02-26-2016, 07:47 PM
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, 

but IMO the award of most beautiful modern DE razor goes to the...

Antique Bronze Wolfman

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Mine happens to be the Open Comb, polished version.

It's my understanding that James is still experimenting with this finish.

I believe there are non polished versions, but the polished is what he is currently happiest with.

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Please share your opinions (and images) of the most beautiful modern DE razor...

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 02-26-2016, 07:57 PM
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 02-26-2016, 08:03 PM
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Stunning Ravi!

I'm guessing you agree?

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 02-26-2016, 08:06 PM
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(02-26-2016, 08:03 PM)ben74 Wrote: Stunning Ravi!

I'm guessing you agree?

Thanks, Ben.
Yes, I agree .. pictures only capture so much .. the detailing combined with the finishing hues on this model .. amazing.

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 02-26-2016, 08:09 PM
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(02-26-2016, 08:06 PM)Agravic Wrote:
(02-26-2016, 08:03 PM)ben74 Wrote: Stunning Ravi!

I'm guessing you agree?

Thanks, Ben.
Yes, I agree .. pictures only capture so much .. the detailing combined with the finishing hues on this model .. amazing.

Agreed and further, no two will ever be the same.

Yours appears to have a more brushed finish or is that a reflection of the surface its been photographed on?

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 02-26-2016, 08:13 PM
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Mine was one of his earliest efforts : and may be a tad more 'brushed' it appears.  Technically, it's polished though.

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 02-26-2016, 08:17 PM
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WOWZERS!!!  That looks amazing!

Eric

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 02-26-2016, 08:18 PM
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Both are ugly, send them to me immediately, so I can bin them for you.

I'll pay for the shipping to Denmark of course.

Let me know, when you are ready to ship them !!

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 02-26-2016, 08:21 PM
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lol, Claus!

Send me half of your frag collection first, then we'll talk.  Tongue

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 02-26-2016, 09:00 PM
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Beautiful Ben!

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 02-26-2016, 09:10 PM
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(02-26-2016, 08:21 PM)Agravic Wrote: lol, Claus!

Send me half of your frag collection first, then we'll talk.  Tongue

Wink ....... Tongue

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 02-26-2016, 10:51 PM
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It's a very nice razor just not for me, I like to use very light wooden handles and the combination with a bronze head would look wrong (unless the maker of the handles would be able to make the metal part bronze also).

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 02-26-2016, 10:51 PM
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Those are beautiful razors. 
I don't own one of these but to my eyes these are amazing. 
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 02-26-2016, 11:09 PM
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Not trying to derail the thread away from the beauty of the razor, but I found both of the Wolfman razors I have used are very smooth. Is there any difference in the smoothness (shave wise to the face) when James uses the different metals?

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 02-26-2016, 11:32 PM
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(02-26-2016, 11:09 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Not trying to derail the thread away from the beauty of the razor, but I found both of the Wolfman razors I have used are very smooth. Is there any difference in the smoothness (shave wise to the face) when James uses the different metals?

Obviously as far as finish goes, my favourite is definitely the antique bronze, but when considering smoothness vs weight my favourite is his Titanium. The lighter head is more comfortable for me, however, I noticed its actually the weight of the handle that makes the most difference to my experience. I find the lighter handle provides more favourable results for me.

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 02-26-2016, 11:40 PM
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(02-26-2016, 11:32 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(02-26-2016, 11:09 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Not trying to derail the thread away from the beauty of the razor, but I found both of the Wolfman razors I have used are very smooth. Is there any difference in the smoothness (shave wise to the face) when James uses the different metals?

Obviously as far as finish goes, my favourite is definitely the antique bronze, but when considering smoothness vs weight my favourite is his Titanium. The lighter head is more comfortable for me, however, I noticed its actually the weight of the handle that makes the most difference to my experience. I find the lighter handle provides more favourable results for me.

Glad to hear this Ben and thanks for the response.

I would agree on handles. I have gotten away from using the heavy stainless steel handles. I have been using mild and agreessive heads paired with an RR aluminum handle and damn I love it! I havent tried a titanium handle or head but would love to jump on a titanium Wolfman 0.74 OC head!

