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The Tech Clone Wars

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Here are my last two shaves, one Post-war and one Pre-war, with the "real thing":

Shave 20200103 (Post-war):

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Prep: Splashed water on face
Pre-shave: Cremo
Brush: TurnNShave 25mm Boss Synthetic, Chess handle
Soap: Pre de Provence No. 63
Bowl: Timeless Blue
Razor: Gillette Post-war Fat Handle Tech (Canada)
Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium (1)
Post-shave: Crystal Alum Stick, Dickinson's Hydrating Toner
Aftershave Balm: Duke Cannon Ice Cold
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Vanilla

WTG, ATG with some XTG touch-up and buffing.

DFS++ with one weeper, no nicks, cuts, or irritation.

9++/10

Continuing my 2020 Resolution to stop chasing BBS!

Canadian Post-war Fat Handle Tech + Wizamet Super Iridium + Pre de Provence No. 63 = a fantastic Damn Fine Shave. So comfortable and relaxed.

Love it!

Shave 20200104 (Pre-war):


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Prep: Splashed water on face
Pre-shave: Cremo
Brush: TurnNShave 25mm Boss Synthetic, Chess handle
Soap: Pre de Provence No. 63
Bowl: Timeless Blue
Razor: Gillette Pre-war Fat Handle Tech (Canada)
Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium (2)
Post-shave: Crystal Alum Stick, Dickinson's Hydrating Toner
Aftershave Balm: Duke Cannon Ice Cold
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Vanilla

WTG, ATG with some XTG touch-up and buffing.

BBS (wife approved) with one small weeper under my nose (my fault - depth perception was a bit off without my glasses ;)), zero nicks, cuts, or irritation.

Continuing my 2020 Resolution to stop chasing BBS!

Canadian Pre-war Fat Handle Tech + Wizamet Super Iridium + Pre de Provence No. 63 = a BBS without trying. Comfortable, relaxed, smooth. The Pre-war Fat Handle Tech and the Post-war Fat Handle Tech are both absolute joys to use. This is no stress shaving!

Differences? To my face, the Pre-war seems to be a bit more efficient. The Pre-war also seems to provide a bit more audible feedback (not surprising since the Post-war clamps/supports the blade slightly better).

Love to shave with both of these razors and both deliver excellent shaves.


Without any qualifications, I could live with either of these razors as my only one and be very happy.

To date, none of the Clones I've shaved with have approached this level of satisfaction.

@ShavingJunkie - Thank you for the run down of the various Baili "Tech Clone" style heads. I plan more experementation with the 171/172/176 style head to see if I can wring more performance out of that style of Clone.

As always, these are my opinions and YMMV. :)
 
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