#1
Obviously we have a plethora of options when it comes to modern, CNC double edge razors.  I feel like there aren’t nearly as many options when it comes to newly produced injector or Gem style razors.

I think I can name two injectors: Asylum and the Supply

And for Gem: the Blackland Sabre and another with a name I can’t remember (Atelier or Blut?  Something like that).  Oh and the wolfman too, but I’ve never really considered that because I think (correct me if I’m wrong) you have to wait forever on a waitlist and then drop $400 to get it, which I just simply won’t do.

I like these styles of razors.  I recently got the Asylum injector and am pleased with it.  I’ve been eyeing the Sabre but it’s always out of stock.

I want to add some modern razors in these styles to complement the 20 or so vintage Schick/Gem razors I already own.

My question is are there others out there that I am missing and worth looking into?

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#2

Merchant
San Diego CA
Sabre is coming back for one last drop - hopefully this year. Then we're designing it and will relaunch Sabre V2 at some point next year.

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#3
Do you have a timeline on the Sabre V1 release, and do you mind sharing what will change with the V2?

By the way I took advantage of your Black Friday sale and have a short handled Brassbird with base, and long handle to see which which one feels better, on the way.

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#4

Merchant
San Diego CA
(11-15-2023, 11:49 PM)wutshoes Wrote: Do you have a timeline on the Sabre V1 release, and do you mind sharing what will change with the V2?

By the way I took advantage of your Black Friday sale and have a short handled Brassbird with base, and long handle to see which which one feels better, on the way.

With any luck we'll have Sabre stocked in December. But we'll definitely need luck for that timeline to work out. In any event, we're on the order of weeks, not months.

I can't share any V2 details yet. Mainly because it's still in development and we're not 100% sure if our ideas will work out as planned.

Thanks for your order!

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#5

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Philadelphia, PA
PAA also has a gem style razor too, I believe.

https://phoenixartisanaccoutrements.com/...5-aluminum

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#6
What's interesting to me is that there are several modern "injector" (some might disagree with the injector definition if you don't actually inject the blade to load the razor) models, but they don't seem to offer other razor formats, although maybe I have overlooked it. And conversely, leading razors makers that offer DE, GEM, and AC format models, don't have an injector format offering. Not sure if that is out of concern for cannibalizing existing market share or just coincidence.

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#7
(11-15-2023, 11:22 PM)wutshoes Wrote: Obviously we have a plethora of options when it comes to modern, CNC double edge razors.  I feel like there aren’t nearly as many options when it comes to newly produced injector or Gem style razors.

I think I can name two injectors: Asylum and the Supply

And for Gem: the Blackland Sabre and another with a name I can’t remember (Atelier or Blut?  Something like that).  Oh and the wolfman too, but I’ve never really considered that because I think (correct me if I’m wrong) you have to wait forever on a waitlist and then drop $400 to get it, which I just simply won’t do.

I like these styles of razors.  I recently got the Asylum injector and am pleased with it.  I’ve been eyeing the Sabre but it’s always out of stock.

I want to add some modern razors in these styles to complement the 20 or so vintage Schick/Gem razors I already own.

My question is are there others out there that I am missing and worth looking into?

On the GEM front, you basically touched on three wonderful artisans and brands: Blackland, Atelier DURDAN, and Wolfman. Atelier DURDAN and Wolfman are at the premium end of the the pricing spectrum. I'm not sure where wait times are at for Wolfman, but I know Atelier DURDAN has brought in additional equipment and are progressively reducing waiting times for their orders. Shane shared timelines for the V1 and V2 of the Sabre. Fedsbackhand created a very informative comparison of his experience with all three brands and their respective GEM offerings. Personally, I am loving the Atelier DURDAN ++ Vestige (GEM format) right now, and it is quickly becoming one of my top razors. I am also looking forward to what Shane has in the works for the Sabre V2. And for a vintage benchmark, the gen 2 MMOC is my favorite GEM vintage razor (although I have only tried three variations). I have most of the vintage Schick offerings and very much enjoy the Type O with a twin II injector blade.

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#8
(11-15-2023, 11:22 PM)wutshoes Wrote: My question is are there others out there that I am missing and worth looking into?

Shield Razors also makes a GEM razor

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#9
(11-15-2023, 11:22 PM)wutshoes Wrote: And for Gem: the Blackland Sabre and another with a name I can’t remember (Atelier or Blut?  Something like that).  Oh and the wolfman too, but I’ve never really considered that because I think (correct me if I’m wrong) you have to wait forever on a waitlist and then drop $400 to get it, which I just simply won’t do.

The Vestige is excellent from Atelier Durdan - their Black Friday sale starts next week. Would definitely recommend the Vestige with + or ++ plates. Three months isn't forever for the Wolfman but yes you are looking at a starting price of about $360 new. It's worth it for me. I could just use the Wolfman. I'm now near exclusively using GEM blades. Hoping that the Sabre v2 happens Shane!

PAA Starling was a disaster. Skip the SS version unless they make major changes to the design. Was released too early IMO. Not tried the alu version. Don't really care for super light razors. Haven't tried the Shield for similar reasons.

Hope that Tatara will produce a GEM... but AC is much more likely. They haven't confirmed a format so far.

Maybe Blackland will re-introduce (and improve) the ATT G1 and Rocnel continues to make the SE-G in small batches on demand.

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#10

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(This post was last modified: 11-16-2023, 08:48 PM by Whiterook.)
You forgot the Parker injector!  The  V3 was recently released.    It's on the low end pricewise and borrows heavily from the Schick and Pal adjustables from the past.

https://www.parkershaving.com/p/injrzr-p...tor-razor/

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