02-24-2020, 03:18 PM
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  • bullgoose
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The Zeppelin razor was designed by Fernando of Vie-Long and manufactured by Seygus razors in Spain. I have had the pleasure of using the prototype for the past week and will be the North American stockist for the razor once they become available. The razor will be available in stainless steel as well as in Titanium. 

The prototype razor is machined from 316L stainless steel. As you can see from the below pictures, the cap has sort of an inverse smile. This helps to keep the blade rigid and to make sure that there is absolutely no blade chatter. You will also notice that one side of the head has a flat solid bar while the other side side has a ridged solid bar. The side with the flat solid bar is slightly milder than the side with the ridged solid bar -very much like the old Plus/Minus vintage razor. There will actually be three base plates available -each with two levels of aggression. The razor that I tested had the middle of the three base plates (dubbed the 05/07) and, I found it to be similar in aggression to the Rocnel Elite A. The ridged side was slightly more aggressive than the Rocnel Elite A while the flat side was slightly less aggressive than the Rocnel Elite A.

I generally used the more aggressive side for the first pass and then used the less aggressive side for against the grain and touch-up. The result was a very smooth and irritation free shave every time.

The handle on the prototype did not have knurling and, I had to be slightly mindful when using it with soapy hands. As long as my fingers were in contact with the indentations, I did not have any issues.  The production version of the razor will have knurling on the handle. 

Weighing in at 118g and with a handle length of 90mm, the razor was well balanced and nimble. This razor definitely should be on your radar

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 02-24-2020, 05:13 PM
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The finish looks absolutely flawless Phil. Do you have release date?

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 02-24-2020, 05:29 PM
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  • DanLaw
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Phil:

Price point? Any chance to get a passaround going? She is pretty

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 02-24-2020, 05:41 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(02-24-2020, 05:29 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Phil:

Price point? Any chance to get a passaround going? She is pretty

Thank you Dan. Yes, I think a pass around may be a good idea. I am shipping it to Ricardo tomorrow but, we can set something up.

I should know more in regards to price point soon.

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 02-24-2020, 05:42 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(02-24-2020, 05:13 PM)slantman Wrote: The finish looks absolutely flawless Phil. Do you have release date?

Thank you Jerry. The release should be sooner rather than later but, I don’t have a date yet. They are still refining the handle.

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 02-24-2020, 06:01 PM
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RAD enabled

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 02-24-2020, 06:19 PM
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  • SCOV
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Titanium - there goes my paying off my credit card.

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 02-24-2020, 06:26 PM
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  • DanLaw
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Phil, will pm you tmw

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 02-24-2020, 06:30 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(02-24-2020, 06:26 PM)DanLaw Wrote: Phil, will pm you tmw

Sounds great Dan.

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 02-24-2020, 06:31 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(02-24-2020, 06:19 PM)SCOV Wrote: Titanium - there goes my paying off my credit card.

Haha... yes. I am really looking forward to seeing what it feels like in Titanium

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 02-24-2020, 08:41 PM
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Smooth looking razor Smile The slight bend - inverse smile, as Phil put it - should have the same effect on the blade as the twist on a slant; stiffening the blade.

Looking forward to learning more Smile

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 02-25-2020, 06:04 AM
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 02-25-2020, 08:14 AM
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Very nice Phil!! Can’t wait to see the titanium version. Will the titanium be available the same time as the stainless? Of course I get most of my questions answered by you on Instagram. This one will be on my must get list in titanium!


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 02-25-2020, 08:18 AM
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(02-25-2020, 08:14 AM)gmhjr06 Wrote: Very nice Phil!!  Can’t wait to see the titanium version.  Will the titanium be available the same time as the stainless?  Of course I get most of my questions answered by you on Instagram.  This one will be on my must get list in titanium!


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I am not sure if I will get them together or if I will get one version before the other. I should know more soon.

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 02-25-2020, 08:19 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Jack Goldman asked for a shot from above with a blade exposed. Here are shots from both sides.

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 02-25-2020, 08:30 AM
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Those shots really show the frown on the top cap.  It's a unique and interesting design.

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 02-25-2020, 08:39 AM
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(02-25-2020, 08:30 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Those shots really show the frown on the top cap.  It's a unique and interesting design.


Shape of future DE razors?

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 02-25-2020, 11:04 AM
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  • Sully
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How does the frown minimize or eliminate blade chatter?

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 02-25-2020, 12:25 PM
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  • Harvey
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(02-25-2020, 11:04 AM)Sully Wrote: How does the frown minimize or eliminate blade chatter?

When the blade frowns it cannot talk...therefore no chatter.

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 02-26-2020, 12:37 AM
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Its looking great! Now if I can only decide between SS and Ti...

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