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The Asylum Evolution DE Razor -Getting Closer

Phil Huntsinger Asylum Evolution Razor Darwin Deluxe Razor Darwin Standard Razor

About four years ago I developed an infatuation with the Darwin razor. Every time I tried to buy one on Ebay, the final price was always through the stratosphere and more than I was willing to pay. The razor had not been made since the 1930's so, it was understandable that demand outstripped supply.

In February of 2016, I finally landed the white whale and was blown away with how well it shaved and with how well it was made. I decided to have my machine shop make a tribute razor so that others could have the same shaving experience.  The idea for the Asylum Evolution razor was born.

The original Darwin razor was made out of Cobalt Steel in Sheffield England. The Asylum Evolution will be fully machined out of 303 Stainless steel in the United States. The machine shop has made excellent progress and the handles were run this week. I should have a stainless steel prototype in a few weeks and the razors will be ready for sale by the Spring.

Here is a picture of the Darwin Razor.

 

Here is a picture of the original Darwin razor next to the jig holding the top cap and base plate of the Asylum Evolution

This picture shows the Asylum Evolution handle in a satin finish.

We still have not determined an exact retail price but, they should sell somewhere in the neighborhood of $185.00. If you are interested in seeing further developments of this razor as well as other Asylum Shave Works projects, you can sign up for the Asylum Shave Works Facebook page.



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  • Bullgoose on

    @Jeff -Yes, I have used the Grand Shave King razor a few times and have gotten a great shave each time. The self lubrication is as advertised.

  • Jeff King on

    Hi Phil

    Just wondering if you had a chance to try the Grand Shave King wand what your impressions are?

  • Bullgoose on

    @Nigel -Thank you for the high praise and your business. The Asylum Evolution has actually arrived…I am just waiting for the interior foam packaging. It looks like next week will be the launch date.

  • NIgel Loughlin on

    I bought the Asylum RX from Bullgoose shaving and it was amazing. I have most SE razors but can honestly say it’s my favourite. The quality of the weapon is incredible. I’m from Northern Ireland and the service I got from Phil was outstanding, especially when I’m not buying blades and creams regularly (taxes to Belfast) I’ve had an original Darwin but can’t wait to buy the new version ?

  • Rich Wood on

    The Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements DOC razor family is based on the Grand Shave King razor and is available in a relatively mild and inexpensive zinc alloy version or more aggressive CNC machined aluminum and stainless steel versions that are made in the USA. I have all three versions.

    I still want the Darwin reproduction razor too ASAP.



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