11-17-2013, 12:38 PM
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  • slr31
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After 12 shaves using a single Feather Pro Guard, I think I am beginning to understand why this razor gets the praise it does.Cool

I previously owned one months ago but for a very short time. Used it for 4 shaves and sold it off as I didn't like the handle - felt too uncomfortable. Realizing I didn't give it a fair chance, wanted to try again and was lucky to pick up the one Toby had on BST recently.

The razor has that distinctive look and feel and you know you are holding a very special equipment in your hand. It came with the Feather Pro blades but I used a Feather Pro Guard blade, I had from before. During the first few shaves, I had the same issue regarding the handle. It felt uncomfortable, especially when shaving across on the opposite cheek. I figured holding the razor with all my finger tips as opposed to clutching it in my palm worked better. Lightbulb

Now after 12 shaves, the grip does not seem to be an issue any more and the shaves are so comfortable, close and quick. Something about these thick blades that gives more confidence of a nick free shave. So lesson for me is to give the Cobra a handful of shaves before deciding if it is not for you. So far I am enjoying it. It will be visiting a friend soon and I am quite certain he is going to love it. Tongue

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 11-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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  • Triad
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Glad your enjoying it. Its nice to find a razor that works well for you!!

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 11-17-2013, 02:05 PM
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  • Agravic
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Welcome to the Cobra Club! Biggrin

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 11-17-2013, 02:13 PM
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I find it best to choke up on my grip with the Cobra. I also prefer the Kai Mild blade in it. Bullgoose now stocks them at a good price.

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 11-17-2013, 02:43 PM
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  • Hanzo
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  • Oakland, California
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My grip is just my fingertips on the handle sides. For me its most comfortable and prevents bearing down with the razor.

I think the Cobra will become even more special after the C2 and Huntlee come out and production of the CC stops. Even though the new razors will probably be good replacements, some will still prefer or be curious about the original Cobra Classic and I think its going to be expensive and a pain to then get ones hand on one. All its going to take is one desperate person to pay $350 for " the original CC with box and the old handle script" and then all will have to pay. It might actually be prudent for Cobra fans to make sure they have 2 CC's now.

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 11-18-2013, 11:29 AM
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Excellent to hear. I've been intrigued by this razor and have literally just placed an order. Can't wait to get my hands on this.

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 11-18-2013, 02:00 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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(11-17-2013, 02:43 PM)Hanzo Wrote: My grip is just my fingertips on the handle sides. For me its most comfortable and prevents bearing down with the razor.

I think the Cobra will become even more special after the C2 and Huntlee come out and production of the CC stops. Even though the new razors will probably be good replacements, some will still prefer or be curious about the original Cobra Classic and I think its going to be expensive and a pain to then get ones hand on one. All its going to take is one desperate person to pay $350 for " the original CC with box and the old handle script" and then all will have to pay. It might actually be prudent for Cobra fans to make sure they have 2 CC's now.

No need to pay double, they are back in stock!

See HERE.

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 11-18-2013, 03:52 PM
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  • slantman
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(11-18-2013, 02:00 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(11-17-2013, 02:43 PM)Hanzo Wrote: My grip is just my fingertips on the handle sides. For me its most comfortable and prevents bearing down with the razor.

I think the Cobra will become even more special after the C2 and Huntlee come out and production of the CC stops. Even though the new razors will probably be good replacements, some will still prefer or be curious about the original Cobra Classic and I think its going to be expensive and a pain to then get ones hand on one. All its going to take is one desperate person to pay $350 for " the original CC with box and the old handle script" and then all will have to pay. It might actually be prudent for Cobra fans to make sure they have 2 CC's now.

No need to pay double, they are back in stock!

See HERE.

I thought Classic was changing the styling but the new stock looks the same?

