Gillette tech

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by VintageModMan, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. VintageModMan

    VintageModMan Active Member

    So last night. My wife was curious about the gillette tech razor I had received in the mail. She wanted to know how it was any different from a normal razor that we buy replaceable heads for at the store. So I offered to shave for her so she could watch. I had her at the first pass on my face through some really thick hair. It cut it clean off. Needless to say I have a convert she was amazed. She couldn't believe that people ever switched from that kind razor. Haha.

    Who gets to buy more <-----this guy

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  2. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    My wife has been using a Fat Handle Tech for a couple years now. Had hers replated so it looks new.

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  3. mikewood

    mikewood Well-Known Member

    You know, ladies often have to try several different razors before they get the perfect fit. Some prefer three piece while others TTO razors. It would be a shame if she didn't get to sample quite a few before selecting one.

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  4. VintageModMan

    VintageModMan Active Member

    My point....(to the bay it is) haha. I'm sure I'll pick up some more so that she has options.

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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    That's cool. You have a smart wife.
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  6. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    That right there is what I call a win win. Bully!!!
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  7. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    A tech is my daily driver too... Great shaver.

    Congrats on getting the wife interested... Just watch out when she appropriates her favorites.
  8. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    If I tell my wife the history behind my razors, she gets interested in it and she's usually okay with my purchase after that. Of course I also have to offer it to her to try out.

    Whatever work!
  9. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Tech = Gateway drug!
    I have more Gillette Techs than any other style razor. Some of them are fantastic shavers. Keep up the good work OP!
  10. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Ive been trying to get my wife turned on to wet shaving for about a year now but she says my razor is scary and that she loves her pink disposables.
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  11. FranklinFurter

    FranklinFurter Well-Known Member

    Oh...I also received a Gillette Tech in the mail Wednesday (1957 year). Wow, it is my first vintage razor purchase, and it is quite a bit smaller than what I expected. That's okay. It is about the exact size of my Merkur 42C (1904) and also about the same weight. I have disinfected, cleaned and polished it but haven't shaved with it yet. The underside of the top plate is unplated brass, but it now shines after a Wright's metal polish. The Gillette logo is just visible on the top plate. Will put in a Silver Blue and take it for a spin in the next few days. I've heard it is a mild razor. That works very well for me when coupled with a sharp blade.
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  12. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    The stock handles are problematic for my hands and I end up using a bulldog handle on all of my razors. A little bit of weight and grip seems to help in my opinion. Enjoy.
  13. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I have a 1957 Gillette Tech and it's a wonderful shaver. Mild it is, but very nice and comfortable shaves. Be sure to post up your results.
  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    i like all my techs with astra sp or gsb blades.awesome no drama shaves.
  15. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    Well done, pard! Vintage razors are definitely the way to go, at least for me.
  16. Legend In My Spare Time

    Legend In My Spare Time Well-Known Member

    The Tech was my first vintage DE and I absolutely love them. Perfectly mild and very efficient. In fact, the Fat Handled, Pre-War Gillette Tech (Triangular Holes) is the only one I exclusively use anymore. I've PIFed all my other DE's except for this one. I do have another Pre-War Tech as a backup, but I have found the perfect razor for my face. You can't beat the Tech. :)

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