Closed Pass Around: Asylum Evolution - Finished

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Thanks to the generosity of @Paul from Connaught Shaving I can offer a pass around of an Asylum Evolution razor by Bullgoose Shaving


Picture nicked from @Darkbulb
This is an exciting opportunity to try this unique razor. It has been discussed here and here.
The design of the razor is based on the classic Darwin razor.
Please read and agree to the following rules and remarks before joining the list:
If you are new to pass arounds, please read this article on how pass arounds work first.
This pass around is available to members of both the ATG and TSR forums in the UK. If you don't want to post your reviews on both forums (please do), I might post a link to or copy and paste your review on the other forum.
The pass around is limited to 26 members. I’ll restrict the pass around to members who have been around for a while. Don’t apply with your first post. UK based members only. I might move long standing members up in the list, so we get relevant feedback early on.
Because of the value of the razor I recommend sending it by ‘Royal Mail Special Delivery by 1pm’ or equivalent. You send the tracking number to the recipient and to me.
The razor is your responsibility from the moment you receive it until the next person receives it. You break it or lose it - you buy it. If Royal Mail lose it, they’ll pay for it.
Don’t hog the razor. A week should be enough time to form an opinion.
Let us know what you think about the razor. Post your thoughts on this thread and if possible on the other forum as well.
Make sure the razor is shave ready for the next person, i.e. cleaned and disinfected using for example Barbicide.

Who is interested?

  1. Rowlers
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  1. Rowlers (ATG)
  2. Acer89 (ATG/TSR)
  3. Looney12345 (ATG/TSR)
  4. chris.hale (ATG)
  5. Blackmass (ATG)
  6. p.b (ATG)
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The Asylum Evolution is unusual in that the thread is on the handle, not the head:


Picture by @Darkbulb, again
That means you can't use a standard DE handle on it. I believe the thread is an American #10-32 UNF thread.
You'd need a grub screw of this size to attach another handle:
I'll send one to @rowlers to be included in the pass around - I hope it fits (it might not be long enough).
Please note that one end of the grub screw has a hexagonal hole. That end goes into the head, not the handle - for the simple reason that should the grub screw disappear down your handle it can be removed again with a hex-key or a small screw driver.
 
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The razor is now with @rowlers
  1. Rowlers (ATG)
  2. missingskin (ATG)
  3. Looney12345 (ATG/TSR)
  4. chris.hale (ATG)
  5. p.b (ATG)
  6. Blademonkey (TSR)
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riverrun
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First shave report here. The list now looks like this:

  1. Rowlers (ATG)
  2. missingskin (ATG)
  3. chris.hale (ATG)
  4. p.b (ATG)
  5. Blademonkey (TSR)
  6. Looney12345 (ATG/TSR)
  7. 2hot 2trot (ATG)
  8. wintoid (ATG)
  9. You?
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riverrun
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The razor has moved on.
  1. Rowlers (ATG)
  2. chris.hale (ATG)
  3. missingskin (ATG)
  4. p.b (ATG)
  5. Blademonkey (TSR)
  6. Looney12345 (ATG/TSR)
  7. 2hot 2trot (ATG)
  8. wintoid (ATG)
  9. MPH (ATG)
  10. Wayne (ATG)
  11. You?
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This pass around is being restarted

Here is what happened:
We have discovered that the base plate of the razor is not perfectly flat:

This is not as intended.
@Paul will send a correct base plate to @p.b, then the pass around will restart.
Sorry for the delay, but this seems the best option right now.

The list remains open, if you would like to join...
  1. p.b (ATG)
  2. Rowlers (ATG)
  3. chris.hale (ATG)
  4. missingskin (ATG)
  5. Blademonkey (TSR)
  6. Looney12345 (ATG/TSR)
  7. 2hot 2trot (ATG)
  8. MPH (ATG)
  9. Wayne (ATG)
  10. You?
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