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#1
Hello gentlemen !

I dont know if this have been already discussed here  , but I stopped by an Art of Shaving store today in SLC , and talked to its manager , who have become a good friend of mine.He told me that Art of Shaving (Gillette) is going to launch very soon new safety razors , starting with a model based on the 1938 Gillette Tech , like this one here :

[Image: 1938-1941%20Tech%20beschriftet%20Logo_zpsrekwmq21.jpg]

Seems that it should have been launched last November , but due to logistic problems , it will be launched in 2016 (by the first quarter).

The first 5.000 units will be numbered and have a price around 75 dollars.The rest of the units will have a price of 55 dollars.

Of course  , I asked him more questions :

I asked him if these razors will be only chromed plated , and he said yes , only chromed plated , not golden.

I asked him about other models , like the butterfly ones (Fatboy , Super Speed , Aristocrats etc) and he told me that he heard that some prototipes were made , but so far only 3 pieces safety razors will be launched (Tech style).

I asked him if these razors will be made in USA , but he told me that , due to its price , he doubt it.Maybe in India ? Thats my idea.

Also if Art of Shaving will be launching products in Europe , and he said thats the plan , but they have been discussing this since 2014 , and theyre only available in UK so far.Maybe by the end of 2016 will be launching them in the rest of Europe.

Who knows if we are going to see brand new made Gillette Fatboys , Slim , Rocket , etc soon ? I have my fingers crossed right now !

If I get more updates about this , I will let you guys know , or if you have more info about it , please , share it with us.
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San Diego, Cal., USA
(This post was last modified: 12-18-2015, 09:42 PM by Freddy.)
Interesting, Teiste. To be honest, $55.00 seems too much for a Tech made in India. Will they be date coded? I'll stick with vintage unless there is a compelling reason not to.

Thanks for the update. Happy2
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#3
Good news I think. Interesting for sure.

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#4
Very interesting I guess we'll have to wait and see how they shave once in production
#5

Member
Seattle
I have heard the same thing, but did not know it was finalized. I am "friends" with a guy at the store near me who has been telling me for months about this. He mentioned it would be released in time for Christmas. I look forward to seeing what it might be. Does anyone have pictures?
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#6

Member
Austin, TX
I am interested as well. I do wish they would consider a reissue of the adjustables as that would be very cool. Thanks much for the info Teiste
Kevin
#7
I specifically asked at my local Art of Shaving and they looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language. Glad to hear your area is better informed.
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Chazz Reinhold HOF
That would definitely be an interesting endeavor on a classic design. Thanks for the information.
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Omaha, NE
(12-18-2015, 09:41 PM)Freddy Wrote: Interesting, Teiste.  To be honest, $55.00 seems too much for a Tech made in India.  Will they be date coded?  I'll stick with vintage unless there is a compelling reason not to.  

Thanks for the update. Happy2

I'm with you. I would rather buy old then something new that is made over seas when it comes to a tech or anything else they have in mind. Something about seeing that made in the U.S.A that I kind of like and really miss when it comes to today's merchandise.
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(12-19-2015, 03:19 AM)Vilhauer Wrote:
(12-18-2015, 09:41 PM)Freddy Wrote: Interesting, Teiste.  To be honest, $55.00 seems too much for a Tech made in India.  Will they be date coded?  I'll stick with vintage unless there is a compelling reason not to.  

Thanks for the update. Happy2

I'm with you. I would rather buy old then something new that is made over seas when it comes to a tech or anything else they have in mind. Something about seeing that made in the U.S.A that I kind of like and really miss when it comes to today's merchandise.

Weren't Techs made in the US, England, Canada and Brazil?


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