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Revolutionary New Kind of Razor - a close, smooth and comfortable shave for every skin and beard condition.
Revolutionary New Kind of Razor - a close, smooth and comfortable shave for every skin and beard condition.
Revolutionary New Kind of Razor - a close, smooth and comfortable shave for every skin and beard condition.
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Parthenon Razor - adjustable for superb shaving comfort

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Parthenon uses one double edge blade, and the curved blade allows you to have a close shave while protecting your skin. The entire rest of the razor is constructed from brass. With plastic and cartridge razors, you must pull the razor across your face which is the main source of irritation and cuts. With Parthenon, you let the weight of the razor itself do the work which leads to a close, rejuvenating shave. 

Adjustable Function

 Parthenon allows you to adjust the blade exposure and angle to determine how close you want your shave. This function is a real game changer. If you're a beginner, a mild shave is going to be more comfortable. You'll have less irritation. It also works really well if you don't shave often. On a higher setting, you'll be able to get your smooth face back using only three or so passes, even if you've been living like a mountain man for a week. And you are going to be able to do so without the irritation you'd have with other razors. Men with heavier beard growth will also prefer the higher setting, as it can provide a more aggressive shave than average razors in the market. You might find that a lower setting makes it easier to shave fine hairs. 

 Whatever the case, it's always nice to have options. Parthenon has nine settings for superb shaving comfort. You simply turn the micrometer dial from 1 - 9, and it gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of how aggressive you want. It is like nine razors in one.

Design

This time we redesign the razor from the scratch. The handle is inspired by Doric columns from ancient Greece. The pattern on the brass handle offers a new optic and feel for the shaving experience. 

When combined with luxury silver-coated razor head and dials, it reveals the full splendor. This is, beyond the doubt, one of the most elegant razors ever made. 

 

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 Parthenon has the butterfly-open design. It allows quick and easy blade change. Just simply twist the bottom dial, and replace the blade. The end of the handle is magnetic, so you can easily pick up the blade on the counter. 

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 We have considered carefully about the weight and the balance. Parthenon weights 3 1/2oz, and you can let the weight of razor itself do the work. The balance center locates at the spot where your grips are. It gives you the best control to follow the contours of your skin. 

Parthenon is made of premium brass. Brass is not only strong and durable, but it is also resistant to rusting in a wet environment. So, it can be used for a long time. 

Economical

The average price of a cartridge blade is $3, and it usually lasts for 4-6 shaves. Let’s say you shave 5 times a week. You need to spend about $200 on cartridge blades every year. That’s a lot of money over time. 

Parthenon can save a lot of money for you. If you pre-order Parthenon, you just pay $49 and will get 50 pieces of Feather blades for free, enough for one year shave. Feather blades are made in Japan and regarded as the best double edge blade in the world. 

Timeline

Early of March 2018 - KickStarter Campaign Starts 

Mid of April 2018 - KickStarter Campaign Ends

End of April 2018 - Fund Release and Tooling Molds Starts

End of May 2018 - Tooling delivers

Mid of June 2018 - Complete Test and Production Starts

End of June 2018 - Parthenon Razor Shipping Starts

Shipping

We offer worldwide free shipping. Product shipment will follow First-In-First-Out based on order date.

Team

Parthenon is originally designed and manufactured by WEISHI and QSHAVE.

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QSHAVE is a leading brand of men’s grooming, and provides shaving supplies and service to over 100,000 customers worldwide every year. 

WEISHI has manufactured razors since 1988, and has produced millions of razors for big brands of razors in US and European markets as an OEM vendor. QSHAVE and WEISHI have worked together on Parthenon. 

With the original design and our own factory, we are confident that we can deliver the products on time.

Premium Kit

1 pc of Parthenon Razor

1 pc of Razor Stand

1 pc of Leather Razor Sleeve Protect

50 pcs of Feather Double Edge Blades

Luxury Kit

1 pc of Parthenon Razor

1 pc of Razor Stand

1 pc of Leather Razor Sleeve Protect

50 pcs of Feather Double Edge Blades

1 pc of Shaving Brush 100% Pure Badger Hair Bristle

1 pc of Shaving Bowl Made of Stainless Steel with Lid

UPDATED on March 12th 2018

We are going to make Parthenon PERSONAL.

Laser engrave the Parthenon razor with up to 15 letters. You can put your or your beloved one's name on the open tops.

How can I get the laser engraving service?

Very simple.

If you are already our backer, just share our Kickstart project page via your Facebook and Twitter. And then send us your post link via Kickstarter message, including the letters you want to put on the razor. No other cost.

If you are not our backer yet, just pledge any reward includes the Parthenon razor, share our Kickstart project page via your Facebook and Twitter. And then send us your post link via Kickstarter message, including the letters you want to put on the razor. No other cost.

see more information in updates #3

UPDATED on March 19th 2018

We add the matte-black version. The only difference is the handle pattern and coating.

 See more on the update #4

Risks and challenges

We have the experience of razor design and manufacturing for serval decades, and produce millions shaving supplies every year. With our own design and factory, we are confident that can minimize the risk and deliver the products on time. However, unexpected things can happen. This includes unexpected mold change, unperfected coating, and shipping delay. If anything may possibly cause the delay, we will keep our backers updated.

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    Early Bird

    You'll receive 1 Parthenon Razor and 50 Feather Blades (good for 1 years of shave)

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    Exclusive Deal Black Version

    You'll receive 1 Parthenon Razor (Black Version) and 50 Feather Blades (good for 1 years of shave)

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    Premium Kit

    You'll receive 1 premium kit with 1 Parthenon Razor, 1 aluminum razor stand, 1 leather razor protector and 50 Feather Blades (good for 1 years of shave)

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    Premium Kit (Black Version)

    You'll receive 1 premium kit with 1 Parthenon Razor, 1 aluminum razor stand, 1 leather razor protector and 50 Feather Blades (good for 1 years of shave)

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    Luxury Combo Kit

    You'll receive 1 premium kit with 1 Parthenon Razor, 1 aluminum razor stand, 1 leather razor protector and 50 Feather Blades (good for 1 years of shave). You will also receive 1 shaving bowl and 1 shaving brush.

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Luxury Combo Kit (Black Version)

    You'll receive 1 premium kit with 1 Parthenon Razor, 1 aluminum razor stand, 1 leather razor protector and 50 Feather Blades (good for 1 years of shave). You will also receive 1 shaving bowl and 1 shaving brush.

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Funding period

- (30 days)