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The first professional grade Carbon Fiber combs made in USA. See the entire collection of carbon fiber, stainless steel, and titanium combs and Horween leather sheaths at www.chicagocomb.com. Designed and made in USA.
The first professional grade Carbon Fiber combs made in USA. See the entire collection of carbon fiber, stainless steel, and titanium combs and Horween leather sheaths at www.chicagocomb.com. Designed and made in USA.
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1.  Introducing the new Carbon Fiber Chicago Combs!

Earlier this decade, Chicago Comb revolutionized the comb market by introducing the first modern metal hair combs.  Now we've developed the first professional grade Carbon Fiber combs made in America -- ultra high-quality combs designed for everyone to use.

The new Model 1 Carbon Fiber is based on the patented design of our acclaimed original Model 1 comb.  This revolutionary design has a loop at the end to hold the comb while combing the hair, or to hang up the comb after use.  At 5.5 inches (14 cm) long with medium-fine teeth, it's the perfect comb for everyday use and easily fits in your pocket or travel bag.

The new Model 6 Carbon Fiber is an all-new design with an elegantly curved shape and both fine and wide teeth.  At 7 inches (17.8 cm) long, it's the perfect comb for your everyday styling.  And it's even versatile enough to be used by professional barbers, such as Bobby Price, the renowned Chicago barber featured in our video.

2.  These are the best combs you've ever used

There are a lot of problems with traditional plastic hair combs.  One concern is that many of them are made of cheap plastic which uses sketchy chemicals such as formaldehyde as a main component.  Customers often aren't even aware of this until they develop a skin allergy or other problem.

Our new combs are made of an ultra high quality carbon fiber composite manufactured to the highest standards of quality and safety.  An added benefit is that carbon fiber is also naturally anti-static, unlike traditional plastic combs which can give you unpleasant "static shock."  These new combs are also heat- and chemical-resistant, unlike regular combs, and are far more durable. 

Because carbon fiber has such amazing qualities, it is also used in professional grade applications from luxury cars to high-end sporting equipment and aerospace.

Another problem with traditional plastic combs is poor design and manufacturing practices which results in a cheap product that can damage your hair.  Our new combs are designed with more gently rounded tips and surfaces, so the comb won't scratch your head or pull on your hair like cheap combs do.  We've also spent extensive time perfecting the manufacturing processes to ensure the combs have amazing finish quality.

Like all our products, these new combs are 100% made in USA.

3.  What we're using the funds for

Your pledge to the Kickstarter campaign will help fund the cost of innovating and manufacturing these cutting edge Carbon Fiber combs. 

4.  You can support this campaign with confidence, as we've been making the world's finest combs combs since 2011

Chicago Combs are sold in dozens of countries worldwide and have been featured in the following great publications:

 5.  We're offering some amazing rewards!

We're offering amazing rewards to introduce these new carbon fiber combs!  These rewards include the new Carbon Fiber combs and also our most popular heritage Stainless Steel and Titanium combs and Horween leather sheaths.  Everything we sell is designed and made in U.S.A. 

Reward #1:  For a pledge of $3 or more, we will give you a shout-out and our sincere thanks on social media!

Reward #2:  For a pledge of $9, receive the new Model 1 Carbon Fiber comb (a $15 value)!

Reward #3:  For a pledge of $10, receive the all-new Model 6 Carbon Fiber comb (a $17 value)!

Reward #4:  For a pledge of $17, get both new Carbon Fiber combs (a $32 value)!

Reward #5:  For a pledge of $29, get the Model 1 Carbon Fiber comb paired with a Dublin Black Horween leather sheath (a $40 value)!

Reward #6:  For a pledge of $39, get the Model 1 comb in both Stainless Steel Classic and Carbon Fiber versions (a $60 value)!

Reward #7:  For $39, receive your choice of 5 of the new Carbon Fiber combs (your choice of Model 1 or 6, mix or match, a $75+ value)!

Reward #8:  For Chicago-area backers at $49, get an amazing 30-minute haircut from our partner Bobby Price @ Principle Barbers, as featured in our video, plus a Model 1 and Model 6 Carbon Fiber combs (a $65 value)!

