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    Hello,

    Does anyone have any experience with this razor? It looks interesting.

    Safety Razors, Safety Razors & Blades, Merkur Safety Razors - ClassicShaving.com

    Thanks.
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    Holy cow, I've not seen that for less than around $300 here in Japan...I wonder how he swung that price?

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    That is kind of funny. Usually you see the opposite in prices of items from other countries. I wonder if this is a nice safety razor. The stainless steel has me intrigued.

    By the way, I just recently purchased a Kanayama 50000 from you. It is a very nice strop.

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    Default Feather Stainless Steel Safety Razor

    Gentlemen:

    I must admit, that is an impressive-looking double edge razor, although I have never shaved with it to comment on its capabilities as a shaver. And, yes, the price is impressive, too, since as JimR notes, it is much more in Japan.

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    My first thought was, why would anyone want to pay that much for a safety razor ? Not even a twist to open or an adjustable ...... then the "stainless steel" dawned on me. I've always wondered if someone would come along and mfg a stainless razor. The machining is so much more difficult than with brass. I haven't shaved with a DE in over 2 years but I must say that is an impressive looking contraption. The milled portions in the handle, the knurling, and it is no doubt made with great precision in blade seating and tightening. I might even spring for one of those darn things if I didn't know I could get a heck of a vintage straight razor for the same $$.
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    Someone was talking about these not so long ago. I guess these are supposed to compete with the pils from Germany. At least the price is closer to the mercur futur and some EJ models.
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    Its very similar to iKon Razors new razors coming out after June. All stainless steel and I understand for only $58.

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    Wow, that's cool. So which stainless steel razor to get:

    German ($245):
    Safety Razors

    Japanese ($160):
    Safety Razors, Safety Razors & Blades, Merkur Safety Razors - ClassicShaving.com

    Thai (?) ($58)
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    I wonder what the actual differences are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altshaver View Post
    Hello,

    Does anyone have any experience with this razor? It looks interesting.

    Safety Razors, Safety Razors & Blades, Merkur Safety Razors - ClassicShaving.com

    Thanks.
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    impressive.. but i think i dig the looks of the goodfellas razor more.

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