Great news - it looks like the Rockwell Model T is a GO! Thank you all so very, very much for funding the Rockwell Model T. Because of your incredible support, we hit our funding goal in under 6 hours!
We’re so glad to be back on Kickstarter - this community is amazing. It’s been only a few hours and we already have had some amazing feedback on additional material concepts, colors, and manufacturing! We have some exciting updates on these topics to share with you guys, but first, we wanted to pass along some saucy avatars for anyone interested in repping the Rockwell Model T on their Kickstarter display picture. If you guys like them, we’ll make some for Facebook and Twitter too. Let us know in the comments.
Now, for the updates in response to your feedback... We are always open to exploring any and all new materials and finishes for the Model T. We are currently consulting with our manufacturing partners to better understand our options because we’d rather be 100% certain on the costs for stretch goals or additional options before overpromising anything that could result in a delay.
That being said, we do have one upgrade we can already announce! After seeing the demand for the Rockwell Model T, and after speaking with the manufacturers we’re considering, we will be manufacturing the internals of the Rockwell Model T from coated brass, rather than zinc! You gave us your clear feedback, and we love it - that’s what Kickstarter is all about! We could only afford this through the popularity of this campaign. So thank you all so much for your support!
We’re working on more announcements, stretch goals, and add-ons, and we’ll be keeping you all posted over the coming weeks, as the campaign continues.
Thank you again!
Gareth & Morgan Co-Founders, Rockwell Razors
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Will not bore people with future updates - but will be interesting to watch how this progresses.
So the "Standard" price for a Kickstarter backer is US$99. I'd assume that once production starts they would be selling them for an additional $20 more. So that would be about A$160 plus postage as extra.
It's interesting, as its always been thrown around what it would cost to make one of the coated brass vintage razors today. Here's one being made and it'll be about $160...
IF I'm not mistaken they've stop making the original Fatboy or Slim, and I'm glad to see Gareth & Morgan from Rockwell Razor are making them to bring back the old style razor from the dead something a little different from the original design.
That's kind of like asking why have a slim when you have a fatboy or superslim etc. Me, I haven't felt the urge to pick up a slim or superslim, as I'm happy with the fatboy, and have been tempted to get a progress though as it is a different design fundamentally. With this one, I have been really impressed by the 6S, the company (well Gareth anyway) and feel that they will deliver an outstanding razor. Not sure if it will shave better or worse than the Fatboy, but know it will be an experience and I'll be able to sell if I don't like.
True, but a vintage adjustable, whilst in good condition (slim) for $60, isn't new. A Murker Progress, which is arguably the best modern adjustable (currently available) is $95 plus postage. In fact if it didn't have that half baked plastic knob, I'd own one! So, in that sense, the Model T is priced right.