08-14-2012, 06:50 AM
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Hi folks. Production is right on schedule and we should start shipping razors out to resellers next week.

Our new model SB- solid bar is a mid-market, easy to use razor that deliver a fine shave. It is our all stainless, fully machined, made in the USA answer to the Merkur 34HD, EJ 89 and razors of similar middle level aggression. Testers have universally liked it and we are very excited to be releasing it this month. It is a terrific daily shaver and as one tester put it, "easy to swing around your face."

Our model OC- open comb is more aggressive and best suited for those that want some more aggression, or a great razor for a couple of days growth.

In the US you will only be able to find the razors at Bullgoose and West Coast, or directly on our site. In the UK, Connaught Shaving will be handling the distribution for us. When, or if, we add any other authorized European vendors, I will let you know.

I stopped by the factory and they showed me the their first attempt at a slant, so here are a few teaser pics. This razor is nowhere near ready for production, shaves pretty marginally at this point after one try, but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing what our initial R&D is looking like.

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 08-14-2012, 07:46 AM
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  • EHV
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  • Milford,PA
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Thank you for the update! Good timing for me.
And the Slant.....uh, so next week or the week after??? Biggrin

It's very nice to see the development of these razors and very much appreciated!

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 08-14-2012, 08:05 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Thank you for the update. I am sure people are looking forward to the new straight bar razor. An the OC slant project looks good.

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 08-14-2012, 08:43 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to trying the SB. Will the head be available without the handle?

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 08-14-2012, 09:50 AM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Ooooo, an open comb slant. Biggrin (Um, didn't I state somewhere that my RAD was under control? Rolleyes )

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 08-14-2012, 09:53 AM
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It's good to see that you're still working on the Slant.

It's going to be an engineering and machining challenge, and I look forward to seeing where this goes.

Thanks for working to bring quality design and execution to the safety razor market in the US.

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 08-14-2012, 09:57 AM
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  • Dave
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It does look mean doesn't it?

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 08-14-2012, 10:33 AM
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wow, that slant looks great.

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 08-14-2012, 02:02 PM
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  • gijames
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  • TN, USA
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Hehe, keep up the work as long as the budget supports it! Wink

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 08-14-2012, 03:11 PM
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  • biggiej42
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I too would love to know if the head will be available separate, or even better, the bottom plate?

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 08-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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  • Shanman
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  • NE Florida
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Wow, a machined slant. That took took some serious math just to even come close to making that proto. Impressed.

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 08-15-2012, 05:19 AM
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  • slantman
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(08-14-2012, 03:11 PM)biggiej42 Wrote: I too would love to know if the head will be available separate, or even better, the bottom plate?

I would think when its ready it will be a complete razor. There is no real money to be made selling parts of a razor. I could be wrong.

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 08-15-2012, 12:50 PM
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It would be awesome if you could release 2 types of slants.

One having a lot more curve to the blade than the other, an extreme slant and a normal slant.

I would buy the extreme slant without question

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 08-15-2012, 02:06 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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(08-15-2012, 12:50 PM)Merkur25 Wrote: It would be awesome if you could release 2 types of slants.

One having a lot more curve to the blade than the other, an extreme slant and a normal slant.

I would buy the extreme slant without question

How about custom molding the SLANT to you desire by CAD design where you could send in a scan of your face and Richard could custom bend the angle to your specific needs....might add a few thousand dollars but Custom Slant...the cat,s meow !!!!!!Tongue

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 08-15-2012, 07:12 PM
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  • brian
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(08-15-2012, 12:50 PM)Merkur25 Wrote: It would be awesome if you could release 2 types of slants.

One having a lot more curve to the blade than the other, an extreme slant and a normal slant.

I would buy the extreme slant without question

(08-15-2012, 02:06 PM)Harvey Wrote:
(08-15-2012, 12:50 PM)Merkur25 Wrote: It would be awesome if you could release 2 types of slants.

One having a lot more curve to the blade than the other, an extreme slant and a normal slant.

I would buy the extreme slant without question

How about custom molding the SLANT to you desire by CAD design where you could send in a scan of your face and Richard could custom bend the angle to your specific needs....might add a few thousand dollars but Custom Slant...the cat,s meow !!!!!!Tongue

Why not go with an adjustable slant. There are some vintage adjustables kicking around and they all seem well loved by their owners! Cool

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 08-15-2012, 07:43 PM
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Wow, Richard, that Slant looks very intimidating! Good luck.

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 08-15-2012, 09:55 PM
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Yes!! An adjustable OC slant would be something.

(08-15-2012, 07:12 PM)brian Wrote: Why not go with an adjustable slant. There are some vintage adjustables kicking around and they all seem well loved by their owners! Cool

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 08-16-2012, 08:00 AM
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(08-15-2012, 02:06 PM)Harvey Wrote:
(08-15-2012, 12:50 PM)Merkur25 Wrote: It would be awesome if you could release 2 types of slants.

One having a lot more curve to the blade than the other, an extreme slant and a normal slant.

I would buy the extreme slant without question

How about custom molding the SLANT to you desire by CAD design where you could send in a scan of your face and Richard could custom bend the angle to your specific needs....might add a few thousand dollars but Custom Slant...the cat,s meow !!!!!!Tongue

Now you're just being ridiculous lol

(08-15-2012, 07:12 PM)brian Wrote: Why not go with an adjustable slant. There are some vintage adjustables kicking around and they all seem well loved by their owners! Cool

I love the idea!

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