Made in the USA, a new artisan.... CarbonShaveCo. coming soon.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Str8on2, May 8, 2019.

  1. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    It looks like a prewar tech mashed up with a English flat Bottom tech. Other than that I don’t see the influence from Yachts and watches from the 30-40s... lol

    What he / she should of done was limit the initial run to 500 pieces. That would have created a frenzy, to those who have to have a limited issue razor, sort of like Wolfman, BBS1, and a couple of others that go north of $500 now. Then, I would of waited a month or so and created a sign up sheet for the next run and go on from there. This start up could be legendary if they just took notes from holy black, Wolfman, charcoal goods..
    I got a timeless ss, game changer with both plates , ikon with 3 plates, just picked up a timeless bronze and Rocca and I paid waaay less than retail for each. No way I would pay for these artisan razors at these prices, when others sell stainless, bronze for way cheaper.
     
  2. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Ditto
     
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  3. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    I wonder how much the EJ 3ONE6 is going to cost.
     
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  4. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Although the head on the EJ3ONE6 doesn't look like a Muhle Rocca V3 -- I thought it might be, like the DE89 used the the R89 head -- it may be priced similar to the R96. That would put it sub $100.
     
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  5. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    The turtle always beats the hare.
     
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  6. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Other high-end vendors have spent years building their brand image and reputation. Money doesn't grow on trees for me, so when I have the chance to buy another piece of gear, I buy something that the community at large has vetted.
     
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  7. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    The only vetting I need is from TSD. No, offense but I don't trust the two other big US forums. I'm sure they have some decent people though.
     
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  8. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    lol. When I say "community at large" I'm talking about TSD. This is a site of good people with no pretentions.
     
  9. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    So what is the general reaction to this razor -- pricing, etc? I don't use Instagram.
     
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  10. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    I'm reading that the $299 price of admission is a lot for a brand new and untested razor. We will have to wait for the early adopters to see if it lives up to the hype.
     
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  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    That's a lot of hype to live up to!
     
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  12. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    I don't know if I will ever buy another "new" razor. There are plenty of great vintage razors to choose from.
     
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  13. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    The issue that I see is that the newcomer is competing against established brands. If I have $299 to spend on a razor, my financial caution would lead me to look into the brands that have been around long enough that I can find reviews before I spend my money. I'm also very happy with my current small lineup.
     
  14. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    You can even get a good buy on a used "new" razor if you are patient.
     
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  15. DaveO

    DaveO Active Member

    I'll stick with my $ 65 Ikon X3 slant and $ 80 Mercur Future for now. I'm happy with both of them.
     
  16. Timbo2

    Timbo2 Member

    I wish Carbon Shaving the sincere best of luck. In the meantime I'll enjoy my 3rd owner Timeless, and pick up another $40 Cnd plate for my Karve. I believe that most new shavers like me will
     
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  17. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I waited a long time before I bought a Blackland for those very same reasons. I also saw that Shane provided extraordinary service and was active in the wet shaving community. Plus, his designs are a unique blend of form and function I've come to appreciate.
     
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  18. Preacher

    Preacher Well-Known Member

    ...and to be honest, the reviews for new product can turn out to be terrific, but for me, I want to wait until I see what the community says about a particular razor. I was interested in a Timeless razor for a long time. I read a lot of reviews before I spent my money. Overwhelming positive responses add value to a product.
     
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  19. Killerflyingbugs

    Killerflyingbugs Well-Known Member

    That is what I thought when I seen the pics

     
  20. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    On another forum (DFS), Carbon jumped in to defend their pricing and other decisions. They provided a list of production considerations that went into building their razor to justify their pricing. I didn't quite understand their point. I would imagine other razor vendors must go through the same process using the same considerations. I didn't see how that justified their non-competitive pricing. Their design is so simple -- the handle looks like a fat exacto-knife --I don't see how it could cost more to machine than a Blackland razor -- with their unique designs -- or other high-end DE razors.

    To my surprise, Shane commented, too.
     

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