01-10-2015, 01:49 PM
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I made a recent discovery when I purchased a backup ATT M1. Previously, I purchased an ATT Kronos M1 stamped 2014, and it has become my favorite razor. So much so that I went ahead with purchasing a backup M1.

The backup M1 I received is stamped with the date 2013. However, I have found that they are a bit different, possibly accounting for the difference in feel between the 2013 and 2014 version. The picture below shows the 2013 M1 plate on the left and the 2014 M1 plate on the right:

[Image: KSX0EGj.jpg]

It's when you look at the base plates, specially the solid bar guard rail that you notice a striking difference in the picture below. Once again 2013 M1 on left and 2014 M1 on right:

[Image: 29yuBlT.jpg]

They both have 10 'dimples' on the guard rail, yet the 2014 'dimples' are larger and extend all the way to the bottom of the guard rail. This means that when you shave with the 2014 M1, you feel more of the 'dimple' than the 2013 M1.

It seems there is a difference in base plates based on the year it's produced. Does anyone have a 2012 M1 plate that they can compare to?

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 01-10-2015, 01:59 PM
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(01-10-2015, 01:49 PM)Silence! Wrote: I made a recent discovery when I purchased a backup ATT M1. Previously, I purchased an ATT Kronos M1 stamped 2014, and it has become my favorite razor. So much so that I went ahead with purchasing a backup M1.

The backup M1 I received is stamped with the date 2013. However, I have found that they are a bit different, possibly accounting for the difference in feel between the 2013 and 2014 version. The picture below shows the 2013 M1 plate on the left and the 2014 M1 plate on the right:

[Image: KSX0EGj.jpg]

It's when you look at the base plates, specially the solid bar guard rail that you notice a striking difference in the picture below. Once again 2013 M1 on left and 2014 M1 on right:

[Image: 29yuBlT.jpg]

They both have 10 'dimples' on the guard rail, yet the 2014 'dimples' are larger and extend all the way to the bottom of the guard rail. This means that when you shave with the 2014 M1, you feel more of the 'dimple' than the 2013 M1.

It seems there is a difference in base plates based on the year it's produced. Does anyone have a 2012 M1 plate that they can compare to?

This isn't the first time I've heard about this, but is the first time I've seen pictures that show the differences in the baseplates. On another forum a member said that he originally got the M1 a year or two ago but it was unbelievably mild he sold it. He got a new M1 a month ago because he wanted to try it out again and commented that there was a significant difference between the shaves from what he remembered. If I remember correctly, he said that the 2014 was a bit more aggressive than the older models

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 01-10-2015, 02:00 PM
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I noticed the same thing but different. I have all 2014 plates. M, R and H. The H has the larger dimples while the M and R have the smaller dimples

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 01-10-2015, 02:05 PM
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I've noticed similar differences between my 2012 and 2013 R1 baseplates:
[Image: DSC_0616_zpsb6a7e55f.jpg]

[Image: DSC_0615_zpsa50f7ee2.jpg]

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 01-10-2015, 02:13 PM
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Interesting, nice find! A few weeks ago I received a 7pc set, I'll have to take a look and compare them to your photos.

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 01-10-2015, 02:40 PM
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(01-10-2015, 02:00 PM)dailyshave razors Wrote: I noticed the same thing but different. I have all 2014 plates. M, R and H. The H has the larger dimples while the M and R have the smaller dimples

The only explanation I can come up with regarding this then is that either ATT probably has more than one machine shop making their razors or that certain dimples patterns should be exclusive to like an R plate, but the machine shops don't adhere to it.

It's just strange to me that the solid bars aren't consistent. Which means one M plate will feel different from another potentially.

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