Gillette Tech

Joined
Tuesday May 22, 2012
Location
Cumbria, England
I have a couple of Techs that I never really use, not because I dislike them but because I thought that they were a bit bland and that I got a better shave from a more aggressive razor. This evening I thought I'd try something a bit different and broke out a Tech. With the benefit of a couple of years' DE experience I was rewarded with a thoroughly enjoyable and very close shave.

I was hugely impressed with the Tech, it was so easy and intuitive to use that it was an absolute joy and after three passes I had as close a shave as I get with anything else. This is definitely a razor that will be getting more use in future.
 
Joined
Wednesday August 8, 2012
Location
Glasgow
I use Techs regularly in my rotation using a Feather blade and get a nice comfortable shave every time. Strange thing is that the Feathers seem to last longer when used in the Tech, 4 shaves rather than two.
 
Joined
Sunday August 25, 2013
I was much the same with my aluminum tech... until I thought to pair the head/baseplate with a heavy Weber bulldog handle. A great combination and one which has me toying with getting a 'proper' tech to see how it fares.
 
Joined
Thursday September 26, 2013
Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
Intuitive and effective - I guess that's why Gillette enjoyed such great sales of this razor for over 40 years! Introduced in 1938 and still around at the very end of the '70s and just into the '80s. The same head carried on as the Sterling well into the '80s, possibly '90s and revived in the 2000s, still available today in some markets.

I dropped pretty much all my DEs except for a very small handful of interesting and different models.

I did keep a strong contingent of Techs, largely because I'd amassed a very comprehensive collection which looked wrong without the whole gang. I'll keep 'em to look at, fondle and occasionally enjoy a crafty Tech shave.
 
Joined
Monday February 3, 2014
Location
Lincolnshire
Fido said:
And I use my Tech with a handle from a cheap Lord razor. A longer thinner handle that suits me well.
I've been enjoying my Lord L6 with Personna med preps this week and will likely pop a long handle onto my Tech for next week. I do wonder why Gillette had to wait until the Black Beauty to get the handle 'right.'
 
Joined
Thursday September 26, 2013
Location
Halifax, Republic of Yorkshire
Gillette Tech - better built, known performance.

I'm sure you can get a Tech for under £30. The earlier ones are heavy ... and nicer in my opinion. 1940s ... once into the 1950s, things started to lighten up. That said, don't discount anything from the '60s or '70s. The light ones are also excellent.
 
Joined
Wednesday August 12, 2009
Love mine.

I have a UK make fat-handled, a USA made (I think) gold plated ball-end and an aluminium ball-end. The fat-handled regularly gets to be on duty in the bathroom.

Ian
 
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