Italian Barber Intros Tech Clone

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The last modern Tech clone I bought was the Shavecraft 104 head, which turned out to be aggressive to the point of being unusable. My real Gillette Techs seem to be nothing like the new ones, apart from the name, similar looks, and using DE blades.
 
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Ferrum, the Lord "Tech" clone is more aggressive as well and not quite as smooth. Since Italian Barber is in Canada we can hope that maybe they will duplicate the specs of the original Gillette pre-war Canadian Tech which is IMO the best of all the Tech models as it is in the "Goldilocks zone" for aggression.
 
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Last time I ordered from them I was unhappy with their service. It was at Christmas time and I haven't ordered from them again. You may want to ask concerning shipping if it's not within Canada.


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Last time I ordered from them I was unhappy with their service. It was at Christmas time and I haven't ordered from them again. You may want to ask concerning shipping if it's not within Canada...
In all fairness as regards total disclosure perhaps you should share all the story. Was it their fault or that of the shipping carrier? Xmas time shipping is always fraught with hazards. Their website gives you the shipping costs before pulling the trigger on the order. Obviously, they can't be held responsible for some other country's taxation/tariffs as well.
 
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the knurled safety bars make no sense. and nothing at all says "tech clone or copy" other then this Italian razor thingy, holds a razor blade and has a handle like a Gillette tech does
 
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Latest was a Secret Santa gift for a forum member. Don't have the specific dates but time from purchasing to UK Delivery was >30 days. Contacted them 3-4-5 times. Replies were curt and unassuming.
Previous time they said that trucks were being held at the Boarder and that land mail was checked closer than Air.
Try for yourself and report back as to your satisfaction.



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Latest was a Secret Santa gift for a forum member. Don't have the specific dates but time from purchasing to UK Delivery was >30 days. Contacted them 3-4-5 times. Replies were curt and unassuming.
Previous time they said that trucks were being held at the Boarder and that land mail was checked closer than Air.
Try for yourself and report back as to your satisfaction.



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I have ordered from them, but I am in the USA and for USA orders they ship out of their Niagra, NY annex so normal shipping times, i.e., 4 - 6 days. It sounds like your beef should be with Canadian Customs and not the co.
 
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I have to say I had a problem with my first purchase from Italian Barber. My item was lost in the post. I was told I couldn't be compensated because USPS (It was shipped from the U.S) stated it was delivered in Norway and the Norwegian postal service said it was the sender's responsibility to trace the item.

Can't say it was Italian Barbers fault, maybe more like the shipping carrier..but they didn't seem to be particularly bothered in following up my case...I really had to push them, still thought I would mention it. I have ordered from U.S before MANY times and never had a item go missing.
 
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