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    Default Possible new stainless steel toggle in the works

    For those interested in the unique Gillette toggle design I spotted this in another forum.

    https://www.janusrazors.com/

    Should be interesting to see if it goes into production and the reviews are good. I doubt it will be cheap but it sure will be unique among current new DEs.

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    Interesting. I was unaware of the toggle design.

    Got a Rockwell razor in addition to my Merkur slant last year for when I am too lazy or rushed to use a straight. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by straight razor shaving, but I never feel the DE shaves measure up.
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    Very cool. Nice that someone realized that was a cool design. Hope they make it. I might ha e to get one. Always wanted a toggle but they commanded a very high price.

    I had the ATT 7 piece set and loved it but sold it to help get started with straights. Shouldnt have sold it.
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    If there was another DE I would like to have it would be a toggle, not sure if I,m looking to get a replica, but there is a market as shown by what old toggles are bringing. But I still have my Fatboy , after 40 plus years of shaving with one I can tell you I get just as good a shave as a staight. So DE,s will stay in my shave den, and a toggle would be in there to, repeated in gold and in a nice stand. Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    If there was another DE I would like to have it would be a toggle, not sure if I,m looking to get a replica, but there is a market as shown by what old toggles are bringing. But I still have my Fatboy , after 40 plus years of shaving with one I can tell you I get just as good a shave as a staight. So DE,s will stay in my shave den, and a toggle would be in there to, repeated in gold and in a nice stand. Tc
    Yup, the Fat Boy @ 9 is one of the DEs that will work as well as a straight razor for me too. Got lucky last week and added a bottom dial Fat Boy to my rotation to go with a couple of Fat Boys and a toggle already there. All were local pick ups and never thought I'd see a toggle or bottom dial show up locally. Both those shave as well as the regular Fat Boy for me. I'd like to think a stainless steel toggle would be a DE Gillette would make today if they were still making DEs.

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    Ya I seen that bottom dial, and all I could think was, that guy at razor plate would be seeing it to do a Rhodium job on it! You sure do come up with a doozy every now and then Bob. Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Ya I seen that bottom dial, and all I could think was, that guy at razor plate would be seeing it to do a Rhodium job on it! You sure do come up with a doozy every now and then Bob. Tc
    Thanks TC. You know even a blind squirrel manages to find an acorn every once in a while. Just call me lucky squirrel.

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    My comments on the original post and product:

    I really like the idea of a balanced handle/ grip, where the head is balanced by the handle not overbalanced by it. Fancy ( expensive) handles are nice to look at but I found many of them are too heavy or slippery for me to maintain a proper blade angle in all positions.

    The half open click would be a winner where one deals with hard water and soap scum on everything wetted.

    The covered blade ends are A winner also. As I age my coordination is not what it was. I like my "Q" for that reason.

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    That's along haul ahead to design and produce something like that. Most of these Indie outfits take 2-3 years to bring the product to fruition. Just look at the current Rockwell project.

    It will be interesting if it pans out.

    Yea, for most of us with advancing age I think DEs are used more and more. I know that's my case and with my Razorock slant my shaves are esssentially equal to a straight.
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    Looks like a very nice rendition of the original. Also looks very expensive.
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