A pre-war Tech conundrum

Discussion in 'Double Edged Razors' started by Maven454, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Maven454

    Maven454 Contributor

    The only thing I saw was that one side of Tech A, might have a slightly uneven blade gap from right to left. But it might not. Could have been the light. Or my eyes. No real way to tell short of feeler gauges.
     
  2. Maven454

    Maven454 Contributor

    Shaved with Tech A again today. Best shave I've had from it thus far, but still took far more careful usage than Tech B.
     
  3. rabidus

    rabidus Contributor

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

     
  4. I've never seen one with smooth guards, and that one has more rounded bends in the baseplate.
     
  5. Have you tried swapping base plates? Possible base A is warped.
     
  6. Maven454

    Maven454 Contributor

    Not yet, I've only had it for a little over a week.
     
  7. Maven454

    Maven454 Contributor

    If I put the two baseplates end to end and look at them from the side, they seem to be the exact same shape.
     
  8. The corners don't appear to be as crisp on the one on the left.


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  9. @rabidus, Have you seen one with smooth guard bars?
     
  10. rabidus

    rabidus Contributor

    No, but I've seen some where it was used quite a bit where the guard bar wore down close to smooth though. Could be ware and tear.
     
  11. Rounded corners and smooth bars, sounds like buffing wheel damage to me.
     
  12. rabidus

    rabidus Contributor

    That also...
     
  13. Maven454

    Maven454 Contributor

    It's extremely hard to see in person, but if I line them up and rub my fingers over it, you're right. That edge is slightly more rounded.
     
  14. You're gonna need a new baseplate, in my opinion.
     
  15. Maven454

    Maven454 Contributor

    I've talked to Scott at Hibco and he's offered to swap the baseplate for me. I'm going to test it with the baseplate off of Tech B tomorrow before I go with that.
     
  16. Maven454

    Maven454 Contributor

    Tested tonight instead. Shaved like a dream with the baseplate off of Tech B. Definitely something different about the baseplate from Tech A. Pretty sure it's something more than just a gap difference. I'm going swap it for a "new" one.
     

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