The Brass General Goes Stainless

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by DesertTime, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Colonial Razors released their newsletter this morning announcing that the Stainless General will be available for sale on 10/15/17. That also includes the Black Alum. General. Price was bumped up a bit from $59.99 to $64.99 because of the extra costs on the knurled handle. Happy hunting!!

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  2. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Now maybe someone will want to dump a brass one.
     
  3. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    Pardon my ignorance, please. But what blades go in this razor? Single edge, I am sure. But are they readily available? Are they the same as you buy for a Shavette? Can you snap a DE blade in half and use that?

    Thanks, guys! I haven't used nor have I researched SE blades other than injector type.
     
  4. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    There sing edge but not the kind you are thinking of. I believe they take the Artisan Club style and they are easily found on the web. You can buy some from Italian barber and other shaving websites
     
  5. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Good luck.....:signs011:
     
  6. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Thanks. They show up once in a while, but I have been too much of a skinflint.

    Gotta pay to play......
     
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  7. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I would think you need to factor in country of manufacture.
     
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  8. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Feather Artist Club style blades.

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    And then opens up a whole new rabbit hole.
     
  9. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys!
     
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  10. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I thought you owned a brass already?
     
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  11. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Just a black aluminum. When the brass came out, I had pretty much switched completely to straights, and I just haven’t been spending any money on safety razors. Hard to justify when they don’t get any real use. But for a General, I would swap my aluminum to brass or stainless, preferably brass.
     
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  12. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I heard the aluminum is an excellent shaver, too. I only have the brass so I have no comparison. The brass, for me, is the best razor I've used -- even tops my Futur and Variant.

    Good luck on your hunt for the brass.
     
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  13. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    The aluminum is an excellent razor. One of the best I have ever used. That is why I would be so willing to buy a brass one even though I hardly ever use safety razors any more.
     
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  14. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    I enjoy my Brass General, but every time I pick it up I feel like I need to start lifting weights.
     
  15. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    These two handles are very different.


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    The second one looks much better.


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  16. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Active Member

    Can anyone point me to a link to purchase the brass variant of these? A Google search comes up with nil and Colonial's website just notes the SS and alum versions.
     
  17. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Limited run. No longer available.
     
  18. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Active Member

    Thanks.

    That explains @PickledNorthern comments above. Limited run, low quantities and high prices on the used market mean brass may not be in my future.
     
  19. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    They do pop up once in awhile on the BST. Just have to be on the lookout for when they do surface. Keep checking multiple forums. $$$ would be the only concern as sellers will undoubtedly jack them up a bit......
     
  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Also keep in mind Colonial dropped the price on the brass from 99 in the first batch. Those of us that adopted early sort of got the shaft on that one.
     

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