Razorock sells a DE1 and a Teck II, very similar razors with different handles.Oh,This may be my mistake.
But,also Connaught says,this is "DE2" RazoRock Safety Razors - https://connaughtshaving.com/rrrazors.html
I have the same razor (1952 IIRC) and it is excellent. Didn’t pay more than $10 for it earlier this summer at an antique shop and it is in great shape.I have been lurking here for a while, and kind of agree with someone who posted earlier that with all the used Tech razors so plentiful, and inexpensive, why buy a clone?
My first Gillette was a new old stock Travel, which in spite of the short handle gave a good shave. Good enough that I figured it would be even better with a full length handle, and I found a nice example on Ebay for a whopping $10.00 including the original box. When it arrived I gave it a quick cleaning with Dawn detergent, and was thrilled to find a perfect chrome finish with zero scratches or corrosion.
My Tech has parallel slots and no date codes indicating it was built between 1947 & 1950. The original owner probably used it for a short time, put it back in the box and forgot about it.
This morning I loaded a Gillette 7 o'clock blade from India that came in a sample package, and did my first shave with the new Tech, which shaved as well as any other razor or blade combination I have used.
The Tech has a nice weight, neither too light or too heavy, a handle that doesn't slip in wet hands, and a head small enough to easily maneuver under the nose. Overall what more do you need in a razor or blade?
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Black Tiger is currently in stock at Burlington Coat Factory also. It’s branded under a different name but it’s definitely the “Black Tiger”BTW the Black Tiger discussed in the first half of the thread, appears to be the same razor as the Roman Empire Shaving Augustus, both may be made by QShave:
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For fun thats why lol. I proly prefer the triangle slot but I really like both. And the fat handle is just perfect to me.For those who think all the good deals on vintage Gillette Tech, and other razors are gone, have a look at my latest accusation, which just arrived in the mail today.
Having recently picked up an almost mint Tech in the original box off Ebay and really liking it, I wondered how I would like the same razor with a fat handle. I guess I lucked out again finding a nice gold plated fat handle Tech with very good plating on an Ebay make offer listing. It ended up costing me $7.00 plus a little shipping.
A little brushing with Dawn soap and the gold plating really sparkled. Like my other Tech, this was from the post war 40s with oval slots and no date codes.
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In a parallel universe, an alternate version of dcuttler submitted a post in the "Gillette Tech Mecca" thread, bragging about the new Baili he scored for $10 with free shipping and free, no questions asked, returns.with deals like this why spend money on a clone?