11-18-2015, 10:07 AM
#1
  • iKon
  • Vendor/Mfg.
  • NYC
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Fortunately we've exhausted all the traditional DE razor designs Cool  so now considering putting a ShaveCraft Single Edge head on the market.



What design points would be most important for a user friendly head?

& what SE blade type would be the most appreciated?



This can prove an interesting project and would like some direct user input.




- Cheers 

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 11-18-2015, 10:18 AM
#2
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I have no input except to say I'd be very interested in such a razor.

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 11-18-2015, 10:20 AM
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  • hawns
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  • St. Louis, Missouri
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A modern take on the Ever Ready 1924 Shovel Head  with a longer handle would be just about perfection as far as I'm concerned.

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 11-18-2015, 10:23 AM
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Personally, I'm saddened by the lack of Cobra and king cobras on the market...something similar with your own touch on things would be very cool.  Personally I'm not into the aesthetic of the mongoose, but I haven't been lucky enough to land the snakes yet...  I do enjoy the GEM Jr. but I like the sleek profile and curves of the Cobra over the vintage single edge designs.  Is that something you'd consider?

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 11-18-2015, 10:33 AM
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For head designs, I like how smooth and efficient curved-top GEM Damaskeenes and ER 1914s shave.  

I have yet to try an ER Streamline/GEM Jewel - which seem to be a grail SE for fans of ER and GEMs.  If they shave anything like a Damaskeene or 1914, that might be a head design that's popular with vintage SE fans.  

Blade preference for me is GEM PTFE coated blades.

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 11-18-2015, 10:34 AM
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  • Harvey
  • Senior Member
  • North Hills CA
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Anything that uses the easy to obtain GEM type SE blade with a modern design would rock the shaving world big time....also with standard threading for easy handle changes....Good luck on the new design....I,ll buy one for sure...

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 11-18-2015, 10:35 AM
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  • eengler
  • Administrator
  • South Dakota, USA
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Accommodate the Feather Artist Club Type Blades. Keep the usable blade close to the sides of the razor ends for across the grain access under the nose. Standard handle thread option. Keep the weight and bulk down to a minimum. Also offer it in black Biggrin

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 11-18-2015, 10:43 AM
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GEM blades for the win - a modernised lather catcher might be just the thing, or a product improved EverReady 1914 Smile

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 11-18-2015, 10:46 AM
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  • lfs70
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  • Virginia
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I'm a fan of the Feather Artist Club blades.


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 11-18-2015, 10:46 AM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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Build us a DE type head that allows injector blade keys to insert on each side. Not enough typical SE blade choices, so I think injector or Feather AC blades are the best bet.

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 11-18-2015, 11:02 AM
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  • Balj86
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  • Maryland USA
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(11-18-2015, 10:46 AM)Shanman Wrote: Build us a DE type head that allows injector blade keys to insert on each side. Not enough typical SE blade choices, so I think injector or Feather AC blades are the best bet.

Signs011

I was also thinking a SE razor with GEM type head but using DE blades instead.

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 11-18-2015, 11:27 AM
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  • ddk13
  • Senior Member
  • USA
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One that takes Feather AC blades.  I would love to own a King Cobra, but they're too hard to come by.

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 11-18-2015, 11:27 AM
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Feather artist club blades!  I'm a fan of single edge razors and Ikon. I have a mongoose and the way it holds the blade is just awesome. That being said the head is just too big and it doesn't handle as well as it could. It's a fine razor don't get me wrong,I've just heard so many people say how well the cobra handles vs the mongoose. 

My vote goes for a 3 piece razor that holds the blade like the mongoose, yet is smaller and easy to handle like the cobra.

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 11-18-2015, 11:41 AM
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  • Ram57
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  • Boise, ID
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I have both the Cobra Classis and a Mongoose V2 but the cost of each plus the cost per blade is the downside for both within the SE arena. So a low cost alternative such as a modern day SE that will use a Single Edge PTFE. Something along the lines of the GEM  Damaskeene, the GEM 1912 or the Ever Ready 1924 but in a longer handle would be perfect and at a price point more affordable for the average user.

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 11-18-2015, 11:53 AM
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(11-18-2015, 10:33 AM)chill31613 Wrote: For head designs, I like how smooth and efficient curved-top GEM Damaskeenes and ER 1914s shave.  

