07-04-2013, 05:26 PM
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Thanks to a fine member on our forum, I had the chance to try the Cobra Classic, a fine razor by any standard and certainly unique in utility, style and blade choice. One of the very best blade razors I've had the chance to use.

I couldn't help but think that I had perhaps met the Cobra's "parents." Does she resemble Mom or Dad more? Wink

Left: Personna (PAL) Injector, Right: Schick E2

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 07-04-2013, 08:48 PM
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  • Agravic
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Nice photos, Tom. One definitely gets a sense of the Cobra's inspiration and heritage! Smile

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 07-04-2013, 09:46 PM
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Great post, the cobra takes after mom and dad!

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 07-05-2013, 03:04 AM
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  • Frans
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Wow, very nice pictures! I like the Cobra very much!

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 07-05-2013, 05:36 AM
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Nice simple design. I have heard these shave with the best of them but I have yet to try one out.

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 07-05-2013, 06:05 AM
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  • slantman
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Beautiful comparison but I think the Cobra is an orphan.

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 07-05-2013, 06:20 AM
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Very Nice pics of Mom and Dad.

Cobra is not an orphan but, rather a child of the 1990's.

It took the parents a long time to get together and when they finally did the Cobra Classic came about.

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 07-05-2013, 06:32 AM
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The resemblances that stick out to me are the E2 head, the ribbed underbody and the flat, smooth outerbody of the Personna.

The Cobra took these even a step further with its blade and blade retention mechanism.

Here's hoping some gym time turns out a Cobra Classic SS.

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 07-05-2013, 06:36 AM
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(07-05-2013, 06:32 AM)kentclark Wrote: The resemblances that stick out to me are the E2 head, the ribbed underbody and the flat, smooth outerbody of the Personna.

The Cobra took these even a step further with its blade and blade retention mechanism.

Here's hoping some gym time turns out a Cobra Classic SS.

Cobra Classic SS ... that would be insane ... in a good way of course! Biggrin

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 07-05-2013, 06:57 AM
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  • ben74
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Tom, I think you might have nailed the Cobra's lineage or inspiration at least.

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 07-05-2013, 07:12 AM
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(07-05-2013, 06:57 AM)ben74 Wrote: Tom, I think you might have nailed the Cobra's lineage or inspiration at least.

Thank you, Ben.

I should add that the paper packaging insert is present on the Personna injector and is visible in the first picture. It is not part of the razor. And the dark blade in the Personna is simply the packing blade blank. Just in case anyone was wondering.

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 07-05-2013, 04:37 PM
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The Cobra is definitely an awesome razor. I'm finding myself being drawn into single edge/injector razors. Hopefully it isn't as deep of a rabbit hole as brushes, or soaps, or DEs...

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 07-05-2013, 04:49 PM
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(07-05-2013, 04:37 PM)sgtd Wrote: The Cobra is definitely an awesome razor. I'm finding myself being drawn into single edge/injector razors. Hopefully it isn't as deep of a rabbit hole as brushes, or soaps, or DEs...

Overall, a less expensive rabbit hole to find yourself in.

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 07-06-2013, 05:24 AM
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ! Smile

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