Production update- the handles are being manufactured starting today and the heads will follow in the next few weeks. The SB, solid bar, head has received pretty rave reviews from the testers.
Current production handle specs are a just a bit different for the current production run, ~3.8 mm shorter and ~4 grams lighter. This was done solely to improve the razor's balance point as a result of additional testing. I have attached a photo of the new production handle- on top- and prior one. We also, after listening to much input, have gone with the plain cardboard box. A photo of that is attached also.
I am also very pleased to announce that Connaught Shaving will be Tradere's exclusive distributor for the UK.
Richard- owner Tradere Razors- where tradition meets today, www.tradererazors.com ,proudly made in the United State of America.
Looks great! I love hearing about these updates.
Please don't tempt me to buy anymore.
Will just the bottom plate be available or does one have to purchase a whole new head?
Will the new handle specs also be used for future open-comb razors?
I'm looking forward to buying a new one to go with my Tradere OC. Package it nice - cost is far less important to me than the high quality and the presentation to go with it.
BOTOC - TOFLAC-U - AOM
That looks great! I love the new handle specs. I can't wait for the slant! I may have to buy a safety bar in the meantime.........
My next razor purchase will be the Tradere slant. I think I can I hold out till then. ;)
Agreed! The OC is my daily razor (to be challenged by the upcoming slant).
I have OC and would like to buy Closed bar head only .. hope that will be the option.. same with Slant bar
Maybe it's PC to adore cardboard, but in the world of razor collecting, a nice classy box makes the razor value go way up. Cardboard boxes most likely won't make it very long, so the Tradere razors will not have a legendary box for collectors to find in somebody's estate sale.
If you must go the green, at least offer the option of getting a quality box with each order. That seems like a win-win unless the costs to offer both types hurts the bottom line.
Good call to use Connaughts. I have nothing but good things to say about them.
Echo Recon, 1st Battalion/5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, RVN 1968
When it's dark, who will kill the hungry wolf?
For what it's worth, I suspect that a Tradere style brush would be a better addition to the Tradere line than a box, but that's just speculation.
I have the original handle and I love it. If I could change anything, I would make it slightly shorter and slightly lighter.
It looks like version number two of the handle will end up being my holy grail handle.
maybe eventually I'll be able to trade the original for a version 2? Probably there will be somebody with the new handle who will think "if only it were slightly longer and slightly heavier."
Randall, member of BOTOC