English fat handled tech

Discussion in 'Double Edged Razors' started by SaintRainbow, May 25, 2019.

    Hi, first time poster here.

    I've recently bought an English fat handled tech on ebay. It was listed as a Gillette no. 77 (Australian tech) on further research I've only found no. 77 gillettes with a flat bottom plate like this one:

    http://www.mr-razor.com/Rasierer/Tech/1948 AustraliaTech Set No77 England.JPG

    The razor I bought has a diamond shaped bottom plate (made in England) like those found on later English ball end techs and some (or all?) Canadian and American fat handle techs. I have only seen one other English fat handle tech sold on ebay that looks like mine as all others have the flat bottom like those seen on Mr razors website.

    Is it possible the handle and head on my razors aren't matched? Or was there a period when they switched from flat to diamond shaped baseplates while still making the fat handled tech? Any info is appreciated

    The razor I purchased still had the plastic wrapper around the head and looks to be unused so it would be weird if the head or handle was swapped out
     

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  1. Very nice looking razor. Congrats and enjoy!!:a29:

    The knowledgeable members will soon answer your question.
     
  2. Yes.
     
  3. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Ambassador

    Nice razor, congratulations.
     
  4. Thanks! Its my first vintage and wanted something that was in good condition
     
  5. That’s a beauty! You’ll love the way it shaves ... very forgiving and very comfortable.
     
  6. Congratulations! :a14::a14:
     
  7. Could be a mismatched or not.
    With the way Gillette were putting sets together we don't know...
    Enjoy your shaves!
     
  8. I purchased one of these recently. Box is identical and the only difference in the razor is mine has a logo on the head. Not shaved with it yet, reluctant to take the cello of it :D
     
  9. Northstonehill

    Northstonehill Contributor

    What a wonderful choice to start your vintage career. Beautiful condition and perfect shaver and case. You could not have done better!
    Enjoy with a Feather blade. They are perfect with mild razors like the Tech.

    I sense a solid vintage aficionado in you and look forward to following your path. Let us know how you find the shave :thumbup1:
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019
  10. What kind of plastic wrapper? Certainly bubble pack would not be original packaging.

    Some eBay vendors are much given to just making up stuff, because they don't have time for due diligence, or just like to include clickbait.
    Like calling any old adjustable TTO a "Fatboy". :001_rolle

    At any rate, you've got a good basic razor there. I particularly like the balance and grip on a fat-handle Tech.
     

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