06-12-2019, 09:43 AM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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I got this razor thanks to a good friend recommendation.However , for him this razor shaves like a LASSC BBS1 (Wolfman) and that razor is not even on my top 10 of favorite razors.Well , I'm glad I got this one since , and this is funny , for me , shaves like a Barbaros TR1 , a razor I truly regret I did sold back in 2016.

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As you guys already know , Sean and his wife are behind this company , located on Minneapolis and this razor is 100 per cent hand made with 316 L stainless steel.

The razor itself is very elegant and after several weeks of use the handle have grown on me.Well , today it does but tomorrow might change my opinion (again) regarding it's looks.

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This razor is extremely well balance , more than others that I have tried like ATT Atlas , Timeless , Blackland etc. And what do I called "balanced" ? Well , for me is the kind of razor that not all the weight is located on the head while shaving.I don't know if I'm expressing myself right but I dislike razors where all the weight basically rest on the head , making it a little bit strange for me to hold it while shaving.
Is not the case with it and has more of a balance weight throughout the razor.(Hope this makes sense).

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And going back to the handle : yes , it has a unique design , something I appreciate , since not every single razor out there has to look the same or more "traditional" and its polished finish is excellent , making it shiny not overly shiny.

Holding the razor could be tricky at the begining and I found my fingers more on the smooth side on the handle that on the pattern one.If your hands are wet , like mine are when shaving , go figure , that smooth area is very slippery, so no good.

But I have "learned" how to adjust to this handle and now I hold it on a way that I can feel "safe" , even with my wet hands.

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But where this razor excels for me , is on the shaving/removing of hair department.I have tried this razor with several blades : Gillette Platinum and Silver , Astra Blue and Green and Iridium Super , which are basically my to go blades and gosh , outstanding shaves with it each time.

Yes , there is a blade feel but I like it.As I said , this razor shaves for me like the Barbaros TR1 model , which I enjoyed back at the time (took me some time to warm up to it and like it but I really enjoyed it).

Am I happy with this razor ? Yes , I am.I have been spoiled with great razors lately and this is one of them.

Would I like to see this razor with a new handle design ? Yes to that question too.

Is this razor worth the 250 bucks ? It is for me but I understand there are a great competition out there and some of those razors has lower prices.

Very glad this razor joined my den and looking forward to see what the future holds for this company.

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 06-12-2019, 03:42 PM
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  • SCOV
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  • Minnesota
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I was an "opening day" buyer of the razor.  Happy with purchase.  The Carbon Shave razor is spot on for my ideal weight, length and balance.  Efficient and really nice WTG pass including my neck (normal problem area).  Size and weight make the razor maneuverable.  Handle grip areas match the Wolfman WRH7.  While the handle may not win beauty contests, seems functional and ergonomic.

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 06-12-2019, 03:53 PM
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  • Garb
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  • Oregon
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This is an exceptional review with crystal clear photos. I'm not a fan of the handle but the head looks efficient and clean.

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 06-13-2019, 10:46 AM
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  • Asafiev
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  • Lancaster, PA
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I recently got a chance to try one of these razors and I loved it so much I bought my own.  Very comfortable shaves with a nice amount of blade feel.
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 06-13-2019, 12:21 PM
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  • Gabe
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  • Arizona
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I recently found out about this razor. The design is similar to the British Flat head and Prewar Tech. I find those Techs too mild for my tastes. 

Is the efficiency of this razor similar to the referenced Techs? 

I also agree about the handle design. A more classic handle would compliment the classic head design.

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 06-14-2019, 11:04 AM
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(06-13-2019, 12:21 PM)Gabe Wrote: I recently found out about this razor. The design is similar to the British Flat head and Prewar Tech. I find those Techs too mild for my tastes. 

Is the efficiency of this razor similar to the referenced Techs? 

I also agree about the handle design. A more classic handle would compliment the classic head design.

I have 5 shaves in with the CX and I would say for me the Pre War Tech is a 3/10 in efficiency and the Ikon Tech is a 10/10. Using Polsilver and Feather blades I put this at a 7/10. I have used it daily with no irritation and I am getting a 12-14 hr BBS shave with 2 passes plus touchup on my jawline. I know a lot of people don’t like the look of the handle but the 2 grip points work well for me WTG and ATG I hold my razors right where those grips are.

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 06-14-2019, 01:35 PM
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  • SCOV
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  • Minnesota
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As stated above, the functionality and ergonomics of the handle are excellent.  Also as stated above, not everyone likes the aesthetics of the handle.

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