07-26-2013, 12:07 PM
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I was looking at a thread about the Merkur 39c HD and fell in love with the razor. So, I have a few questions about slants. What is the purpose of the slant? What benefits do slants offer over the regular DE razor? Is the shaving technique different then a regular DE ?

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 07-26-2013, 12:22 PM
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Hi Dave, glad you like your slant. No need to use differently than any other DE.

Take a look at this excellent thread: The Slant Concept.

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 07-26-2013, 01:54 PM
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Dave,

The only thing I do differently is buffing. I usually won't blade buff with my slant. Blade buffing in when you go back and forth along the same edge or along the same line...the back stroke deposits used lather and the forward stroke takes it back off along with the stubble. The slanted edge is not good for buffing IMO, but other than that it just like any other Razor.

I hear that iKon is making a slant head.

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 07-26-2013, 03:32 PM
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The third dimensional torque on the blade takes a very flexible thin ribbon of sharp steel & makes it less flexible. In other words it makes the blade more rigid & stiffer. This will help to eliminate blade chatter & vibration leading to a smoother shave.

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 07-26-2013, 08:22 PM
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(07-26-2013, 12:22 PM)kentclark Wrote: Hi Dave, glad you like your slant. No need to use differently than any other DE.

Take a look at this excellent thread: The Slant Concept.

And thanks for bringing this thread up to light. Slants sure are neat! Very smooth and effective. Enjoy yer slants folks.Biggrin

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 07-27-2013, 08:10 AM
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My wife watched the Gillette Slide video with me last night. She said it would be cheaper to buy the Merkur 39c HD than pay the ER visits.

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 07-27-2013, 09:39 AM
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First slant looking but don't know enough to choose.

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 07-27-2013, 10:01 AM
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  • Harvey
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Very simple at this time...buy any Merkur Slant you can afford and try it. If you like Slants...get the IKON coming in a few weeks or get one of the Merkurs( there are only 2...standard and barberpole)and get a custom handle from Bob at Elite razor...if you really love them go on e-bay and buy every classic slant you can find...go nuts in fact....they won,t shave any better but you will now become addicted and spend every extra dollar you can find. The Merkurs can be purchased on any Razor site...approx $45 to $55.00 more or less...Ikon probably $125.00 to $175.00 (just guessing)

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 07-28-2013, 06:51 AM
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Well I got one on eBay used http://www.ebay.com/itm/221257169244?ssP...1439.l2649
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No super deal but comes with familiar blue plastic case.

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 07-28-2013, 08:52 AM
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Looks good...crack in handle probably won,t cause any problems...good test razor.

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 08-10-2013, 12:47 AM
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I have a Merkur 37C Slant
I pleasant DE,from time to time i use it to have a different sense in shaving
I think every serious traditional shaver must have one.

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 08-11-2013, 02:52 AM
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(07-28-2013, 06:51 AM)jbaca Wrote: Well I got one on eBay used http://www.ebay.com/itm/221257169244?ssP...1439.l2649
Smile
No super deal but comes with familiar blue plastic case.
I hope you saw this part, still great price:

Used : Split the cost with friends
Seller Notes: “HANDLE HAS THIN CRACK. LIGHT MARKS AND SOME PLATE WEAR. LOOK AT PICS.”


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