#1

Super Moderator
I got my email from James at Wolfman Razors on Nov. 13 and received my razor in todays mail (Nov.19).   Thats less than a week which is freaking excellent turnaround time.  I managed to get on to the wait list just before he cut it off last June so I anticipate that he will soon get started on the new orders.  For those of you who have been questioning the wisdom of getting on the wait list I have two points to make - first, the time is going to pass whether you're on the list or not so you might as well be on it and second, damn,  it is so worth the wait.

Its a beauty and I look forward to trying it out in the morning.  Its the WR1-DC head on the WRH2 handle in the 103mm (longest) length in the polished finish.

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Mark

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#2
Sweet

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-Chris
#3

Member
Austin, TX
Great looking piece of HW and can't wait to hear how the shave goes tomorrow AM.

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Kevin
#4

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
That is a piece of art. If it shaves as good as it looks then it is a masterpiece.
#5

Super Moderator
The shave went well this morning, very nice, BBS. I used a Feather blade - James (Wolfman) apparently uses either the Feather or a Derby in his - Leviathan soap and B&M Bay Rum Kyovu AS. Really nice. Tomorrow I'll transfer the Feather Blade to the Feather razor and install the Viking's Sword in the Wolfman and see how that goes. I think I'll likely use the OSP soap, bay rum or sandalwood. I can't believe that I'm actually looking forward to my morning shave. What madness is this? If loving my morning shave is wrong, I don't ever want to be right.Smile
Mark
#6

Member
Austin, TX
Hi Marko, I swear you had asked somewhere if I had received mine yet but for the life of me either invented that or can't find the reference [I was checking in via phone at the time].

If you did: my tracking shows expected delivery 1 December.

If you didn't: I am old, feeble and senile but still 1 December.
Kevin
#7

Super Moderator
Hi Kevin, I did and you said you hadn't yet but that was over a week ago so...I guess mail going into the US from Canada is as slow as mail coming into Canada from any where.
\m/
Mark
#8

Chazz Reinhold HOF
Sorry for been late to the party, but as a new member, there is a lot of catch up reading to do. Congratulations on a beautiful Wolfman. James is such a gentleman and a great artist. I admit, I'm a Wolfman junkie, lol.....

Enjoy it!

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#9

Member
Greenville, SC USA
If you can judge by the buzz on this and other boards, when James opens the next "Wait List" in January or February or whenever, it's going to fill so fast that he'll probably have to close it down again, real fast! I can see a potential 2 year wait for a typical prospect. That could be a deal breaker for a lot of folks.

I'm sure James must have considered taking on an apprentice. Though his products call for careful work, it isn't brain surgery. The skill set necesary, because of a limited product line, isn't so difficult that an astute young man couldn't learn it quickly. The training, however, would set his production back even more, so it has to be considered an investment in the future,

All this may be moot, though, as James probably figures that he will produce what he can and let the "devil take the hindmost". Just think, a decade from now his razors may be in short enough supply that they will be considered as collectables and go for really big bucks at auction.
Does Mean I Must Buy High End Shaving Gear?
--Roger--
#10

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(This post was last modified: 12-31-2015, 01:54 AM by hrfdez.)
I have dealt with James in several ocassions, like I said, I'm a Wolfman junkie.  James changed things around to be able to accommodate custom requests and offer a more personal service to his customers.  I don't see James changing his approach anytime soon.  His unique approach is what separates him from the others and when you get one of his razors you are getting something special.  

I agree, is not brain surgery, but I used to build putters for professional golfers with an old Bridgeport, and this is not only about skill, but it is an art form.  It takes time and a lot of hand finishing.  That's the personal touch that a wholesale CNC operation can't offer.

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