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Above the Tie Aluminum Safety Razor – Standard Cap – Pick Your Handle & Base Plate

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

From: $101.50 $96.00

Hand crafted from solid 7075 aircraft grade aluminum in the USA.

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Product Description

Hand crafted from solid 7075 aircraft grade aluminum here in the USA. Fully machined to the same impressive specks as ATT stainless steel line of razors. Experience the quality, efficiency and reliability of an Above the Tie razor for a lot less money.

When assembled, the Calypso M1 razor weighs in at 40 grams, total length is 3¾”.

This tool is wonderfully machined with very tight tolerances. The blade seats precisely in the head with symmetrical blade exposure. This razor is easy to master because the shave angle is very intuitive. In addition the razor “sings” like no other. This audible feedback is helpful in maintaining a proper shave angle.

 

 

6 reviews for Above the Tie Aluminum Safety Razor – Standard Cap – Pick Your Handle & Base Plate

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Top quality razor! Got M2 OC and thought it will be mild but no! It’s quite aggressive. Ordered M1 and R1 too. Thanks Maggards

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Seriously had doubts about another “New” de razor. I have a vast collection of new and vintage, straights and de. Thought about this one and read reviews. Then made the trip and picked it up. Well to my surprise, this is absolutely the best “New” de in have yet to use. Not as mild as it could have been but it is as light as a feather and as smooth as silk, with a bbs result. Pricey yes but it will last forever as long as it it treated right and not abused. Thanks Maggards.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Fantastic quality. Have been very happy with this razor. Used with Astra and Feather blades and worked equally well with both. I wish these were a little cheaper priced but you get what you pay for. I would not recommend this for a newbie but for a experienced shaver this is great.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome razor that I have been using since it came out in December. I also have the ATT SE Bamboo and the Kronos Slant open and closed (my very favorite razor). The Calypso is slightly lighter than my vintage Gillette Red Tip so quite different than the heavy ATT Stainless Steel razors but I adjusted to it quickly. It has the same high quality as the $185 SS razors so I recommend you check it out if you ever thought about getting an Above the Tie razor to add to your collection.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    An excellent razor to add to anyone’s shave den. I have owned the stainless steel versions of this razor and the shave was hit and miss because of the light touch needed . With this lighter version no need to vary the pressure so you can achieve a BBS shave every time. This combed with Maggards excellent track record equals an easy purchasing decision.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    I am a latecomer to the >$60 razor world, as I have generally gotten all the performance I need from the various Merkur, Jagger, Maggard, and Parker handles and heads at or below that price point.

    The Calypso, a Christmas gift, is an unexpected luxury that feels worth the price. Why? The machining and head design are impeccably done – the blade aligns easily and consistently, the finish is unblemished and unmarred, and the feel of the razor is great, All of this made in the US too, so there is some patriotic justification for the price point.

    I’ve used the Standard before and the Calypso blows the Standard away in terms of build and precision. The Standard needed lots of blade adjustment from one load to the next, and the annoying smooth handle on the Standard made shaving mildly challenging for the clumsy. The Calypso has a grippy ergonomic handle and, as mentioned, loads blades consistently precise, even with the use of wee tiny studs rather than the usual bulky posts.

    The R1 head will suit all but the most inept, and I cannot readily imagine who would need the minimal blade exposure of the M1. The R1 exposure is still a lot less than razors like the Merkur 34 or Jagger 89, but the head feels considerably more aggressive than either of those, presumably because of the geometry. Still, the R1 head is an efficient shaver that gave me no irritation or nicks over many uses, so I think most shavers with even modest experience will be fine.

    Two minor points: at 42g, the Calypso is much lighter than virtually any other non-disposable razor. The user will have to adjust to this – as mentioned, the head is efficient and mild in feel, but those accustomed to 70 or 100 gram handles may have a tendency to overpower. Very little added force is needed for a good shave, so take it easy and light during first use.

    Secondly, the R1 / Calypso does not like mild blades. My usual favorite Derbys were scrapey and generally irritating in this head, but Astras, Wilkinsons, and yellow Gillettes worked perfectly. If you routinely use smoother blades, you may need to experiment with the edgier models.You will get a comfy and efficient shave, but you may need a different blade than what you are accustomed to using in order to do so.

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