02-08-2020, 01:14 PM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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Soliciting enquiries from those interested in joining the passaround.

To those unfamiliar with my predispositions, previous passarounds and policies, shall address them in one post out of respect for TSN members.  Updates will be edited into this post to maintain a minimal profile.

Personality and predispositions:
Simple country poor here: informal, uneducated and without formalities.  Some may be unintentionally offended by my failure to communicate eloquently and clearly for which I apologize in advance.  It takes some provocation to raise my ire; we all would prefer it to rise to the level of righteous indignation and am no exception to the self deception of mankind.  One hard line possessed though is taking advantage of others - in this case the company offering the product and fellow fora members awaiting their turn to trial the product.  Specifically, well and truly would expect trialers to give a true, fair, accurate AND kind assessment of the product.  Using this passaround as a platform to disparage the manufacturer - typically a small businessman placing their time, talent and fortune on the line - is not just churlish, illadvised, boorish and bad form but hurts us all by creating a chilling effect on all future entrepreneurs.  It should not bear mention but being of the country shall state it plainly: Read what you write before posting and reflect would you want this stated publicly of you under the circumstance.  Similarly, be kind to each other, there have been some less than admirable exchanges amongst us lately which are inexcusable whether shaving or political - we can debate things civilly and, damn it, expect this as table stakes to being human.

Previous Passarounds:
Have been advised prior to ever conducting a passaround that there needed be safeguards to prevent trialers simply absconding with product.  Some suggested onerous tenure and posting requirements, recommendations, prior passaround experience, credit card detail submissions, geographical restrictions, deposits&c&c&c.  Possessing a weakness for egalite et fraternite, desire everybody have access to the fruits of these fora and life in general.  But opportunity comes with responsibility; please let us commit to NOT being the example of why heavy restrictions are necessary for future passarounds - reasonably trial, assess, post to the next person in line and follow thru with an assessment others would want to read whilst conveying information adding benefit to those undecided regarding purchase.  IF there are extenuating circumstances arising - life IS full of contingencies after all - please proactively reach out; I am your advocate, not your enemy.  Hitherto, the passarounds have gone swimmingly; let us resolve to make this one even better!

Policies:
There is a lot of information required aforefront: this is as much for your benefit as our protection.  We need to know where the razor is at any given time and that the people slotted for receipt are serious about abiding by the rules established.  Under NO circumstances is the information shared with ANYBODY - not even the manufacturer.  We ask that the razor be shipped USPS priority and insured for above MSRP to assure that if lost or damaged, that it can be verified perfidy was not the cause and we can go back to the manufacturer, money in hand, to purchase another to continue the passaround.  It is the strongest wish the insurance will never need be collected but it is a backstop just in case and incentive for all to conduct their affairs with integrity (were the claim made, excess would be donated to charitable cause).  Finally we require trialers to post in 2 popular fora (DamnFineShave and TheShaveNook) that operate under reasonable criteria so as to maximize the exposure for the manufacturer and benefit the widest shaving audience.  The reviews will be compiled in what are hoped to be unique standalone mirror threads in the two fora initiated to solely cover the passaround reviews for posterity and ease of access.

Hopefully this answers some of the enquiries received and dissonance amongst those considering joining the passaround.  Pardon my inelegant use of the language and feel free to request clarifications which shall be addressed in edits to this post (members know full well how often authored posts are edited reflecting the lack of expository writing skill).

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 02-10-2020, 12:08 PM
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I'm interested

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 02-10-2020, 04:46 PM
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I am interested as well. Aji is a great guy and makes a fantastic product. The N075 Is one of my favorite razors!

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 02-10-2020, 07:23 PM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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Please PM directly to get in line

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 02-16-2020, 06:19 PM
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Interested and sent you a pm just now. Thanks

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 02-27-2020, 02:35 PM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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The razors have shipped! Be prepared for the passaround thread to be posted!!! Party time guys!

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 01-20-2021, 07:38 PM
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Late Review.  This was the second dual comb H&S P076 I received in a pass-around.  The first was the Titanium (Ti) version, and the second was the 17-4 version.  I loved the Ti version and actually had one of the top 5 best shaves of my life with it.

Unfortunately, I had the opposite experience with the 17-4 version.  This razor has the same efficiency as the Ti version, but for me it was orders of magnitude lower in the smoothness and ease of use.  I had the Carbon Titan (Hybrid Handle) Ti razor in-house at the same time as the 17-4 H&S, and was able to compare them both side by side (with a variety of blades).  Through those shaves, I found that I prefer lighter razors, and those with small compact heads regardless of the material (Al, Ti, SS, Composite or Bakelite).  I also prefer a standard safety bar over the open comb variety.  The P076 open comb had a little more blade feel, but was still smooth and provided a wonderful shave.
Both the H&S P076 17-4 razor and the Ti version, were the highest quality polished finishes I have ever seen.  IMHO, even better than the gold standard Wolfman.
My personal preferences aside, I recommend the P076 design to anyone who wants the highest quality artisan polished steel razor on the market today. You have a choice between a lighter Ti version and a heavier 17-4 version.  The architecture of the two razors is identical, therefore it is only the weight difference, and your shaving technique which will affect the shave quality.  The design is proven to be excellent, from the many shave forum reviews.   Only you can judge which of these P076 razors is best for you.

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