Janus Razor, yours for only $500

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The Fatboy cost $1.99 in 1960; $2 in 1960 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $17.27 in 2019, a difference of $15.27 over 59 years (CPI Inflation calculator). The Fatboy was seriously good value in its day. 5 Gillette blades cost $0.99 in 1960 equivalent to $8.63 for 5 DE blades in today's money...same old same old...
 
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Hi Tony'schin. I'm curious... Is that a 3D printed case? If so, cool, if not, I'm a fool.
No mate it is a NOS brand spanking new from an old Chemist shop find, from the same seller i have a NOS Schick J, a 1912 G Bar Flat top, 1912 bathroom set and a 1912 for the 1951 Festival of Britain set, all unused and as they day they were manufactured. He did not really know what he had so i got them for a song. Plus a couple of vintage brushes and a few blades.
I am a luck y boy(y);)
 
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No mate it is a NOS brand spanking new from an old Chemist shop find, from the same seller i have a NOS Schick J, a 1912 G Bar Flat top, 1912 bathroom set and a 1912 for the 1951 Festival of Britain set, all unused and as they day they were manufactured. He did not really know what he had so i got them for a song. Plus a couple of vintage brushes and a few blades.
I am a luck y boy(y);)
Too right!
 
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The Janus Kickstarter was unsuccessful, and the pledges were less than half the goal.

Apart from the considerable cost, the somewhat extended schedule wasn't too attractive, especially for those of us with previous experience of Kickstarter razor projects.

It'll be interesting to see where this goes next.
 

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IT wasn't a good as a fat boy otherwise it wouldn't have been dropped for the fat boy eventually so I think the wrong razor was made in stainless , as it's been said already the toggle is only desirable because it's relatively rare.
And to be honest , as good as the fat boy is it's not the best !
I would prefer the Rex Ambasador over the over priced stainless steel Toggle, but of course they will sell because there is a market for them, a peruliar type of buyer.
 
There is a thread on another forum about the razor, I think production is still going ahead on a limited run, production model will be about 100g down from over 120g
Someone shaved with a prototype and compared it favourably with the Wolfman for shave smoothness and efficiency (which are bold claims by all accounts)
I guess if it's that good it will find a customer base
 

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There is a thread on another forum about the razor, I think production is still going ahead on a limited run, production model will be about 100g down from over 120g
Someone shaved with a prototype and compared it favourably with the Wolfman for shave smoothness and efficiency (which are bold claims by all accounts)
I guess if it's that good it will find a customer base
A limited run, well if that's not a way to sell an expensive razor I don't know what is! :) or am I getting cynical in my old age !!!
 
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