03-16-2012, 11:34 AM
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Some might have heard of linsanity (Jeremy Lin of NY Knicks) well we have a full fledged stainless steel razor war starting to erupt. Enter Tradere stainless steel razors (coming soon) and Weber razors being offered again within the next week (coated head/stainless handle, coated head & handle,
coated handles only, coated head & bulldog handle, & bulldog handle only).
And lets not forget all the iKons and future new iKon models. Last but not least is the Feather AS.

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 03-16-2012, 01:37 PM
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Given how long the lightweight old Gillettes have lasted, it's interesting to think the current crop of steelies could be shaving faces in a hundred years or more. On the moon, maybe.
Given how long the lightweight old Gillettes have lasted, it's interesting to think the current crop of steelies could be shaving faces in a hundred years or more. On the moon, maybe.

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 03-16-2012, 01:58 PM
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I do love stainless steel for one simple reason: It is a machine made for a life time.

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 03-16-2012, 02:11 PM
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(03-16-2012, 11:34 AM)slantman Wrote: Some might have heard of linsanity (Jeremy Lin of NY Knicks) well we have a full fledged stainless steel razor war starting to erupt. Enter Tradere stainless steel razors (coming soon) and Weber razors being offered again within the next week (coated head/stainless handle, coated head & handle,
coated handles only, coated head & bulldog handle, & bulldog handle only).
And lets not forget all the iKons and future new iKon models. Last but not least is the Feather AS.

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 03-16-2012, 02:24 PM
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Stainless is no excuse for cavalier maintenance. Treat everything like it's high carbon steel, heirloom elephant ivory and the last known bottle of eau de moi.

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 03-17-2012, 05:41 AM
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Now, if someone would make a stainless steel Schick. Smile

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 03-17-2012, 06:17 AM
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(03-17-2012, 05:41 AM)Johnny Wrote: Now, if someone would make a stainless steel Schick. Smile

And a stainless steel Gem & Cobra ClassicWink

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 03-18-2012, 06:28 AM
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I have been in touch with several USA factories overthe past months to do similar items. I will sign a contract this week for a Gillette Tech made completely here in the states with plans for others. I did consider the single edge razors but did not know the sustained interest in them.

Twist to open could be soon in entirely stainless steel but that would retail at 150 or more however. I have to make a decision as to which one to launch first.


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 03-18-2012, 06:57 AM
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Guys are paying upwards of $200 for a three piece stainless razor, don't see why a stainless clone of a super speed would not sell, if it is a quality built razor.

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 03-18-2012, 07:02 AM
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Ah, steel!! What a beautiful thing for so many instruments that we use!!

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 03-18-2012, 07:27 AM
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Your correct about that Johnny. I have worked this out for some time now, met with various metal companies and now I am ready to launch. The twist to open razor as I am finding out is not quite as easy as it looks. There are many bends, and secondary process's to it.

Mine might be a bit more aggressive than the speed. Correct me if I am wrong however but I thought the speed was the platform the Weishi was built off from.

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 03-18-2012, 07:46 AM
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I believe WeiShi as well as several others built their razors off the super speed platform. More aggressive than a super speed would be alright, as for as I'm concerned.

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 03-18-2012, 07:54 AM
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It would be great if more small manufacturers built razors in the U.S. Stainless steel would be good but even a chrome razor is welcome.

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 03-18-2012, 08:03 AM
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Chrome would involve castings them plating. Cheaper yes but not too much. Big outlay to make the molds intially.

Weishi had many levels which is a reflection on the rep it has. If someone got a lower grade model they swore it off forever.

A work in progress.
I have used a commercial plater here in nj who does antique cars and other old items people restore. He was 25.00 to do a replate on a fatboy or three piece. To plate a new piece would be a similar amount perhaps less but will still add to the cost.

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 03-18-2012, 09:10 AM
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Stainless steel tto razors will sell like hot cakes I'm sure.

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 03-18-2012, 09:27 AM
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Let's hope.

To mainstream it they would have to be cast and plated to lower the cost. If it is a success then perhaps we can cast a more affordable line.

I have the quote for the comb tech, I await the quote for the TTO platform which should be in tommorow. Either way I am prepared to make the Tech but would prefer the TTO.


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 03-18-2012, 10:03 AM
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(03-16-2012, 02:24 PM)kav Wrote: Stainless is no excuse for cavalier maintenance. Treat everything like it's high carbon steel, heirloom elephant ivory and the last known bottle of eau de moi.

Is it even possible to have cavalier maintenance on a razor? Under no circumstances should a razor readily corrode, even an inexpensive bargain basement model. They are, or should be, pretty much foolproof and require no maintenance other than rinsing off. Stainless steels razors are an expensive luxury item due to the costly, high quality materials and manufacturing processes used and limited production.

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 03-18-2012, 11:26 AM
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I hope you are on the forefront of a rising tide Joe.

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 03-18-2012, 11:38 AM
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Will this madness ever end




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 03-18-2012, 01:00 PM
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All points are well taken. There is a lot to be considered here such as final cost to you the consumer which involves with competiting with the used razor market and cheaper imports.

A pound of stainless steel only costs about 4.00 today. it's not so much the cost of material as it is the cost of machining. Even if we machined them out of another material the process would still be as involved.

It was not untill i started meeting with pro's that I came to recognize the efforts that went into to making these razors back in the 60's. What you think is a simple stamping may invovle many process' to get to the final user end.

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