The Slant Razor Thread

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Terry, Jul 22, 2018.

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I use a slant razor because

  1. OK OK I USE A SLANT!! there I said it...

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  2. What was the question again?

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  3. It just looks so cool

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  4. It was love at first sight

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  5. to spite my nose

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  6. ARE we there yet??

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  1. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. I love the soap and the razor.
     
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  2. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    I like the Orange Sunrise too. Next I want to pick up a puck of Blue Barbershop. Have you tried it?
     
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  3. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Yes I have, it's more perfumy, than Mudder Focker. I'm not a fan of perfumy scents. It's borderline for me, but you might like it.
    I bought all of them when they were 8 bucks for all 3. The Orange Sunrise is ok, but not high on my top 10 hits.
    tp
     
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  4. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Good to know. Maybe I'll pass. I also have RR XXX Italian and IB Amici. Like the XXX. The Amici not so much.
     
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  5. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    The Amici is an inexpensive soap that works well, a good starter soap IMO.
    XXX is a light scent, the soap does work well.
    I like a good soap that will fill the room with the smell of goodness. I'm a fan of Stirling soaps. They are a strong soap that lathers great. Now when it comes to bay rum, one of my favorites is PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum. Then Stirling BayRum, then Ogllala bay rum. All are room filling bay rum goodness, and they lather great.
    tp
     
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  6. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. I will have to gradually start ticking some boxes.
     
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  7. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Well if you like a barbershop scent, Stirling has one that will fill the room, maybe the house.
    That's #2 on my hit parade.
    Stirling has samples for a few bucks, the also have matching AS and ASB along with bar soap. I've tried a few, I own a few.
    #3 is sandalwood RR and Stirling , #4 is Clubman Pinaid
    The #1 hit is Bay Rumn see above post.

    These are not whimpering little scents.
    They are STRong, Manly, unapologetic soaps, after shaves and cologns that will get there before you do to announce your presence.
    You've been warned.
    tp
     
  8. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    I have heard good things about Stirling Barbershop. Among my personal favorites are some of the Chiseled Face soaps, like Ghost Town Barber, Sherlock, and Trade Winds. I also keep going back for Barristers Reserve Spice and TOBS Sandalwood.
     
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  9. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Never tried Chiseled Face yet. Hear they were a bit mild compared to others, although they lather great.
    just me.
    tp
     
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  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Of the three, Ghost Town Barber is my favorite scent. Mild, but very pleasant. But as noted, it's the lather that keeps me coming back.
     
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  11. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Monday 09.16.19 SOTD

    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Pre-Shave Oil
    iKon X3 Slant.OSS Handle / Feather (3)
    Yaqi Ruby Handle 24mm 2-Band
    Proraso Red Tub
    Ogallala Bay Rum Aftershave

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  12. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    Here’s one I can’t recommend: the Yaqi slant double open comb. It bites.
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  13. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Well, nice set there, bites eh?
    Put that on the list, thanks!
    tp
     
  14. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    I currently have a Maggard Slant, but my favorite slant is the Merkur 39c Vorschlaghammer. I love the heft and solid feeling of it. I think I will get one again sometime.

    My first slant was the 37c and I got it too soon - before my technique was good enough so made a few bloody messes before I sold it.
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  15. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    I will find when I return from a working vacation in mid October. I am going to try to remove the batteries and see if it will live
     
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  16. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Sunday 09.22.19 SOTD
    Pre de Provence Verbena face lather and rinse
    RazoRock German 37 Slant / Feather (1)
    Vintage Kingsley (Austria) Pure Badger
    Pre de Provence shave soap
    Pre de Provence Sante Green Tea

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  17. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    The RRG37 and a new Feather blade.

    Nice
    tp
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool pics Jim..
     
  19. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. I took your advice on using Feather blades in my slants. No so scary after all.
     
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  20. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Great James!
    Once your technique is sound, a Feather blade will rock any DE razor. I use them to stop the pulling and tugging. Anymore, if I get a new DE razor, I go get a Feather blade to see how it mows the field.
    That's my gold standard, I normally use two per shave. One for the first pass, then load another new one for the second pass. They seem to hold up OK for the head shave, just switch them out after each pass. I know, I know... seems over the top, but once you shave with a sharp blade, wow. The SE blades seem to hold up better, I only need one blade per shave.

    tp
     
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