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Discussion started by Tony Forsyth, Feb 2, 2017.
Yeah, I forgot they changed the doors to zinc.
It's one of those things I guess, frankly I'd rather have Chinese brass than USA zinc alloy, personally I don't find pride in the country of origin if it means compromise on materials. That said I don't run a razor company so what do I know..
Same for me, it's about the quality ...... we assume if it says "made in USA" that the quality sets it apart from cheap compromises ...... but many Asian suppliers are making good stuff ...... my weishi razors are all brass ..... so yeah rather Chinese brass than US or German zinc ....
I herad rumors about this razor and rimei (and other chinese)....
there is already a couple of chinese razor makers that do TTO in brass, so they have the tooling and processes, what they don't do is an adjustable TTO, that market seems to have died when gillette stopped making them ...... but tit couldn't haven hard to make once you set up the tooling.
rimei ..... they seem to have 3 piece razors they claim are stainless and under $10 ..... I must order one to try.
Sorry, I meant the Rockwell R1, not a three piece one.
Have a look. First one is the Rockwell R1, the second and third ones are chineses
I'd forgotten about the Model T under I was reminded at the meet up when I saw a Rockwell 6C
Checking the Kickstarter site there was an update due December 8 (US time) but that has now been pushed back to next week.
Any creative suggestions for excuses to justify further delays?
Should be start a sweep on which month (year?) they will be shipped?
Don't think I can bank on this as a Christmas present ...
It’s getting a bit silly huh, I mean how long can it take to copy a gillette?
Update today for those still with it.
We’re excited to share some great news on the assembly and shipping progress we’ve made since the last update - let’s dive right in!
Assembly & Shipping Progress
In last month’s update, we’d mentioned that we’d caught a production error that had caused T-Bar Head posts to be “off” by several degrees, but that we’d fixed the mold, produced replacement parts, and imported the parts. This month, our Canadian machinists performed the required additional work steps on these parts to prepare them for final assembly. Once these steps were complete, we were able to assemble some Model T units, and we’ve confirmed that the extensive reworks we’ve done on the head geometries of the Model T (as covered in the last few updates) have done the trick! We’re expecting we’ll be able to consistently assemble Model T razors that hit our specifications from here on out. Assembly speed will accelerate over time as we’re able to dial in our assembly and final-form quality control. That being said, the first tracking numbers should be out next week, and will continue on a weekly basis through March. The first batch of shipments this month will be all White Chrome and then we'll be able to begin shipping the other finishes shortly after! We’re still hoping to be done shipping by the end of May, as mentioned in previous updates. And without further ado, here are the pictures of the final-assembly Model T razors that you’ve all been waiting for!
There also a cool video on the Kickstarter update page. Still not getting excited or holding my breath, but glad to see progress.
Is about bloody time I've been waiting for my T model for so long, any feedback or information on how the Stainless Steel version coming along??? Because I'm still waiting.
A year late on delivery, I hope it is worth the wait.
I understand they’re trying to get it right, but I certainly wouldn’t bother with Rockwell on Kickstarter again.
Yeah and nah. There are plenty of kickstarters that are crap and people lose out on. Rockwell has offered full refunds the whole way through this one, and although issues on both their kickstarters, (quality on first and late on second) they have stood by to make sure the end products meet standards. Guess it comes down to patience, as there is little risk to any other aspect.
Normally, I'd be quite livid if this kind of delay happened on an order but I really love my Rockwell 6C. I've seen what their previous effort was like & given that I have a number of other DEs acquired since I placed my pledge, I'm okay with their focus on trying to deliver a better quality product.
Well as they say, hope springs eternal in the human breast
Yeah, but a good drop on that zinc head will make it burn a hole right through your chest.
I cannot even remember what finish I ordered.
I do hope its worth the wait, but I guess its a bit of a lucky dip like any Kickstarter project. I did think this would be different as they were already an established company, actually producing razors.
But, fingers crossed . Its not like any of us were short on razors lol
That looks nice. But, how does this compare to the Rex Ambassador?
Why would I choose one other the other? Other than that the Rex *appears* to be all-stainless?