Mongoose Owners Razor Society (MORS)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Darkbulb, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder


    Welcome to the Mongoose Owners Razor Society

    MORS for short

    ( coined by @clint64 )

    The purpose of this thread is to;
    - show off your Mongoose razor in as many photos as you want :)
    - discuss blade and/or handle options/findings,
    - field questions from potential MORS members
    - Etc

    The most important thing is to keep it lighthearted and to discuss a razor that many of us have found to be a stellar modern, all stainless steel SE razor.

    If you're a Mongoose owner post below if you want to be added to the members list here.

    Q: How do I order one?
    A: Send an email to and ask to be put on the list.

    Q: How long does it take from order to invoicing/delivery?
    A: Depends on the backlog but at the time of writing this, 8/31/2015, the expected time is approximately 11 weeks.

    Q: How much will I have to pay to get one of these beauties?
    A: At the time of writing this, 8/31/2015, the price is approx $160 for a head and handle but will vary with the finish you select. Please contact Mongoose directly for up-to-date pricing information

    Q: What are my options when buying a razor - handles, head, finish, etc?
    A: You can buy either a head, a handle or both. Finish is either High Polish or Satin.
    There is only one handle size to choose from as the larger version has been discontinued.


    1) @Darkbulb
    2) @clint64
    3) @Boojum1
    4) @RaZorBurn123
    5) @wristwatchb
    6) @Skinny Rogers
    7) @CyanideMetal
    8) @Natal000
    9) @Jamie Mahoney
    10) @snuff
    11) @Redfisher
    12) @Rufus T.
    13) @cmorris357
    14) @Papa Roy
    15) @Chaddy187
    16) @ChiefShaver
    17) @Jvanis
    18) @Hodge
    19) @sucker4cologne
    20) @Deeter
    21) @mrwreck1
    22) @Halvor
    23) @ajc347
    24) @Lfs70
    25) @Omelmad
    26) @mrchick
    27) @damnitgoose
    28) @spidey9
    29) @Vonkendell
    30) @kdkelly

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
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  2. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    I'm still waiting for my Invoice for the polished head hopefully in the next few days so I've been told by Bruce, I already have the Jurgen Hempel Titanium blue anodized handle waiting for the Mongoose looking forward to giving the razor a try out as I've always used the Feather Pro blades in my Feather AC-DX,

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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    For general information there have been three different production runs of the Mongoose. The first batch was limited to 50 razors and were polished. Batch 2 was available in either Polished or Satin Finish with 2 sizes of polished handles or 2 sizes of satin handles. Batch 3 razors were revised to have the pins from the top cap extend through the bottom plate. Also only the smaller handles were available. Batch 3 continued to be offered in both the Polished and Satin Finishes.

    I received my Batch 2 Mongoose on 12/31/14 with both the regular and giant satin handles. I then added a Jurgen Hempel Titanium handle to the mix in short order.

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015
  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

  5. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    To illustrate the batch three (B3) head design change:
  6. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    And, this IS a big razor.... :)

    To avoid too much surprise in that area, here are two photos doing a bit of side-by-side comparisons:

    The Mongoose next to a Gillette Slim:

    The Mongoose next to a bunch of other, contemporary stainless steel razors:
    From left to right: Wolfman, Weber, Weber, Blackland Blackbird, Mongoose, iKon B1, Pils 101NE and Tradere OC.
  7. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Just payed for my Mongoose B4 polished head should be with me in a week or two.
  8. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    Had I known you were seeking an acronym for a club name I would have suggested Mongoose Owners Radical Razor Interest Society, or MORRIS. Great name for a club.
  9. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    How long did that take you? :D
  10. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    I'm proud as punch to be a member of MORS.

  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Opening Day June 17, 2015
    w Jurgen Hempel Stainless Steel
  12. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    Not long, I only had to come up with the 2nd R and an I. Not much of a challenge for a brilliant mind. We Morrises are known for intelligence. That and being finicky.
  13. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    If anyone is a Mongoose owner and want to be added to the list in the OP just post it here and I'll add you.
    How about you @RaZorBurn123 ? ;)
  14. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    I somehow deleted the notice that I was on the waiting list so I wrote them back to be assured I was on the list. They just responded that they are almost done with the June list and as I am on the Early July should be hearing from them soon. This is almost as maddening as when Sears used to send the Christmas catalog out in September.
  15. Colonel_K

    Colonel_K Well-Known Member

    Is that a typo?

    I thought B3 was the latest batch?
  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Really after Batch 2 there are no more batches according to the owners. However, most people refer to the newest version with the long pins Batch 3
  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Are you going to get the polished or satin finish?
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  18. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    I'm leaning toward the satin, I have so many polished razors already.
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  19. Shavington

    Shavington Member

    Where can I purchase one to join the club???:ahem:
  20. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Yes! Mailman was running so late I was stalking him.
    No shave today, it'll have to wait until tomorrow morning. 5:15pm delivery..

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