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Can you send me a catalog?

We do not provide a hard copy catalog. Due to the nature of Vintage and Collectable razors, our inventory would change between printing a catalog and you receiving it. Everything we currently have available right now is on our website.

Where is your store located?

We are an online store operating out of Kingsport, Tennessee.

What is the best way to adjust my adjustable double edge razor?

With the blade in or out, loosen the doors slightly, then adjust. Then tighten the doors after you’re done adjusting.

What is the difference between Vintage and Replated?

Replated razors are stripped of all original plating to the brass. Then a base plating of nickel is applied. For Rhodium plated razors, a finish coat of rhodium is then added.

Vintage razors are cleaned and polished but have their original finish.

Stainless Steel 30 Day Guarantee

*30 Day Warranty

At Above the Tie we believe our line of shaving products are the best money can buy. That is why we offer a thirty day guarantee no one can beat. Purchase any stainless steel or aluminum razor, handle, base plate, or cap and if for any reason you are dissatisfied you can return the product for a full refund. This warranty is valid only to the original owner. All we require is that the product must be returned in it's original packaging within thirty days of purchase.

Please note, razors and razor sets reduce the cost to you on the individual parts. So breaking up a set will not guarantee you a refund of the parts individual value. Your total cost and refund will be based on the items you keep. For instance, if you buy a $185 razor, then return the handle and keep the head ($146), then your refund would be the difference or $39.

Don’t worry if this is confusing. We will work with you to ensure your complete satisfaction. If you are not happy, then we don’t want your money.

For refunds, all we require is that the product must be returned in it’s original packaging within thirty days of purchase.

Send returnable items along with your Order Number & a note describing the refund or exchange to:

Returns
c/o Above The Tie, LLC
P.O. Box 1695
Kingsport, TN 37662

What is your return policy?

We will accept returns of nonperishable items such as razors, mugs, bowls etc., if they are undamaged and returned in their original box and packing. We cannot accept returns on perishable items such as soaps, creams, blades etc. Items must be returned within 30 days & refund of the Purchase Price will be distributed only when the returned item is received.

Send returnable items along with your Order Number & a note describing the refund to:

Returns
c/o Above The Tie, LLC
P.O. Box 1695
Kingsport, TN 37662

If I order more then one item is it shipped as one package, one shipping fee?

Yes, and domestic shipping is free if its over $100.

Which Stainless Steel handle should i buy?

Here are the handles we currently offer:

Atlas
The Atlas handle with the classic “Barber Pole” look is 3″ long and weighs 56 grams.

Kronos
The Kronos handle is 3½” long and weighs 71 grams.

Colossus
The Colossus Handle is 4″ long and weighs 86 grams.

The handle you purchase depends on a few factors.

Hand Size
The Atlas handle is the smallest, and might not work as well for someone with larger hands. The Kronos is ½” longer than the Atlas, and the Colossus is the largest at 4″. So keep your hand size in mind when deciding on a handle.

Shave Aggressiveness
When using suggested technique, and letting the weight of the razor do the work, moving up or down in handle lengths will make subtle inscreases or decreases to the aggressiveness of each baseplate. For instance, if the R1 is a little mild and the H1 is too aggressive, you can use the Colossus R1 to make it a bit more aggressive than a Kronos R1 or Atlas R1.

Stainless Steel 30 Day Guarantee

*30 Day Warranty
At Above the Tie we believe that Atlas, Colossus, & Kronos line of stainless steel shaving products are the best money can buy. That is why we offer a thirty day guarantee no one can beat. Purchase any Atlas, Colossus, or Kronos stainless steel razor, part, or set, and if for any reason you are dissatisfied you can return the product for a full refund, return part of the product for a partial refund, or exchange any part for a different one. This warranty is valid only to the original owner.

Please note, stainless steel razors and razor sets reduce the cost to you on the individual parts. So breaking up a set will not guarantee you a refund of the parts individual value. Your total cost and refund will be based on the items you keep. For instance, if you buy a $185 razor, then return the handle and keep the head ($146), then your refund would be the difference or $39.

Don’t worry if this is confusing. We will work with you to ensure your complete satisfaction. If you are not happy, then we don’t want your money.

For refunds, all we require is that the product must be returned in it’s original packaging within thirty days of purchase.

Send returnable items along with your PayPal Transaction ID & a note describing the refund or exchange to:

Returns
c/o Above The Tie, LLC
P.O. Box 1695
Kingsport, TN 37662

What happened to the Titan?

For legal reasons the Titan has been renamed Kronos. The design and quality you have come to know and love remains the same. Only the name has changed.

