iKon Slant Review

Shave of the Day
September 6, 2013

•Proraso Red Tub Soap
•Kingsley badger brush
•iKon Slant razor
•Astra SP blade (8)
•Pinaud Clubman

Last day with the iKon Slant (until next time).

Overall, the Slant is a great razor. It shaves efficiently and generally safely. I did manage a few nicks here and there.

The blade exposure is very small and there is a lot of bend on the blade.As a result, the blade makes more noise than most.

The blade alignment issue is not as serious as I first thought. There is a lot of play when you place the blade on the pins, but if you just pop the blade in and tighten the handle, it seems to align itself.

The head itself is a new twist on the slant design (pun intended). The head appears to be cast or molded. The finish is a bit rougher than the earlier iKon heads. I found the finish to be acceptable.

Just based on my own face and hair growth patterns, I experienced some difficulty getting the hair just under my nose. The head is wide and the blade is deeply recessed. I eventually found a way to get this area.

I got a close shave every time from this razor, but I believe that the Merkur Slant shaves closer.

I would recommend this razor dispite the cost, especially as an example of a unique and modern design.

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iKon Slant

Shave of the Day
August 23, 2013

•Proraso green tub soap
•Kingsley badger brush
•iKon slant razor (1)
•Astra SP blade (1)
•Proraso aftershave

Lather the Proraso thick. Here comes the long awaited iKon Slant. Still in very short supply the hunt is like the hunt for the Cabbage Patch Doll. I usually don’t participate in the almost futile attempt to snag items in short supply. But, for this one, I calmly placed the order with Bullgoose, and waited for delivery.

Here it is.

My full review will be after a week or so of use, but I can say that it does make a lot of noise as it works and I was ready to shave with it again as soon as I finished the first shave.

The Astra blade seemed like a good first choice since I know its sharpness and Astras perform well in all of my razors.

Proraso start and finish, what could be better?

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