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I purchased this without doing much homework...... one day I will learn.

I thought it might be an aluminium handled no58 set

Anyway could somebody advise what I have bought please.


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Ooh, I made and offer on that and quickly retracted it... Last thing I need is a Gillette TTO.

Nice razor, good price :cool:
:) Thanks, i have a bit of buyers regret, it was a snap decision, just hoping it's not got an aluminium handle.

I am hoping this a slightly more aggressive razor than my 1940s Tech
 
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If it is aluminum, you should be able to swap it with someone else's no. 58, since the aluminum version is considerably rarer. Either way, you are still getting a very nice shaver.

Edit: it is more aggressive than any of the techs, but not more than a super speed or rocket... usually.
 
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If it is aluminum, you should be able to swap it with someone else's no. 58, since the aluminum version is considerably rarer. Either way, you are still getting a very nice shaver.
That's really good news and thank you for your advice, how aggressive is this razor, I am currently using a 1940s Tech.
 
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Thank you for your reply.
It's advertised with a chrome case, with a tan interior.
The case is incorrect, since those only came in red cases with a cream and red interior.

As for the shave, they are more aggressive than any tech made, but not signifigantly more than a super speed or rocket, which are considered mild shavers.
 
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The case is incorrect, since those only came in red cases with a cream and red interior.

As for the shave, they are more aggressive than any tech made, but not signifigantly more than a super speed or rocket, which are considered mild shavers.
Thanks again for your help, really looking forward to trying this razor, I have been looking for a slightly more aggressive vintage razor for a while.
 
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I received the razor today, gave it a quick clean and then gave it a go with a Treet Dura Sharp, found the shave to be much more aggressive than the Tech I have been using and ended up with a couple of cuts, need to alter my technique perhaps and try again.

The razor is is nice condition is quite heavy but feels really good, hope I can get used to it.
 
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I tried it again tonight and I just can't take to it, think I will stay with my Tech, it's not perfect but it's near enough. :)
 
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don't give up too soon - keep hold of it for a while and go back to it when your technique has improved.

also, try different blades - i would recommend a Polsilver SI or an Astra. I found Treet blades to be pretty poor generally
 
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don't give up too soon - keep hold of it for a while and go back to it when your technique has improved.

also, try different blades - i would recommend a Polsilver SI or an Astra. I found Treet blades to be pretty poor generally
I would have to agree on all points. Put it up for about three months and then give it another go. If it still doesn't work, wait a year.

Before you do all that, definitely try it with different blades. For me, treets do not work well in most razors, including that one.
 
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I would have to agree on all points. Put it up for about three months and then give it another go. If it still doesn't work, wait a year.

Before you do all that, definitely try it with different blades. For me, treets do not work well in most razors, including that one.
I have decided to stay with my Tech, the 58 is up for sale, it's a lovely piece of kit but too aggressive for me.

Just to keep things interesting I am selling my stock of Treet blades and will be trying different blades one pack at a time.

For now my search for the perfect razor is over, perhaps I will find a blade that works well for me in the Tech, the Treets were 90% there.

Thanks to all for your help and advice.
 
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If you don't mind a suggestion, Astra Superior Platinum, or just Platinum as I understand they've gone through a rebranding. Available from Amazon and elsewhere for about $10 per hundred. Not sure what they sell for as far as £.

They are not as popular in the UK as Polsilver, for some reason. I find both equally decent.

Edit: I'd say 95% of people get along with either, and at least half find one or the other their preferred blade over all others.

In most cases, the blade maketh the razor, and not the other way around. (I know. Mangle an old saying and it will haunt you forever. :))
 
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If you don't mind a suggestion, Astra Superior Platinum, or just Platinum as I understand they've gone through a rebranding. Available from Amazon and elsewhere for about $10 per hundred. Not sure what they sell for as far as £.

They are not as popular in the UK as Polsilver, for some reason. I find both equally decent.

Edit: I'd say 95% of people get along with either, and at least half find one or the other their preferred blade over all others.
Thanks for the heads up :D
 
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