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

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    Tuesday 09.24.19 SOTD
    TSE Pre-Shave Oil
    Maggard Slant chrome.iKon OSS handle / Gillette Nacet (1)
    Fendrihan 25x60 Tuxedo Synthetic
    Fine Platinum Shave Soap
    Fine Platinum Classic After Shave
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  2. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Thursday 9.26.19 SOTD

    RazoRock Pre Barba Pre Shave Gel
    RazoRock German 37 Slant / Feather (3)
    Semogue Owners Club Cherry Wood Boar
    RazoRock "What the Puck?!" Orange Sunrise
    Italian Barber Amici After Shaving Splash

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  3. cpool222

    cpool222 Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of the old slants, one is Merkur I think. Have a modern Maggard slant. I have a couple of unusual older slants of a different type, I'll try to remember to take pictures tonight after work.
     
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  4. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    SLANTemper 26 Almost forgot you fellows because we are nearing the end of the month and very busy on other threads. Took out my Razorock Wunderbar to see how it would perform with a Derby Premium blade.
    Razor: Razorock Wunderbar (Steep technique with light touch)
    Blade: Derby Premium (2)
    Soap : Proraso green
    Brush: Yaki 24mm Tuxedo
    Preshave: wash the face
    Post shave: Alum block + cold water rinse
    Post shave: Prorazo Green + witch hazel + Nivea Balm
    Results : CCS,DFS,bBS + Alum indicated nothing+ no weepers=:)
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  5. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Ogallala Bay Rum Aftershave
    Yes!
    Nice shave James.
     
  6. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry
     
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  7. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Razorock Wunderbar
    Nice, I thought about getting one, but I need to make my car payment.
    Very nice Ron.
    Great shave .
    tp
     
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  8. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    That was the first bay rum that knocked my socks off.
    Been hooked ever since.
    tp
     
  9. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I found that Lucky Tiger After Shave is a good complement to RR Orange Sunrise.
    According to my nose anyway.
    Not my favorite, but not bad at all.
    Great shave James.
    tp
     
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  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    It's the only Bay Rum scented product that I use consistently.
     
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  11. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 9.28.19 SOTD

    The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Pre-Shave Oil
    Merkur 37c HD / Personna Platinum Chrome Israeli Red (2)
    Yaqi Barber Pole Handle 24mm 2-Band Badger
    Chiseled Face Sherlock Shaving Soap
    Chiseled Face Sherlock Aftershave Splash

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  12. Flintstone65

    Flintstone65 Well-Known Member

    This is a new-to-me and don't-see-very-often type slant: the Ziglar. An interesting American made slant from the late 50's -- patent date is 1957. This is one that goes into my pantheon of razors that I picked up because it was on the rare'ish side, and I was wondering how it would shave for me. I really had no expectations of goodness (much less greatness), but it seems when I acquire a razor like that, about 3 out of 4 turn out to shock me with excellent performance....the Ziglar is one of those "shockers" for me. I had a 2-pass and a clean-up DFS+/BBS- shave with no blood, no irritation, no drama -- it was an exceedingly smooth shave, in comfort and closeness!!!

    The blade was a VERY well-worn Voskshod (it's 9th or 10th shave), the lather was Tabac (first time I've used my boar with it, and that brush was MADE for Tabac). I finished with some Thayer's Rose Witch Hazel. So instead of just going back into a dark corner of the den, this slant has muscled it's way up towards the front of my slant-pack.

    Here are some pics....check out the bottom of the base plate -- not sure I captured it well, but it has a weird bloat/bubble appearance....the top is portion is flat, but when you turn upside down you get a very unique shape. The chrome is a little "pitty", but I seem to find that with stuff chromed in the 50's and 60's -- doesn't affect the shave one bit, and the razor still has a nice shine.
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  13. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    That's one fantastic razor!
    Looks like a warrior, from what you say, it shaves like one too.
    Wonderful shave.
    tp
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..
     
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  15. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Great to hear you found a great razor for your technique Fred, looks almost brand new from the photo's.
     
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  16. Flintstone65

    Flintstone65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys (@Terry, @brit, and @Ron R) -- it really is a great shaver. Admittedly I've only shaved with it once, and sometimes I change my assessment after a few more shaves, but so far I'm very happy and surprised by it's performance. It's not one I was hunting for, but it is one I'm happy to have found. I'll let you all know if it holds up to its great-shaver-status as I spend more time with it.
     
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  17. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Monday 10.07.19 SOTD

    RazoRock Pre Barba Pre Shave Gel
    RazoRock German 37 Slant / Gillette Nacet (1)
    Semogue Owners Club Cherry Wood Boar
    Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber Shaving Soap
    Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber Aftershave Splash

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  18. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Very nice James
    Me gonna hafta get some Chiseled Face sometime.
    tp
     
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  19. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. I would start with Ghost Town Barber.
     
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  20. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Monday 10.21.19 SOTD

    Pre de Provence Verbena face lather and rinse
    Merkur 37c HD / Personna Platinum Chrome Israeli Red (2)
    Frank Shaving 24mm x 50mm Silvertip Badger
    Barrister and Mann Barrister's Reserve Spice Shaving Soap
    Barrister's Reserve Spice Aftershave Splash

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