Blade Gap Comparison

Blade Gaps
.001 inch
millimeters
Razor
weight in grams
10
.25mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with M1 / M2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
15
.38mm
Merkur Progress 570 @ 1
17
.43mm
Gillette Super Adjustable Black handle @ 1
Long Handle, 67
19
.48mm
GEM 1912
20
.51mm
Ming Sui
Gillette Rocket (UK)
21
.53mm
Gem Micromatic
Gillette New Improved Tuckaway
Schick Krona
22
.56mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 1
Gillette New Norfolk
Gillette TECH
Fat Handle, 48
Merkur Classic
Weishi
Merkur Progress 570 @ 2
23
.58mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with R1 / R2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
Gillette NEW
Ball-end, 54; square end, 51
Gillette Super Speed 1954 – 1968 (Regular)
58
Gillette Super Speed 1956
58
Gillette Super Speed (Blue Tip)
45
24
.61mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with S1 / S2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
Gem G-Bar
Gillette Adjustable @ 2
Feather Popular
Weber 3 Piece Stainless w/ DLC Head
91
25
.64mm
Gillette Aristocrat (US)
late 1940s, 69
Gillette Knack
43
Gillette Ranger Tech
Gillette Super Speed (black handle)
46
Gillette Super Speed (late 1940s)
54
Merkur HD Long Handle (38C)
Wilkinson Croma
Schick Injector Type L
Merkur 23C
26
.66mm
Bic Disposable (orange handle)
Gillette Adjustable @ 3
Gillette Aristocrat (UK)
Gillette Super Speed Red Tip (US)
65
27
.67mm
Gillette FH Tech Canada 1932 (Triangular)
48
28
.71mm
Merkur HD (34C)
78
Merkur Progress 570 @ 3
29
.74mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 4
30
.76mm
Muhle R89 / Edwin Jagger DE89L
31
.79mm
Feather Portable
32
.81mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 5
Bic Metal
Gillette Super Speed Red Tip (UK)
33
.84mm
Merkur Progress 570 @ 4
35
.89mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 6
36
.91mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with H1 / H2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
37
.94mm
Merkur Progress 570 @ 5
38
.97mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 7
41
1.04mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 8
Gillette Adjustable (black handle) @ 9
43
1.09mm
Lord L6
44.5
44
1.12mm
Merkur Futur @ 1
120
45
1.14mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 9
47
1.19mm
Merkur Futur @ 2
120
53
1.35mm
Merkur Futur @ 3
120
58
1.47mm
Merkur Futur @ 4
120
63
1.60mm
Merkur Futur @ 5
120
65
1.65mm
Merkur Futur @ 6
120
69
1.75mm
Merkur Futur @ 6 .5
120
Butterscotch Schick Injector
31
Lux
56
Stahly Live-Blade
164
Gillette Super Speed 1953
56
Gillette Super Speed 1952
42
Gillette Super Speed 1959
55

Can you send me a catalog?

We do not provide a hard copy catalog. Due to the nature of Vintage and Collectable razors, our inventory would change between printing a catalog and you receiving it. Everything we currently have available right now is on our website.

Where is your store located?

We are an online store operating out of Kingsport, Tennessee.

What is the best way to adjust my adjustable double edge razor?

With the blade in or out, loosen the doors slightly, then adjust. Then tighten the doors after you’re done adjusting.

What is the difference between Vintage and Replated?

Replated razors are stripped of all original plating to the brass. Then a base plating of nickel is applied. For Rhodium plated razors, a finish coat of rhodium is then added.

Vintage razors are cleaned and polished but have their original finish.

Stainless Steel 30 Day Guarantee

*30 Day Warranty

At Above the Tie we believe our line of shaving products are the best money can buy. That is why we offer a thirty day guarantee no one can beat. Purchase any stainless steel or aluminum razor, handle, base plate, or cap and if for any reason you are dissatisfied you can return the product for a full refund. This warranty is valid only to the original owner. All we require is that the product must be returned in it's original packaging within thirty days of purchase.

Please note, razors and razor sets reduce the cost to you on the individual parts. So breaking up a set will not guarantee you a refund of the parts individual value. Your total cost and refund will be based on the items you keep. For instance, if you buy a $185 razor, then return the handle and keep the head ($146), then your refund would be the difference or $39.

Don’t worry if this is confusing. We will work with you to ensure your complete satisfaction. If you are not happy, then we don’t want your money.

For refunds, all we require is that the product must be returned in it’s original packaging within thirty days of purchase.

Send returnable items along with your Order Number & a note describing the refund or exchange to:

Returns
c/o Above The Tie, LLC
P.O. Box 1695
Kingsport, TN 37662

What is your return policy?

We will accept returns of nonperishable items such as razors, mugs, bowls etc., if they are undamaged and returned in their original box and packing. We cannot accept returns on perishable items such as soaps, creams, blades etc. Items must be returned within 30 days & refund of the Purchase Price will be distributed only when the returned item is received.

Send returnable items along with your Order Number & a note describing the refund to:

Returns
c/o Above The Tie, LLC
P.O. Box 1695
Kingsport, TN 37662

If I order more then one item is it shipped as one package, one shipping fee?

Yes, and domestic shipping is free if its over $100.

Which Stainless Steel handle should i buy?

Here are the handles we currently offer:

Atlas
The Atlas handle with the classic “Barber Pole” look is 3″ long and weighs 56 grams.

Kronos
The Kronos handle is 3½” long and weighs 71 grams.

