A new SE on the block - Alpha Claymore Evolution

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  1. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

    Supporting Vendor
    Gentlemen - photos and video tomorrow. The Claymore Evolution SE pre-production prototype CAD #4 is with me now - I got it hours ago. I am opening for pre-order in a few days. There is also an exclusive handle. Available to ship in about 25 -30 days.
     
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  2. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    What type of SE blade does it use? Gem style, AC injector, Schick injector, Feather FHs-10, half DE or something else.
     
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  3. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    AC injector
     
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  4. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Look forward to seeing what you came up with.
     
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  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    subscribed!
     
  6. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Can i ask why not a standard injector?
     
  7. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    It does seem like a more crowded marketplace in the AC world vs the traditional injector. Beats me, I'd prefer a standard as well.

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  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The market hasn't been reestablished yet. There are no modern schick style injectors or razors that use those blades that would make any DE or SE shaver beginner or experienced seriously want to put down their other razors and use it regularly. All the ones I've tried with exception of the Type O clone which is exactly that, are designed i.m.o. for people who don't know how to shave with anything sharp let alone a stiff blade. If they were any good you'd see people in the SE community pimping them like the vintage stuff. How often do you see them in the SE what did you shave with threads after the initial hype when they first come onto the market.
     
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  9. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    I have never owned or used an ac blade or razor. What is the difference? I have always heard the blades are more expensive and dont last long, maybe a few shaves ? Am i misunderstanding these blades?


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  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    It's a longer blade. Apparently useful for those late for work or with teenage daughters who need the bathroom freed up.

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  11. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Oh you show off! Lol thanks so i may be confusing these blades with something else. I remember hearing feather artisan club blades only get a few shaves before they are trash


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  12. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Oh those old things ?? lol. Maybe you are thinking of the Feather SE blades . Those are indeed garbage.

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  13. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    The edges are also designed for shaving without a guard in shavettes. The blades may also not be the same thickness but that difference shouldn't be noticeable like the blade edge. In the right AC injector razor they shave super sharp and smooth right from the first shave whereas the Chinese Schick injector blades are super sharp but usually harsh before they are broken in except for the super mild injectors. In that case you get one maybe 2 really good shaves before they drop off because they can't make proper contact with the face as opposed to 10 to 15 shaves in a better designed injector head.
     
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    AC blades were indeed designed for shavettes and most all subsequent AC safety razor designs suggest that's where they should have been left. Vector is an obvious exception (unburdened as it is with unnecessary mass). Anxious to see what Alpha has up its sleeve.

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  15. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

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    I would love a modern, heavy, beautiful (aka no plastic, think stainless or brass here) injector that accepts blades from a common keyed injector blades magazine. I don't want any mess that I have to unscrew plates and/or caps. I would even settle for, and I think it's a rather unique idea, a modern, heavy, beautiful injector head with a thread post on it for use with any standard DE handle I wanted to use. AC styles IMHO are cumbersome, and just one more type of blade I have to keep up with.
     
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  16. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

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    Yes!


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  17. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    I don't want heavy, it's completely unnecessary in a rigid injector razor and the more mass in the head the more handling is impaired. See the Supply razor. Too much head , not enough exposure (lol).

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  18. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Wowsers


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  19. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Perhaps heavy wasn't the correct term. I just meant made from good materials, not pot metal or ?zamac? As far as size, I definitely wouldn't want it any bigger than a common Schick injector head.
     
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  20. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Right. The only weakness in the post Repeater Schick and Pal designs were that the materials were fragile enough to get bent or break.

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