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    Robin, you and I share the same aesthetic. In my own opinion, nothing but vintage suits me... I can and do appreciate the work, and artistry, that went into creating the modern custom razor, but I have only seen a handful (meaning 2 or 3) that I would own. But those few were very nice, and rather vintage looking, and perhaps one day I'll spring for the modern I would have.
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    If you like vintage style buy a modern Dovo/gold dollar or equivalent.

    There is no way that a custom maker is going to make a living competing with mass produced/vintage objects by copying their design.

    From what I see most custom blade makers today must have a rich Uncle to support their hobby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cau View Post
    Robin, you and I share the same aesthetic. In my own opinion, nothing but vintage suits me... I can and do appreciate the work, and artistry, that went into creating the modern custom razor, but I have only seen a handful (meaning 2 or 3) that I would own. But those few were very nice, and rather vintage looking, and perhaps one day I'll spring for the modern I would have.
    Thank you, that pretty much sums it up for me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    If you like vintage style buy a modern Dovo/gold dollar or equivalent.

    There is no way that a custom maker is going to make a living competing with mass produced/vintage objects by copying their design.

    From what I see most custom blade makers today must have a rich Uncle to support their hobby.

    There are a few out there that in their repertoire produce fairly conservative custom straight razors.

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    Next time I order from Ulrich at Koraat I'll insist he add a "no chi-chi" option on his configurator...wonder how that will work?
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    Well, if your last name is Zowada you can make a plain looking razor and still get $1500 for it easy. Of course most can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    The very idea of "Custom" is that you get paid to make what the CUSTOMer wants, The best CUSTOMer is the one that says, "You are the expert, I leave it in your capable hands and my favorite color is XXXXX try and fit that in someplace" They are few and far between
    Truer words were seldom spoken. And yes, my original post was somewhat provocative. To quote the venerable Jordan B Peterson, "In order to be able to think you have to risk being offensive."

    Now, I can understand anyone who wants to own something special. Especially when it comes to straight razors.

    Now, funky scale materials, I can understand. To a certain degree. Friends of mine made me this, and I think it is perfect:



    I can also understand gold plated razors, like this little work of art:



    What I cannot understand is any deviation from an industrial design that has evolved over centuries. But maybe that is just me.

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    Well...Those Bitchin' scales are deviants for certain..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinK View Post

    What I cannot understand is any deviation from an industrial design that has evolved over centuries. But maybe that is just me.

    Thanks!
    Robin
    You had me until you used the word industrial.

    Easily mass produced and cheap designs are not necessarily the Best!

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