Colossus
The Colossus Handle is 4″ long and weighs 86 grams.

The handle you purchase depends on a few factors.

Hand Size
The Atlas handle is the smallest, and might not work as well for someone with larger hands. The Kronos is ½” longer than the Atlas, and the Colossus is the largest at 4″. So keep your hand size in mind when deciding on a handle.

Shave Aggressiveness
When using suggested technique, and letting the weight of the razor do the work, moving up or down in handle lengths will make subtle inscreases or decreases to the aggressiveness of each baseplate. For instance, if the R1 is a little mild and the H1 is too aggressive, you can use the Colossus R1 to make it a bit more aggressive than a Kronos R1 or Atlas R1.

Stainless Steel 30 Day Guarantee

*30 Day Warranty
At Above the Tie we believe that Atlas, Colossus, & Kronos line of stainless steel shaving products are the best money can buy. That is why we offer a thirty day guarantee no one can beat. Purchase any Atlas, Colossus, or Kronos stainless steel razor, part, or set, and if for any reason you are dissatisfied you can return the product for a full refund, return part of the product for a partial refund, or exchange any part for a different one. This warranty is valid only to the original owner.

Please note, stainless steel razors and razor sets reduce the cost to you on the individual parts. So breaking up a set will not guarantee you a refund of the parts individual value. Your total cost and refund will be based on the items you keep. For instance, if you buy a $185 razor, then return the handle and keep the head ($146), then your refund would be the difference or $39.

Don’t worry if this is confusing. We will work with you to ensure your complete satisfaction. If you are not happy, then we don’t want your money.

For refunds, all we require is that the product must be returned in it’s original packaging within thirty days of purchase.

Send returnable items along with your PayPal Transaction ID & a note describing the refund or exchange to:

Returns
c/o Above The Tie, LLC
P.O. Box 1695
Kingsport, TN 37662

What happened to the Titan?

For legal reasons the Titan has been renamed Kronos. The design and quality you have come to know and love remains the same. Only the name has changed.

Blade Gap Comparison

Blade Gaps
.001 inch
millimeters
Razor
weight in grams
10
.25mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with M1 / M2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
15
.38mm
Merkur Progress 570 @ 1
17
.43mm
Gillette Super Adjustable Black handle @ 1
Long Handle, 67
19
.48mm
GEM 1912
20
.51mm
Ming Sui
Gillette Rocket (UK)
21
.53mm
Gem Micromatic
Gillette New Improved Tuckaway
Schick Krona
22
.56mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 1
Gillette New Norfolk
Gillette TECH
Fat Handle, 48
Merkur Classic
Weishi
Merkur Progress 570 @ 2
23
.58mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with R1 / R2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
Gillette NEW
Ball-end, 54; square end, 51
Gillette Super Speed 1954 – 1968 (Regular)
58
Gillette Super Speed 1956
58
Gillette Super Speed (Blue Tip)
45
24
.61mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with S1 / S2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
Gem G-Bar
Gillette Adjustable @ 2
Feather Popular
Weber 3 Piece Stainless w/ DLC Head
91
25
.64mm
Gillette Aristocrat (US)
late 1940s, 69
Gillette Knack
43
Gillette Ranger Tech
Gillette Super Speed (black handle)
46
Gillette Super Speed (late 1940s)
54
Merkur HD Long Handle (38C)
Wilkinson Croma
Schick Injector Type L
Merkur 23C
26
.66mm
Bic Disposable (orange handle)
Gillette Adjustable @ 3
Gillette Aristocrat (UK)
Gillette Super Speed Red Tip (US)
65
27
.67mm
Gillette FH Tech Canada 1932 (Triangular)
48
28
.71mm
Merkur HD (34C)
78
Merkur Progress 570 @ 3
29
.74mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 4
30
.76mm
Muhle R89 / Edwin Jagger DE89L
31
.79mm
Feather Portable
32
.81mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 5
Bic Metal
Gillette Super Speed Red Tip (UK)
33
.84mm
Merkur Progress 570 @ 4
35
.89mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 6
36
.91mm
Above the Tie (ATT) with H1 / H2 base plate
Atlas = 98g / Kronos = 109g / Colossus = 124g
37
.94mm
Merkur Progress 570 @ 5
38
.97mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 7
41
1.04mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 8
Gillette Adjustable (black handle) @ 9
43
1.09mm
Lord L6
44.5
44
1.12mm
Merkur Futur @ 1
120
45
1.14mm
Gillette Adjustable @ 9
47
1.19mm
Merkur Futur @ 2
120
53
1.35mm
Merkur Futur @ 3
120
58
1.47mm
Merkur Futur @ 4
120
63
1.60mm
Merkur Futur @ 5
120
65
1.65mm
Merkur Futur @ 6
120
69
1.75mm
Merkur Futur @ 6 .5
120
Butterscotch Schick Injector
31
Lux
56
Stahly Live-Blade
164
Gillette Super Speed 1953
56
Gillette Super Speed 1952
42
Gillette Super Speed 1959
55