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A tough & compact flip comb. The ultimate tool for your hair & beard... Custom options available.
A tough & compact flip comb. The ultimate tool for your hair & beard... Custom options available.
A tough & compact flip comb. The ultimate tool for your hair & beard... Custom options available.
678 backers pledged £20,064 to help bring this project to life.

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The Man Comb. Be the Boss of your Hair, Beard & Beer

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If we reach £16,000 all backers can choose to have 'Special Edition' laser etched on the back of their Comb instead of 'Made in England' at no extra cost. This option will not be available anywhere else.

It's a BIG Thank You to all the people who back the campaign, so everyone will know your comb is one of the first ever made.

This new goal also enables me to produce the Combs in the most efficient way, so if we can get there it's a win-win.

My goal was simple, to design the right comb for a man.

A comb for your hair? The concept's been around for a while, I know, but growing a beard can be a step into the unknown. If you’re not into male grooming there’s a good chance you’ll hit the ‘Drifter’ stage and need some help.

The Man Comb enables you to own your beard and barnet, so even if you’re as hairy as a Yeti’s armpit you can look and feel magnificent! Waxed chests and pretty boys were big in the noughties but it’s the hairy man's time to shine, so step into the spotlight my furry brothers, with the wind in your beard and a beer in your hand!

This project turned out to be no small task but the story is bigger than one product.

In brief, it’s my mission to combine years of design experience with modern technology and traditional skills, to create products in new ways. The Man Comb combines a wide range of design disciplines with advanced manufacturing  - 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and state-of-the-art Injection Molding. I've spent years teaching myself, and refining this process, because I believe these technologies can break down the barriers of producing commercial products and give the individual control of the whole process. It means the designer/maker has the freedom to not only express their own sense of design but actually create the products themselves.

For me, these products, along with crowd-funding, signify the dawn of a new age where indy manufacturers can take on the big boys, and take things forward... but I’m not taking anyone anywhere without your help.

I'm not selling a story, my aim is to create products which are good enough to sell themselves.

Features

Made Tough - The handle is made from stainless steel so it doesn’t corrode, and the brushed finish keeps it looking fresh. The graphics are laser etched into the steel so they won’t fade or rub off.

The comb aspect was designed and refined by testing lots of 3D printed prototypes. That enabled me to find the optimum dimensions for strength.  The final comb material is ridiculously tough, in fact it’s made from similar stuff to airplane windshields! It’s not technically ‘bullet proof’ but you could probably fire a chicken at it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_gun

Compact & Practical - A man-sized comb that fits in your pocket. Packed tight but without squeezing on form or function. The right size for your back pocket, with the option to attach on a keychain (or similar)!

Bottle Opener – An integral part of the design. The Man Comb is designed around its functions so it’s ergonomic and satisfying to use.

Magnetic Catch – I've tested these products throughout the development to make sure they are built to last. A fixed, pivot comb would become loose over time, which isn't acceptable. I fitted these with a magnet which holds the comb in the open and closed positions, so there's no need to adjust the tightness.

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Reward Options

The Man Comb Straight-up, no frills, just packed with awesome!

The Man Comb with Handmade Leather Case. Everyone bangs on about the case so I'd recommend it.

The case is made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and can slide onto your belt.

NEW COMB DESIGN WITH YOUR INITIALS

Here's a new limited Comb reward. Have your initials laser etched on the handle replacing the 'Man Comb' logo. Just 15 of these availible at this price!

(This shows my initials and is a mock-up design. All other pictures are of actual combs)

Custom Comb

Get your name or personalised message laser etched into the handle. Limited to 12 letters.

There are no rules saying ladies can't have slice of this action either.

(Westerhof helped me make my vid. Touch ;)

Custom Comb with Handmade Leather Case.

Full Custom Comb & Handmade Leather Case.

This is a fully customised option so you can have your name on the back and a bespoke front (4 text styles to choose from) or it can be your personal or company logo.

