Rockwell Model T Update

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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.
Not commenting on the quality of the yet-to-be-delivered product, more about what has been a development cycle with design changes, materials changes, poor planning, multiple ‘Oops! That didn’t work!’ in the (pre-)production steps, delivery goal-posts that just kept moving.

I mean, Gillette could make these with 1950’s technology, and here we are 60-odd years later struggling to recreate one.
 

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Not commenting on the quality of the yet-to-be-delivered product, more about what has been a development cycle with design changes, materials changes, poor planning, multiple ‘Oops! That didn’t work!’ in the (pre-)production steps, delivery goal-posts that just kept moving.

I mean, Gillette could make these with 1950’s technology, and here we are 60-odd years later struggling to recreate one.
I guess this says a lot about the gutting of the machining and manufacturing sectors in the USA (and Australia etc for that matter) since the 1970s. Gillette was also a much bigger concern I guess with more resources for R&D and manufacturing, as well as economies of scale.
 

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Just noticed the blade tabs are enclosed. And the ends towards the bar are not tampered which means a big no go for me. No chance of going XTG under my nose and getting it all.
Hope an owner/user can let me know it is like later on.
 
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Just noticed the blade tabs are enclosed. And the ends towards the bar are not tampered which means a big no go for me. No chance of going XTG under my nose and getting it all.
Hope an owner/user can let me know it is like later on.
Yeah, your right, never noticed that before. That offsets the blade quite a distance from the end of the razor which as you say may not make XTG under the nose viable. That could be annoying. Surprised I hadn't read of this issue before now. Might not of been so much of an issue at it's original suggested price but as the price goes up so does expectation.
 

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That’s interesting as I only found this thread late last night and seeing as though I ordered a model T last Thursday I was getting second thoughts. Glad to hear this may not be as big an issue in real world usage (y)
 
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That’s interesting as I only found this thread late last night and seeing as though I ordered a model T last Thursday I was getting second thoughts. Glad to hear this may not be as big an issue in real world usage (y)
It is a nice razor and it seems that Rockwell are going to make sure it is ready to go,unlike the REX Ambassador was.Main issue for me now would be the price increase as I won't be in the market for a new razor until mid July,that puts the cost to around $250.That is a lot of money for me and would be a once off spend.I could get a very nice straight for that,or an extra $70 and get the REX all stainless.Or Parker Variant and a reasonably nice straight.
Bloody razors!! So many to choose from!
 

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It is a nice razor and it seems that Rockwell are going to make sure it is ready to go,unlike the REX Ambassador was.Main issue for me now would be the price increase as I won't be in the market for a new razor until mid July,that puts the cost to around $250.That is a lot of money for me and would be a once off spend.I could get a very nice straight for that,or an extra $70 and get the REX all stainless.Or Parker Variant and a reasonably nice straight.
Bloody razors!! So many to choose from!
Get them all ...
 
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