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Razors which broke on you!

Ì had an Edwin Jagger which broke, the thread for the handle snapped off when I went to change blades. I understand this is quite common wwith this razor. Are any other razors subject to similar fates?
 

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Gillette old type handles

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iKon 102 head with SP handle. Threads quit holding. Odd, because the head attaches to other handles, and the handle attaches to other heads. So, the aluminum head is a more likely suspect than the SS handle, but either one could be the perp. Or it could be a conspiracy between them.
 
I have a 1954 Gillette tech where the threaded post corroded and broke. I have made a temporary repair by drilling out the post and setting a 1/16" drill bit using epoxy.

Even though it's supposed to be brass, I'm pretty confident this is a zamac top cap. When I drilled out the post for the repair, the metal flakes were silverish, not golden colored.

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I use mostly vintage razors, I have a modern RazoRock for travel. No issues with anything breaking.

Knock on wood.
 
I have a 1954 Gillette tech where the threaded post corroded and broke. I have made a temporary repair by drilling out the post and setting a 1/16" drill bit using epoxy.

Even though it's supposed to be brass, I'm pretty confident this is a zamac top cap. When I drilled out the post for the repair, the metal flakes were silverish, not golden colored.

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Interesting. I thought that year tech was plated brass. I have several techs from 1960 and earlier and I'm fairly certain they are brass. They seem pretty indestructible.
 
'72 Gillette Superspeed. Something went "doink" in it when I went to open it to put a blade in it and the doors just flopped open, never to close again. I only had it for about 2 years. (this was back in 2009)

I just got a 1978 Superspeed in the mail today to replace the Merkur I got back then.
 
The Fatboy I used as a travel razor for about five years. About a year ago, the adjuster broke. If I can get it cleaned up good, maybe it can be rescued. Probably not. Even those legendary Gillettes have a lifespan.
 
Gillette new long comb broke a tooth and I stopped using it . It appeared a bit bent visually and I wanted to "fix" it - so there !

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Interesting. I thought that year tech was plated brass. I have several techs from 1960 and earlier and I'm fairly certain they are brass. They seem pretty indestructible.

Yeah, that's what I thought too.

That's the main reason I started going for the prewar techs. As far as I know, there's no possibility of zamac with those.
 
I've never had a DE razor break on me...but I'm sure a few can recall times when cartridge razors broke on them. Once, the break was so bad that I finished shaving with the cartridge, and without the handle. :117:
 
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