Paradigm Ti SE... Overpriced Hype or Legit?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Str8on2, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    You can also sell the women sometimes below purchase price or make a profit depending.
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Beautiful razor Gus. Thanks for the detailed report. Enjoy!
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  3. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    It could happen.
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  4. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Primo..... :thanks:
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  5. william beer

    william beer Well-Known Member

    I received mine about three weeks ago. I have to agree with Gus' report. My shaves have gotten progressively better and smoother as I have refined my technique. It certainly is a gorgeous razor and I feel good shaving with it. I have two other razors that I also like; the Rex Ambassador and the OneBlade V2. The OnBlade suits my skin/face superbly. I get very comfortable and close shaves. The Rex is also a very smooth shaver and I like the adjustability. Very close and smooth shaves are achievable with the Rex and the grip can't be beat. If you beat me into submission and I had to choose just one of those razors it would be a tough choice.
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  6. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I'd like to add to my previous comments.
    For many people, aesthetics is an important element of their collection choices. I have pipes that are hand carved and beautiful to look at and hold. In all honesty, they do not smoke appreciably better than pipes I have that cost far less. And all watches give you the time, but that 1948 Omega my sons bought me for my 70th birthday is something special (my birth year). Any watch collector will tell you the same thing.

    Something beautiful, a perfect blend of form and function, transcends its intended use. And now that we're in the "Golden Age" of razors, artisans are producing some remarkable razors, some are much more than shaving tools.

    So if it's something unique and singularly appealing to you, go for it. And enjoy it.
  7. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Sir, well said.....:eatdrink047:
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    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    Thats too bad about the poor packaging. I dont personally purchase high end razors, but If you are spending that kind of money you are not wrong for expecting a better presentation IMO. It plays a huge roll in creating that "luxury" feel you mentioned (take THB as a example) and can create atomsphere ir mystique around the product itself.
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  9. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Got shave 2 in yesterday evening with the Paradigm. Decided to switch out the Kai Titan Pink and go with a Schick Proline on it’s first use. Did my normal shower and prep and got on with the shave. I happened to receive a shipment today of a new soap for me, Lisa’s Natural Herbal Creations, Amber & Tobacco and Haute Leather. It was Haute Leather that was up for the shave and it was on.

    Except for the soap, I changed nothing else in terms of how I was going to shave and attack the whiskers. I went with the same ATG/XTG hybrid passes as it seemed to work well with the initial shave. I have to say that the Proline was a nice step up in shave feel and performance. The first ATG pass knocked down quite a bit of the stubble. The Lisa’s soap provided a nice, creamy lather that was protective and yielded a nice smooth glide for the razor while still having some residual slickness that allowed a quick repass or two on a couple of spots. Very nice. The scent was nice, not strong or overpowering with a leather and like a hand lotion type and a light earthy undertone scent that was pleasant and played well together. The second pass XTG hybrid was just as good as the first and pretty much cleaned up anything that was left behind from the first pass. The razor is incredibly smooth and mild yet has a nice efficiency to it and it felt better with the blade change. Finished my 2 passes with a quality, near BBS finish minus a tough spot on Sir Adam. Always a challenge there for any razor. I don’t chase Sir Adam much, a quick pass or two and what I get, that’s what I get. A quick cold water splash and face rub and I was good to go. The Lisa’s gave a nice post shave feel that left my face nicely hydrated and soft. Good performance for a first timer and the accolades that this soap has garnered are pretty much well deserved and earned imo.

    Now, I’m writing this at about 6:30 in the morning and my shave was at about 7 pm last night and I already have a light, steady growth of stubble appearing where it usually comes back first with all my shaves, the jawline. The 5 O’Clock shadow was nearly in. Not patches but, uniform stubble that leads up to just about below my ear lobe and very light growth on both of the burns. I noticed this also on my first shave with the Kai that I had a very quick grow back of stubble and had my shadow within 7 hours of the shave. I find this perplexing as I felt both shaves were quality shaves and left my skin clear of hair and any stragglers. Neither shave has given me a single nic, cut, weeper nor any irritation to speak of but, I’m not getting the quality of longevity that I would normally get associated with a quality shave from others like the Vector, El Jefe, SS/Brass General and the Claymore. I won’t mention the Rx as there are only 1 or 2 that I’ve mentioned here that can nearly match it on shave quality and longevity. Then again, on the milder feeling razors I practically use Feather Pro Supers exclusively to give me the results that I get from the more efficient/aggressive razors. I think I’ll give a Proline another shave and see how that works out and if the results are the same then, it’s time to step it up with the Howitzer of AC Blades, the Feather Pro Super.

    I’m actually going to do a quick 1 pass shave again and freshen up as I have the day off to take care of some personal things. More shaves and experimentation ahead Gents....

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  10. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    A wonderful 2nd shave with the Paradigm & Pro Super combo. Just an excellent combination of efficiency and smoothness. Almost feels like a guarded blade in the razor, that’s how smooth it feels but, with a cutting action that’s equal to a Cobra Classic with a Schick Proline. Amazing...

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  11. william beer

    william beer Well-Known Member

    I use the Proline in mine and get the results you have described. Love this razor.
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  12. RaZorBurn123

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

    $400. I'm going with HYPE. Let's be honest here, that razor will not shave you any better than a $25-75 SE razor, will it look great in SOTD pictures? Yeah.
    The only real question is do you like it? Do you think it's hype or legit?
    Enjoy your new razor. :shaver
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  13. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

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  14. RaZorBurn123

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

    No question that this razor is designed like a high end sports car, it's really sharp looking. How does the top cap work? Does it slide?
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  15. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    The 5th shave with the Pro Super and I still feel like it has 2-3 more great shaves in it. It has been the best blade in the Paradigm Ti for me over the Schick Proline and Kai blades, hands down. Just has been excellent shaves...
    And the A&E soap/aftershave combo are just superb. Really good stuff with a great scent (Creed Aventus clone of the fruitier batches) that is in your face but, very pleasing and masculine.


  16. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    NO sir you are not! I've sold many used Super Speeds,other vintage razors and stuff on ETSY for under 50 bucks and did a better job of packing than that. Piss poor....
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