When I FIRST started this hobby approx 4 years ago, I stumbled on this razor on an ebay auction, where I was also able to pick up a new old stock filarmonica mighty cheap. The Chronik was about $20 or so, and I had never used a 6/8 at that time - so I picked it up on the cheap - knowing nothing about it. When it arrived I was shocked, as it looked "messed" up, as the blade has a VERY strange almost liquid like look to it. I went to a local barber shop and asked about it, and the old fellas there got MIGHTY excited and ranted and raved about what a super razor it was, and one of the barbers offered me $150 for it. I was pretty surprised - so I posted about it on straight razor place (back in the day when it was a terrible yahoo forum) and asked for more info on it, and 2-3 guys immediatly emailed me and offered me big coin for it ($250) and one fella offered to trade me a mint 6/8 dubl duck wonderedge for it (back when those were the bee's knees and brought in mega bucks). No one really seemed to know about it - but I was able to get THE best shaves of my life with the thing.... and without having to stop it. I went 2 weeks once without stropping it.... never pulled. The thing is scary, scary sharp - all I need is ONE pass WITH the grain for a perfect shave.... normally I do at least 3 and go against the grain.
Originally Posted by HeadandFaceShaver
It is without question the best razor I have ever experienced, and I only use it MAX 1-2X a year on very special occasions, as everytime I use it, I REALLY want to make it my daily shaver, but since I have so many other razors (and so many I want to keep) I don't want to have "one" razor I use. The jiist of it is - my particular Chronik is hands down the finest shaving device I have ever experienced.... can't speak to others as I have never been able to locate another - and have only heard of one other fella on the forum who posted pics of his black handled Chronik and remarked he liked his as much as I like mine. Other than that.... it seems they are awful uncommon.
Just to thwart any potential enquiries... it is not for sale... at any price.
joel (at) badgerandblade.com