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Gillette Hybrid Tech set, other Gillettes and non-Gillettes

Northstonehill

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As razors keep coming in, I continue to thin my den. Please see all descriptions and pics below to evaluate condition. Shoot me a PM if questions or need for more photos. Thanks.

First buyer to PM full buy commitment get, standard business practice, I assume. Buyer chooses shipping method and owns the risk. I am in Europe/EU. Standard shipping without Track&Trace/insurance worldwide 10 USD (solid box) for razor only, 15 USD (solid box) for 1 razor set or more items. Other shipping options please PM but just so you know: Danish Postal Service charges 40+ USD for worldwide tracked/insured shipping...

Thanks for looking, gentlemen!

1940s Gillette Hybrid Tech full set, unoriginal topcap - 165 USD
This razor/set was my first HT and I have used it extensively and with undying love. However, as I now have 2 other full sets, I am offering this for sale for others to try this miraculously smooth shave.

A couple of things for full transparency:
  • As regards the set/case: There is discussion among the cognoscenti whether the HT/bakelite is a matched set combination. It has never been 100% confirmed by old advertisements or other. I do however believe (as do some others) that it is, as we have seen this combo repeatedly over the years by reputable sellers and owners.
  • As regards the top cap: For some inexplicable reason this HT came to me in great condition but with an unoriginal (later) etched logo Tech top cap. I therefore acquired a same-era standard brass Tech top cap and had it replated in rhodium, and you need glasses to spot that it is not original HT. And the shave is exactly the same. Then, I managed to drop the cap one time (stupid me) while cleaning it and the rhodium is now peeling, see pics (rhodium gets flaky when damaged).
Functions 100% as-is as a Hybrid Tech should (= wonderful) but I really propose that a new owner simply gets a rhodium replate of the top cap only. The razor baseplate and handle has superb rhodium shine and as said is 100% original Hybrid Tech.

All of the above considered this is a tough set to price. Hybrid demand is high and rising, and I have seen lone razors go for 200+ and I just acquired a full original set for 240 USD. So, I have decided to offer this set at the price set above. If you want to see what the Hybrid Tech fuss is about and you don’t want to splash more than necessary this is your chance.
Expect 15 USD shipping for this set due to weight.

1930s Henso, by JA Henckels - 140 USD
Henso was a 1930s-1940s trademark owned by JA Henckels, a German manufacturer of knives, straight and safety razors. This 3-piece beauty came to me with no plating left, quite pitted on the back of the baseplate but with sharp engravings on the handle, no cracks and with solid mechanics.

Originally it had silver plated handle with chromed head, but Chris Evatt has brought it back to life for me and added one full ground layer of bright nickel followed by a tripple layer of silver all over. Very good condition, Wonderful sturdy feel. I have 200+ USD in this razor but sadly the shave does not please me. If you love a 34C shave this one should be right up your alley.

1939-45 Gillette Tech fat handle, made in Canada - 25 USD
The classic triangular hole baseplate, a bit more efficient than the post-war version. Good usergrade+ condition, deserves a polish.

Adjustable pack: 1960 F2 Fatboy and O4 Super-84 Black Beauty - 85 USD
Fatboy in good condition, aligned, 1/4 turn and everything. No issues.
Super-84 in very good condition, aligned, 1/4 turn and everything. No issues. I believe that the short handle version is harder to come by than the long version.

The ‘If you want to try new vintage stuff but cheap’ pack - 20 USD
These are all user grade razors I got along the way in lot buys and such. At least there is a quite nice Merkur OC in there. Emptying the drawer for someone feeling adventurous. Expect 15 USD shipping for this lot due to weight.

Buying more than 1 item may well earn you a discount :)

Gillette Hybrid Tech set - 165 USD
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Canadian Triangular hole Tech - 25 USD
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Northstonehill

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Henso - 140 USD
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Adjustable set - 85 USD
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Try something new but cheap - set - 20 USD
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MyOldKentuckyHome

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Do you know any details about the W German razor with the white tip? I have one that came in a travel kit and would love to know more about it
 

Northstonehill

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1940s Gillette Hybrid Tech full set, unoriginal topcap - SOLD
1939-45 Gillette Tech fat handle - SOLD

Still available
1930s Henso, by JA Henckels - 140 USD
Adjustable pack: 1960 F2 Fatboy and O4 Super-84 Black Beauty - 85 USD
The ‘If you want to try new vintage stuff but cheap’ pack - 20 USD
 

Northstonehill

Contributor
1940s Gillette Hybrid Tech full set, unoriginal topcap - SOLD
1939-45 Gillette Tech fat handle - SOLD
Adjustable pack: 1960 F2 Fatboy and O4 Super-84 Black Beauty - SOLD

Still available
1930s Henso, by JA Henckels - 140 USD
The ‘If you want to try new vintage stuff but cheap’ pack - 20 USD
 
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