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. Flintstone65

    Flintstone65 Well-Known Member

    I picked up this slant many, many moons ago when I was in an acquisition frenzy (many would ask, when am I not?). Today was the first time I've dug it out since I received and cleaned it. I can't believe I let this one sit so idle for so long....what a great shaver!!!

    3-passes (although I could've easily stopped after 2) and I am silky smooth without a hint of irritation and no sign of blood. It is a heavy little monster, but it has that nice balance of mild on the face but efficient on the whiskers! It reminds me of the Wunderbar, except it was a fraction of the price and it didn't make me "bleed my own blood"....as they say.

    Razor: Maggard's Slant with Vokshod (5)
    Soap: Tabac -- Mmmm, I love this stuff
    Brush: Yaqi 26mm Brown (faux Horsehair) with Rainbow handle
    Finish: Thayers Rose Witch Hazel
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  2. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Slant RAD has taken over. Parker Semi-Slant due tomorrow.

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  3. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Gentle razor, kinda like a black tip super soeed.
    Heavy razor, good shave with a feather blade.
    tp
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Nice
    tp
     
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  5. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Good to know. Thanks Terry.
     
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  6. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Thursday 09.05.19 SOTD

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Pre Shave Oil
    iKon X3.OSS Handle / Feather (1)
    Semogue Owners Club Cherry Wood Boar
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream
    Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave​
     
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  7. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Done very nice James
    tp
     
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  8. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry. Fist time out; mild but efficient.
     
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  9. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    A thrift store score. A Pomcomatic vibrating slant. I actually walked out the store and had to go back in to buy. It is to odd to leave behind. Guessing from the late 60’s, early 70’s. Unfortunately, the battery was left inside so the works are all messed up.

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  10. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    Amazing! And I thought I knew something about slants. I’m truly sad that it is not a working model. We need a POWERED review.
     
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  11. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Slant rotation for September

    From left: iKon X3 Slant.OSS Handle, Merkur 37c HD, RazoRock German 37.HD handle, Maggard Slant chrome. iKon OSS handle.
    Fearher and Nacet are my prinary blades.
     
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  12. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    :happy088::happy088:

    Now, the inquiring minds want to know.
    Hows it shave??

    :)

    tp
     
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  13. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

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    Saturday 09.07.19 SOTD

    Taylor Of Old Bond Street Shaving Herbal Pre-Shave Gel
    iKon X3 Slant.OSS Handle / Feather (2)
    Yaqi Ruby Handle Two Band Badger
    Barrister and Mann Cheshire Shaving Soap
    Barrister And Mann Barrister's Cheshire Aftershave
     
  14. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Nice picture James
    great shave
    tp
     
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  15. Flintstone65

    Flintstone65 Well-Known Member

    My Slant Shave of the Day:
    Razor: Ikon X3
    Blade: Voskhod (6)
    Soap: LEA Cream
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm Mew Brown Knot on Purple Haze Handle
    A/S: Thayer's Rose Witch Hazel
    It took 3 full passes, but I ended up with a DFS and a VERY-mild feeling shave. I like the X3, but I feel like it is the most inefficient slant I have -- it definitely gets the job done, and it could be my issue with finding it's perfect angle; but for me, it lags behind the Maggards I used the other day. That said, it delivers a nice shave if you have the patience for a 3-pass beard reduction. It also feels like a slant that I could use daily if I had to....not sure I can say that about any of my others.
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  16. James Kleinkauf

    James Kleinkauf Well-Known Member

    Thanks Terry
     
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  17. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Great report and mice picture.
    The more I hear about it, the more I want an Ikon slant.

    tp
     
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  18. Flintstone65

    Flintstone65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I am definitely a fan. I always think of myself as someone who enjoys an aggressive razor, but then when I reach for a razor, I find myself grabbing the milder ones. This one is definitely a milder one.
     
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  19. Linuxguile

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    I find that with the X3 I need to be more on the safety bar rather then the cap. Try a shallower angle next time and see how it goes

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  20. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    Today’s rum-sodden shave - ATT S2/Nacet, custom skinny Ti handle
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