Gillette Slim handled Tech

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quattrojames said:
Quite pleased with the new arrival. Seems to be a 1950's Ball end Tech with (I think) an aluminium handle.





And with Slim Handled Tech.

Hi James,

I can't say I've ever tried a UK made ball end, but the US ones are usually on the heavy side. There's a few later US aluminum models, but most would be brass and plated with whatever.

I have that same razor as you and it weighs 59 grams. The fat handle version is 10 grams less and the aluminum ones are even lighter. Do you notice a difference between the two you have? Does one seem heavier at all? I can't imagine your ball end being made of aluminum, but who knows. I'd also be curious if you notice a difference in shaving performance.

I thought the one I have was undated and from the 1940s-50s, but this one turned out to be an F3 (1960).

Good luck with the new addition to your shaving arsenal,

Martin

Oh James, before I forget. There really isn't something called a slim handled Tech. That would actually be the ball end version.
 

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dodgy said:
Do you notice a difference between the two you have? Does one seem heavier at all? I can't imagine your ball end being made of aluminum, but who knows. I'd also be curious if you notice a difference in shaving performance.


Oh James, before I forget. There really isn't something called a slim handled Tech. That would actually be the ball end version.
Hi Martin, I was only basing that comment on the title of this very thread being "Slim handled Tech".

I can't tell if it's made of aluminium or not, it does feel like it is but I'll investigate further, and read HERE in more detail. I've not used the ball end yet, but I'll certainly keep the thread updated as to how the two compare.
 
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quattrojames said:
Quite pleased with the new arrival. Seems to be a 1950's Ball end Tech with (I think) an aluminium handle.





And with Slim Handled Tech.

Hi James, I think I have the same 2 razors in my stash. The Ball End has an aluminium handle and weighs 30g inc blade and the Slim Handled Tech also has an aluminium handle and weighs 29g.
Both made in England , B.E has Gillette on head inside a diamond shape and S.H. just has Gillette on head.
I am using the S.H. Tech as my daily razor at the moment......... :shave
Both very light but seem to be good shavers when you get used to the weight...........or lack of it ??
Steve.
 
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dodgy said:
Oh James, before I forget. There really isn't something called a slim handled Tech. That would actually be the ball end version.
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Ummm OK, so whats this one then??? Because its not a ball end, not a fat and not an aluminium....
 
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I also have a UK alu ball end tech, very very light compared to the fat handle tech I bought from French, which is all I have tech wise to compare it to. I presumed it is cast alu as there seems to be a flash mark on the end of the ball, which seems to be backed up by Hunnymonsters quote on the other thread.

I find it incredibly forgiving and mild and it has become my weekend / hangover razor of choice.
 
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OK - My present arsenal of Techs:



The travel Tech weighs in at 50gms


The Aluminium ball End Weighs in at 34gms



The Slim Handle Tech weighs in at 58gms


The older USA Ball end tech (nickel over brass) weighed a lot more - but I no longer have it now.

 
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What a great collection we've all got, whatever they're called ;)

missingskin said:
Hi James, I think I have the same 2 razors in my stash. The Ball End has an aluminium handle and weighs 30g inc blade and the Slim Handled Tech also has an aluminium handle and weighs 29g.
Both made in England , B.E has Gillette on head inside a diamond shape and S.H. just has Gillette on head.
I am using the S.H. Tech as my daily razor at the moment......... :shave
Both very light but seem to be good shavers when you get used to the weight...........or lack of it ??
Steve.
Hi Steve

Yes it appears our Tech collections are the same! I've not weighed mine but they certainly feel the same as each other.I have had some good results with the Slim, but only one shave with the Ball End thus far.
 
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