01-09-2016, 10:00 PM
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Can anybody share what they feel are the differences between these two. thank you for all responses

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 01-09-2016, 10:04 PM
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  • chamm
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The heads are nearly identical, and shave pretty much the same. I really like both. The KC is superbly balanced, while the CC is a little more nimble. To my preferences, I use the KC about 80% of the times I use a SE, but I like using the Classic occasionally, so it isn't going anywhere.

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 01-09-2016, 10:06 PM
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  • bullgoose
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It may be my imagination but, the Classic seems a bit more efficient and I use it more frequently than the King. YMMV

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 01-09-2016, 10:09 PM
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  • chamm
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(01-09-2016, 10:06 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It may be my imagination but, the Classic seems a bit more efficient and I use it more frequently than the King. YMMV

You're not the first person I've heard that from, so there may be something to it. Maybe I'll need to wrestle some Cobras this week.

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 01-09-2016, 10:15 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(01-09-2016, 10:09 PM)chamm Wrote:
(01-09-2016, 10:06 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It may be my imagination but, the Classic seems a bit more efficient and I use it more frequently than the King. YMMV

You're not the first person I've heard that from, so there may be something to it. Maybe I'll need to wrestle some Cobras this week.

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 01-09-2016, 11:41 PM
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I had both and ended up only keeping the king, as I found it more comfortable. The classic felt too aggressive and I couldn't get comfortable with it.

The King on the other hand is one of the most comfortable razors I have. YMMV and all that.


~Jesse~

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 01-10-2016, 12:28 AM
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(01-09-2016, 11:41 PM)lestorfreemon Wrote: I had both and ended up only keeping the king, as I found it more comfortable. The classic felt too aggressive and I couldn't get comfortable with it.

The King on the other hand is one of the most comfortable razors I have. YMMV and all that.


~Jesse~
Thanks maybe you needed to sleep with the classic. Lol!

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 01-10-2016, 05:09 AM
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  • eengler
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(01-09-2016, 10:06 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It may be my imagination but, the Classic seems a bit more efficient and I use it more frequently than the King. YMMV

I agree the Classic for me is more efficient.

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 01-10-2016, 08:48 AM
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I am a classic fan as well... Easy to maneuver and lighter

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 01-10-2016, 03:21 PM
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Now i know whos hoarding all the cobras lol

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 01-10-2016, 04:52 PM
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I'm with Jesse (though I did not sell my Classic). On my face and beard the King feels smoother and requires less attention and/or caution. The Classic in my experience is a bit more aggressive. I know that may make no sense as I agree the heads are more or less identical, but "the proof of the pudding is in the eating." You may need to try both to know which works for you.


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 01-10-2016, 05:12 PM
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  • Aleksey
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They release King occasionally but no recent release of Classic. Anybody knows if they will produce more Classic in the future?

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 01-10-2016, 05:26 PM
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  • chamm
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My understanding was that the mold for the classic is done. I would love for someone to know that I'm wrong.


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 01-10-2016, 05:39 PM
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  • ben74
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The first thing I noticed with the Classic versus the King is that the Classic handle is almost parallel to the face during use, whereas the King Cobra is at an angle between 30 to 40 degrees. 

This change makes for a more manoeuvrable position in the hand and more natural navigation about the face. 
Further, the extra length of the King's handle provides improved balance in the hand and a more intuitive presentation of the cutting edge to more areas of the face. 
The increased weight and length of the King's handle combines to provide an improved relationship between face and blade which encourages less pressure. 
Although head construction of the King seems to have deviated minimally, the locking lever seems to have a better relationship to the rest of the head.
The King exhibits less play in both the lever and the base or blade recess. 
The King is not as elegant or as nimble as the Classic, but the King has slightly improved performance for me. 
The King is every bit as efficient, but with less tendency to bite.
But what were they thinking with the handle - it's almost uncomfortable to hold IMO.

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 01-10-2016, 05:40 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Wow! Great pictures Ben.

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 01-10-2016, 05:45 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-10-2016, 05:12 PM)Aleksey Wrote: They release King occasionally but no recent release of Classic. Anybody knows if they will produce more Classic in the future?

The Classic has not be discontinued, but production does seemed to have stalled...

(01-10-2016, 04:52 PM)poonjaji Wrote: I'm with Jesse (though I did not sell my Classic).  On my face and beard the King feels smoother and requires less attention and/or caution.  The Classic in my experience is a bit more aggressive.  I know that may make no sense as I agree the heads are more or less identical, but "the proof of the pudding is in the eating."  You may need to try both to know which works for you.

Agreed. The Classic can bite, whereas the King doesn't.

(01-10-2016, 08:48 AM)snowman Wrote: I am a classic fan as well... Easy to maneuver and lighter

The Classic definitely is lighter and more nimble.

(01-09-2016, 10:06 PM)bullgoose Wrote: It may be my imagination but, the Classic seems a bit more efficient and I use it more frequently than the King. YMMV

Definitely the YMMV phenomenon as it was the opposite for me. 

If you ever decide to part... I've a black chrome Classic I'd consider offering as a trade...

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 01-10-2016, 05:49 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-10-2016, 05:40 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Wow! Great pictures Ben.

Thanks Phil.

And here's how the King should have been dressed...

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 01-10-2016, 05:49 PM
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I'm with you on the KC handle. Feels like it's biting into your hand sometimes.

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 01-10-2016, 05:51 PM
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  • chamm
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I quite like the KC handle. It's one of my favorite parts of the razor, probably my favorite "stock" handle on any razor.


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 01-10-2016, 05:56 PM
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  • ben74
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(01-10-2016, 05:51 PM)chamm Wrote: I quite like the KC handle. It's one of my favorite parts of the razor, probably my favorite "stock" handle on any razor.


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I'll send you both of my handles!  Tongue They bite me like an unfriendly cobra!

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