we - as we had seen / knew no different.
By 'we' I am speaking about guys born (as I was) in the mid / late 60's.
I have been DE shaving for the last 3-4 years after discovering DE online....However, In the last 6 months, I have shaved using 2 blade disposables, (ran out of DE blades whilst on holiday) I have shaved using an old Phillips electric, and I have used (98%of the time) a DE razor.
All methods have produced perfectly good results....But as for the most enjoyable...
Happy shaves Guys!
 
#42
Re: The Gillette Tech

Lovely Razors and thanks for the review.

I am desperate to find a mint/near mint ball end tech.
I agree that the best place to find a mint tech is in a shaving kit. I found one in a bakelite case complete with travel kit for under a tenner (£10). Little bit of grime deep in the knurling was removed using Barkeepers Friend cream. Currently this ball-end tech is my favourite razor.
 
#43
Re: The Gillette Tech

Lovely Razors and thanks for the review.

I am desperate to find a mint/near mint ball end tech.
I agree that the best place to find a mint tech is in a shaving kit. I found one in a bakelite case complete with travel kit for under a tenner (£10). Little bit of grime deep in the knurling was removed using Barkeepers Friend cream. Currently this ball-end tech is my favourite razor.
 
#45
I agree that the best place to find a mint tech is in a shaving kit. I found one in a bakelite case complete with travel kit for under a tenner (£10). Little bit of grime deep in the knurling was removed using Barkeepers Friend cream. Currently this ball-end tech is my favourite razor.
Good advice; never bothered looking at travel kits. However, now I'm hooked on shaving with a Tech - I'll go have a mooch on ebay
 
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