09-13-2016, 03:37 PM
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(09-13-2016, 02:47 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: Of course not, Ed. Not aimed at you.

I understand Ron. I'm with you on this.

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 09-13-2016, 05:15 PM
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I just bought one of the "flawed" ones from a member. Looking forward to using it! Bought a sample pack of blades from Try-a-blade.


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 09-15-2016, 04:53 PM
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(09-13-2016, 05:15 PM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: I just bought one of the "flawed" ones from a member. Looking forward to using it! Bought a sample pack of blades from Try-a-blade.


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Just received my new "used" General...I see no flaws whatsoever or it being too tight.

Anyone...what blade should I start with? I bought a sample pack from Try-a-Blade.....

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 09-15-2016, 05:14 PM
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(09-15-2016, 04:53 PM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote:
(09-13-2016, 05:15 PM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: I just bought one of the "flawed" ones from a member. Looking forward to using it! Bought a sample pack of blades from Try-a-blade.


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Just received my new "used" General...I see no flaws whatsoever or it being too tight.

Anyone...what blade should I start with? I bought a sample pack from Try-a-Blade.....
I have had the best luck with the Feather Pro. The Kai Mild worked well also but in my case I feel more efficiency with the Feather and it saves me a pass. Good Luck and Enjoy!

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 09-16-2016, 09:45 AM
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OK...fired it up today with a Feather Guard. Wow!!! This is an awesome piece of hardware!

2 days of growth, whipped up some SV and got a 3-pass BBS shave. Smooth, only tagged my chin and it closed up pretty quickly. In spite of the wide head (not mine) the General is very easy to maneuver.

Highly recommend!!!

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 09-18-2016, 07:10 AM
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(09-16-2016, 09:45 AM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: OK...fired it up today with a Feather Guard. Wow!!! This is an awesome piece of hardware!

2 days of growth, whipped up some SV and got a 3-pass BBS shave. Smooth, only tagged my chin and it closed up pretty quickly. In spite of the wide head (not mine) the General is very easy to maneuver.

Highly recommend!!!

My only negative comment is that the handle does get a bit slippery when you have a good lather going.  Maybe if i had been knurled it wouldn"t be as slipprey.  But then im sure that it would have icreased the cost due to the additional machining.  Don't get me wrong. I REALLY LIKE THIS RAZOR!!!

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 09-18-2016, 09:19 AM
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(09-18-2016, 07:10 AM)Red abalone diver Wrote:
(09-16-2016, 09:45 AM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: OK...fired it up today with a Feather Guard. Wow!!! This is an awesome piece of hardware!

2 days of growth, whipped up some SV and got a 3-pass BBS shave. Smooth, only tagged my chin and it closed up pretty quickly. In spite of the wide head (not mine) the General is very easy to maneuver.

Highly recommend!!!

My only negative comment is that the handle does get a bit slippery when you have a good lather going.  Maybe if i had been knurled it wouldn"t be as slipprey.  But then im sure that it would have icreased the cost due to the additional machining.  Don't get me wrong. I REALLY LIKE THIS RAZOR!!!


So far, I don't find it slippery, but see it could be. I'm going to see if it mates to some other handles.


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 09-18-2016, 11:07 AM
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I found the razor too light with the aluminum handle but really enjoy it with a stainless steel handle. Gives it the heft I'm used to but doesn't really feel like it's not balanced. 
Sometimes I think I would like a SE in stainless steel but The General works so well and I am so pleased with it that I don't know what I could gain with something else.

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 09-18-2016, 02:25 PM
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(09-18-2016, 09:19 AM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote:
(09-18-2016, 07:10 AM)Red abalone diver Wrote:
(09-16-2016, 09:45 AM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: OK...fired it up today with a Feather Guard. Wow!!! This is an awesome piece of hardware!

2 days of growth, whipped up some SV and got a 3-pass BBS shave. Smooth, only tagged my chin and it closed up pretty quickly. In spite of the wide head (not mine) the General is very easy to maneuver.

Highly recommend!!!

My only negative comment is that the handle does get a bit slippery when you have a good lather going.  Maybe if i had been knurled it wouldn"t be as slipprey.  But then im sure that it would have icreased the cost due to the additional machining.  Don't get me wrong. I REALLY LIKE THIS RAZOR!!!


