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Thread: MONOCERO Husaria - New Polish safety razor, made of 316 L stainless steel.

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    Default MONOCERO Husaria - New Polish safety razor, made of 316 L stainless steel.

    First Polish designed and made DE safety razor since 1989

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    As bizarre as it might sound but it’s a fact. On our Polish shaving forum we have managed to manufacture a DE safety razor under a project named Monocero (nick of the author of the project) HUSARIA (Polish Hussars or Winged Hussars. The name recalls world famous Polish cavalry from the 17th century, known for their wings worn in battle on their backs which were meant to spread fear in the enemy lines by their look and by sound they made during a charge as shown in this painting:

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    If you would like to read more about this military formation, you can do it in this link:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_hussars

    The idea first came up in December 2019 and sounded quite interesting. After all, there are a few niche companies making DE safety razors and a 3-piece razor is not a high-tech gadget, so a project like this didn’t look impossible. We decided to aim to the top from the beginning – the razor was to be made from 316l stainless steel. Reality verified earlier assumptions. First blueprints were hand drawn by Monocero in January 2020.

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    They idea was to make a full set: razor head, matching handle and stand. We started off with the easiest part – handle and stand. These were inspired by the shape of a lance from the 17th century which was used by the cavalry as seen here in a reconstruction picture:

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    Real problems started with the head. It was easy to draw but much more difficult to make. However a few guys on the forum helped with transforming the head drawings into AutoCad for CNC milling. This is when the project stopped for some time because of the costs which suddenly went sky high and we needed to check the market for alternative quotes or solutions. Finally the difficulties were overcome and we can proudly present the prototype for tests of the Monocero Husaria DE Safety Razor. After the tests and critical feedback from users their opinions will be applied to make the model ready for a production run. The original idea was to make 100 razors but rising costs will bring that number much lower and there is also a question of demand. 6 months after the initial idea, the first Polish DE safety razor designed and manufactured after the fall of communism has become a reality.

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    To sum up, a couple of facts and figures:

    Razor weight: 104g
    Head weight: 42g
    Handle weight: 62g



    Overall razor length: 102mm
    Handle length: 92mm
    Razor width: 43.2mm



    Razor material: 316L Stainless Steel CNC machined



    The blade gap is 1.21 and the razor is considered by us to be mild aggressive. On a 1-10 scale we would rate it “7” where:

    “2” is Feather AS-D2

    “3” is Muhle r89

    “4” is Razorock 0.84P

    “8” is Muhle r41








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    Super cool project!
    It looks good. I’m glad you guys got it to shave well too. That it looks nice is a bonus.
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    Looks great..Very nice design..
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    Like I've said before everyone and their uncle is making a stainless DE these days.

    This one looks pretty but a narrow handle with no real grip spells slippery to me. It looks kind of like a German made piece that came out several years ago. I had it briefly. It was just too slippery but it sure looked pretty.
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