General by Colonial - one year already and not looking back

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Post by Gene » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:47 pm

I liked them on Facebook, and saw a posting that they were back in stock.

You could just stalk them from time to time, too, I guess - or visit their website every so often?
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Post by fallingwickets » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:20 am

Thanks Gene. If the colonial people are watching this thread: drop a note when you have razors in stock...stalking is so 20th century :D :D :D :D

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Post by brothers » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:14 am

Clive, I am signed up for their email notifications. They don't email often, but when they do, it's to announce an upcoming product release.
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Post by fallingwickets » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:10 am

Gary, a HUGE favour....when they say anything of interest, could you let us know please?

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Post by brothers » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 pm

Yes sir, I will try very hard to remember to do that.
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Post by fallingwickets » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:37 am

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Re: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking back

Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:11 pm

I'm finding the Feather Pro blades last a very long time - my current one has been in the razor for a couple of months (!) and it has been used about half that time, as I have to use my straights too. Just for fun today, I took out the blade, placed it in an Artists Club and stropped it on linen and then on leather before putting it back in the General and shaving. I was careful to replace it same side up as before, as I have found that flipping blades results in rough shaves in other razors and I avoid doing it. Very smooth, possibly better than before the stropping. I might see if I can fit the blade in my old Kriss Kross stropper (it might be too long for it to flip over, but I think it might work). One of these:

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Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:25 pm

Well I just found it and tried it. You have to be careful to align the blade and to place it so it protrudes the same amount from the jaws on each side. It will not lift up enough to flip over if the control lever is set to the hardest pressure, but from about halfway between the firmest stropping and the lightest it does lift up enough to flip over just like a DE blade. (If you don't know, the Kriss Kross starts out with firm pressure and this gets progressively lighter with each turn, but it's easy to just push the lever down halfway).

I'll have to shave with it tomorrow and see if it tears up my face, or whether it will prolong the life of the blade even more.

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Re: General by Colonial - one year already and not looking back

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:52 am

Definitely not an improvement. New blade inserted!

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Post by brothers » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:07 pm

fallingwickets wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:10 am
Gary, a HUGE favour....when they say anything of interest, could you let us know please?

thanks
Received an email today from Colonial. The stainless General is back in stock. $99 plus shipping. Those who hesitate are out of luck!
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