The Colossus stainless steel safety razor by Above The Tie is proudly handcrafted in Tennessee (USA) by people who are obsessed with quality. Individually milled from solid billet 303 stainless steel to very tight tolerances, this All American gem is widely acclaimed as one of the world's great razors. The striking design, quality materials, and attention to detail rank this razor among the world's best. Above The Tie razors are built to last for generations and will deliver an amazing shave day after day. This is a tool you will appreciate every time you pick it up. It really doesn't get any better!
The Colossus handle features a non-slip diamond pattern and is 102 mm (4") long and 86 g (3 oz). As its name suggests, this is the Big Kahuna - larger than the Atlas and Kronos. Although large and heavy by razor standards, its very well balanced and maneuverable. There are a total of 8 head variants available for the Colossus. The M1, R1, and H1 heads are closed bar designs that perfectly suit most men. The M2, R2, and H2 are open comb designs, which are preferred by some experienced DE (double edge) shavers. Lastly, there are the solid bar and open comb slant heads, which we recommend only for the experienced DE man. In general, the open comb designs require more skill than solid bars, and slant heads are the most aggressive and require the most skill. This is a case where more is not necessarily better. Choose the right tool for the job at hand (using an M1 will not lower your testosterone level).
M1 The M1 Base Plate is the mildest and most gentle of the solid bar line with a .25 mm blade gap.
R1 The R1 Base Plate is the mid aggressive and most versatile of the Colossus solid bar line with a .58 mm blade gap.
H1 The H1 Base Plate is the most aggressive of the solid bar line with a .91 mm blade gap.
M2 The M2 Base Plate is the mildest and most gentle of the open comb line with a .25 mm blade gap.
R2 The R2 Base Plate is the mid aggressive and most versatile of the open comb line with a .58 mm blade gap.
H2 The H2 Base Plate is the most aggressive of the open comb line with a .91 mm blade gap.
Slant The Slant Head is a mid aggressive, yet mild, solid bar razor with a .61 mm blade gap.
Slant Open Comb The Slant Open Comb Head is a mid aggressive, yet mild, open comb razor with a .61 mm blade gap.
This tool is wonderfully machined with very tight tolerances. The blade seats precisely in the head with symmetrical blade exposure. These razors are easy to master, because the shave angle is very intuitive. In addition the razor “sings” like no other. This audible feedback is very helpful in maintaining a proper shave angle and adds to the visceral experience. These are very efficient yet smooth shavers.
FYI Multi-blade cartridge razors typically cost 10 to 20 times more than a superior DE blade. 100 of the best DE blades cost about $50. 100 budget cartridge blades can easily cost $350 or more. No brainer - right? Add to that the fact that multi-blade cartridge razors tug way more, which creates skin irritation and can lead to ingrown hairs. Multi-blade cartridges are a shameful gimmick - no more. (There's a reason Samurai swords didn't have 6 blades!)
Pick up a great razor, put the enjoyment back into shaving, and save some serious money in the process!
Often made to order, this razor usually ships within 7 business days.
Comes with 5 blades plus a 5 oz bar of our very popular Treeline Pine traditional soap - Our gift to you!
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