06-03-2016, 10:38 AM
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I came across the Timeless Razor today and I haven't seen any mention of it at all really anywhere, save the place I saw it today.

It's a 304 machines razor with both SB and OC offerings. Looks lovely but the price competes with other machines razors in terms of cost. Anyone have any insight into how it shaves? Very interesting piece




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 06-03-2016, 10:53 AM
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(06-03-2016, 10:38 AM)DamnitGoose Wrote: I came across the Timeless Razor today and I haven't seen any mention of it at all really anywhere, save the place I saw it today.

It's a 304 machines razor with both SB and OC offerings. Looks lovely but the price competes with other machines razors in terms of cost. Anyone have any insight into how it shaves?  Very interesting piece




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Never heard of it until now .. at $325 USD it shouldn't be nearly that fugly (the Open Comb version with stand, looks like the bar version lacks the goofy grooves?).  Those furrows in the cap should be just brilliant at catching soap scrum to set off the shine.

Curious also that clicking on their "Contact Us" link returns a warning that it is a malicious phising URL .. so guess I won't be 

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 06-03-2016, 10:54 AM
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I'm also not keen on the top cap. I really like the baseplate design though. Quite interesting geometry


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 06-03-2016, 10:57 AM
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Looks nice, but the head geometry don't look all that much different from other razors on the market... the machined comb on the cap of their OC offering look neat, but is bound to add quite a bit of time on the machine and thus cost.

Price is way too high for my wallet, but I'm sure someone will take the plunge and tell us all about it.

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 06-03-2016, 11:43 AM
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Professional's Choice  makes 'splint boots' and other protective leg wraps for horses. They promote their product with regular sales and a dealer program. I pulled into a horseshow one day and out of 100 odd horsetrailers counted 88 Professional's Choice Dealer bumperstickers. People see
machined razors selling for three figures and figure on cashing in. Someone is going to wind up with a whole bunch of razors someday; like this
trainer I knew with a storage shed full of splint boots.

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 06-03-2016, 01:54 PM
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  • Entasis
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I like the grooved top cap and open comb, but expect more from the handle design for the asking price. Wolfman is not even in this price range for a head assembly, handle and stand. It's hard to beat Wolfman when it comes to machining and finishing.

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 06-03-2016, 02:04 PM
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Pretty pricey for a razor no one has reviewed yet.

Looks really nice and is definitely interesting. The price of entry though for something that you may not love is just too big a barrier.

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 06-03-2016, 02:33 PM
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The generic handle is hard to get past with this price tag


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 06-03-2016, 02:38 PM
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(06-03-2016, 10:38 AM)DamnitGoose Wrote: It's a 304 machines razor with both SB and OC offerings. Looks lovely but the price competes with other machines razors

I can think of no reason why a razor that has been machined from a solid billet would shave better, look better, or be more durable than a razor manufactured with a sintering process.  In some circumstances (e.g., oceanside environments), however, I can imagine that a 316 stainless steel razor would corrode less than a 304 stainless steel razor would.  

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 06-06-2016, 05:37 AM
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The solid bar looks nice.  The design of the baseplate is interesting.  Looks to marry the Progress with maybe the Stahly, at least a little?  Which means if the exposure is correct, it should be a very smooth shaver.  At $185 it's not that horrible price-wise.  The finish looks nice. 

The generic handle is not a problem for me, as I have lots of great aftermarket handles from which to choose.  


If I hadn't just dropped $190 on a Blackbird that I haven't yet received, I would strongly consider the SB version.  No way in the world I would pay that much for the OC, although the design of the baseplate, again, is interesting.

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 06-07-2016, 05:53 AM
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Anyone have one of these yet? If so, how do you like it? Kind of pricey for a new kid on the block. Need to know if they are worth the coin.

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 06-07-2016, 05:57 AM
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Haven't tried one, but they're awfully pretty.

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 06-07-2016, 06:12 AM
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There are some in depth reviews going around.  I'm not really impressed by it yet.  The handle seems small for such a large head, and the introductory price on an unproven razor is even less impressive.

Will see Smile

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 06-07-2016, 07:02 AM
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I hope they succeed, but unless it shaves better than my Wolfman razors and my modified Blackbird, then the price will hold me back from making a purchase.

My issues are that the head styling is Art Deco and the handle and base are utterly blasé and not of the Art Deco theme. Additionally, anything costing more than Wolfman products had better be as good or better than Wolfman. By the "looks" I venture to say Wolfman still holds the title for machining.

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 06-07-2016, 07:28 AM
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I never, ever thought I would say this, but I think I'm all set on razors. Wink

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 06-07-2016, 08:43 AM
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(06-07-2016, 07:28 AM)chamm Wrote: I never, ever thought I would say this, but I think I'm all set on razors. Wink

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 06-07-2016, 10:07 AM
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 06-07-2016, 10:17 AM
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(06-07-2016, 07:02 AM)Entasis Wrote: I hope they succeed, but unless it shaves better than my Wolfman razors and my modified Blackbird, then the price will hold me back from making a purchase.

My issues are that the head styling is Art Deco and the handle and base are utterly blasé and not of the Art Deco theme. Additionally, anything costing more than Wolfman products had better be as good or better than Wolfman. By the "looks" I venture to say Wolfman still holds the title for machining.

My sentiments exactly, well said Entasis!

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 06-07-2016, 10:19 AM
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(06-07-2016, 07:28 AM)chamm Wrote: I never, ever thought I would say this, but I think I'm all set on razors. Wink
The only razor that I am waiting for to close my circle of razors is the RX.  Once that's done Thumbsup

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 06-07-2016, 10:43 AM
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(06-07-2016, 10:19 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(06-07-2016, 07:28 AM)chamm Wrote: I never, ever thought I would say this, but I think I'm all set on razors. Wink
The only razor that I am waiting for to close my circle of razors is the RX.  Once that's done Thumbsup

I'm in the same camp.  I have my SE1 and Blackbird arriving here shortly.  The last on my list is the RX.  And then a long overdue sabbatical.

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