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The Bullgoose Asylum RX razor - are you getting one?

Discussion in 'Single Edge (SE) Razors & Blades' started by Darkbulb, Monday June 6, 2016.

  1. Darkbulb

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    As if we needed another reason to lighten our wallet the Bullgoose RX is apparently making some nice progress. A razor you lot will be interested in?

    Material: Stainless steel 303
    Blade: SE (Feather/Kai)
    Design: Three-piece
    Handle length: 90mm
    Finish: "machined finish on the exterior parts and a media blasted finish on the interior parts."
    Availability: Summer, 2016
    First batch volume: 300 razors
    Price: TBD

    Five-six months ago it looked like this:
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  2. MPH

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    Definitely interested, but I have totally lost interest in all those "you have to be up at 3 in the morning to log on and pray to the gods of shaving that maybe someone somewhere will put you on a list, to one day maybe let you (if you beg) pay a fortune for more crap that you don't need".

    If its easy to buy I may be interested as I looks nice enough!

    Matt
     
  3. Darkbulb

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    Agree... A batch of 300 of these razors will probably sell out in a few minutes.
     
  4. MPH

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    I think I'll wait for the dust to settle and maybe pick one up when the interest has died down if looks like it could compete with my mongoose!
     
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  5. slantman

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    Everybody is getting into the act making SE razors. The original was Classic Cobra followed by their King Cobra. Then the Mongoose brothers (just kidding) introduced there stainless steel version followed by an aluminum goose and very soon a titanium goose. Just getting warmed up. By years end there will be a Shavecraft SE(iKon) slated to cost well under 100usd. Soon the ATT SE will be making its entrance. Lets not forget Executive Shaving's new SE getting ready to hit the market. Poor Phil at Bullgoose kind of got screwed by Mongoose as he was to be their exclusive vendor but they changed their minds so Phil got pissed and said I will make my own. There are still several other SE razors in some type of production or development but I will not get into that because frankly this is getting boring.
     
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  6. When everyone's bought em all, they'll release their aluminium versions. Then it'll be boring.
     
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  7. Johnus

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    I can remember when the Cobra was the 'It' razor!!


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  8. Len

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    After that experience, it sounds like I wouldn't touch iKon. But did you contact Bullgoose about getting a replacement or return for the bum iKon?
     
  9. + 100..:D:D:D:D

    Billy
     
  10. Len

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    Yeah, maybe injectors or GEM bladed SE's will be the next wave.

    I mostly have what I want out of DE's and SE's.

    Only thing I'm really looking forward to are the possible releases of the Bunny injector... And the cheaper version of the Zafirro razor, that futuristic razor that takes twin sapphire blades.
     
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  11. Bezoar

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    Being a naughty perverted bastard, what if I could give you the ability to use ANY injector bade, schick, persona, feather, or kai in one razor?

    just feeling perverted. the design is extremely deceptive in how it looks. the only problem is that traditional injector fans will be unhappy with the head. you have to take the whole thing apart to change a blade, injector boys WANT the key to be necessary. ive seen it quoted, "no springs? it aint an injector buddy"

    The whole issue I see is that the entire head is held together by the handle being attached. ANY wiggle on the handle mid shave, will make it an ADJUSTABLE injector,, and not of the GOOD style.

    interesting design choice. quite similar in profile to the contour or sensor excel cartridges.
     
  12. Darkbulb

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    I swear I've read this twice now and still don't get it.
     
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  13. Bezoar

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    in essence, I have always seen how the fans of injectors are addicted to using a key ,and blade holder to insert a new key. I have actually seen that as a complaint against some of the newer "se" razors on the market.

    The bullgoose razor, its a hinged two piece head. it only stays together when the handle is screwed on.

    The whole shape of the head is taken from the Gillette cartridge razors. particular the countour excel and the sensor excel. Look carefully as photos of these early cartridge razors and youll see it. spray paint the bull goose razor black and toss in a twin injector blade and youll scream.
     
  14. MrK1

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    But this isn't an Injector.

    It's designed to take the Feather Artist Club blades or Kai blades.
     
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  15. p.b

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    I love the concept behind this: small Cobra-like head and Mongoose-like blade clamping. However, based on the latest pictures, aesthetically, this is a dog's dinner. The head could and should slim down earlier and the handle is too hideous for words. I'll wait to see what it looks like with after market handles.
     
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  16. Bezoar

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    that's the main market its going against, the injector.
     
  17. p.b

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    what?
     
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  18. Darkbulb

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    +1
     
  19. The latest pics of the complete prototype look amazing and since iKon's SE "El Jefe" will be released until christmas, yeah i think i'm getting the RX.

    Sadly, like some other fellow wetshavers, seems that my dream of a modern SSSE "GEM blade Type" razor wil be never fulfilled.
     
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  20. Rocnel, and Colonial Razors stated quite plainly that after their current project is done (the AC type SE), they are definitely going the GEM route. Time will tell.
     
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