The General is an Artist Club single edge safety razor that is CNC machined out of 316L stainless steel in the USA by a skilled machinist with 20+ years of experience and finished with an elegant glass bead blast that will add classiness to any gentleman’s bathroom.
It was designed in-house by Kyle, and rigorously tested and approved by Kirk.
This version is an engineering and aesthetic improvement of the original design (circa 2016-2018).
“An essay in razor design.”
The General's handle design, which is no longer in production, was inspired by the tapered shape of a cannon and is uniquely decorated with a pattern of rings, circles, and flutes. The razor is proudly named in honor of Henry Knox, who first served as Chief Artillery Officer of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
“We want great men who, when fortune frowns, will not be discouraged.”
-General Henry Knox
The razor head's precise geometry rigidly clamps and secures the blade, eliminating blade chatter and flex. As a result, it provides an efficiently smooth shave when used properly by allowing the weight of the razor do the work.
The razor is perfectly balanced and feels wonderfully nimble in the hand.
It has a positive blade exposure and is rated as a 6/10 on the aggression scale.
Head Weight: 33.3 grams
Handle Weight: 56.5 grams
Handle Length: 93 mm
Threading: M5 x 0.8 mm
Most other razor handles are compatible.
Feather Professional, Feather Professional Super, Feather ProGuard, Feather Soft Guard, Kai Captain Original, Kai Captain Sharpblade, Kai Captain Titan Mild, Kai Captain Titan ProTouch MG, Schick Proline P-30, Kamisori.
Feather Professional Light is not compatible.
Feather Professional and Schick Proline P-30 are the two blades that we personally recommend. If you want a more aggressive shave, then a Feather Professional Super would be the choice.