The Bullgoose Asylum RX razor - are you getting one?

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Note: if you are thinking about purchasing this razor when it is available it appears that the Feather Pro Super DOES NOT fit this razor head. One of the testers had trouble loading the blade and more problems unloading it.
 
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Note: if you are thinking about purchasing this razor when it is available it appears that the Feather Pro Super DOES NOT fit this razor head. One of the testers had trouble loading the blade and more problems unloading it.
Did not find that part just yet, but did find the part where they said the ProGuard would not fit because of the thickness of the blade. I know that the Super Pro is also thicker than the normal blades and can see where it might cause problems also. I can tell by the pictures of the head that the Feather Lights will not work because it had that strange middle hole different from all the other blades. I know that the testers have mostly concentrated on the Feather Pro and Kai Titan Milds, and if what you say is true, that will limit the choices. I know a lot of folks like the Super Pro for their shaving.
 

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So far I'm very disappointed in the feedback. Both 'testers' generally wax lyrical about anything from Bullgoose so that fact that neither have been creaming themselves over it is a major surprise.
Also that statement that without the 'nibs' at the end the blade would chatter strikes me as bollocks. Neither of my Mongooses have the nibs and the clamp the blade perfectly well without a hint of chatter. If that statement is coirrect then there's a design flaw in there somewhere. And if it's a mild razor I'll want to use a Feather Super, irrespective of any statement from Bullgoose that either the Pro or Kai Mild are good enough.

So far I'm not liking what I'm hearing and I don't like the looks either so it looks like I'll be saving myself $300 or so.
 
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Did not find that part just yet, but did find the part where they said the ProGuard would not fit because of the thickness of the blade. I know that the Super Pro is also thicker than the normal blades and can see where it might cause problems also. I can tell by the pictures of the head that the Feather Lights will not work because it had that strange middle hole different from all the other blades. I know that the testers have mostly concentrated on the Feather Pro and Kai Titan Milds, and if what you say is true, that will limit the choices. I know a lot of folks like the Super Pro for their shaving.
"I am not sure it was designed to fit the Pro Super. Here is a photo of a Pro Super loaded. It did not drop freely on to the pins. I set the edge on the blade stops and pushed it on to the pins. There was some slight resistance but nothing that I felt would harm anything except the leading blade edge. As far as removing the blade I had to get a fingernail under the edge and lift it off the pins. As suspected it did leave the imprint of the blade stops on the blades edge."

This is a red flag for me. I use Pro Super blades.
 
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Just confirmed from Phil that RX was designed for Feather Pro and Kai Mild. Dorco, Kamisori, and Kai Regular would also work, but not the Feather Light, either Guard blades, or Feather Super Pro. Now supposedly this razor is supposed to be so good that you wouldn't need anything better than a Pro. For that price though, I would expect a Pro barber to come with it to shave me.
 
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Just confirmed from Phil that RX was designed for Feather Pro and Kai Mild. Dorco, Kamisori, and Kai Regular would also work, but not the Feather Light, either Guard blades, or Feather Super Pro. Now supposedly this razor is supposed to be so good that you wouldn't need anything better than a Pro. For that price though, I would expect a Pro barber to come with it to shave me.
What else? Only certain shaving soaps won't clog it? It would work but only up to 3 days worth? I really try to stick to the "if you don't have anything good to say..." dogma, but this is a 300$+ razor.
 
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Yeah, as much as I have been following this razor for a couple of years now ever since it was the Huntlee Katana, and I won't have to be dealing with shipping and customs, I am starting to see now that maybe the Claymore or the Ikon might be better choices. Even the ATT is a possibility if I get the head only option.
 
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Yeah, as much as I have been following this razor for a couple of years now ever since it was the Huntlee Katana, and I won't have to be dealing with shipping and customs, I am starting to see now that maybe the Claymore or the Ikon might be better choices. Even the ATT is a possibility if I get the head only option.
And rocnel ...


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Just confirmed from Phil that RX was designed for Feather Pro and Kai Mild. Dorco, Kamisori, and Kai Regular would also work, but not the Feather Light, either Guard blades, or Feather Super Pro. Now supposedly this razor is supposed to be so good that you wouldn't need anything better than a Pro. For that price though, I would expect a Pro barber to come with it to shave me.
Well, he needs to decide:
https://bullgooseshaving.com/collections/blades-for-asylum-rx-razor

Here it is stated that it takes the Pro supers...
 
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Well, he needs to decide:
https://bullgooseshaving.com/collections/blades-for-asylum-rx-razor

Here it is stated that it takes the Pro supers...
The tester says the Pro Super doesn't fit and Phil himself said it was designed for the Pro & Kai Mild. I have the Claymore in transit and Brian has stated it will fit the Pro Super. I have the ATT SE, had several Mongooses and several Cobra Classics and the Super Pro fits all of them. I believe the upcoming iKon SE will also accept the Pro Super.
 
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The tester says the Pro Super doesn't fit and Phil himself said it was designed for the Pro & Kai Mild. I have the Claymore in transit and Brian has stated it will fit the Pro Super. I have the ATT SE, had several Mongooses and several Cobra Classics and the Super Pro fits all of them. I believe the upcoming iKon SE will also accept the Pro Super.
just stated that Phil should straighten up his information (see the link). The ATT works great, and I use the Pro with it, while the Mongoose and Feather straight works best (for me) with the Pro super.
 
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The tester says the Pro Super doesn't fit and Phil himself said it was designed for the Pro & Kai Mild. I have the Claymore in transit and Brian has stated it will fit the Pro Super. I have the ATT SE, had several Mongooses and several Cobra Classics and the Super Pro fits all of them. I believe the upcoming iKon SE will also accept the Pro Super.
I think the difference between the RX and the others is that the others (except for the Cobra) are traditional top cap screwed on to a bottom slab and so these can accommodate a slightly thicker blade easily. The RX kind of encases the blade in a confined space which makes it a little harder to accommodate a thicker blade. Of course Phil claims that this more precise tolerance is why the price is higher. The typical pay more for better machining and get less in the process. Personally, I don't have a problem as I use exclusively the Feather Pro, however I know a lot of folks swear by the Super Pro and so that might be something that should be addressed.
 
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Asylum RX FB page says there is another production delay and so now we looking at the end of September for the first batch.
 
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Latest news on the FB page is September 30 for first batch and the first batch might come in small batches. Not sure if they are talking about something as small as the nine available in the initial Claymore release, but definitely the chatter has died down a lot.
 
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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.
Greetings

Then my interest will be aroused, but it will need to be good,very good because unlike razors designed for the Artists Club style blades there are already probably a couple of hundred superb shaving razors already taking the GEM blade and they have all stood the test of time! I wish them luck.

Regards
Dick.
 
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