So far, I don't find it slippery, but see it could be. I'm going to see if it mates to some other handles.

If you find some that does let me know. I really like how light and manuerable this SE is. Espscially for how wide it is.
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 09-18-2016, 04:49 PM
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This first edition is really quite nice and a steal at $52.95 shipped. The very minute machining mark on the side of the head is barely visually noticeable and certainly not noticeable to the touch. The blade is held nice and tightly but not overnight at all. The contour on the head makes for a very nice slim profile design that gets under the nose quite well. My only tough spot is my neck, but its a tough spot with all razors for me.

I don't notice any slip to the handle, it has nice balance with the larger barrel at the bottom and you can whip it around the face with ease. I did try it with a stainless handle today and enjoyed the added weight. I'm not a big all aluminum kindve guy, titanium or stainless is preferred.

You really get a nice clean, close , smooth shave especially when using face stretching techniques. Its my favorite SE to date but I haven't tried the att se, I don't even have an urge to pay the premium when the general performs so well at a fraction of the cost

Theyve displayed excellent customer service and communication with any questions I've had. I'm looking forward to more purchases and hope they come out with future products

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 09-18-2016, 05:06 PM
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Excellent! Makes me feel better ehen I hear that other people a impressed too.

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 09-18-2016, 07:51 PM
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(09-18-2016, 09:19 AM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote:
(09-18-2016, 07:10 AM)Red abalone diver Wrote:
(09-16-2016, 09:45 AM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: OK...fired it up today with a Feather Guard. Wow!!! This is an awesome piece of hardware!

2 days of growth, whipped up some SV and got a 3-pass BBS shave. Smooth, only tagged my chin and it closed up pretty quickly. In spite of the wide head (not mine) the General is very easy to maneuver.

Highly recommend!!!

My only negative comment is that the handle does get a bit slippery when you have a good lather going.  Maybe if i had been knurled it wouldn"t be as slipprey.  But then im sure that it would have icreased the cost due to the additional machining.  Don't get me wrong. I REALLY LIKE THIS RAZOR!!!


So far, I don't find it slippery, but see it could be. I'm going to see if it mates to some other handles.


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It's a standard thread - just about any modern aftermarket DE handle will fit.

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Above is a custom red cedar handle made by a local artisan on the General.

--Bob

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 09-22-2016, 03:00 PM
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Switched to a fresh Feather Pro blade today and swapped the handle with a SS one from a Maggard DE. 

Great feel with the heavier handle...not that the standard one is flawed..YMMV. Nice that you can swap them out...

This is a keeper!

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 09-22-2016, 05:12 PM
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(09-18-2016, 07:51 PM)spidey9 Wrote: Above is a custom red cedar handle made by a local artisan on the General.

--Bob

Bob,

That's a great looking handle and setup.

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 09-22-2016, 05:41 PM
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I heard good reports matching the General head with the iKon Bamboo/RazoRock UberGlide handle. Probably should have kept the one I had since they're impossible to find now.

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 09-22-2016, 07:43 PM
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(09-22-2016, 05:12 PM)Entasis Wrote:
(09-18-2016, 07:51 PM)spidey9 Wrote: Above is a custom red cedar handle made by a local artisan on the General.

--Bob

Bob,

That's a great looking handle and setup.

Thanks!

The wood handle is even lighter than the original aluminum handle, bringing the weight down to nearly that of an injector razor.

And indeed, it shaves something like an injector . . . a really wide injector. Wink

--Bob

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 09-24-2016, 11:23 AM
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I have had mine for about two weeks, and used it every day it is without doubt the best razor I have. I alway get a BBS, MONEY WELL SPENT.

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 10-01-2016, 12:46 PM
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Second batch has passed QC and will become available to those on the wait list this coming week.

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 10-04-2016, 07:51 AM
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Second-batch orders for those on the General's wait list are now being taken, and the Hawk is 10 minutes away. A fulfilling SE kind of day.

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 10-04-2016, 10:17 AM
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Just ordered mine but the Hawk didn't go so well. Sold out 5 minutes past 12 and tried several times to order it and sold out. Oh well.


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