Stirling Razor

Rasatura Bagnata

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Rod had wanted a "Made in America" DE. The situation turned out differently. However, the specs appear to be high. I would simply have the laser etching area etched over to remove or hide the "Made in America" and sell the razors clearly listing what he has on his Facebook posting on his website product listing. Why discard 300 perfectly fine razors? Countless websites selling the virtues of wetshaving always banter about how it saves the environment. To discard these razors is even more wasteful. China, along with many other countries, make excellent products that meet or surpass required or high standards.
 
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Zhang Doe

Regular Member
Unbelievable. Aren't the machine shop liable for this rather than Stirling?
Depends what the contract says. If the contract allows for outsourcing of elements of the job, then he has no recourse. Good luck to him. No idea what he told the machine shop, but he has been clear with his intentions publicly about producing a Made in the USA razor.
 

snackgoblin

Regular Member
Very disappointing news, can only imagine Rod must be devastated. Does not look like a razor I would personally purchase, but, it would be a real waste, to simply discard these 300 razors...I agree with the suggestion above, why not "buff out" the "Made in America" and sell the razors with full disclosure as to their origins? Perhaps even at a "factory second" price, if that would help ease Rod's conscience...but I cannot see the sense in sending 300 finished razors to the bin...

All best to SSC going forward
 

LewisW

Active Member
It’s a real shame that 300 razors will be trashed/melted down. I do give Rod high praise for his ethics in making sure his razors are 100% made in the USA. I love Stirling products and have no doubt the razor will be amazing.
 

Zhang Doe

Regular Member
I agree with the suggestion above, why not "buff out" the "Made in America" and sell the razors with full disclosure as to their origins? Perhaps even at a "factory second" price, if that would help ease Rod's conscience...but I cannot see the sense in sending 300 finished razors to the bin...
I suspect there is a risk that would then be 300 people who would not buy the real Made in USA version.
 

LewisW

Active Member
From a business standpoint it does make sense to hold off till they are exactly how you want them to go to the customer. Stirling has created a great name for themselves and I’m sure they don’t want to put it at risk. I know I for one am getting one when they are available.
 
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