• Razorock Kiyara Slant Razor With Stand - Clear

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    Razorock Kiyara Slant Razor With Stand - Clear

    LIMIT 1 RAZOR PER PERSON.

    UPDATE:  This is our second batch of aluminum slants and I will fully admit that I got more than I bargained for with this razor project.  Kudos to guys like Greg (iKon) and Stan (ATT) because building razors is way more complicated and costly than you think it is.  We still haven’t got the razor where we want it and it’s been a real struggle (at the best of times).

    With this batch, it seems the anodized finish is bringing out some crystallization and marks in the aluminum.  We used one inch billet for the head pieces and we might have to change material or the supplier going forward.  We also may have to test a different anodizing shop.

    We have been taking lots of flack from the community because people want these razor and they want them NOW!  So, we are selling another 200 razors for people to try.  These are still prototype razors because a) the finish quality is not perfect, and b) many things may change before we get to a point where I am happy.  We are now running these razors on a new CNC machine and exploring different ways to make them more efficiently.  Machining a slant head is not for the weak!

    IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY ONE OF THESE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!  We are making no guarantees at this point.  If you have any second thoughts about this, you should avoid buying one of these.

    Bonus:  As a bonus with this batch, each razor will come with a lathe turned razor stand, as seen in the pictures.

    Specifications:

    Complete Length : ~98mm

    Handle Length: ~91mm

    Handle Diameter: ~12mm

    Handle Butt end Diameter: ~14mm

    Weight: ~40 grams

    Material: 6061 aluminum

    Finish: Clear Anodized finish

    Build: CNC machined head (billet), lathe turned handle (rod)

    Backstory:

    The inspiration behind this razor was a very old German bakelite slant that was produced over half a century ago.  In 2012, Michael and I got lucky and found a huge treasure trove of new-old-stock, vintage German bakelite slant razors in Italy.  These razors were discovered in an old garage and apparently were untouched for decades.  About 800 of these vintage razors came and went, in record time and we’ve received hundreds of requests for more, ever since.

    Dozens of clients wrote to us, very passionately, about the shaving qualities if this razor; but, it also had some flaws.  The bakelite material was very brittle and prone to cracking; the head design wasn’t very precise and there was a lot of blade flare, too aggressive for many; and the handle was too short for shavers with medium to large hands.

    The RAZOROCK slant has been our pet project since we sold our last German bakelite slant.  We wanted to build a razor without compromise.  A razor that was milled to very close tolerances; a razor that was build from material that could hold up to some abuse; a head that was entirely CNC machined from a billet (including the threaded center post!); and a finish that was ‘stealth like.’  I believe we have achieved this.

    If you own the vintage German bakelite, this is NOT a replica!  Let me repeat that, THIS IS NOT A REPLICA!  We have made a lot of noticeable design changes, from the geometry of the head to a complete re-design of the handle.  Although the razor is still quite light, compared to most DE razors on the market, it is more than double the weight of the vintage German bakelite.  A lot thought and time went into every aspect of the design and everything you see on the finished product was intentional.  The most noticeable change is how the blade appears when seated and locked down.  The blade does NOT sit parallel to the edge of the top cap (by design!), you can see this clearly illustrated in picture #4.  This key design element allows the razors to be both efficient and smooth, by eliminating unnecessary blade flare.

    When deciding what material to use for this razor, I had reservations about 6061 for one specific reason.  6061 is softer than stainless steel and I was worried that a machined and threaded aluminum center post would not hold up to the screwing and unscrewing of the handle.  That said, there was only two options for materials (based on the weight range we were targeting), the other being titanium, but that would of costed ten times the price.  The only way to test this was to actually put the material into a ‘real world’ test.  I have screwed and unscrewed two prototype razors over 2,000 times each, with my own hands, and I can tell you that there is no noticeable degradation of the threads; that would equal about 40 years of weekly blade changing.  That said, aluminum is softer than stainless steel and it is definitely easier to cross-thread if you are careless.

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