Along with the recent Rockwell model T Kickstarter I see two more shaving related funding projects. One is the Range Leather Co. Travellr travel bag and razor case and the other is the RZR razor, a “no nonsense” multi-blade razor.
Well above their pledge goal already, the Range Leather Co. is looking to fund production of a low-profile “travel bag” (like a Dopp kit) and two different razor cases–one for cartridge razors and one for double edge (DE) safety razors. Range sent me a sample of the DE case to evaluate and it’s quite nice. It seems to be well-built and can accept a long handled razor:
The leather looks thick and durable. Assuming the travel bag is made out of the same stuff it should hold up quite well too. I like the idea of a “low profile” Dopp kit that can expand as needed so I’ll be keeping an eye on the production version!
Take a look at their Kickstarter page for more information.
RZR Shaving Razor
The other Kickstarter worth mentioning is the RZR razor. It still has a ways to go to meet its pledging goal. Multi-blade cartridge razors are anathema to many Sharpologist readers but the RZR is trying to go a “kinder, gentler” route. It’s a fully metal idea with blade replacements that don’t have any plastic to it can be recycled easier. No lube strip…no pivot…no pretentioner (the little fins at the base of many razor cartridges).
Take a look at their Kickstarter page for more background and information.