USA manufacturers?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Cleburne, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Cleburne

    Cleburne New Member

    I'm trying to source a quality USA manufactured safety razor and blades. All I find in the big box stores are either from China or Germany. Any help is much appreciated.
     
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  2. J 5

    J 5 New Member

    As far as I know, these companies are US based and manufacture here:

    Above The Tie
    Blackland Razors
    Paradigm Shaveware
    Timeless Razors

    Of those, ATT, Blackland, and Timeless are readily available. Paradigm is harder to come by.

    Also, many vintage Gillettes were made in the US, and Weber was also. I believe they still make handles.

    Blades are tougher. The only one I know of are Personna Lab Blues, and not all of those are made in the US.
     
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  3. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    hello and welcome. one of my favorite u.s. brand adjustables is the rex ambassador from razor emporium...on my saving up for list..well built, u.s. made ,good reviews..so far i use vintage gillettes..
     
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  4. Lord Gillette

    Lord Gillette Member

    Try the rex ambassador. IMO it's the best looking razor out there.

    But the problem is the price. At $249, I'm not brave or rich enough to pull the trigger.
     
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  5. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Maggard, Rockwell, Fine, Razorock, and Karve are also North America based and all offer exceptional value. Some manufactured locally, some overseas.

    The Karve, Game Changer 84, and PAA Ascension SS are particularly mind blowing value. The Fine Marvel is Chinese manufactured and Zamak but nonetheless a great shaver worth its price.
     
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  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Just about every vintage Gillette was made in the good ol' USA. Start there.
     
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  7. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    For blades, the only ones you are going to find are Personna Blues. For razors, youre going to have to drop $150+ for a stainless one like ATT or Timeless. Theyre out there but they arent cheap (although a good stainless razor should last you a lifetime and then some).
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Uh well......
    IMHO
    I find that the vintage US made SE are old but work very well. I know some of the blades are hard to find or you have to modify a avalible blade. I would have a hard time believing this months ago, before I shaved with one. There are the GEMs that have blades avalible and give a nice shave. The Valets are nice and require small mods to the blades and the like. I have blades that are said to fit that I'm waiting on, but are pricey.
    Most nice vintage SEs can be had for $30 or less.
    You should check TSD forms to make sure blades are avalible for the SE razors first, unless you are handy at making a blade fit the razor.

    Now the vintage US DE razors work well and the blades are abundant.
    Most nice ones can be had at $40 and under, unless you want a popular one like a Gilette Fatboy or a completely re-done one.

    2 cents worth
    ;)
    tp
     
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  9. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    Rockwell, Razorock, & Karve are excellent choices. All 3 are Canadian, however. I believe the OP was looking for American products.
     
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  10. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Yes we'll I'm hoping he can look past his ultra-nationalist tendencies and embrace our brothers and sisters of the northland who are also not Chinese or German.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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  11. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    it would have to be really good for me to spend $250 u.s. would rather buy a mint rare brit gillette personally. but future may change..
     
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  12. Pete123

    Pete123 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard nothing but good about the Blackland Blackbird.

    You specifically mentioned safety razors, though there are many craftsman making nice straight razors in the US. Most of them won't be a full hollow grind, though are still very popular.
     
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