02-14-2014, 04:29 PM
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I recently contributed to the over pricing of vintage razors with my purchase of 3 (!) Gillette Fat Handle Techs via ebay. I only wanted to get one, but after getting sniped on at least 3 other auctions, I set a higher maximum price and ended up buying all three.

The first arrived yesterday and I've used it twice today!

First was the morning face shave.

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This afternoon was a head shave.

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I know the Tech is not an "aggressive" razor, but this pre-war Fat Handle is a touch more sensitive to blade angle than my Ball End Tech or my Merkur HD and gave me a couple of tiny nips on my face this morning, but absolutely none on my scalp this afternoon.

I like it. A lot. Glad I have 2 more arriving next week! Smile

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 02-14-2014, 06:57 PM
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  • taco8slo
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Very nice razors, it is nice to have extras that you can gift to friends or family members, or use them for travel or backups. Congratulations.

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 02-14-2014, 07:03 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Yours is the US model?

Can't criticise the Fat Handle Tech! I used my British one this morning, armed with a Gillette Platinum. Cool as.

3 passes and I am smoooooth...

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 02-14-2014, 07:04 PM
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@Shaun Yes it is the US model.

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 02-14-2014, 07:16 PM
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Three classics, congratulations!

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 02-14-2014, 08:21 PM
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Congratulations on the shaves! Smile

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 02-14-2014, 08:25 PM
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  • Coyote
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All right!!!!

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 03-18-2014, 10:01 AM
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I think that the Gillette Tech's are some great little shavers....Congrats on scoring 3....here is the only fat handle tech that I have.....It's a 1940's that is in really nice condition....

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 03-18-2014, 12:27 PM
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I'm not really into vintage but this is a razor I probably would enjoy owning. Very nice.

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 03-18-2014, 03:19 PM
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  • Shaun
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I have about 7. I clean them and pass them on the friends as an encouragement away from disposable plastic. I am appalled at the volume of plastic waste that goes into landfill. In any case, a good shave is to be had with the Fat Handle (and Slim Handle Tech). No-one I have given an antique razor to has anything other than to say how much they like shaving with them. A good Fat Handle Tech, a good blade, brush and soap...a nice splash or balm...what else do you really need? Yes, I have many items I don't need, but I do like to rescue beautiful objects that the world has abandoned and breathe new life into them. There is far too much waste.

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 03-19-2014, 04:09 AM
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I'm back down to 2 Techs now. Of the fat handles, I sold 1, PIF'd 1 and kept 1 for myself. I purchased a NOS Ball-End Tech and have yet to shave with it. I've been using the remaining pre-war Tech exclusively for head shaving since my original post here and it does a fantastic job for that. I used it last weekend for a face shave and I expect my technique is getting better because I got a CCS with 2 passes and thought to myself that I think it would difficult to cut myself with this mild razor.

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