Curious, how did you pinpoint it to 1958-59 exactly?Just like my 1958-9 English aluminium handle Tech
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At a blade gap of around .26", a beautifully smooth yet efficient shaver, loves a keen blade but will happily accept almost all I've run through her.
I would highly recommend this @sten
Get the baseplates with the flat end cap which will be brass, like this. The aluminium handled examples will look identical to this.
The English aluminium swirl handled ones like mine come in at around 32 gms, and are very common on the English bay. Excellent examples can be picked up, with shipping to the CONUS, for around $45-50.
Here's a very clean example for £19.99 or $26.17 at latest exchange rates.
Vintage Gillette Tech Safety Razor | eBay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195224361105?hash=item2d74475891:g:xu4AAOSwn21i1Fi6&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA4Hp8sPDZu9Gb%2FsmCwJaoCjSX2YJX85eWkJSD%2BGcdUMKC9XEyoimaF4u%2FNfA0XG%2BjVAo4%2B1wmHkZv9zd8shmVGBpBFYHg7E%2BTfDN86sT6a2cX6GM2CWdFSjCd%2F1i1vixugqFm2O9eB0V%2F%2Fbrp7WSRSeAo38AjTeFqbsVyXq%2BV3G3ycF%2BZLgd%2BuWN3ujiHvx62h24kEDyZgt8QzTGdl9ElGaz1WI3ifNPUAx%2FYnNuKnqvCOAmBRfLBNL1FZ5uEOL%2Fp99rfaewJbZD87loR9OY33fHDBhRXjYMt7u7oR15yyumr%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR9bRvPWqYg
Very often they come in shaving sets. Check these carefully, for there is often pure gold inside!
A timeless classic vintage, highly loved here and their resale value in the US will appreciate. Effortless efficient daily drivers. Just the sweetest shavers.
It is of the engraved non-diamond Gillette logo type which seems unique to English made Techs. Here is a different view of itCurious, how did you pinpoint it to 1958-59 exactly?
Nothing definitive in that thread.It is of the engraved non-diamond Gillette logo type which seems unique to English made Techs. Here is a different view of it
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Now I would very broadly date it to 1958-62, but the top cap styling is quite uncommon and I have only seen a couple of examples. Here is the thread giving the broader dating
Info on an English tech? - https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/info-on-an-english-tech.493055/
I suspect this style of logo is from a very short time frame, and I would date it from the late 50's to 1960 at the latest.
I have never seen the style documented or officially dated in any source however.
Whatever its date, it is one of the most efficent Techs I have.
Exactly what I was going to say. The Lupo .58 is my ’go to’ lately. It’s one of the few razors that gets under and around my nose without missing a hair due to its unique head design. The .72 also works but it’s too aggressive for my skin. I hope Razorock comes out with an OC .58. The Tatara Masamune (both OC and CC) works well too.Razorock Lupo 0.58. The design specifically addresses the problem with stubble right under the nostrils in a way that none of the others does.
Take a look at a photo of it and you will see what I mean.
I just can’t get under my nose efficiently with the Henson. I tried but it doesn’t work for me.Henson ++ it is a bit more aggressive than the + but still mild and the design makes the face of the razor stay on plane so you aren’t scraping the skin. Also that relatively large platform pairs well with a slick cream like Jack Black or even Cremo, you get maximum glide. The Henson is pure genius IMO. The other recommendations above require much more precision in your shaving angle than the Henson, which requires almost none.
That’s interesting because I was worried about that myself and with other razors I always had a disposable to do right under the nostrils but the Henson gets right under there with no issue. I guess everyone is different when it comes to under the nose.I just can’t get under my nose efficiently with the Henson. I tried but it doesn’t work for me.