11-08-2014, 09:57 PM
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I just received info, that I'm on the waiting list.

Was given the oppurtunity to choose bwteen the matte and the mirror polished version.

Any pics of the matte version ?

I already know the mirror polished looks great - and I'll go with that, just wanted to know if the matte finish has any fans Smile

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 11-09-2014, 12:10 AM
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Claus, pics of both heads are in this thread:

http://www.shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=24462

I personally have gone for the satin finish.

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 11-09-2014, 04:37 AM
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I am waiting for the satin (matte) because the look appeals to me. It's a matter of six of one half a dozen of the other.

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 11-09-2014, 04:42 AM
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  • Agravic
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Get both, Claus .. and be done with it.

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 11-09-2014, 06:26 AM
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I couldn't really decide so ended up requesting one of each. My grand plan is to add the open comb baseplate to one of them when they eventually hit the market.

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 11-09-2014, 07:43 AM
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  • Giorgio
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I ended up ordering both as well Biggrin

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 11-09-2014, 08:05 AM
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  • refles
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On the matted finished, I read the handle assigned to it (Dr Bomber) is Polished finished so only the head is matted, so I just figured I get the mirrored finish and wait for the talked about titanium Biggrin

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 11-09-2014, 10:49 AM
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I ordered the satin, Claus.
But probably. Giorgio's solution is the way to go.
Rolleyes

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 11-09-2014, 10:52 AM
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Satin for me. It was the Dr. Bomber handle pairing that decided it for me. (That and "both" not being realistic for me just now).

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 11-09-2014, 10:57 AM
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I ordered 2 satin heads just because.

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 11-09-2014, 12:27 PM
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(11-09-2014, 10:57 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote: I ordered 2 satin heads just because.

Biggrin

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 11-09-2014, 12:35 PM
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(11-08-2014, 09:57 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I just received info, that I'm on the waiting list.

Was given the oppurtunity to choose bwteen the matte and the mirror polished version.

Any pics of the matte version ?

I already know the mirror polished looks great - and I'll go with that, just wanted to know if the matte finish has any fans Smile
I thought you gave up traditional shaving?

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 11-09-2014, 12:52 PM
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Thanks honoured Gent. I'm getting both then.
Where can I see pics of all the handle options ?

(11-09-2014, 12:35 PM)PR82 Wrote:
(11-08-2014, 09:57 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: I just received info, that I'm on the waiting list.

Was given the oppurtunity to choose bwteen the matte and the mirror polished version.

Any pics of the matte version ?

I already know the mirror polished looks great - and I'll go with that, just wanted to know if the matte finish has any fans Smile
I thought you gave up traditional shaving?

No no. Just gave up on DE razors and went back to Fusion. But still have to explore SE, thus the Mongoose.

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 11-10-2014, 08:15 AM
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  • refles
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Here you go Claus.. its buried inside the other Mongoose threads.. but these are the photos we were provided when we were asked to submit our orders

http://shavenook.com/thread-the-mongoose...#pid455428


(10-24-2014, 11:21 AM)mistermatt Wrote: MONGOOSE UPDATE - 24 October, 2014

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!! {Long Post w/ LOTS of Info - Please READ it before firing off questions}.

EVERYONE on the Wait List will be receiving an email in the next couple of days requesting 1) your PayPal info so we can invoice you when your razor is ready and 2) your selection of finish and handle options. The email will include all the details for the selections and their pricing. As previously mentioned, Batch 2 order fulfillment will be done in the order in which people joined the list, so it is HIGHLY LIKELY that other people will receive their razors before you have received your invoice if you joined the list later. So, when you see other people posting pictures and reviews of their B2 Mongoose, please do NOT go into panic mode and start firing off inquiries as to where yours is - if you received the above-mentioned email and responded, you will eventually receive your invoice and ultimately (upon payment) receive your razor. We will not be replying to such inquiries - there's not enough time in the day to do so.

MIRROR POLISH FINISH
The Mirror Polished heads (same look as the B1 razors) come with a Dub Slim (1/2", 90 gram) handle, standard; $149, shipped in the US. As mentioned, this finish is expensive to achieve and can be "fragile" - the polishing is easily scuffed if not well-cared for, so if you're ordering this one, please be aware of that. As many people were really interested in it, we will be providing an option swap the Dub Slim handle for a Dub Legend (5/8" diameter, 135 gram) for an additional cost (+$30, for a total cost of $179, shipped in the US). Or, if you'd like the Full Set (head and both handles), that can be purchased too (+$40, or $189, shipped in the US). The details will be provided in the email. Please also note that we may drop the Mirror Polish finish as a standard option after Batch 2.

