02-16-2018, 07:03 PM
#21
User Info
The question of worth for luxury items can be answered by demand. Given Paradigm Shaveware designs sell out faster than ice water in the desert I think the question is rhetorical at best.

0 276
Reply
 02-16-2018, 07:45 PM
#22
  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Madison, WI
User Info
(02-15-2018, 07:01 PM)MaxP Wrote: Four bills for a brush makes perfect sense, but for a razor...?   LOL

All.

My jest was not meant to impinge on the pricing of the Paradigm..or any razor, for that matter.  
It was my personal expression in shaving gear.  I like brushes.  It's really that.

Therefore I am willing, and do, spend my resources on brushes far more readily than I do on razors.  My resources...my preferences.
We each can choose.

Some value razors (or violins or Bimmers) more highly.  Power to them.  Choice is a good thing.

62 1,717
Reply
 02-16-2018, 08:04 PM
#23
  • eengler
  • Administrator
  • South Dakota, USA
User Info
Thumbup Looking Good!
[Image: HopT7Vi.jpg]
[Image: iTFQi1L.jpg]
[Image: JB1COPm.jpg]

62 5,018
Reply
 02-17-2018, 01:17 AM
#24
User Info
Are those two hex bolts on the bottom?  Do they have to be loosened for the top cap to slide off?  Can we please see the underside of the top cap?

51 7,541
Reply
 02-17-2018, 02:44 AM
#25
User Info
What a beauty ! Eeeeek

8 1,800
Reply
 02-17-2018, 05:50 AM
#26
  • bijou
  • Senior Member
  • Chicago Illinois
User Info
How will it shave? Like the SS, milder or more aggressive?

52 594
Reply
 02-17-2018, 07:47 AM
#27
User Info
Interesting.  The profile kind of reminds me of the Enders Speed Razor.  I'm not usually a fan of squared-off handles, but the head design is certainly interesting.  Those pins in the base plate look they operate as tensioners that, I assume, press into corresponding indents in the cap when screwed, thereby keeping the cap from sliding side to side when the razor is assembled.  But do they screw, or are they spring-loaded?  It looks like they are made to be loosened but not removed?  And that round stop in one corner of the base plate is interesting too.  It looks as though there's a cut out in the cap for it.

11 221
Reply
 02-17-2018, 08:46 AM
#28
User Info
(02-17-2018, 07:47 AM)BrickHud Wrote: Interesting.  The profile kind of reminds me of the Enders Speed Razor.  I'm not usually a fan of squared-off handles, but the head design is certainly interesting.  Those pins in the base plate look they operate as tensioners that, I assume, press into corresponding indents in the cap when screwed, thereby keeping the cap from sliding side to side when the razor is assembled.  But do they screw, or are they spring-loaded?  It looks like they are made to be loosened but not removed?  And that round stop in one corner of the base plate is interesting too.  It looks as though there's a cut out in the cap for it.

I posted this on another forum and Andy can correct me if I'm wrong but what it looks to be are press fit ball detent pins or ball plungers as some call them. I have 30+yr background in Industrial fasteners and tooling and I would be surprised if they're not... They come in many configurations from smooth to knurled but basically just press into the application and also come in a variety of tensions. They are spring loaded and that is what keeps the top cap on and in place. I would image as well that the stop in the upper corner would be to keep the top cap from being able to only be loaded and unloaded in one direction. Here's a general pic of a detent pin...
[Image: JWI_G08NI.jpg]

3 104
Reply
 02-17-2018, 08:55 AM
#29
User Info
(02-17-2018, 01:17 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Are those two hex bolts on the bottom?  Do they have to be loosened for the top cap to slide off?  Can we please see the underside of the top cap?

Hey Ricardo, sure I'll post a pic. The short answer to your question is no. The top cap slides on and off with your thumb and is held in place with the two ball detent pins you see on the bottom plate. It would suck to need a tool to change blades. :-)

0 139
Reply
 02-17-2018, 08:59 AM
#30
User Info
(02-17-2018, 05:50 AM)bijou Wrote: How will it shave? Like the SS, milder or more aggressive?

It's medium aggressive—have already tuned the shave. Smooth and very efficient. Doesn't quite compare apples/apples to DE. So far I have only used it with Feather Pro blade. Kamisori and Schick Proline on the way.

0 139
Reply
 02-17-2018, 09:03 AM
#31
User Info
(02-17-2018, 08:46 AM)MikeL Wrote:
(02-17-2018, 07:47 AM)BrickHud Wrote: Interesting.  The profile kind of reminds me of the Enders Speed Razor.  I'm not usually a fan of squared-off handles, but the head design is certainly interesting.  Those pins in the base plate look they operate as tensioners that, I assume, press into corresponding indents in the cap when screwed, thereby keeping the cap from sliding side to side when the razor is assembled.  But do they screw, or are they spring-loaded?  It looks like they are made to be loosened but not removed?  And that round stop in one corner of the base plate is interesting too.  It looks as though there's a cut out in the cap for it.

