04-06-2017, 04:41 PM
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  • bullgoose
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The Asylum Evolution is now available in a black oxide finish. This razor is machined out of 303 stainless steel and then finished with black oxide. Over time, the black oxide will develop a rich patina and character. The razor is a great shaving razor and, it will add a little variety to your shave cave. 

Black Oxide Asylum Evolution


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 04-06-2017, 04:51 PM
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In case you were on the fence, here are a few recent reviews of the brushed finish Evolution.

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 04-06-2017, 05:06 PM
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(04-06-2017, 04:41 PM)bullgoose Wrote: The Asylum Evolution is now available in a black oxide finish. This razor is machined out of 303 stainless steel and then finished with black oxide. Over time, the black oxide will develop a rich patina and character. The razor is a great shaving razor and, it will add a little variety to your shave cave. 

Black Oxide Asylum Evolution


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Now that's beautiful!

My kind of finish!

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 04-06-2017, 05:17 PM
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Thank you Lance! I am really pleased with how they turned out.

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 04-06-2017, 05:48 PM
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Wow! Really, wow!

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 04-06-2017, 08:57 PM
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Wow! Yep, done.


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 04-06-2017, 09:00 PM
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Am I seeing things or does it seem that it could be more aggressive than the silver one.

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 04-06-2017, 09:40 PM
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Looks different in black - also better in my opinion.

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 04-06-2017, 09:42 PM
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(04-06-2017, 04:41 PM)bullgoose Wrote: [Image: osKmLKd.jpg]

The Tactical Evolution?

Jokes aside, it looks the part Smile

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 04-07-2017, 07:40 AM
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(04-06-2017, 09:00 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: Am I seeing things or does it seem that it could be more aggressive than the silver one.

These should be the same as the brushed stainless version in terms of aggression.

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 04-07-2017, 11:04 AM
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Sharp looking razor Phil.  Nice addition to the Evolution line.  Is the finish glossy or matte?

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 04-07-2017, 02:36 PM
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(04-07-2017, 11:04 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Sharp looking razor Phil.  Nice addition to the Evolution line.  Is the finish glossy or matte?

It is more of a matte finish.

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 04-07-2017, 04:13 PM
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Ordered.
Looking forward to this one.

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 04-09-2017, 06:56 AM
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Seems expensive?

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 04-09-2017, 07:19 AM
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(04-09-2017, 06:56 AM)deaman312 Wrote: Seems expensive?

Not for a fully machined stainless steel razor that is made in the United States.

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 04-10-2017, 08:43 AM
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(04-09-2017, 07:19 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-09-2017, 06:56 AM)deaman312 Wrote: Seems expensive?

Not for a fully machined stainless steel razor that is made in the United States.

Made in the US - not really a defining characteristic for me.

Fully Machines SS - will not make it so expensive either I think. We have made stuff out of SS316L where I am.

Also Rockwell 6S - 100 USD?

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 04-10-2017, 08:54 AM
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The handle of the Rockwell can be turned on a lathe, a much simpler, significantly faster and therefore a fair bit cheaper process than the machining needed on the handle of the Darwin. For the amount of work that goes in to the Darwin, it's pretty competitively priced.

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 04-10-2017, 09:13 AM
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(04-10-2017, 08:43 AM)deaman312 Wrote:
(04-09-2017, 07:19 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-09-2017, 06:56 AM)deaman312 Wrote: Seems expensive?

Not for a fully machined stainless steel razor that is made in the United States.

Made in the US - not really a defining characteristic for me.

Fully Machines SS - will not make it so expensive either I think. We have made stuff out of SS316L where I am.

Also Rockwell 6S - 100 USD?

Made in the USA may not be a defining issue for you, but it certainly is for many purchasers of high end shaving equipment.

I don't know what "stuff" you refer to as being made where you are.  If it's not machined stainless razors of this quality, it doesn't seem relevant.  If you survey the market for stainless razors machined in the USA, you will see that the price of the Asylum Revolution is in the right range.

The Rockwell 6S is not machined.  It is made by metal injection moulding, which is a manufacturing method less expensive than machining. 

You're free not to buy this razor for whatever reason you may have.  However, don't disparage a product you haven't even tried by making unfounded claims.

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 04-10-2017, 09:20 AM
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(04-10-2017, 09:13 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(04-10-2017, 08:43 AM)deaman312 Wrote:
(04-09-2017, 07:19 AM)bullgoose Wrote: Not for a fully machined stainless steel razor that is made in the United States.

Made in the US - not really a defining characteristic for me.

Fully Machines SS - will not make it so expensive either I think. We have made stuff out of SS316L where I am.

Also Rockwell 6S - 100 USD?

Made in the USA may not be a defining issue for you, but it certainly is for many purchasers of high end shaving equipment.

I don't know what "stuff" you refer to as being made where you are.  If it's not machined stainless razors it doesn't seem relevant.  If you survey the market for stainless razors machined in the USA, you will see that the price of the Asylum Revolution is in the right range.

The Rockwell 6S is not machined.  It is made by metal injection moulding, which is a manufacturing method less expensive than machining. 

You're free not to buy this razor for whatever reason you may have.  However, don't disparage a product you haven't even tried by making unfounded claims.

Since when is questioning a product's pricing disparaging? You are free to give your opinion and voice your support of a product - like I thought I was free to voice my opinion. 

If everyone believes this product is priced right, maybe it is. I'm not buying it though.

Peace Smile.

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 04-10-2017, 09:22 AM
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(04-10-2017, 08:54 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: The handle of the Rockwell can be turned on a lathe, a much simpler, significantly faster and therefore a fair bit cheaper process than the machining needed on the handle of the Darwin. For the amount of work that goes in to the Darwin, it's pretty competitively priced.

That is a beautiful handle though..

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