10-13-2016, 07:30 PM
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Just released. Patterned after the legendary Kirby Beard/Leresche. Nickel plated and inexpensive. I really like the looks of it. I should have mine next week.

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 10-13-2016, 08:00 PM
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Yikes!

That thing looks like a vegetable peeler!!

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 10-13-2016, 08:09 PM
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It's got something going on there, for sure!

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 10-13-2016, 08:15 PM
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It's cool that the head is swappable with the Double Open Comb model too.

The top plate cap looks cool, but the blade would make me nervous only being held at the ends with those little prongs at each side. I picture it wobbling and catching or digging in. 

I hope looks are deceiving though.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of it after a few shaves Gary.
  • I read somewhere Phoenix is going to make a solid handle Switchback brush out of aluminum soon. I hope it's competitively priced and not all laser engraved like the Switchback 400 is on the ferrules. 

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 10-13-2016, 08:52 PM
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Looks interesting - let us know how it shaves Smile

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 10-13-2016, 09:06 PM
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Definitely interested in hearing more about this one.
And I hope those rumors about the new switchback are true...

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 10-14-2016, 05:38 AM
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Looks very cool. I like PAA that they produce the models that were hard to get; so everyone can try the classics. I still need to get their bakelite slant.

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 10-14-2016, 06:02 AM
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That is an interesting design.

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 10-14-2016, 02:18 PM
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I'm interested to hear some thoughts.  I like razors on the aggressive side.  This thing looks to have a lot of blade span, but it's hard to tell what the gap and exposure look like.

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 10-14-2016, 05:31 PM
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Yeah. Hard to tell just by looking. It is striking to see.

Since it's based on such a rare razor too I doubt too many people have had a shave with the original. Even so, this one could be different in performance anyway.

Absolutely looks cool. Intimidating but cool.

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 10-15-2016, 05:43 AM
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  • chazt
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No pics here. What am I doing wrong?

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 10-15-2016, 05:53 AM
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They claim it to be medium aggression. What does that equate to? IDK
pics:
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 10-15-2016, 06:10 AM
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YOWZA!!! That does look aggressive. Ordered!!!   Biggrin

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 10-17-2016, 05:28 PM
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Received it today. Good looking razor. Using it tomorrow morning!

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 10-17-2016, 05:34 PM
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That is an interesting design...

Really unusual. 

Let us know how it works for you Gary

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 10-17-2016, 05:37 PM
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  • Agravic
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Malarkey, IMO.
Grooves and such are purely cosmetic, considering this razor is most likely made in Pakistan or similar country.
Those who appreciate this as being a true homage to razors from days long gone, so be it.
Honestly, this is yet another example of cheap crap being peddled to vulnerable or naive folks.
Seriously, if I wanted to save $ and buy a quality razor that performs, I'd sooner look at Merkur and such.
To each their own.

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 10-17-2016, 07:54 PM
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  • greyhawk
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I'll be interested in hearing opinions once people have actually used one of the razors. Looks like a pretty cool design for a reasonable price. Thanks for posting, Gary!

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 10-18-2016, 05:48 AM
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(10-17-2016, 05:37 PM)Agravic Wrote: Malarkey, IMO.
Grooves and such are purely cosmetic, considering this razor is most likely made in Pakistan or similar country.
Those who appreciate this as being a true homage to razors from days long gone, so be it.
Honestly, this is yet another example of cheap crap being peddled to vulnerable or naive folks.
Seriously, if I wanted to save $ and buy a quality razor that performs, I'd sooner look at Merkur and such.
To each their own.

Thank you sir!

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 10-18-2016, 09:55 AM
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For the first shave with the Prismatic this morning I loaded a new Personna hospital use blade (my personal favorite DE blade). As is my habit nowadays, I only make one pass, and that pass is only against the grain (ATG). I had no idea what to expect. The result was a close smooth shave with no nicks or otherwise. Here's my SOTD photograph.

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 10-18-2016, 08:05 PM
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  • greyhawk
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Very nice, Gary! Med Preps are my favorites as well. Keep us posted on your thoughts about the razor--what do you think about the quality and workmanship?

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