03-10-2017, 06:59 AM
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I recently acquired an Asylum Evolution DE razor because I like its design very much. I also wanted to see how it would look polished. So I took my Dremel, a few buffing/polishing felt wheels, extra-fine polishing compound and made it shine. The only surface that I decided to keep as is - the underside of the top cup. Please see the photos below. I used the razor only twice, hoping that it would shave similarly to the Asylum Rx. Unfortunately, it happened to be too mild to my liking. It retails $185 and I would like to sell it for $185 delivered CONUS. I would also be open to trade offers, though I do not have anything specific in mind. Please send me a PM if interested.

Thank you,
Alex

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 03-10-2017, 07:54 AM
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The polished razor looks pretty cool but I wonder if that modification will turn off some buyers, especially at full retail.  Good luck either way!

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 03-10-2017, 08:05 AM
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(03-10-2017, 07:54 AM)TexBilly Wrote: The polished razor looks pretty cool but I wonder if that modification will turn off some buyers, especially at full retail.  Good luck either way!


I was ready to buy until I saw the polish.  It looks good, just not what I want.

Please no more unsolicited offers from other members trying to sell their Evolution, I'm all set!

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 03-10-2017, 08:13 AM
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(03-10-2017, 07:54 AM)TexBilly Wrote: The polished razor looks pretty cool but I wonder if that modification will turn off some buyers, especially at full retail.  Good luck either way!

Thank you for your note! I completely understand and hope that there are enough of us who like our razors  shiny.  While polishing with felt very little metal was removed, so you can even see the original machining pattern but in HD Smile

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 03-10-2017, 08:13 AM
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Nice job polishing it! I think the price is fair considering the work put into it. I would still think it's fair if you asked for more than retail

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 03-10-2017, 08:14 AM
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(03-10-2017, 08:05 AM)blzrfn Wrote:
(03-10-2017, 07:54 AM)TexBilly Wrote: The polished razor looks pretty cool but I wonder if that modification will turn off some buyers, especially at full retail.  Good luck either way!

I was ready to buy until I saw the polish.  It looks good, just not what I want.

If I am not mistaken, Phil is expecting a new batch shortly, so you will have a chance to purchase the Evo in its original finish.

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 03-10-2017, 08:19 AM
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(03-10-2017, 08:13 AM)snowman Wrote: Nice job polishing it! I think the price is fair considering the work put into it. I would still think it's fair if you asked for me than retail

Thank you! I really like the razor, and I did not even think about parting with it when I just received it, so I went ahead and polished it.  I hoped that it would be close in aggressiveness to the Rx, but unfortunately even with the shapest blades I have (Feather) it was still too mild to my liking.

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 03-10-2017, 02:43 PM
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I guess you need better pictures to show the polishing work you have done.

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 03-10-2017, 02:44 PM
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Beautiful razor! Smile

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 03-10-2017, 02:45 PM
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Thank you!

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 03-10-2017, 02:47 PM
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Here a few more photos. Unfortunately, my photography skills are rudimentary...

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 03-10-2017, 02:48 PM
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Thank you TSN and Fellow TSNooker!

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 03-10-2017, 03:05 PM
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Your new photos certainly flattered the polished look.  Congrats on the sale!

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