Great idea! I don't want to create a ruckus here but any reason for a slant bar head in particular?
The only reason I ask is that from everything I've read the slant bar is a much more aggressive razor than a standard head such as the Merkur HD or Classic.
Will choosing a slant bar as the design not put off those of us with maybe less shaving experience purchasing what sounds like it's going to be one fine product! I'd hate to think that you may be limiting the potential sales of the razor due to the head design being a bit scary in some people's eyes.
Just my 2c worth, whatever the outcome I'm sure it'll be great!
[URL="http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2169&highlight=Woodbane"]Andy[/URL] ~ Vermont
"Thaaart's bittar naaaw, Oi've gort mah soonglasses awwn!"
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790