The Bullgoose Asylum RX razor - are you getting one?

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Rocnel, and Colonial Razors stated quite plainly that after their current project is done (the AC type SE), they are definitely going the GEM route. Time will tell.
Totally forgot about Colonial's "The General"! Another razor on my list... Kyle gave me good news when i contacted him, but not as good as the one you sharing here. :D
 

Len

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Sadly, like some other fellow wetshavers, seems that my dream of a modern SSSE "GEM blade Type" razor wil be never fulfilled.
Besides the upcoming Colonial and Rocnel models, there is currently the OneBlade, which takes both the spineless Feather FHS and the GEM with the spine removed. ;)
 

Len

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I think it's ugly as hell from an aesthetic perspective.

However, it seems designed to reduce weight in the over large artist club/shavette style head, similar to that slimmer profile we see in the Cobra, which should make the shave more nimble and less cumbersome.

Also, a thinner central section in the handle reduces weight, providing all the knurling one needs, widening out like a bell in the bottom to provide better balance when standing... Less chance of falling.

Judging from looks: Ugly, but well thought out for practical use. Function over form. Utilitarian.
 
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It's what I envision a razor used in a Sci-Fi movie might look like :)
I like that it doesn't adhere to your more typical handle/head design. Good on them for coming out with something a bit different.
In an increasingly crowded SE space this one will at least stand out.
 
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If we go the utilitarian route, I wonder at what point someone would just make a handle, with a slot/cage at the top, where you slip in something like a sawed off Feather/CJB straight :)
You don't need tabs. You don't need anything beyond pressing the "clamp" and set the blade. Sort of a two piece razor.
 
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Len

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If we go the utilitarian route, I wonder at what point someone would just make a handle, with a slot/cage at the top, where you slip in something like a sawed off Feather/CJB straight :)
You don't need tabs. You don't need anything beyond pressing the "clamp" and set the blade. Sort of a two piece razor.
What you describe sounds like an injector. Also, the old vintage SE's are two piece, sprung head razors.

I'm interested in what the blade loading mechanism is for this razor...
 
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I know, I just thought about sawing the handle of my Feather AC (kamisori), and glue on an extra screw I got from Rocnel. So, the loading mechanism would be identical to current Feather razors. Then I remembered that you'd need a safety bar, so some sort of a cage that would incorporate a safety bar. So basically, it's like the new Rocnel, but instead of sliding the top cap and tighten with the handle, just slide the whole clamping thing. It was just an idea how to create a DIY AC style razor from parts you already have. Maybe I'll try doing it with one of the 30$ knockoffs :). I'm sure people ruled this kind of blade loading for various reasons, while designing their own (patents for starters).
 
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Len

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That is utterly and absolutely gorgeous!
If you are a lover of jazz and atonal music, like mismatched, uneven, asymmetrical designs; I suppose this razor might seem beautiful.

This razor has all the artistic merit of jumbled modern art, that either an asylum patient or a hipster might appreciate.

But it does look like it was made to shave well, and that is the main consideration in my book.

Like having a retarded child with Tourette's syndrome, this razor may be something to love and appreciate at home, but not something to be seen with you in public. :eek:
 
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