The no14 tech set is made in England and therefor caries blades instead of lames.Okay, I was just curious. I have some French Techs that I picked up a couple years ago in Paris. The #14 says Made in France on the shipper and Made in England on the razor. The #5 says Made in France but the blade says "Blade" not "Lames", same with the #14. The Tech in front says Made in France. I guess with Gillette it's like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're going to get.
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BeautyTime for an upgrade - this magnificent condition French 1930s Bohin set is inbound from a collector friend.
I have a similar set already but this one is pristine, even with styptic holder and glorius blade bank. The Bohin IMO has a truly magnificent art deco/steampunk design and is a wonderful shaver with a reversable baseplate for dual aggression levels (yup, Rockwell and Karve did not invent this, haha). So now my other set can move on to another interested vintage razor nut.
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I decided to do something I have never done before. I just bought a razor in terrible condition for less than $5. This Y2 Super-Speed (1953) was all black. On some places where the nickel was lost there were green patina spots. I had to put much effort to clean it, but I think it was worth it. The mechanism wasn't smooth at all. Midway you could feel it stuck for a fraction of a second and then it went further before tightening. Now it is all smooth. Gaps are even. A fully functional razor.