05-14-2014, 07:08 PM
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I would be willing to pay for a nice titanium razor. Am I the only one?

Discuss.

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 05-14-2014, 07:23 PM
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  • Lutebro
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I have a titanium wedding ring and it's very light and super strong. I can see how this would be something people would want but am sure if it hasn't been done there has to be a reason Smile

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 05-14-2014, 07:27 PM
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(05-14-2014, 07:23 PM)Lutebro Wrote: I have a titanium wedding ring and it's very light and super strong. I can see how this would be something people would want but am sure if it hasn't been done there has to be a reason Smile

Cost I would assume Smile

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 05-14-2014, 08:41 PM
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It has been done, though not as a de. They also have an Iridium version as well. I'm sure that the wait list isn't long, but I'll bet you would be hard pressed to get one even if you had the money.
http://www.zafirro.com/products/Zafirro-Titanium.html

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 05-15-2014, 05:30 AM
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They make dental bridges out of titanium.

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 05-15-2014, 05:51 AM
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  • vferdman
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(05-14-2014, 08:41 PM)RunWithScissors Wrote: It has been done, though not as a de. They also have an Iridium version as well. I'm sure that the wait list isn't long, but I'll bet you would be hard pressed to get one even if you had the money.
http://www.zafirro.com/products/Zafirro-Titanium.html

Ah! A $100,000 cartridge razor! Just what the world needs. I seriously wonder if this is for real or just a spoof making gentle fun of us crazy wet shavers. Titanium is actually the cheapest offering at only $2,000 (what a bargain!). Gold comes in at $18,000. I noticed that all three models are "out of stock", so don't all break your fingers on the keyboard trying to place your order.

Me, I'll stick to my 1922 Gilette Big Fellow with a New Improved head and some basic stainless steel blades for the next 300 years and still will not come even close to $2,000 mark in shaving expenses.

Thanks for the link. I really enjoyed it.

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 05-15-2014, 05:53 AM
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I'm just wondering: why? Chromium is already very hard (see plating on Gillettes from the 40s on) and nickel or rhodium would be sufficient. Even gold and silver seem to last. Stainless steel or even high-grade aluminum would satisfy any "pot metal" concerns. I don't see any practical reason to need an all titanium razor.

Unless the point is not being practical, like having ostrich boots.


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(05-15-2014, 05:30 AM)slantman Wrote: They make dental bridges out of titanium.

Yeah it seems the only consumer applications for titanium are medical devices such as prosthetic limbs or replacement joints and the like.


- Josh -

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 05-15-2014, 06:54 AM
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I was thinking about how awesome a tungsten carbide head would be. Would keep its shine forever. It's basically a ceramic though...

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 05-15-2014, 07:45 AM
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(05-15-2014, 06:54 AM)Beardbgone Wrote: I was thinking about how awesome a tungsten carbide head would be. Would keep its shine forever. It's basically a ceramic though...

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There's the Darwin razor made of Cobalt steel... I would love one of those, but they cost a fortune

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 05-15-2014, 03:02 PM
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Skip Ti, think of a Bulldog handle cut from some nice W - Tungsten, that is.

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 05-15-2014, 03:48 PM
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I priced out milling one out of Ti,

would be looking at about $500 retail

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 05-15-2014, 05:31 PM
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  • Rob W
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(05-15-2014, 03:02 PM)59Bassman Wrote: Skip Ti, think of a Bulldog handle cut from some nice W - Tungsten, that is.

Would be a heavy razor compared to brass or stainless steel.

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 05-16-2014, 02:28 PM
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(05-15-2014, 07:45 AM)bjorney Wrote:
(05-15-2014, 06:54 AM)Beardbgone Wrote: I was thinking about how awesome a tungsten carbide head would be. Would keep its shine forever. It's basically a ceramic though...

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There's the Darwin razor made of Cobalt steel... I would love one of those, but they cost a fortune

That would be so cool of say Above The Tie to do a limited run of theirs in cobalt

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 05-17-2014, 04:09 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(05-15-2014, 05:51 AM)vferdman Wrote:
(05-14-2014, 08:41 PM)RunWithScissors Wrote: It has been done, though not as a de. They also have an Iridium version as well. I'm sure that the wait list isn't long, but I'll bet you would be hard pressed to get one even if you had the money.
http://www.zafirro.com/products/Zafirro-Titanium.html

Ah! A $100,000 cartridge razor! Just what the world needs. I seriously wonder if this is for real or just a spoof making gentle fun of us crazy wet shavers.

Maybe you did not notice that the blades of the iridium razor are made of sapphire. The replacement cartridges probably do not come in 5-packs.

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 05-17-2014, 06:10 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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Well, there's the titanium anodized razor from here. (Sadly, not in stock)
http://www.maggardrazors.com/product/mag...ety-razor/
[Image: Maggard-Razors-MR18C-Titanium-Anodized-M...50x350.jpg]

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 05-17-2014, 03:45 PM
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(05-15-2014, 03:48 PM)RazoRock_Joe Wrote: I priced out milling one out of Ti,

would be looking at about $500 retail

Where do I sign up?Smile

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 05-17-2014, 06:36 PM
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Seems fairly ridiculous to me, but that's not to say that there may not be a market for something like a Ti DE.

It appears that the current fashion is towards heavier and heavier razors, both heads & handles, though the Ti might just be exotic enough and exclusive enough to turn that trend around somewhat.

Colour me slightly bemused and utterly disinterested. Rolleyes

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