I like it, let us know how you get on with the shaves.
TBH it's quite aggressive. getting nicks from it is easy and I have a slant to benchmark with.I own one of these with a different handle. I learned it was actually designed to be adjustable. If you screw the head on all the way, then unscrew it just slightly (but not so the head is loose), it widens the blade gap and gives a noticeably more aggressive shave. Great razor.
You have an excellent point. More than once, I ended up with a set that had a mismatched head and handle and it seemed that there were times (like before and after the war years where materials were scarce) when Gillette would just match whatever available head with whatever available handle. Only reason I thought it was a mismatch was because the Tech came out later than the New LC and the ball end handles were prone to cracking (and because I like a fat handle with my New and OT heads).
The Brit flat bottom and RFB NEWs came in chrome, or rhodium. I'm not sure how to tell the difference, but they are shiny silver. I have a bunch of them. I also had one of my LC NEWs replated in Nickel, which I like very muchIsn't there some New's from around the 1940's that came England that looked chrome or nickle?