SATIN FINISH
At long last, we have gotten a Satin finish that we feel is up to our aesthetic and performance standards. The Satin heads come with a handle we showed earlier that is part of the "Bomber Pole" series, named for world-renowned shaver, Mongoose test-panel member and all-around grand fellow, Paul Bombino. The standard handle is the "Dr. Bomber" which, like the Dub Slim, is 1/2" diameter and 90 grams; $149, shipped in the US. As with the Mirror Polish, there is an option to swap to the "Big Bomber" handle for an additional cost (+$30, for a total cost of $179, shipped in the US). NOTE - we don't have a picture of the Big Bomber yet, but picture the Dr. Bomber, just a bit wider. Or, if you'd like the Full Set (head and both handles), that can be purchased too (+$40, or $189, shipped in the US). The details will be provided in the email.

HANDLE ADD-ONS
As we know some people will want to mix and match handle options, we have come up with a reasonable solution that allows you to do so, and is not a logistical and picking / packing nightmare for us. Here's what we will do: if you purchase either the Mirror Polished or the Satin finish razor, but would like to have the standard handle (or both handles) offered with the other finish (for example, you want to order the Mirror Polish, but would also like a Bomber Pole handle), we will allow you to ADD ON that other handle (not a swap out, but an additional purchase) for a discounted price (+$40 for the Slim or Dr. Bomber and +$45 for the Legend or Big Bomber). This offer is available ONLY at the time of purchase, is available ONLY for people buying a complete razor (no Head Only order add ons), and pricing for individual handles will be different (higher) later. All details will be in the email.

HEAD ONLY
As mentioned, we will be offering the Mongoose in a Head Only configuration. This was a frequently requested option by people who 1) already have more than enough handles, 2) have one(s) that are perfect for them, or 3) simply don't care for any of our handle options. The pricing ($119, shipped in the US; higher to other locations, based on postage & insurance) reflects the simpler picking / packing and order management required. As mentioned, there will be NO handle add on option available for Head Only orders.

So - there you go. We're getting ready to Rock & Roll and will be contacting the Batch 2 Wait List people shortly. Below are a number of pictures that show each finish, and the two razors together, so you can get a rough idea of how they compare. PLEASE NOTE; on the ramp-face of the Satin finish, you will see a line cutting across the face - this is NOT part of the design; as all the the production parts are in various stages of progress or finishing, we had only one first articles reject left at this time to send out for finish sampling (we didn't want to wait any longer, and no, you can't buy it). We want to thank you all again for your interest, enthusiasm and patience (mostly). We know it's been a long journey for a number of you who came on board several weeks ago and have been following the Mongoose Razor development even longer. The wait is drawing to a close and we hope you'll find it was worth it.
Mongoose Team

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=1&theater

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 11-10-2014, 08:46 AM
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(11-09-2014, 04:42 AM)Agravic Wrote: Get both, Claus .. and be done with it.
Yup, that's what i'm doing! Wink

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 11-10-2014, 10:04 AM
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(11-10-2014, 08:15 AM)refles Wrote: Here you go Claus.. its buried inside the other Mongoose threads.. but these are the photos we were provided when we were asked to submit our orders

http://shavenook.com/thread-the-mongoose...#pid455428


(10-24-2014, 11:21 AM)mistermatt Wrote: MONGOOSE UPDATE - 24 October, 2014

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!! {Long Post w/ LOTS of Info - Please READ it before firing off questions}.

EVERYONE on the Wait List will be receiving an email in the next couple of days requesting 1) your PayPal info so we can invoice you when your razor is ready and 2) your selection of finish and handle options. The email will include all the details for the selections and their pricing. As previously mentioned, Batch 2 order fulfillment will be done in the order in which people joined the list, so it is HIGHLY LIKELY that other people will receive their razors before you have received your invoice if you joined the list later. So, when you see other people posting pictures and reviews of their B2 Mongoose, please do NOT go into panic mode and start firing off inquiries as to where yours is - if you received the above-mentioned email and responded, you will eventually receive your invoice and ultimately (upon payment) receive your razor. We will not be replying to such inquiries - there's not enough time in the day to do so.

