A new version of the R50, with the ‘Evo’ tabs for registry of the blade [as we’re showing from the stock of the aluminum one, but otherwise same R50 as always]. Incidentally, Focus altered the geometry from the original R48 (which this is based upon) to the new R48 Evo to be more aggressive, giving the blade more exposure past the plane of registry, due complaints from people that 48 was too mild, but that’s what I loved about it. I will have to try a new R48 one soon.
For this new 50, Focus added the tabs, but they did NOT alter the geometries otherwise, as they did on the 48…because people didn’t complain about this one in the past! Go figure. You sell way more aluminum ones, so of course there’ll be more naysayers. I say follow your engineering heart more, and if they wanted it (the old R48) as “King of Mild” they should’ve stuck with it.
Weight of the R50 Evo is still 94 grams. The revolutionary Dynamic razor keeps your double edge razor’s blade precisely at 25° of blade-to-skin angle. This is a heavy razor, but whatever pressure you do add to the party to engage the pivot, try to add it to the top of the razor head instead of the bottom where the blade is.