Get Full Custom Comb TOTALLY FREE! I'm giving one away to each of the TOP TEN influencers . Create a tweet for this campaign and include  ' @DAFTdesign  http://kck.st/1rxQUdx ' . The tweets with the most reach will appear below. Go Go Go!!

CURRENT TOP  - @The_Coolector, ‏@CalumBest, @designtaxi, @LucyWeather, @theawesomer, @FieldProducer, @MadeiShoreditch,  @everydaycarry, @inStash, @offthecuffldn

Scotty 'Doorstop & Book-End'

- the first DAFT® product.

Available in the UK for the first time through this campaign. I made these puppies while living in New York last year. They sold out in the shops and made it onto the coolhunting.com gift guide. These are the last few remaining and they're only available through the campaign, so snap 'em up!

Available in - Scottie Black, Schnauzer Grey & Westie White. Click on image for more info.

DAFT® MUGS

I’m with DAFT® (double sided) or ‘From DRIFTER to HIPSTER’ breakfast mugs! Probably the best way to start your day.

Funding

I've spent hundreds of hours designing and testing the production processes. The next part is relatively simple. I need money to pay for the final tooling for the molded comb and to facilitate scaling-up the handle production.

The funding goal is set to just 9k, because that's the minimum I need, along with my own investment, to produce the first batch of combs.

Timeline

I have some fantastic partners lined up to help me produce the different aspects of this product. All the right people are in place and I have every confidence they'll deliver the product on schedule and to the standard we require. We’ve already successfully tested the injection molding process, so we’re good to go!

I’ve also been through this process before with our ‘Scotty’ product, so I can accurately predict the timeline with confidence.

August/September : Finalise production design depending on the achieved funding.

October : Press ‘Go’ on the Combs and produce all the other aspects of the product.

November : Assemble, quality control, pack and start to ship.

December : Get them in your hands in time for Christmas!

Risks and challenges

I have thoroughly tested all the processes involved in the manufacturing of this product. The comb will be made using the same techniques I have refined in creating these prototypes, with contingency plans in place to deal with high demand.

Scaling up production will be the biggest challenge. The focus will be on consistency and maintaining the same attention to detail while establishing the most efficient manufacturing and assembly systems. For this, I have some excellent partners who are raring to go.

All conceivable issues have been addressed and the costs are meticulously calculated, so the risks are as minimal as they are going to get on a project like this.

That said, I’m sure it’s still going to be an exciting ride and I’ll look forward to updating you at regular points on our journey.

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    Just because you like what I'm trying to do and you feel like supporting my DAFT® mission. BIG Thanks!

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    'I’m with DAFT®' (double sided) or ‘From DRIFTER to HIPSTER’ breakfast mug. Probably the best way to start your day! FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    Scotty 'Doorstop and Bookend'

    He's not going to play frizbee or stop someone from burgling your house, but if you want a pet without the responsibility, this is the Puppy.

    Available in- Scottie Black, Schnauzer Grey & Westie White.

    Visit - WeAreDAFT.com for more info.

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    THE MAN COMB, straight up, no frills, just packed full of awesome!

    A tough & compact flip comb and bottle opener. The ultimate tool for your hair, beard and beer.
    FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    THE MAN COMB WITH HANDMADE LEATHER CASE. The ultimate tool for your hair, beard and beer with a leather case made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and you can slide it on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM COMB. You have 12 characters to play with.

    It can be your name, nickname or a badass personalised gift.

