11-08-2015, 06:25 AM
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  • leonidas
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.........i just received an email from Fendrihan saying that next week they are going to start selling a stainless steel razor with the dual head.....

........it looks a bit like the iKon razor head.......

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 11-08-2015, 06:26 AM
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  • chamm
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Pics or it didn't happen. Wink

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 11-08-2015, 06:29 AM
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  • Agravic
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I received the email also; finish looked a tad 'rough' in the pictures.  I suspect cast SS in terms of fabrication.

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 11-08-2015, 06:30 AM
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(11-08-2015, 06:29 AM)Agravic Wrote: I received the email also; finish looked a tad 'rough' in the pictures.  I suspect cast SS in terms of fabrication.

....Ravi, you are right..........
.........the finish does look rough............

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 11-08-2015, 06:32 AM
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(11-08-2015, 06:26 AM)chamm Wrote: Pics or it didn't happen. Wink

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 11-08-2015, 06:34 AM
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 11-08-2015, 07:29 AM
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Yikes, more than a tad rough to me. Did they give a price? Feels like if it's not sintered or machined, it's not a good look.

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 11-08-2015, 07:50 AM
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(11-08-2015, 07:29 AM)crazindndude Wrote: Yikes, more than a tad rough to me. Did they give a price? Feels like if it's not sintered or machined, it's not a good look.

...............  $39.95

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 11-08-2015, 08:03 AM
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For being cast it looks fine to me - would love to know what exact alloy they are casting in - and the price is a lot more affordable than a machined stainless steel razor would be.

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 11-08-2015, 09:44 AM
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.......per their email, the razor is 100% stainless steel.............

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 11-08-2015, 09:55 AM
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Yes, but SS can be cast or forged.  The bad thing about casting is the low tolerance, but on a razor, it is small enough not to make a difference.

It should be ok.....

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 11-08-2015, 10:04 AM
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The dimensional tolerance that  can be achieved today across a production run of cast steel parts are comparable to the dimensional tolerance that could be achieved by machining during WW2, provided the quality control is on their toes, dependant on the exact alloy used. Hence why I was wondering.

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 11-08-2015, 10:07 AM
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My bad, SS can be cast, I was thinking about carbon steel which can be forged, oops  Smile

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 11-08-2015, 10:08 AM
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I think for the price, this is a good entry level SS razor for those thinking about purchasing a more expensive piece of hardware.

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 11-08-2015, 10:31 AM
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Wow! That seems like a great price if it shaves well.

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 11-08-2015, 02:11 PM
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Looks like sintered stainless to me.

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 11-08-2015, 02:27 PM
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People will talk poorly about this razor then when it gets discontinued you will see 10 WTB ads go up and people will start paying $100+ for it.

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 11-08-2015, 02:29 PM
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I agree; looks aren't everything.
Performance will ultimately determine value, regardless of price.

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 11-08-2015, 02:51 PM
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(11-08-2015, 02:27 PM)NSmalls Wrote: People will talk poorly about this razor then when it gets discontinued you will see 10 WTB ads go up and people will start paying $100+ for it.

...........+1

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 11-08-2015, 03:04 PM
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The shape of the cuts on the open comb teeth look like a "Timor" brand product to me (which Fendrihan sells as well).  It also looks like the center post is attached to the top plate after it was cast to simplify the process.  (I think Merkur does this as well).  That being said,  if the blade positioning is no worse than a FaTip  we may have another good razor in an affordable price range.  I'd be interested in trying to polish one of these up to see how good it actually could look.

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