Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by brit, Dec 10, 2018.
i think most of us are..
I love the 59 and also own a Wee Scot. I have a Chubby 1 in Best on the Christmas list...we’ll see. I have 16 brushes in rotation...LOL. The tech is quite nice and I have a NOS 53 Canadian Tech still in the box and a 66 Travel Tech. Love them...next SOTD we’ll start at the beginning with one of the Single Rings...Thanks for starting the thread!
i had an nos boxed canadian tech i passed on to my brother when he started using double edge razors. i still have my nos 53 y-4 canadian military tech set.well was nos, i used it once..looking forward to seeing your set ups.. thank you for posting..
Mine is a Y4 too...here is my minty Tech...a grand total of $5.50...on the Bay...Blades are still in plastic...This was the “ground zero” razor that led to the next 28 vintage Gillettes LOL.
very cool razor. do you use it?
Not yet...I look at it a lot but I haven’t used it yet. I have 37 razors in rotation and it was my first vintage Gillette at an insanely cheap price. Some day...
i used mine on remembrance day i think..will use it from time to time..i am at 34 in rotation, some more than others ,plus around 8 that are used rarely if once only, displays or doubles.
Besides the NOS Tech I have a 59 Fatboy that is a mint, cased example that I have not used yet but I have a 60 Fatboy that was procured for me by a friend down in Texas...it is also in very clean condition. I will use the Tech at some point.
Very nice. I will go check that thread out...
Not sure if this counts, but an 85 model black beauty.
If they don't produce the razor anymore it qualifies. A Gillette Sterling would get you thrown out of the thread.
absolutely counts, nice set up,
16/12/18--46-50 gold tech..
Could you send me the link to that thread please?
Thank you Sir!
Today's shave set at 5. Still an aggressive shaver, feel is like a 47/48 - 53 Aristocrat but that is where the similarity ends. Quality of the shave is not the same more akin I would say to something like a 60s style super speed or 58 TV Special.
what is your vintage razor of the year?
Today's shave set at 1. If I had to compare it to another Gillette somewhere between a 50s flare tip and blue tip. It is not as mild as a blue tip or aggressive as a 50s flare tip on this setting. I'd like to say it is more aggressive than a Tech of the same time period at a 1 setting but it has been awhile since I used one. This gave me some irritation under the nose on the ATG pass on the 1 setting something that a Tech doesn't do so that is my basis for saying that.
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