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To Tech, Or Not To Tech.....How Do The Best Techs Stack Up?

So I have 2 shaves in with a new-to-me post-war fat handle Tech. I have had a pre-war Tech for some time now. Right now I prefer the pre-war Tech. To me it shaves closer with less effort. The post-war is probably smoother, but I am struggling to find the angle for BBS on it. It seems to have a very narrow window of effective cutting angle. Granted I'm only 2 shaves in. I'll hold onto it a little longer, but if I don't get the angle after awhile I'll BST it.
 
I love my new Tech SOTD
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Brush: olive wood Shavemac 20/44 Silvertip 2-Band
Soap: Canada
Razor: BRG palladium plated Gillette Fat Handled Flat Bottom Tech
Blade: King C. Gillette (9)
ASL: Clubman VIBR

A superb shave. :biggrin:
I'm in love with my shiny new 1940s Tech. :001_wub:


Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
 
So I caved and ended up buying a ball end Tech thanks to this thread. Now I've got two razors in the armory, the ball end and the Super Blue.

What's the recommendation on pairing blades with these razors? Should the sharper blades be paired with the lighter razor or the heavier one? The head geometry is essentially the same so the differentiators would be the weight and the feedback from the razor. Feedback from the ball end Tech is more muted due to its greater mass vs the Super Blue.
 
So I caved and ended up buying a ball end Tech thanks to this thread. Now I've got two razors in the armory, the ball end and the Super Blue.

What's the recommendation on pairing blades with these razors? Should the sharper blades be paired with the lighter razor or the heavier one? The head geometry is essentially the same so the differentiators would be the weight and the feedback from the razor. Feedback from the ball end Tech is more muted due to its greater mass vs the Super Blue.
I really like GSBs and Gillette platinum blades with the ball end tech
 
So I caved and ended up buying a ball end Tech thanks to this thread. Now I've got two razors in the armory, the ball end and the Super Blue.

What's the recommendation on pairing blades with these razors? Should the sharper blades be paired with the lighter razor or the heavier one? The head geometry is essentially the same so the differentiators would be the weight and the feedback from the razor. Feedback from the ball end Tech is more muted due to its greater mass vs the Super Blue.
I use Feather, Kai and Perma-Sharp blades in all of my Techs. :)
 
I am a modern razor guy. I love to look at vintage but I prefer to shave with something new.

It’s David’s love for and raving about Techs that took me to the vintage side finally! I am in the process of acquiring a gold prewar with black plastic handle and a post war fat handle in gold.

I cannot wait to seal the deal and have them in my hands. Too curious to finally know what a Tech shaves like.

Best,

Guido
 
I am a modern razor guy. I love to look at vintage but I prefer to shave with something new.

It’s David’s love for and raving about Techs that took me to the vintage side finally! I am in the process of acquiring a gold prewar with black plastic handle and a post war fat handle in gold.

I cannot wait to seal the deal and have them in my hands. Too curious to finally know what a Tech shaves like.

Best,

Guido
The Pre-War Tech is a very special razor. I love shaving with mine. :)
 
You'll skin question why you've wasted so much money on modern razors... and realize you can spend more on unobtainium vintage!
Tell me about it. The vendor has sooo many shiny objects - I wanted to buy them all!! Luckily for me I have a better part of me (aka the mrs) that keepa me firmly in check. When announcing I bought two razors, she simply quoted me “no dear, this R41 is the last one. I have all I need.” I just did this: 😇😊 and repeated my statement 😅.

Hugh (Heffner) was so right when he said that “the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys” 😋

Best,

Guido
 
I just found this thread but thanks to Cal, I have a British Flat Bottom Tech on the way. It appears to be in good condition but I'll probably send it to Back Roads Gold when they get back up and running.

A question, if you don't mind.... My only other DE shave since I was a teen was back in February with a Lupo Aluminum. Does anyone on this thread have experience with both? I realize, I'll know for myself in a week or two but I'm curious. The Lupo shave was less that stellar but I was brand new to wet shaving and was using an Astra Platinum green. Perhaps not the best combination.

I have some Personna Lab blues here, will have some King C Gillette blades by Tuesday and some Wizamet Iridium blades by Tuesday as well. The razor itself isn't due here until August 10th.

What can I expect, do you think. As some of you know, I've using an AC single edge razor exclusively since Feb. 18th, so the Tech is going to be a new adventure for me. My beard is rough enough so I can only get 6 shaves out of any AC blade... and that's with just two blade types. The others were toast in three. I'm trying to quantify my whiskers and how the FB Tech will handle them.

I know it's speculation but I'd like to hear your best guesses. I won't hold anyone to their guess.
 
In my Tech I like: Feather, Gillette Super Nacet, Gillette Nacet, Shark, in that order. There are some others that I like okay, but these are my favorites. Try these in your FB Tech.
 
Tell me about it. The vendor has sooo many shiny objects - I wanted to buy them all!! Luckily for me I have a better part of me (aka the mrs) that keepa me firmly in check. When announcing I bought two razors, she simply quoted me “no dear, this R41 is the last one. I have all I need.” I just did this: 😇😊 and repeated my statement 😅.

Hugh (Heffner) was so right when he said that “the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys” 😋

Best,

Guido
And today I finalised my journey. I found an English Flat Bottom with case very close by, so got in the car and immediately got the razor. All cleaned and sanitised she is ready for tomorrow’s shave. I am using the Shark blade I have used this last week - see where it will take me, but KCG and Titan are on standby.

Best,

Guido
 
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