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 11-18-2013, 03:54 PM
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  • ben74
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(11-18-2013, 03:52 PM)slantman Wrote:
(11-18-2013, 02:00 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(11-17-2013, 02:43 PM)Hanzo Wrote: My grip is just my fingertips on the handle sides. For me its most comfortable and prevents bearing down with the razor.

I think the Cobra will become even more special after the C2 and Huntlee come out and production of the CC stops. Even though the new razors will probably be good replacements, some will still prefer or be curious about the original Cobra Classic and I think its going to be expensive and a pain to then get ones hand on one. All its going to take is one desperate person to pay $350 for " the original CC with box and the old handle script" and then all will have to pay. It might actually be prudent for Cobra fans to make sure they have 2 CC's now.

No need to pay double, they are back in stock!

See HERE.

I thought Classic was changing the styling but the new stock looks the same?

No changes (apart from the script at the base some time ago).

The Cobra 2 will feature augmentation...

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 11-18-2013, 08:46 PM
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(11-18-2013, 11:29 AM)Optometrist Wrote: Excellent to hear. I've been intrigued by this razor and have literally just placed an order. Can't wait to get my hands on this.

* Wow, David! You, too, my friend! I hope you enjoy the razor! Biggrin

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 11-18-2013, 10:38 PM
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I think I have to get one of these. I hear they're scary aggressive though, is that true? Do you shave with them in the same way you'd use a double edge safety, same angle and such? Or do you need a past with a straight edge to be successful with this thing? After the second to last post, I just realized they are in stock again and weren't when i checked about a week ago so maybe xmas will come early for me....

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 11-18-2013, 11:21 PM
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  • ben74
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No not crazy aggressive, just a lighter and ever so slightly different approach required...

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 11-18-2013, 11:24 PM
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  • dcc
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Roopesh,enjoy the razor Smile Cobra looks fantastic! Biggrin

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 11-19-2013, 07:02 AM
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(11-18-2013, 02:00 PM)ben74 Wrote: No need to pay double, they are back in stock!

See HERE.

sigh. A new Cobra is on its way to me now, thanks to the fine enablers here. And I just finished telling the missus that I was done acquiring things until xmas...

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 11-19-2013, 07:05 AM
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  • Agravic
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(11-19-2013, 07:02 AM)FlyingCostello Wrote:
(11-18-2013, 02:00 PM)ben74 Wrote: No need to pay double, they are back in stock!

See HERE.

sigh. A new Cobra is on its way to me now, thanks to the fine enablers here. And I just finished telling the missus that I was done acquiring things until xmas...

I have learned not to make such bold statements to my wife ... Biggrin

Congratulations to all who have joined the Cobra Club!

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 11-19-2013, 07:12 AM
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  • ben74
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(11-19-2013, 07:02 AM)FlyingCostello Wrote:
(11-18-2013, 02:00 PM)ben74 Wrote: No need to pay double, they are back in stock!

See HERE.

sigh. A new Cobra is on its way to me now, thanks to the fine enablers here. And I just finished telling the missus that I was done acquiring things until xmas...

Congratulations to the latest Cobra convert ! Biggrin Enjoy Ryan !

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 11-19-2013, 07:15 AM
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Must Control Myself!! Very Very Tempting!!!

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 11-19-2013, 07:15 AM
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It's an aggressive razor but fairly intuitive to shave with. I find it far more comfortable than an R41, for example.
(11-18-2013, 10:38 PM)reggiehogarth Wrote: I think I have to get one of these. I hear they're scary aggressive though, is that true? Do you shave with them in the same way you'd use a double edge safety, same angle and such? Or do you need a past with a straight edge to be successful with this thing? After the second to last post, I just realized they are in stock again and weren't when i checked about a week ago so maybe xmas will come early for me....

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 11-20-2013, 05:34 AM
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Caved and bought one!!! Can't wait!!

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 11-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Be careful with it... I cut myself worse with it than any other razor so far... didn't care for it, don't like to have to be that carefulBlush

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