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Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The change in the design of the baseplate was done on all Tech razors regardless of origin sometime in 62 or no later than 63. Go look at tech razors made in 61 and 64 on ebay to see the change. Your English one is 62ish or later and the American one 62ish or earlier. With that said the Pyscho Tech razors were meant to be safe not and are not good performing shavers for that reason. Nice collector pieces for a shave cave but not a daily driver type of razor.
     
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  2. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Thanks, upon closer inspection under the light, with reading glasses i apparently need now, I can see the English psycho is X1.
    1977 it is!

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  3. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Flare Tip (black handle) / Parker Blade [​IMG]

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  4. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, Nov 13th 2021

    Razor: Gillette Regular Flare tip Super speed B2- Mfg 1956, 2nd qtr, Excellent mild razor, I like to shave with a KAI SS DE blade extra wide blade because it gives a nice boost in blade feel or blade exposure. This razor is wonderful with the right blade in use.
    Blade: Kai SS (5) Excellent, sharp & smoooth. The Kai is 4.5/1000 of inch wider per side than a a standard Gillette Astra SP. Good to have a tuck or 2 for those nice mild razors that are not being used that much. I use this blade in my mild razors a lot.
    Soap: Cyril R Salter Indian Sandal wood cream [​IMG] , 6/10 sandalwood scent strength, excellent lather qualities.(misted)
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm Tuxedo knot with black marble handle [​IMG] Excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, nice scrub + excellent lather painter. This brush seems to be perfect for my face feel and always enjoy using it.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Proraso Red sandal wood with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion (balm) + scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BbS + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gillette 1956 SS with a Kai SS blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  5. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Nice razors and how do they differ in the shave they give? The English version appears to be the more efficient of the two.
     
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  6. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    I'll let you know when I give it a spin...

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  7. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    Well I'll say the English psycho is a great shave...though I can't say it was any different than I expected of a tech shave.
    I'll use the US psycho on my next shave, but I'm not really sure I'll notice a discernable difference sadly.
    Might just have to let this one go.

    I can't recall the documentary, it was on for background during school work. It was about book collecting, and the theme from most was collecting is collecting.
    Reason I bring it up was there was a great quote from a well known collector.

    I'm paraphrasing, but it goes like "I don't regret the books I've bought only to discover they're no different than a few I already have. It's the ones I didn't buy, that I regret."

    No regrets, enjoy the pics.
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  8. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    It sounds as if the author knows us better than we know ourselves. :) I keep wondering if and then I buy another I don't need. I'm not really a collector but more or a hoarder of razors, brushes, soaps, creams and aftershave lotions. One thing for certain, I won't run out anytime soon. ;)
     
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  9. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    A 1962 Gillette Slim Aristocrat Adjustable came in the mail today. AA00E750-6EBC-4351-9B66-5D68912CF1EC.jpeg
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.i would say 1962 or newer.
     
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  11. brit

    brit in a box

    fabulous aristocrat set Angelo..:cool:
     
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  12. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much.
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    brit fb tech/french hollow handle

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  14. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

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    brit in a box

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  16. MacDaDad

    MacDaDad Well-Known Member

    Thank You Gary, she's a pretty one. ;)
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    and a fine shaver..;):eatdrink047:
     
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  18. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Fatboy / Polsilver Super Iridium [​IMG]

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  19. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Gillette Super Speed / Kai blade [​IMG]

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  20. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, Nov 20th 2021

    Razor:
    Gillette Fatboy E4- Mfg 1959, 4th qtr, well built razor, I find the Fatboy a good adjustable and like to shave #7 pickups #8.
    Blade: Gillette 7oClock SP(black)(5) sharp & smoooth and usually get 5 great shaves and then toss with this blade.
    Soap: Italian barber Amici, nice mild citrus scent with excellent lather qualities.(misted)
    Brush: Yaqi Atlantis 24mm synthetic, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great scrub, great lather painter, how they got all that stuff in the handle?
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Italian barber Amici [​IMG] with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizer lotion(balm)+ scentless.
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers= [​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gillette Fatboy with a 7 oClock SP blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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