03-28-2016, 04:29 PM
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Hey Guys,

My number came up over at Wolfman's. I was originally going for an aluminum razor and a SS razor but after using the ATT razors I find SS a tad heavy. I was thinking of sticking with the aluminum but going with another material for my second. What is everyone's experience with Brass, Bronze and Titanium?

Thanks!

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 03-28-2016, 04:33 PM
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I own one of each you mentioned, and I like them all.  Brass heavier than bronze, and Ti lighter than SS.  Tough call, good luck.

Congratulations!

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 03-28-2016, 04:33 PM
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  • DayMan
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You could get the SS head with aluminum handle or a titanium handle. I  think brass and bronze are a little heavier than stainless steel.

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 03-28-2016, 04:57 PM
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(03-28-2016, 04:33 PM)hrfdez Wrote: I own one of each you mentioned, and I like them all.  Brass heavier than bronze, and Ti lighter than SS.  Tough call, good luck.

Congratulations!

Thanks! Do they all shave the same despite the material differences or does the choice of material affect the shave somehow?

(03-28-2016, 04:33 PM)DayMan Wrote: You could get the SS head with aluminum handle or a titanium handle. I  think brass and bronze are a little heavier than stainless steel.

Thanks, but I hate mixing and matching materials - i'm a stickler for keeping everything the same.

Just for clarification: 

Bronze is brown in colour
Brass is yellow/gold
Aluminum is bright silver
Steel is steel 
Titanium looks like darker steel or darker aluminum?

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 03-28-2016, 04:59 PM
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(03-28-2016, 04:57 PM)Starkicker Wrote:
(03-28-2016, 04:33 PM)hrfdez Wrote: I own one of each you mentioned, and I like them all.  Brass heavier than bronze, and Ti lighter than SS.  Tough call, good luck.

Congratulations!

Thanks! Do they all shave the same despite the material differences or does the choice of material affect the shave somehow?


(03-28-2016, 04:33 PM)DayMan Wrote: You could get the SS head with aluminum handle or a titanium handle. I  think brass and bronze are a little heavier than stainless steel.

Thanks, but I hate mixing and matching materials - i'm a stickler for keeping everything the same.

Just for clarification: 

Bronze is brown in colour
Brass is yellow/gold
Aluminum is bright silver
Steel is steel 
Titanium looks like darker steel or darker aluminum?

Shave quality to me is the same, just as smooth regardless of the material.

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 03-28-2016, 05:03 PM
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  • ben74
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I prefer the lighter weight Wolfman. I have SS, Ti, Bronze and Aluminium.

The Ti and Aluminium are my preferred performance wise, while the Bronze is the most aesthetically pleasing.

My order of choice:

1. Ti
2. Aluminium
3. Bronze
4. SS

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 03-28-2016, 05:24 PM
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I would go for Ti and bronze.

My UFO TiTan is one of my favorite razor handles.

Recently got a Jurgen Hemple handle in Ti that is also fun to use. It has a warmth and character that other materials do not.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

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 03-28-2016, 05:31 PM
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I got the SS and bronze and they're about equal weight. I'm not a fan of aluminum - had a Standard Razor and found it too light for my taste. A good heft helps me keep the pressure off and results in a more comfortable shave for me.

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 03-28-2016, 05:37 PM
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And remember, the handle and the mm size you choose is going to make a difference.

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 03-28-2016, 05:40 PM
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(03-28-2016, 05:37 PM)hrfdez Wrote: And remember, the handle and the mm size you choose is going to make a difference.

What do you mean? Do the handles come in different diameters or do you mean the length?

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 03-28-2016, 05:43 PM
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See if James can make you one from iridium. That would make a super excellent razor material! It is the second densest material know to man (the first is osmium) and corrosion resistant to 2000°C.

And only about half as expensive as platinum per ounce. I bet you could make a razor for under $10 grand, easy.


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 03-28-2016, 05:50 PM
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(03-28-2016, 05:40 PM)Starkicker Wrote:
(03-28-2016, 05:37 PM)hrfdez Wrote: And remember, the handle and the mm size you choose is going to make a difference.

What do you mean? Do the handles come in different diameters or do you mean the length?

Mostly lengths.  But James have made heaftier ones for me. My bad, I'm so used to get full customization that I forget to be more specific, my apologies.

But length will affect weight.

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 03-28-2016, 05:51 PM
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(03-28-2016, 05:43 PM)chamm Wrote: See if James can make you one from iridium. That would make a super excellent razor material! It is the second densest material know to man (the first is osmium) and corrosion resistant to 2000°C.

And only about half as expensive as platinum per ounce. I bet you could make a razor for under $10 grand, easy.


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 03-28-2016, 06:03 PM
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My number came up last week as well.  James avoided the use of Ti with me, "only because I'm running behind schedule I'm looking to hold off on offering this".  I would be curious to see if he allows Ti on your order Rolleyes.

My second choice was Stainless Steel.  Good luck!

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 03-28-2016, 06:16 PM
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I saw that he is also doing a hollow common bar handle now. It looks really good in bronze.

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 03-28-2016, 06:49 PM
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(03-28-2016, 06:16 PM)DayMan Wrote: I saw that he is also doing a hollow common bar handle now. It looks really good in bronze.

I don't know what that is; can you point me to pictures?

EDIT: Just saw pictures; they look cool!

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 03-28-2016, 06:54 PM
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I thought the occupants in Congress were the densest material known. I stand corrected. Bronze will develop it's own unique patina which is also a natural protective layer. Homer's heroes fought with bronze, bronze screws propelled the fleets at Jutland and you can shave in bronze. I like bronze.

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 03-28-2016, 07:04 PM
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  • gagarin
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I ordered the SS WRH7, and it's thinner and lighter than the other handle options.  For me, it offers a nice balance without going for the lighter metals.

I have several BRW bronze handles which are perfect matches for the Wolfman head when I want to change things up.

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 03-29-2016, 02:49 AM
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Based on my experience:
Using an ATT R1 + Kronos handle....
I subsequently moved to WR1 SB SS with the Kronos handle initially.
Then graduated to a custom WRH3 custom ALU handle (90mm long)
Perfect weight and balance

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 03-29-2016, 03:51 AM
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(03-28-2016, 06:54 PM)kav Wrote: I thought the occupants in Congress were the densest material known. I stand corrected. Bronze will develop it's own unique patina which is also a natural protective layer. Homer's heroes fought with bronze, bronze screws propelled the fleets at Jutland and you can shave in bronze. I like bronze.

If I'm not mistaken, the bronze razor will all patina in unique ways depending on how you hold it and such. Similar to raw denim that develops a personalized finish over months of use.

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