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  1. Hi gents, I have read the comments with interest. Version 2 is a different beast from Version 1, the head on Version 2 is enclosed, it wraps around the base plate. Every one of the 50 we got in yesterday has been visually inspected and they are all good to go except 2 which have minor, cosmetic faults. Rather than send them back we will sell these as seconds for £35.00 or so when time allows. The machine tooled version has been a slow process, we took Edzell Engineering off the job (they promised everything - delivered very little) and asked Scottish Enterprise to help. They put us in touch with a firm of precision engineers who are based about 5 miles from us, they are an 'under the radar' firm, they don't even have a website yet they are making the jigs for Google and Facebook printed circuit boards to ridiculous tolerances. They have agreed to help us out. Hopefully we have this version ready for testing in around 3 weeks and go into production shortly thereafter.
    I have used the Investment Cast, Version 2 Claymore a few times and in my opinion it shaves just as well as Version 1. We have reduced the price of Version 2 by £5.00 to £69.50. Two passes and I'm good to go. The image below is a Version 2. Brian | Sales Director at Executive Shaving.
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  2. Thank you Brian for the clarification.
    I'm sure it will be a hit with me as I like middle of the road aggressiveness which I can step up or reduce by the different blades.
    Looking at the picture more closely, I have no problem with the wrap around head plate. It is an innovation which should be respected and it will definitely hold the head tightly together. I do see the point of either you like it or you don't, but it is a good looking SE and made out of SS at a great price.
     
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  3. Fasa

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    I think i d like to see a head only version...


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  4. Right now we are selling the complete razor - with handle. I'm happy to bring out a head only product once we get our next batch from Cheshire. Keep an eye on the website in about 2-3 weeks time. Brian
     
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  5. Fasa

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    I already am ! Thanks for the info :)


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  6. nick_s

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    I'm waiting for the machine tooled version :) I've seen the pictures, it looks good, is a great price and it's supporting British businesses to boot. Worth the wait it will be.
     
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    1..who is that Aussie guy?
    2..why does he start a sentence n not finish it
    3..is his word gospel
    4..a bad tradesman always blames his tools
    5..the claymore rocks
    6..ymmv
     
  8. SpeedyPC

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    @Executive Shaving this would be a great idea for those like myself who just want to buy the claymore head because I've got too many DE handles from varies length and weight, and really don't need another handle.
     
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    Agreed, I would be interested in the Head only as I have the V1 still being used to this day.
     
  10. Well gents, It arrived today and I already had my first shave with it on a feather pro.
    It is a hefty razor and will shave just on it own weight which I like in a razor. The blade alignment is perfect even if there is a little play in the head when not tight, but It holds the blade securely. This little head play is due to the round hole which the bottom plate goes through the top plate being a little wider than the post. Having said that, though, I'm sure Brian did this for a reason, presumably to assist for easier assembly.
    The shave is exceptional, 2 passes with a bit of correction and I got a BBs. It is however a bit more aggressive than I like with the pro and next shave I'll try the guard or the MG. With these blades I'm sure it will be perfect. One word of caution. The angle is not intuitive and has to be mastered.
    On the first stroke I used the same angle I use with the general and it was too aggressive. The moment I changed it to a shallower angle it began to sing to me.
    I neglected to mention that the built quality is also excellent and at this price a steal.
     
    Last edited: Wednesday April 26, 2017
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  11. You're right Kypros, the blade will align perfectly when the top cap is secured to the base plate. I'm glad you enjoyed The Claymore Experience. Brian
     
  12. Dear gents,
    although today I was planning to shave with the straight, Billy had honed and sent me, I have forgotten that it's a bank holiday and the post office is closed, so I mowed my 5 day stubble using both the V2 Claymore with a pro-guard (not my favourite mild blade) and the brass General with a pro on it's 3rd outing.
    As I have very strong stubble it was difficult for the general to go through it, leaving patches untouched and feeling very mild and inefficient. This is not however the experience I get from it when I use it on a 2 day stubble as I consider it a mild, but efficient SE under these circumstances. I changed to the Claymore and the efficiency even with the pro-guard was amazing. It was cutting like a knife through soft butter and very clearly audible. In two passes I was BBS. It is a more aggressive SE than the general for sure but also much more efficient. It needs watching though as I'm sure it was not designed with the novice in mind, but the experienced shaver that has mastered the technique. As I've been wet shaving for some time now, it was a pleasant surprise also satisfying to see than my technique is still solid, after the OneBlade which I've been using for some time.
    It was such a satisfying shaving session, I'm in love with my Claymore. It's in the RX aggression territory but for less than half the price. I think I'll go for the SS version as well when it comes out and I regret not buying the V1. Maybe e-bay will help on this one.
    Really, a highly recommended SE for the experienced shaver.
     
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  13. Very intresting indeed, I can't comment on how the brass General would deal with 2 or three days growth because I shave every day and when I made a comparison between the General and the V1 Claymore I found them to be just about the same as far as the shave and finnish was concerned on one days growth, so much so that I sold my V1 Claymore in favor to the better made General so my General is now my only wide head SE razor. As with all things YMMV :)
     
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  14. IMHO, for me the General is perfect for up to 3 days growth, more growth and something more aggressive (effective) is needed to get the job done.
     
    Last edited: Tuesday May 2, 2017
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  15. The Claymore V2 razors and razor heads only are now back up for sale on Executive Shaving. FYI.
     
  16. The aluminium test razor shaved very well indeed, we have now given the go ahead to make a few stainless steel testers so we can gauge what if any effect the additional weight makes to the shave. We are ever so close but with the cost of tooling and having small numbers of razors made for testing we have to get it absolutely right.
     
  17. mpf9ret

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    Despite being quite heavy, I find that the V1 provides me with good trouble free shaves. In fact i have
    just completed a Shave with it, using a blade on its 13th outing and that was very good. Buying a head only V2 must be worth a try, if you want to try an S/S SE razor.
     
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