I have yet to try an ER Streamline/GEM Jewel - which seem to be a grail SE for fans of ER and GEMs.  If they shave anything like a Damaskeene or 1914, that might be a head design that's popular with vintage SE fans.  

Blade preference for me is GEM PTFE coated blades.

Signs011  
Would be nice if it can take Feather's traditional SE blades too. 
Ideally it should take your handles without unbalancing the razor (tuckaway maybe?). Not sure if that is possible but I know I would like that.

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 11-18-2015, 12:02 PM
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(11-18-2015, 11:41 AM)Ram57 Wrote: I have both the Cobra Classis and a Mongoose V2 but the cost of each plus the cost per blade is the downside for both within the SE arena. So a low cost alternative such as a modern day SE that will use a Single Edge PTFE. Something along the lines of the GEM  Damaskeene, the GEM 1912 or the Ever Ready 1924 but in a longer handle would be perfect and at a price point more affordable for the average user.

I've never paid for than 12 bucks for a 20 pack of blades . I use either the feather super or pro. I think they may be a little cheaper than that if you get them by the 100. 

The thing is though the amount of shaves per blade . I can get a minimum 10 shaves per blade ,so even at the average cost of 20 bucks for a pack of blades from vendors that's still 200 shaves minimum for 20 bucks. I've never pushed a blade to see how many actual shaves I could get but the SE blades don't knick and cut me when they begin to dull they just don't cut as well.

Im a fan of the old school gems as well . Id use either one, I just prefer the AC style blades because of the range of blades and sharpness with the AC blades.

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 11-18-2015, 12:04 PM
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  • ddk13
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I get 10-14 shaves from a Feather Pro.  That breaks down to .04 to .06 cents per use which is pretty darn good.  Plus, for me at least, they are smooth and comfortable.  There aren't a lot of options out there for the Feather a/c blades.  You can get on the bay and pick up all kinds of vintage single edge razors.  But when it comes to razors that take the feathers you only have the Mongoose and the Cobra's, both of which have huge waiting lists.  It seems like the demand would be for a razor similar (but better   Wink  ) to the Mongoose and Cobras.

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 11-18-2015, 12:23 PM
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  • Ram57
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  • Boise, ID
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(11-18-2015, 12:02 PM)Otis375 Wrote:
(11-18-2015, 11:41 AM)Ram57 Wrote: I have both the Cobra Classis and a Mongoose V2 but the cost of each plus the cost per blade is the downside for both within the SE arena. So a low cost alternative such as a modern day SE that will use a Single Edge PTFE. Something along the lines of the GEM  Damaskeene, the GEM 1912 or the Ever Ready 1924 but in a longer handle would be perfect and at a price point more affordable for the average user.

I've never paid for than 12 bucks for a 20 pack of blades . I use either the feather super or pro. I think they may be a little cheaper than that if you get them by the 100. 

The thing is though the amount of shaves per blade . I can get a minimum 10 shaves per blade ,so even at the average cost of 20 bucks for a pack of blades from vendors that's still 200 shaves minimum for 20 bucks. I've never pushed a blade to see how many actual shaves I could get but the SE blades don't knick and cut me when they begin to dull they just don't cut as well.

Im a fan of the old school gems as well . Id use either one, I just prefer the AC style blades because of the range of blades and sharpness with the AC blades.

I agree as I haven't paid more than $12 a pack for Feather which is basically 60 cents a blade and I get between 10-17 shaves with my Cobra but I bought a 200 pack of Ted Pella Single Edge PTFE  for $31 which is less than 16 cents a blade and I have gotten between 12 and as high as 22 shaves out of blade so one heck of cost shavings for my pocket book.

Having said that, I still reach for my Cobra more than my GEM  Damaskeene, my GEM 1912 or my MMOC. Just feels better in the hands and a little closer shave but not by much. Plus I paid less than $15 for each of these razors compared to what I had to drop to purchase for the Cobra and the Mongoose.

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 11-18-2015, 01:01 PM
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  • Hanzo
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  • Oakland, California
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To me the perfect SE would be one shaving with similar aggression to the Cobra Classic and that would use Feather blades. I cannot praise the Ikon Tech highly enough, aggression engineered right!!! Put that in a SE and I'd say that's for me.

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 11-18-2015, 01:14 PM
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  • VTMAX
  • Banned
  • Woodstock, Vermont
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Feather blades in a thin matte finished Aluminum Cobra-style head/Ikon Bulldog handle would be special.

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