09-17-2013, 07:25 AM
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I just received the updated 2013 Ikon OC from Italianbarber.com [Sorry Phil, but Bullgoose was all out]. I believe the head is the same as the original Ikon, it is just the handle that is new. Anyway, it is rapidly becoming one of my favorite razors. I longed for an open comb that was less aggressive than Fatip but more aggressive than Merkur 11C and 12C and their current versions. And I found it. So far, with RedIP or a Voskhod in the driver's seat it has been a joy to use. Smooth (no aftershave sting) and close (my 5 o'clock shadow doesn't really get going until after 8). I also love the vintage New Long Comb, but for those who are dying to try stainless steel, I strongly recommend the Ikon OC deluxe.

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 09-17-2013, 07:44 AM
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Ted, congratulations and it sure is a very good looking razor! Biggrin

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 09-17-2013, 07:57 AM
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The iKon OC is my "desert island" razor and I find it to be the perfect balance for everyday use.

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 09-17-2013, 08:49 AM
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(09-17-2013, 07:25 AM)Teddyboy Wrote: I just received the updated 2013 Ikon OC from Italianbarber.com [Sorry Phil, but Bullgoose was all out]. I believe the head is the same as the original Ikon, it is just the handle that is new. Anyway, it is rapidly becoming one of my favorite razors. I longed for an open comb that was less aggressive than Fatip but more aggressive than Merkur 11C and 12C and their current versions. And I found it. So far, with RedIP or a Voskhod in the driver's seat it has been a joy to use. Smooth (no aftershave sting) and close (my 5 o'clock shadow doesn't really get going until after 8). I also love the vintage New Long Comb, but for those who are dying to try stainless steel, I strongly recommend the Ikon OC deluxe.

How would you rank it vs your islant?

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 09-18-2013, 01:17 AM
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(09-17-2013, 07:25 AM)Teddyboy Wrote: I longed for an open comb that was less aggressive than Fatip but more aggressive than Merkur 11C and 12C and their current versions.

Enjoy it !
Have you tried the Gillette NEW De Luxe 1930s ?
Can you compare them ?

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 09-18-2013, 04:49 AM
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(09-18-2013, 01:17 AM)Doryferon Wrote:
(09-17-2013, 07:25 AM)Teddyboy Wrote: I longed for an open comb that was less aggressive than Fatip but more aggressive than Merkur 11C and 12C and their current versions.

Enjoy it !
Have you tried the Gillette NEW De Luxe 1930s ?
Can you compare them ?

No, not yet. But I am keeping an eye out for a New DeLuxe.

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 09-18-2013, 04:59 AM
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Not to hijack the OP's opinions but since I can compare some of the razors in this thread:

OC versus Islant--IS is a closer shave and has more audible feedback. OC does a good job but I always have minor stubble on my problem area after shaving. The IS along with the Ikon SB are my top two razors at the current time.

OC versus New Deluxe--almost identical shaves as would be expected. However, the OC is smoother to me due to the heavier weight.

As always, YMMV.

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 09-23-2013, 04:20 AM
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Using a feather asd1 with an ikon 2013 oc baseplate and one shim has enabled me to shave as close as my 37c slant.

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 09-23-2013, 05:35 AM
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When I finally got my iKon OC, it was SO GOOD that I sold all of my vintage OC's. ..... well, except my bell-end Aristocrat. Something about that razor is just too awesome. But yeah, the iKon OC really is all that. I'm going to try the Voskhod in it today based on the recommendation above.

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 09-24-2013, 03:03 AM
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Ikon OC is indeed a RAD buster...it shaves immaculately. I am very glad I pulled the trigger on it. It shave like a dream with Polsilver. However, I too will try Voskhod blades with it.

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