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Discussion started by Mark1966, Mar 1, 2018.
After seeing one at the meet, I am pretty sure I will grab one.
Oh sorry for the hijack (seems to happen too often recently)... @todras just checked, if the reason for my overseas trip is seeing my favorite band
Sad but true, yet the memory remains...
Nice. Love the talica maybe I will join you one day.
Nothing Else Matters @Korbz Wherever he May Roam @alfredus will be Welcome Home () from his trip..... weather permitting in europe and hoping he doesn't get Trapped Under Ice but if he does I hope he has at least One spare Battery for his phone
And it is away (tracking number R238684021395504 for those following along at home)!
First stop ADL with @alfredus to give it a go and pass it around the crew there. After that I've not decided yet - too busy at work.
Still room for others to join the fun BTW
Ok the razor has arrived - again many thanks to @Mark1966 for this great opportunity!
Just some first impressions here, before my first shave with it tomorrow.
I must say I am very positively surprised! The fit and finish of the razor looks actually very nice - yes some tiny marks under the top cap and the handle, but overall for this price point it looks fantastic!
I also very much like the size and weight of it - one of the big issues of adjustable for me is the lack of handle choice. Here a pic with some of my more common razors:
So the handle is longer than the Baby Smooth, but even more important for me, the weight is up there with my ATT S1 on the Colossus handle - again another plus for the Parker.
The head geometry is a bit large for my taste - but that would be the issue will all adjustables I believe...until James Dafour releases an unobtainium Wolfman adjustable with a design fit for space of course
Joke aside, the head reminds me a lot of the Progress - my first razor and I got some great shaves out of it - so looking very much forward to a test drive tomorrow
Back on topic: How does the Variant shave ? Say compared to a Progress (as a benchmark) or even a Slim as a more distant benchmark and what is the blade gap dial from a mechanical perspective i.e Audible click ? does it take a lot of effort to turn ?
Also have the paint issues been rectified ? I have been holding off on adding one to the stables for this reason.
@alfredus your detailed findings in a .pdf would be good
Don't worry, I won't be holding back...
As I already said: the fit and finish looks very nice - here a couple more snapshots
Seriously I don't think you can expect more at this price...but of course it is not Wolfamn
First shave report here
Second report here
Shave three report here
Fourth shave report here
Fifth and last shave report here
As a recap - please note that all these points are very subjective:
- the razor is very well made for this price point
- the range of settings is great - from mild to very aggressive
- the handle has a nice length to it
- the head geometry is a bit too large, making shaving around the nose challenging
- the razor sounds and feels more aggressive than it actually is
- for me personally I prefer the Variant to the 6s and I got even better shaves than with the Timeless (but of course the later is much better made)
Razor is ready to be passed on to @nsavage tomorrow
Many many thanks again to @Mark1966 for this fantastic opportunity