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. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Very nice James.
    tp
     
  2. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Not the best fit and finish, but I agree that it gives a very good shave.
     
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  3. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    No, I've used the Walbusch a time or two before

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  4. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Maggard Slant w/WCS 110s stainless handle​
     
  5. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Wow! beautiful, just simply beautiful gear.
    Wonderful shave
    tp
     
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  6. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry
     
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  7. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Still the two smoothest yet efficient slants in my rotation: Merkur 37c and RR German 37

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  8. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    First shave with Ikon B1 Slant

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    Pears Transparent Soap face lather and rinse
    IKon B1 Stainless Steel Slant Bulldog Handle
    Mr. PB24BA-04 Pure Badger
    Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber
    Cool washcloth rinse
    Struggled with dialing in the optimum angle, which could explain the two nicks on my chin and slight neck irritation. This is one very aggressive razor with a ton of blade feel and audio feedback. Still achieved BBS in two passes, WTG and ATG. It was one of the closest shaves I’ve had in my 35 years of wet shaving.
     
  9. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Riding the cap works for all the slants I've used so far. Maybe you need to adjust your angle. I would love to have an ikon slant some day.
    tp
     
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  10. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Riding the cap works well with mu Merkur 37c, RR German 37, and Maggard Slant, but the Ikon seems to be a horse of a different color, yet to be completely mastered.
     
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  11. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Ah well then, I'm interested. Let me know how it goes.
    Thanks James
    tp
     
  12. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Will do. Thanks Terry.
     
  13. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    My Ikon X3 doesn't like it on the cap, I get a much better shave riding the guard.
     
  14. GatorJoe

    GatorJoe Well-Known Member

    Same for me with the 102
     
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  15. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Friday 08.16.19 SOTD

    Tcheon Fung Sing DiVino Pre & Post Shave Oil
    Maggard Slant Chrome.Ikon OSS Handle / Nacet (1)
    Simpsons Commodore X3 Best Badger
    RazoRock "What the Puck?!" Orange Sunrise
    Italian Barber Amici After Shaving Splash​
     
  16. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Wonderful shave
    That slant works great, the RR Orange ain't bad either.
    Nice picture
    tp
    tp
     
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  17. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. It is a great slant. despite the fact that that getting the blade alignment right is a little fussier than some.
     
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  18. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 08.17.19 SOTD

    Tcheon Fung Sing DiVino Pre & Post Shave Oil
    IKon B1 Stainless Steel Slant Bulldog Handle / Nacet (2)
    Vintage Kingsley (Austria) Pure Badge
    Fine Fresh Vetiver in a vintage mug
    Fine Fresh Vetiver aftershave​
     
  19. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Great shave James.
    I can see you like a smooth clean shave.
    Gotta love slants for that, looking at Ikon slants, feeling the itch.
    tp
     
  20. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. I have to say I love the B1 and Bulldog handle. The OSS handle that I use on my Maggard Slant is pretty impressive too --- a little longer and heavier.
     
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