Reward #9:  For $89, get the Model 1 comb in Carbon Fiber, Stainless Steel, and the rare Titanium version (a $125 value)!

Reward #10:  For $99, get five amazing combs - the new Model 1 and 6 Carbon Fiber combs, and our heritage Model 1, 2, and 3 Stainless Steel Classic combs (a $159 value)!  

Reward #11:  For $399, get your choice of any 5 combs and 5 leather sheaths featured on our website www.chicagocomb.com.  Yes, this includes the rare Titanium combs and ultra-premium Shell Cordovan leather sheaths (a $650 value)!

Risks and challenges

With a successful business manufacturing and selling high quality hair combs since 2011, including online and in stores around the world, we understand the importance of delivering on-time and providing an amazing customer experience. We have already taken significant steps in designing and prototyping the combs, building the machines to make the combs, and working through all the manufacturing issues. While delays in manufacturing or shipping may be a remote possibility, we have projected the dates as accurately as possible.

Historically, our biggest challenge as a company has been to raise awareness of our products, and to communicate the value of our combs to customers who may not have held them in their hands yet. We work to overcome this challenge by making the highest quality products possible, and by striving to always provide an amazing customer experience, so that customers will have a strong reason to spread the word to friends and through product reviews.

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    The Shoutout (Priceless)

    Support us and we will thank you with effusive gratitude on social media!

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    Model 1 Carbon Fiber ($15 value)

    Our iconic Model No. 1 comb in carbon fiber. Ultra smooth and light. At 5.5 inches (14 cm) long, the perfect comb for everyday use, and fits easily in your pocket or travel bag.

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    Model 6 Carbon Fiber ($17 value)

    The ultra smooth, light and strong Model No. 6 Carbon Fiber comb. A sleek all-new design with both wide and fine teeth, perfect for everyday styling. 7 inches (17.8 cm) long.

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    The Carbon Fiber Combo ($32 value)

    The perfect combination - receive both the Model 1 Carbon Fiber and Model 6 Carbon Fiber combs! Ultra smooth, strong, and anti-static combs that will keep you looking amazing everyday.

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    Comb and Sheath Duet ($40 value)

    The Model 1 Carbon Fiber Comb and Horween leather sheath in Dublin Black color. The sheath is custom-designed to fit the comb and is made using the best full grain leather from Chicago's world-famous Horween tannery.

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    Carbon Fiber + Steel Duo ($60 value)

    The Model No. 1 comb in both Stainless Steel and Carbon Fiber versions (two combs). The ultimate carbon fiber comb paired with the original iconic stainless steel comb!

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    The Ensemble Pick-5 ($75+ value)

    Five of the new Carbon Fiber combs in your choice of Model 1 or Model 6 (mix or match)! Combs you can give out to family and friends, or keep as extras in your bag, car, or office.

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    Principle Barbers haircut + 2 combs

    Get an amazing 30-minute haircut from our partner, the renowned Bobby Price of Principle Barbers in Chicago, one of the stars of the video. As part of the haircut experience you'll also receive the Model 1 Carbon Fiber and Model 6 Carbon Fiber combs! ($65 value)

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    Carbon, Steel & Titanium Trio ($125 val)

    The ultimate triple play: our iconic and patented Model No. 1 comb in three different versions: the new Carbon Fiber; the Classic Stainless Steel; and the rare Titanium!

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    Steel + Carbon Fiber Set ($159 value)

    The ultimate collection of all-new Carbon Fiber and heritage Stainless Steel Chicago Combs. Includes our Classic stainless steel Model 1, 2, and 3 combs, and our new Model 1 and 6 Carbon Fiber combs (total of 5 combs).

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    Ultimate Pick-10 ($650 value)

    Pick any 5 Chicago Combs and any 5 Horween leather sheaths available on our website www.chicagocomb.com. Yes, this includes the ultra-premium Titanium and Black Titanium combs and Horween Shell Cordovan leather sheaths! The ultimate set of combs and leather sheaths to last a lifetime.

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