    This is the same as the standard Man Comb but with customised lettering replacing the 'Man Comb' logo. In the same style text as the 'Westerhof & Fontana' combs in the photos. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    COMB WITH YOUR INITIALS & HANDMADE LEATHER CASE. This is the same as the standard Man Comb but with your initials replacing the 'Man Comb' logo in the same style text. I've posted a picture of a comb with my initials so you can see what it look's like. The leather case is made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and can slide on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK

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    THE MAN COMB & Scotty 'Doorstop and Bookend' A tough & compact flip comb and bottle opener. The ultimate tool for your hair, beard and beer. Scottie available in- Scottie Black, Schnauzer Grey & Westie White. Visit - WeAreDAFT.com for more info. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    COMB WITH YOUR INITIALS & HANDMADE LEATHER CASE. This is the same as the standard Man Comb but with your initials replacing the 'Man Comb' logo in the same style text. I've posted a picture of a comb with my initials so you can see what it look's like. The leather case is made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and can slide on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK

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    CUSTOM COMB WITH HANDMADE LEATHER CASE.

    It can be your name, nickname or a badass personalised gift.

    This is the same as the standard Man Comb but with customised lettering replacing the 'Man Comb' logo. In the same text style as the 'Westerhof & Fontana' combs in the photos and you are limited to 12 characters. The leather case is made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and can slide on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    COMB WITH YOUR INITIALS & HANDMADE LEATHER CASE. This is the same as the standard Man Comb but with your initials replacing the 'Man Comb' logo in the same style text. I've posted a picture of a comb with my initials so you can see what it look's like. The leather case is made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and can slide on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK

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    2 THE MAN COMBS, straight up, no frills, just packed full of awesome! A tough & compact flip comb and bottle opener. The ultimate tool for your hair, beard and beer. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    FULL CUSTOM COMB & HANDMADE LEATHER CASE. This is a fully customised option so you can have your 1st & 2nd name on the back and a bespoke front. You can choose from 4 text styles or use your personal or company logo. FREE Shipping within the UK. I'm giving these away TOTALLY FREE to the TOP TEN influencers. Tweet a link to this campaign and include @DAFTdesign. If your tweet has a big reach you'll appear In the TOP TEN list on the campaign, I'll update positions regularly. Go Go Go!!

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    2 MAN COMBS WITH HANDMADE LEATHER CASES. The ultimate tool for your hair, beard and beer with a leather case made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and you can slide it on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    2 CUSTOM COMBS. It can be your name, nickname or a badass personalised gift. This is the same as the standard Man Comb but with customised lettering replacing the 'Man Comb' logo. In the same text style as the 'Westerhof & Fontana' combs in the photos and you are limited to 12 characters. The leather case is made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and can slide on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    2 CUSTOM COMBS WITH HANDMADE LEATHER CASES. It can be your name, nickname or a badass personalised gift. This is the same as the standard Man Comb but with customised lettering replacing the 'Man Comb' logo. In the same text style as the 'Westerhof & Fontana' combs in the photos and you are limited to 12 characters. The leather case is made from hardy, tan leather with brass fittings. It protects the comb and can slide on your belt. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    4 MAN COMBS WITH HANDMADE LEATHER CASES. Perfect for Best Man and Usher Gifts. The ultimate tool for your hair, beard and beer, with leather cases. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    4 CUSTOM COMBS WITH HANDMADE LEATHER CASES. Perfect for personalised Best Man and Usher Gifts. These are the same as the standard Man Combs but with your choice of lettering replacing the 'Man Comb' logo. In the same style text as the 'Westerhof & Fontana' combs in the photos and you are limited to 12 characters. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    6 CUSTOM COMBS. Perfect for personalised Best Man and Usher Gifts. These are the same as the standard Man Combs but with your choice of lettering replacing the 'Man Comb' logo. In the same style text as the 'Westerhof & Fontana' combs in the photos and you are limited to 12 characters. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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    4 FULL CUSTOM COMBS WITH HANDMADE LEATHER CASES. This is the fully customised option so you can have your 1st & 2nd name on the back and a bespoke front. You can choose from 4 text styles or use your personal or company logo. For this option the front design is the same on all 4 combs but you can have different names on the back. FREE Shipping within the UK.

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Funding period

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