Thanks for the info.I use a Gillette English "ball end" nickel plated (what's left of it) heavy Tech for 99% of my shaving nowadays. I paid around $10.00 U.S. for it and have another mint one in reserve for when I pass 120 years of age and the first one wears out. I can't tell any difference between it and an American one. Both are perfect daily shavers for me with their excellent blade rigidity. I really couldn't ask for a better razor and I have tried a sh**load of others to only come crawling back to it like a repentant lover.
Source please.All "ball end" Techs are oval slots.
Brass is heavier than SS.I actually feel that if someone would clone the cheap pot metal Tech head/base plate that is currently made/sold in China and use a heavy stainless alloy that it would be a fantastic shaver as it has the same blade gap as all other earlier Tech razors, but due to its thinner head & base plate is far more maneuverable. The only drawback to the pot metal one is weight.
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