Recognize the Tech?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by SmokeShowing, Aug 13, 2017 at 10:37 AM.

  1. SmokeShowing

    SmokeShowing Well-Known Member

    Just came across this offering on eBay and wondering if anyone can provide additional info on this Tech. Never seen one like this and am thinking this might be a one-off.

    Thanks!

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    Original posting: http://ebay.to/2vviPSN
     
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  2. rreynoso72

    rreynoso72 New Member

    May be someone has the legendary red Tech answer but for me it's a Ballend Tech with a bad paint job. Kind of when you were young and thought that spray painting a chrome bumper with silver spray paint was a good idea

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  3. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    Agreed. It's just a spray painted Tech. And not even a good paint job on the head.
     
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  4. BigMark83

    BigMark83 Well-Known Member

    I agree with the consensus that this a painted tech.
     
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  5. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Yea I'd PASS on that One.


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  6. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    :signs011:

    & :signs011:
     
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  7. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    The ebay seller had good reviews, decent prices, and quite a few sales. Ask them questions: Is it spray paint, cerakote?

    Tom @twhite gave a razor the baked on finish. I think Jim @Jayaruh is the new owner. From what I've heard it's a long lasting, smooth way to cover lost plating. Looking at the sellers photos for this razor either the underlying brass is pitted, or the coating was applied over an improperly prepared surface causing fish eye.
     
  8. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I am a Gillette tech collector, and... unfortunately...I have to agree with the others who have posted. It is a 1946-50 ball end tech with a poor paint job.

    If you are drawn towards interesting techs, try out Delta echo razor works.

    http://deltaechorazors.bigcartel.com/product/gillette-fat-handle-tech-cubano-editiontm
     
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  9. SmokeShowing

    SmokeShowing Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback. Just caught my eye as an oddball Tech.
     
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  10. Stu929

    Stu929 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a paint job.

    I considered doing a redskins paint job on a razor I have and was giving to a hard core football fan I know. If the razor has bad plate loss there is really no harm.

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  11. SmokeShowing

    SmokeShowing Well-Known Member

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  12. '65 G-Slim

    '65 G-Slim Well-Known Member

    I saw that one, too...just a poor paint job.
     
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  13. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    You're welcome. Here a my Delta echo razor techs:

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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That is correct. I am the lucky new owner. It is an Old Type. He replaced the cracked barrel with carbon fiber.
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  15. rreynoso72

    rreynoso72 New Member

    Agree, the Delta Echo works are dedicated time consuming restorations with quality results. This Tech is just a lazy approach.

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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 Well-Known Member

    Either way, paint or ceracote, it was applied too close or too much pressure on an air brush or spray can.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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