My problem with the gentile is that it's very hard to hit the right angle to get proper blade feel on the ATG pass. That way I'm more careful with the classic piccolo as I feel the blade real good.
Hey mawashi the Gentile plate shaves much like the OC plate, but the window is very narrow. Either you feel the blade and it cuts efficiently, or you miss the angle and it cuts nothing. It isn't worth the trouble when the Piccolo OC just flows and seems to magically find the right angle.Hey buddy, I thought the gentile was more gentle than the standard pic?
Hey Prof,Hey mawashi the Gentile plate shaves much like the OC plate, but the window is very narrow. Either you feel the blade and it cuts efficiently, or you miss the angle and it cuts nothing. It isn't worth the trouble when the Piccolo OC just flows and seems to magically find the right angle.
You'll find these razors work much better when you load them with a blade John.
That explains the minimal feedback. Nice job on the touchup regardless!You'll find these razors work much better when you load them with a blade John.
I have the Piccolo SE and I have not had any issues with the plating.I'm one of those people who has a hard time hitting the right angle for ATG with my Gentile baseplate. The prongs feel really smooth and nice to the skin, but hitting the atg angle is quite a pain.
However, I used to chisle with the open comb, and while I did master it, my skin feels sore after a couple of days of consecutive use.
So I'll stick with the gentile until I master that darn angle. It's quite suitable to be a daily driver.
I do have an issue with the SE's top cap though. I don't know why, but seems mr Fazzini has put a film over the black plating, and it's starting to peel of the top cap edges, taking the black coating with it. I'll still use it until it becomes butt ugly, but still, to all you who own it - how's the gold plating on the golden grande testina gentile plating holding up?
No need to apologise my friend I was wondering which was which when you mentioned OC but referred to the gentile plate.Yes, solid bar (I refer to it as closed comb usually, and wasn't aware of the abbreviation, sorry).
I said I get a more comfortable shave with the open comb than with a Gentile.
I believe most of us Piccolo lovers tend to be guard riders. That's certainly the way I use mine, and what I recommend to Piccolo newbs. Check out the SASA (Steep Angle Shavers Alliance).I got a nicer shave today by riding the comb more rather than the cap. However, yesterday I tried it with the closed guard plate, and it didn't seem nearly as close or smooth.