For a limited time, the Christopher Bradley razor is available manufactured from PEEK plastic, in all its glory! The same geometry you love, without the weight of brass!
So what is PEEK, you ask? Nothing short of a marvel of modern material science! PEEK, or polyether ether ketone, is a high performance thermoplastic with excellent mechanical properties and chemical compatibility. And those outstanding properties remain consistent above 100°C.
PEEK’s density comes in at a scant 0.047 gram/cm³ or one-sixth that of brass! This razor truly feels like shaving with air!
As with all uncoated PEEK items, the razor’s surfaces will remain unchanged for decades to come…no more patina!
The razor is complete and only requires a blade to be ready to use. Unfortunately, material science has not yet progressed far enough to permit a plastic blade to replace the metal blade...one day…
The handle is available in 3" and 3.25" lengths. All handles employ a #10-32 thread.
All seven open comb (OC) plates and all seven solid bar (SB) plates are available.
15g x 83mm long / 16g x 91mm long
100% Made in Canada
Orders will be accepted until the 23:59:59 April 1st, 2019 (or a little longer if you ask nicely by email).
Yes, this is 100% totally legit. For April Fools, we’re having some fun and are making a batch of razors out of a high-performance plastic. The prototypes have been a blast to make and test, but there’s a really good chance we’ll never do this again.
Other than the raw material, the PEEK Christopher Bradley is identical to the brass Christopher Bradley. For more information, look here and here.
This PEEK razor is intended as a collector’s item – it’s not going to make a good daily razor. This razor does shave well, but unfortunately, plastic is nowhere near as strong as metal and will fatigue over time. Daily use will accelerate the wear.
Although PEEK exhibits excellent sliding properties, a drop of mineral oil is suggested on the handle threads.
Due to small amount of PEEK raw material that is on hand, these razors will be built to order. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for fulfillment.