But I have to call you out a bit Ben....I have seen your WTB UFO stainless steel handle......YOUVE BEEN MADE! Tongue

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 02-27-2016, 12:19 AM
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(02-26-2016, 11:40 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote:
(02-26-2016, 11:32 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(02-26-2016, 11:09 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Not trying to derail the thread away from the beauty of the razor, but I found both of the Wolfman razors I have used are very smooth. Is there any difference in the smoothness (shave wise to the face) when James uses the different metals?

Obviously as far as finish goes, my favourite is definitely the antique bronze, but when considering smoothness vs weight my favourite is his Titanium. The lighter head is more comfortable for me, however, I noticed its actually the weight of the handle that makes the most difference to my experience. I find the lighter handle provides more favourable results for me.

Glad to hear this Ben and thanks for the response.

I would agree on handles. I have gotten away from using the heavy stainless steel handles. I have been using mild and agreessive heads paired with an RR aluminum handle and damn I love it! I havent tried a titanium handle or head but would love to jump on a titanium Wolfman 0.74 OC head!

But I have to call you out a bit Ben....I have seen your WTB UFO stainless steel handle......YOUVE BEEN MADE! Tongue

Not exactly what you are calling me out on?

I'm looking to acquire lighter ss UFO handles like the Kaiser or Colibri. 

I currently have a couple of ss wolfman heads paired with heavy 15mm UFO ss handles and this pairing has lead to my discovery regarding handle weight. 

Alternatively I'd ask James to make me a WRH7 and/or WRH3 ss handle(s), but I know he is his inundated with other orders.

IMO the only handle of similar quality to the Wolfman is by Rafael (UFO), so given their respective popularity I need to consider putting both irons in the fire...

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 02-27-2016, 12:57 AM
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(02-27-2016, 12:19 AM)ben74 Wrote: Not exactly what you are calling me out on?

I'm looking to acquire lighter ss UFO handles like the Kaiser or Colibri. 

I currently have a couple of ss wolfman heads paired with heavy 15mm UFO ss handles and this pairing has lead to my discovery regarding handle weight. 

Alternatively I'd ask James to make me a WRH7 and/or WRH3 ss handle(s), but I know he is his inundated with other orders.

IMO the only handle of similar quality to the Wolfman is by Rafael (UFO), so given their respective popularity I need to consider putting both irons in the fire...

I was just joking Ben. I had a bronze UFO that I let go recently. It was quite heavy and didn't find it was going to aid any razor I had other than give a nice addition to a SOTD pic. I guess I figured most UFO handles are quite heavy but apparently Rafael makes some lighter handles.

Apparently Joe at IB doesnt have any handles aluminum a la carte and it would be good to look into the ones you posted as possibilities. Thanks for your thoughts Ben. Cheers

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 02-27-2016, 01:05 AM
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(02-27-2016, 12:57 AM)zaclikestoshave Wrote:
(02-27-2016, 12:19 AM)ben74 Wrote: Not exactly what you are calling me out on?

I'm looking to acquire lighter ss UFO handles like the Kaiser or Colibri. 

I currently have a couple of ss wolfman heads paired with heavy 15mm UFO ss handles and this pairing has lead to my discovery regarding handle weight. 

Alternatively I'd ask James to make me a WRH7 and/or WRH3 ss handle(s), but I know he is his inundated with other orders.

IMO the only handle of similar quality to the Wolfman is by Rafael (UFO), so given their respective popularity I need to consider putting both irons in the fire...

I was just joking Ben. I had a bronze UFO that I let go recently. It was quite heavy and didn't find it was going to aid any razor I had other than give a nice addition to a SOTD pic. I guess I figured most UFO handles are quite heavy but apparently Rafael makes some lighter handles.

Apparently Joe at IB doesnt have any handles aluminum a la carte and it would be good to look into the ones you posted as possibilities. Thanks for your thoughts Ben. Cheers

I have an Aluminium UFO handle by Rafael (paired with an Aluminium Wolfman WR1 SB). It's huge, but so light...

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 02-27-2016, 03:35 AM
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Very beautiful indeed. Love the handle design aswell.

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