Thanks, i have a bit of buyers regret, it was a snap decision, just hoping it's not got an aluminium handle.Ooh, I made and offer on that and quickly retracted it... Last thing I need is a Gillette TTO.
Nice razor, good price
That's really good news and thank you for your advice, how aggressive is this razor, I am currently using a 1940s Tech.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.
The case is incorrect, since those only came in red cases with a cream and red interior.Thank you for your reply.
It's advertised with a chrome case, with a tan interior.
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.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.
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.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 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.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.
Thanks for the heads upIf 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.