MIRROR POLISH FINISH
The Mirror Polished heads (same look as the B1 razors) come with a Dub Slim (1/2", 90 gram) handle, standard; $149, shipped in the US. As mentioned, this finish is expensive to achieve and can be "fragile" - the polishing is easily scuffed if not well-cared for, so if you're ordering this one, please be aware of that. As many people were really interested in it, we will be providing an option swap the Dub Slim handle for a Dub Legend (5/8" diameter, 135 gram) for an additional cost (+$30, for a total cost of $179, shipped in the US). Or, if you'd like the Full Set (head and both handles), that can be purchased too (+$40, or $189, shipped in the US). The details will be provided in the email. Please also note that we may drop the Mirror Polish finish as a standard option after Batch 2.

SATIN FINISH
At long last, we have gotten a Satin finish that we feel is up to our aesthetic and performance standards. The Satin heads come with a handle we showed earlier that is part of the "Bomber Pole" series, named for world-renowned shaver, Mongoose test-panel member and all-around grand fellow, Paul Bombino. The standard handle is the "Dr. Bomber" which, like the Dub Slim, is 1/2" diameter and 90 grams; $149, shipped in the US. As with the Mirror Polish, there is an option to swap to the "Big Bomber" handle for an additional cost (+$30, for a total cost of $179, shipped in the US). NOTE - we don't have a picture of the Big Bomber yet, but picture the Dr. Bomber, just a bit wider. Or, if you'd like the Full Set (head and both handles), that can be purchased too (+$40, or $189, shipped in the US). The details will be provided in the email.

HANDLE ADD-ONS
As we know some people will want to mix and match handle options, we have come up with a reasonable solution that allows you to do so, and is not a logistical and picking / packing nightmare for us. Here's what we will do: if you purchase either the Mirror Polished or the Satin finish razor, but would like to have the standard handle (or both handles) offered with the other finish (for example, you want to order the Mirror Polish, but would also like a Bomber Pole handle), we will allow you to ADD ON that other handle (not a swap out, but an additional purchase) for a discounted price (+$40 for the Slim or Dr. Bomber and +$45 for the Legend or Big Bomber). This offer is available ONLY at the time of purchase, is available ONLY for people buying a complete razor (no Head Only order add ons), and pricing for individual handles will be different (higher) later. All details will be in the email.

HEAD ONLY
As mentioned, we will be offering the Mongoose in a Head Only configuration. This was a frequently requested option by people who 1) already have more than enough handles, 2) have one(s) that are perfect for them, or 3) simply don't care for any of our handle options. The pricing ($119, shipped in the US; higher to other locations, based on postage & insurance) reflects the simpler picking / packing and order management required. As mentioned, there will be NO handle add on option available for Head Only orders.

So - there you go. We're getting ready to Rock & Roll and will be contacting the Batch 2 Wait List people shortly. Below are a number of pictures that show each finish, and the two razors together, so you can get a rough idea of how they compare. PLEASE NOTE; on the ramp-face of the Satin finish, you will see a line cutting across the face - this is NOT part of the design; as all the the production parts are in various stages of progress or finishing, we had only one first articles reject left at this time to send out for finish sampling (we didn't want to wait any longer, and no, you can't buy it). We want to thank you all again for your interest, enthusiasm and patience (mostly). We know it's been a long journey for a number of you who came on board several weeks ago and have been following the Mongoose Razor development even longer. The wait is drawing to a close and we hope you'll find it was worth it.
Mongoose Team

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...=1&theater

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Thanks,

but all photo links are dead when I view them ????

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 11-10-2014, 10:08 AM
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Claus,

Check out this link where Ravi posted the photos:

http://shavenook.com/thread-the-mongoose...#pid455437

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 11-10-2014, 10:12 AM
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  • refles
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my fault, thanks for fixing that for me, I knew I've seen it here before just a matter of where it was.

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 11-10-2014, 10:24 AM
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(11-10-2014, 10:08 AM)poonjaji Wrote: Claus,

Check out this link where Ravi posted the photos:

http://shavenook.com/thread-the-mongoose...#pid455437

Thanks Smile

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