06-03-2014, 03:52 PM
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Classic Shaving announced their new, improved Cobra razor - the "King Cobra" - today. It's a nice-looking razor that appears (in pics, anyway) to be a higher-quality item than the original "Cobra". I think it's quite pricey at $240. You can check it out here:

http://www.classicshaving.com/the-ki...39-ba09c72cc0-
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They also announced that more regular Cobras will be available soon.

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 06-04-2014, 07:06 AM
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  • Balj86
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I can't justify paying that much when I have the classic. I waiting for the Huntlee instead.

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 06-04-2014, 08:05 AM
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You have a good preview of the King Cobra here:

http://shavenook.com/thread-the-king-cob...ic-preview

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 06-04-2014, 01:54 PM
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I am going to stick with my Classic until there are more reviews. That is a big chunk of change.

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 06-04-2014, 03:08 PM
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I purchased one this morning and they sold out fast! The Cobra Classic is the best performing razor I have tried to date, but I always thought the handle was a little small.

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 06-04-2014, 07:20 PM
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I think it is way overpriced, don't find a way to justify 240 USD for a razor.

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 06-04-2014, 08:51 PM
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  • Lando
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Frankly, I find it ugly.

The original Cobra Classic is truly a classic in terms of design IMO. I would order one if they were not cast in zamak.

I'll check out the Huntlee when it gets here. Stainless, baby

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 06-05-2014, 05:04 AM
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Quote:The original Cobra Classic is truly a classic in terms of design IMO. I would order one if they were not cast in zamak.

I thought the Cobra Classic was nickel plated brass. It certainly has a heavy, solid feel. Can anyone confirm its metal?

eric.

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 06-05-2014, 05:31 AM
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  • Agravic
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(06-05-2014, 05:04 AM)glassmtn Wrote:
Quote:The original Cobra Classic is truly a classic in terms of design IMO. I would order one if they were not cast in zamak.

I thought the Cobra Classic was nickel plated brass. It certainly has a heavy, solid feel. Can anyone confirm its metal?

eric.

The Cobra Classic is made from brass, and is plated with nickel.

No Zamak.

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 06-05-2014, 05:42 AM
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Since I have owned two Cobra Classics my biggest complaint was not the shave but the loading and unloading of the blade. This still has not been addressed. I am confident that when the anticipated Huntlee razor is offered it will be a better and more reasonably priced product.

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 06-05-2014, 06:36 AM
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I agree on the blade loading. I am highly optimistic about the Huntlee but haven't seen enough to be confident. We still don't know what it's going to cost.
(06-05-2014, 05:42 AM)slantman Wrote: Since I have owned two Cobra Classics my biggest complaint was not the shave but the loading and unloading of the blade. This still has not been addressed. I am confident that when the anticipated Huntlee razor is offered it will be a better and more reasonably priced product.

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 06-05-2014, 11:07 AM
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  • Mouser
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I get smooth BBS shaves from my vintage Gillettes and Schick Krona. I don't need to spend anything on something that can't possibly provide better results.

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 06-05-2014, 05:25 PM
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(06-05-2014, 05:42 AM)slantman Wrote: Since I have owned two Cobra Classics my biggest complaint was not the shave but the loading and unloading of the blade. This still has not been addressed. I am confident that when the anticipated Huntlee razor is offered it will be a better and more reasonably priced product.

I agree. The loading and unloading of the blade is a bit of a pain. I am hoping the tolerances on the King Cobra are a little better.

(06-04-2014, 07:20 PM)HoracioAR Wrote: I think it is way overpriced, don't find a way to justify 240 USD for a razor.

I agree. I wish is was stainless steel or at least a brushed finish. The fit and finish on my Cobra Classic is not even close to my Feather AS-D2. The Cobra Classic still performs really well and I hoping the King Cobra might be even better. If it doesn't work out I figure I might be able to sell it for what I paid for it. I consider the King Cobra purchase a worth while calculated risk.

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 06-05-2014, 05:43 PM
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(06-05-2014, 05:31 AM)Agravic Wrote: The Cobra Classic is made from brass, and is plated with nickel.

For $240 it should be made out of adamantium.

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 06-05-2014, 06:50 PM
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(06-05-2014, 05:43 PM)Zondervan Wrote:
(06-05-2014, 05:31 AM)Agravic Wrote: The Cobra Classic is made from brass, and is plated with nickel.

For $240 it should be made out of adamantium.

If allowed to make any shave implements from fictitious metals a non-dulling blade would be my choiceSmile

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 06-05-2014, 08:01 PM
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(06-05-2014, 05:31 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(06-05-2014, 05:04 AM)glassmtn Wrote:
Quote:The original Cobra Classic is truly a classic in terms of design IMO. I would order one if they were not cast in zamak.

I thought the Cobra Classic was nickel plated brass. It certainly has a heavy, solid feel. Can anyone confirm its metal?

eric.


The Cobra Classic is made from brass, and is plated with nickel.

No Zamak.

And so it is! Thanks for correcting my misconception. I had thought part of the appeal of the King Cobra was the brass components vs zinc alloy construction of the Cobra Classic.

Classicshaving also confirms by email that the classic is in fact nickel plated brass. Hmm, now I'm really in trouble...

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 06-06-2014, 10:56 AM
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(06-05-2014, 11:07 AM)Mouser Wrote: I get smooth BBS shaves from my vintage Gillettes and Schick Krona. I don't need to spend anything on something that can't possibly provide better results.

Have you tried the Cobra Classic? I didn't think anything could give me a better shave than my Gem 1912. I tried the Cobra and it was better in every way.

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 06-16-2014, 08:59 AM
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  • Barrylu
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Just arrived my King Cobra. I photographed it next to its little brother the Golden Cobra. The heft and feel of the King is considerable when compared against the Golden Cobra.
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 06-16-2014, 10:04 AM
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Glad it arrived safely Barry. I had a great shave with the King Cobra this AM. I think the handle design certainly helps the shave. It's all about getting the most out of those great Feather & Kai blades. The Classic is one hell of a razor as well!

Max

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 06-16-2014, 10:11 AM
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  • Barrylu
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Just finished my first shave and am very impressed. I want to get a few more shaves done until I review the razor. I do know this big boy does not fit in any of my existing razor racks.

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