Introducing Tradere Razors- Proudly made in the USA!
I just signed up as a vendor and wanted to introduce myself and my new firm, Tradere Razors. Tradere is pronounced tray-dare-ray and is Latin, with my usage being the meaning "to pass on, as in to posterity".
I have designed a new solid stainless steel razor handle being made in the USA that is fully CNC machined. To launch my new venture I am having an April Fools’ Day sale. So, now through April 1st I am taking orders for handles that will ship the first week of April at the special introductory price of $35, plus shipping and handling. The S & H for USPS first class is: $3 for the US, $4 to Canada, $6 for the rest of the world. Any customs duties on international orders are the responsibility of the purchaser. After April 1st the price of the handle will increase. To order please PM me indicating your PayPal email, and I will invoice you when your handle is ready to ship. You may email me at [email protected], with any questions or to make alternative payment arrangements, if you do not have a PayPal account.
A picture of my handle is below, as is a picture of my handle with some of my competition in the marketplace. More details are set forth below.
Our next product release will be a fully machined open comb solid stainless razor head to go along with the handle. We are testing the prototypes now and it should be ready for release in late spring. For anyone that purchases our handle by April 1st, the head will be made available at a special introductory price as well.
For those of you that do not know me, my real name is Richard Mason. I am an avid wet shaver for many years and a college professor at the University of Nevada in Reno. Before becoming a college professor I was in business from 1976 until 1998. My business experience is varied and I have run or owned a number of businesses over the years ranging from brick and mortar retail to financial service firms. I started Tradere partly so I would have something to do when I retire from teaching, but mostly because I thought it would be fun. I am also fortunate because I can draw on the expertise that exists in a university setting.
The specs on our handle are: solid machined stainless steel made in the USA, weight ~2.5 ounces (71.5 grams); handle length 96 mm; width at bottom 16 mm, width at the top 9.7 mm, main barrel width at knurling 11 mm; top ring 12.7; bottom knurled ring 12.8. Threading is M5 x 0.8, which will take the new European heads, e.g. Muhle, as well as US heads with 10/32 threads, like the Gillette New and others. So long as the razor head has your typical stem, like the one on the Gillette New it will fit the handle. I even tried a Weber head and it fit fine, as did a short-stemmed Gillette Old type. The handle has been extensively tested by fellow wet shavers including guys with small hands and short fingers, big hands with long fingers and medium size hands. All have reported being able to get an excellent and very comfortable grip for shaving in all directions.
The first photo is of my new handle, the second is of some other stainless replacement handles available: Ikon Bulldog, Tradere, Weber.
I am pleased to be a new B&B vendor and look forward to rolling out a number of innovative products in the future. Should you have any question for me, please PM, or email.