I posted this on another forum and Andy can correct me if I'm wrong but what it looks to be are press fit ball detent pins or ball plungers as some call them. I have 30+yr background in Industrial fasteners and tooling and I would be surprised if they're not... They come in many configurations from smooth to knurled but basically just press into the application and also come in a variety of tensions. They are spring loaded and that is what keeps the top cap on and in place. I would image as well that the stop in the upper corner would be to keep the top cap from being able to only be loaded and unloaded in one direction. Here's a general pic of a detent pin...
[Image: JWI_G08NI.jpg]
Exactly right! Slightly different configuration, but that's the fastener. The handle is permanently affixed to bottom plate with dowel pins and a screw, so it's a two piece. Also correct on the stop in the upper corner.

0 139
Reply
 02-17-2018, 09:07 AM
#32
  • bijou
  • Senior Member
  • Chicago Illinois
User Info
(02-17-2018, 08:59 AM)Paradigm Shaveware Wrote:
(02-17-2018, 05:50 AM)bijou Wrote: How will it shave? Like the SS, milder or more aggressive?

It's medium aggressive—have already tuned the shave. Smooth and very efficient. Doesn't quite compare apples/apples to DE. So far I have only used it with Feather Pro blade. Kamisori and Schick Proline on the way.

Then my other question is (if you have used it) how does it compare to the ATT SE1, or a RX, or General Brass, Cobra (if you know)

52 594
Reply
 02-17-2018, 09:40 AM
#33
User Info
(02-17-2018, 09:07 AM)bijou Wrote:
(02-17-2018, 08:59 AM)Paradigm Shaveware Wrote:
(02-17-2018, 05:50 AM)bijou Wrote: How will it shave? Like the SS, milder or more aggressive?

It's medium aggressive—have already tuned the shave. Smooth and very efficient. Doesn't quite compare apples/apples to DE. So far I have only used it with Feather Pro blade. Kamisori and Schick Proline on the way.

Then my other question is (if you have used it) how does it compare to the ATT SE1, or a RX, or General Brass, Cobra (if you know)

Very awkward to answer that kind of question. There are many fine razors on the market. You'll have a clearer sense after some reviews come out I'm sure.

0 139
Reply
 02-17-2018, 12:46 PM
#34
User Info
Andy @Paradigm Shaveware Will the Proguard and Kai blades fit the new SE?

6 201
Reply
 02-17-2018, 12:51 PM
#35
User Info
(02-17-2018, 12:46 PM)Shavemd Wrote: Andy @Paradigm Shaveware Will the Proguard and Kai blades fit the new SE?


I sure hope so. I am not a fan of the feather pro SE blades.

0 52
Reply
 02-17-2018, 01:03 PM
#36
User Info
(02-17-2018, 12:51 PM)Kehole Wrote:
(02-17-2018, 12:46 PM)Shavemd Wrote: Andy @Paradigm Shaveware Will the Proguard and Kai blades fit the new SE?


I sure hope so. I am not a fan of the feather pro SE blades.
Absolutely should. I've got some on the way, and I will let you know definitively. I've got my doubts about the wire guard blades, though.

0 139
Reply
 02-18-2018, 08:43 AM
#37
User Info
Proline is what I will probably use as for me they are the best AC blade.

I only have one question Andy, how was it around and under your nose when you shaved with it?

0 219
Reply
 02-18-2018, 10:10 AM
#38
User Info
(02-18-2018, 08:43 AM)Wanderer66 Wrote: Proline is what I will probably use as for me they are the best AC blade.

I only have one question Andy, how was it around and under your nose when you shaved with it?

Really good, easy to maneuver into tight spots.

0 139
Reply
 02-18-2018, 11:03 AM
#39
User Info
(02-18-2018, 10:10 AM)Paradigm Shaveware Wrote:
(02-18-2018, 08:43 AM)Wanderer66 Wrote: Proline is what I will probably use as for me they are the best AC blade.

I only have one question Andy, how was it around and under your nose when you shaved with it?

Really good, easy to maneuver into tight spots.

That's the answer I wanted to hear! Thank you Andy!

0 219
Reply
 02-19-2018, 11:07 AM
#40
User Info
It's official: Schick Proline and Kamisori blades both work great in the razor. Presumably Kai then as well, and of course Feather. What will NOT work are those wire guard blades. The razor is not aggressive, shouldn't be needed.

0 139
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 2 Guest(s)