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State Convenor - SA
Group Buy Caporegime
Charity Auction Team
- Nov 14, 2014
I posted this on another board in response to a lot of whipping on the Tedalus because of its price:That’s why I’m not getting one into my den, because, it’s just another bloody razor and the price isn’t worth it spending, unless you’re getting a new computer system.
Thanks for your confidence Errol - by the way guys - shipping to Aus - if Errol gets the thing safely way up in the NT with 700KM++ of unpaved roads then so can you get is safely in any Aussie location. Pop on over to Alpha and use code P&C10 for a nice 10% off any Alpha orders.Alpha Outlaw Evolution Ti
As far as I was concerned, there wasn’t too much wrong with the first version of the Outlaw, but in 2023 Alpha seen fit to re-engineer it. Its first obvious change is that this Outlaw Evolution is produced in titanium and is said to have been given 300% more blade clamping area, that’s a hell of a big increase whichever way you look at it. Along with other improvements Alpha are now offering two handle lengths, 85mm and 95mm. Of course I selected the 85mm but felt a little let down when the advertisement stated that the handle was machined in titanium, the 95mm handle is made from sweet, sweet titanium. I’m not in the habit of chewing on razor handles so cannot say what sweet, sweet titanium tastes like or if there is much difference. Being titanium, of course the razor felt light with most of the weight in the handle. Its cap has been designed to be minimalist and there is no excess material in the plate. Round blade posts are located on the cap and these mate into blind recesses in the plate. Lather clearance is taken care of by one large cut out on each side of the plate. Alpha have delivered the Outlaw Ti with the best fitting and smoothest feeling threads I’ve ever felt on any titanium razor. There’s a shallow spiralling groove that runs along the length of the handle and deeper circumferential grooves that will provide most of the grip; any grip that may have been provided by the spiralling grooves has been polished out. Other than the recess in the plate and the back of the cap, the whole razor has been polished.
While I was expecting a shave of similar feel to the original Outlaw, it was totally different, but it wasn’t disappointing. Alpha’s Outlaw Evolution Ti delivered a shave of about Karve CB level #C efficiency proportions, but it was the lack of blade feel that really shone through; so little blade and the shave was so effortless? I’m generally a user who appreciates a generous amount of positive blade but the Evolution Ti shattered my theory and delivered a wonderfully smooth and close shave with its relaxed manners. This is a razor that anyone can use but would be ideal for a novice user, providing a comfortable shave and with its easy going ways can be used with confidence.
Blades Used – Gillette Vintage Super Stainless and Howard
Material – Titanium
Blade Tab – Covered
Weight – 64.2g
Head Width – 43.55mm
Handle Length – 85.00mm
Handle Diameter – 12.97mm
Availability – Alpha Shaving
Final Word – Relaxing