Yaqi Sentinel

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Jan 16, 2023.

  1. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

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  2. ischiapp

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  3. WhyAreYouMe

    WhyAreYouMe Member

    I tried the 1.5 OC and it wasn't anymore aggressive than my i Kon B1 Open Comb Deluxe. I bought the safety bar version but will probably not use it. Too mild.
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  4. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    I hate to pollute this thread asking about another razor, but what the hey...

    How does the iKon B1 Open Comb Deluxe compare to a vintage Gillette New Deluxe? I've heard they're pretty close. I have not yet been able to find a New Deluxe at a decent price.

    Which begs the question -- how much better is the New Deluxe (Or Ikon equivalent) compared to a garden-variety New SC or LC? BTW, I don't have a Goodwill or New Improved, either.
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    new improved is for old type blades,but is a smooth but aggressive shaver with moderns..not used an ikon,but the new deluxe was designed for a permanent handle attached to the head like a single ring/new improved,hence the extra material.it is modelled after the new LC blade clamping design.with the New groove along the baseplate more material was need to support the handle swaging etc.
    leftover new deluxe baseplates were sold in black and red special sets with different bar type handles..2 runs of new deluxe were made,1930 with serial numbers,1935 without serial numbers,both around christmas.similar in england also.
    the new deluxe feels like a heavy new lc..imo.
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  6. WhyAreYouMe

    WhyAreYouMe Member

    Better than what I could tell you. I abandoned vintage DE's about 20 years ago in favor of longer handled razors, thus I have a few Black Beauties. I did have at one point all of these razors mentioned, it's been too long for me to try to remember my Gillette version to the iKon version but I bet they are close as that was the point in the first place.
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  7. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I've used the Old Type with modern blades (of course), and they work well. I had no idea they weren't designed for these blades.

    I prefer the New LC vs the SC, but the SC actually clamps the blade better.

    Thanks. I've heard good and bad things about iKon -- the bad was mostly about the guy who runs it, whom I know nothing about nor his name. I've heard that some of their razors, like their version of a Tech, is very aggressive. They're one of the hard vendors to figure out with their cryptic names -- it took me awhile to find out that B1 is just a name for their coating. I still have no idea what OSS stands for, but I know it is a hybrid baseplate. I assume it's an acronym.
  8. WhyAreYouMe

    WhyAreYouMe Member

    The B1 "teeth" are more pronounced than X3. Aside from that I don't think there is a big difference. You think the site would have more information in general. It seems more like a 3rd party website.
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  9. ShaversRUs

    ShaversRUs Well-Known Member

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