04-27-2012, 03:43 PM
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  • daccpa
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I'm getting close to ordering a 37C slant to add to my rotation. I have been extremely pleased with the Weber DLC lately but looking to get maybe a little bit closer 3 pass shave with a DE without going Sweeny Todd. I'm getting my closest shaves with my Hydromagic injector but I'd like to find a little more aggression in a DE razor (not as much as the R41 however). Was wondering if the slant might be something you guys would recommend.

Also interested to hear comments from those who might have bought one then sold it.

Alright someone push me over the cliff or pull me back.

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 04-27-2012, 03:52 PM
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  • Dave
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I sent you a PM. You can borrow mine if you would like. I have a 37C

This is why it's always nice to keep a spare around in case a fellow shaver is just dying to try something !!

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 04-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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  • daccpa
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Thanks Dave. I'll catch your PM and get back to ya.

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 04-27-2012, 04:56 PM
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  • slantman
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The slant is great razor and you will definitely like it. Just remember to use it the same way you would any other DE. It goes very well with a Feather blade.

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 04-27-2012, 05:04 PM
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  • Dave
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Don't pay any attention to Jerry. His name is Slantman for god's sake hehe

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 04-27-2012, 05:04 PM
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Duane, I've been neglecting my beloved OCMM as I've been using a 39C Sledgehammer Slant (procured from Dave actually!). I'll be glad to let you test drive the sledgehammer if you like. You would also be helping to rebuild my OCMM relationship by borrowing it. The slant is that good.

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 04-27-2012, 05:44 PM
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Slants aren't aggressive, thet just shave close and very smooth. Slicing hairs is much better than chopping them.

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 04-27-2012, 06:23 PM
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A few months back I bought a no-name plastic slant. I put a Feather in it and experienced a wonderful shave. I found a FASAN after that, and enjoyed a great shave from it, too. While only having used these two, I have found them just as easy to use as any DE I have used in years past. Go for it!

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 04-27-2012, 07:01 PM
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  • MaxP
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(04-27-2012, 03:43 PM)daccpa Wrote: snip: without going Sweeny Todd. /snip

OK. I gotta ask. What's "goin Sweeny Todd" mean?

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 04-27-2012, 07:02 PM
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The slant is a very nice razor, but i would highly recommend an open-comb razor. Give the old Gillette open-combs a try. You can start with the long-comb, or the short-comb, but my preference would be the Old-Type ball end. Good luck.

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 04-27-2012, 11:11 PM
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My second razor was (still is) a Merkur 39C slant - same head as the 37C but with a longer handle. From the second I worked out the proper angle I was in love; one pass with the slant removed about twice as much stubble as two passes with my previous razor did without causing any troubles.

I don't think you'll regret it if you got a slant - well, maybe you'll regret not getting one sooner Wink

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 04-27-2012, 11:24 PM
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  • Snuff
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Bought a 39C two weeks ago and it's a razor that will stay in my rotation, pleasure to shave with.

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 04-28-2012, 03:42 AM
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  • PDB
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(04-27-2012, 07:01 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 03:43 PM)daccpa Wrote: snip: without going Sweeny Todd. /snip

OK. I gotta ask. What's "goin Sweeny Todd" mean?

I think me means using a straight razor instead.

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 04-28-2012, 04:23 AM
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  • daccpa
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My Sweeny Todd reference was simply a movie reference to the aggressiveness of certain razors r.e. blood and gore with a razor. Sweeny Todd video attached is not for the faint of heart. Viewer discretion is advised. Seriously.





Thanks for the offer Brian but Dave has fixed me up. I will be experiencing a slant soon.

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 04-28-2012, 05:00 AM
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So it looks like Johnny is helping to make more Semogue fans while Dave is doing the same for slants!

Maybe one day we can trade for a week. I've not tried the 37 & you can try the Sledgehammer!

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 04-28-2012, 07:47 AM
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  • MaxP
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@daccpa.

OMG! I read your disclaimer, but I thought I should look anyway. Egad!!!

About 30 seconds was all I could handle.

But, thanks nonetheless. I now know what "goin 'Sweeney Todd" means!

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 04-28-2012, 09:27 AM
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37C + Feather = an unbelievably close, irritation-free shave

It's my personal favorite combo.

The only blade that offers me a closer shave (in 1 pass) would be the Feather Super Professional, but I'm not a fan of the design of the Cobra Classic and I find the blade a tad too wide for an injector style razor.

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 04-28-2012, 09:37 AM
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  • TexBilly
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  • Austin, TX
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My slant's dusty so I need to revisit it soon. Good luck with your slant quest. As mentioned, used it like a regular DE and you'll be fine. About the only time I go off method is when I shave high contour areas like my chin but even then it's slight..

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 04-28-2012, 09:52 AM
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I have yet to find a blade that doesn't work superb in my slant, but the Iridium and Med. Prep. are outstanding.

The Slant gets a bum wrap sometimes because folks don't know how to load the blade properly. Blade buffing with the slant almost makes me giddy.

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 04-28-2012, 10:37 AM
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  • daccpa
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(04-28-2012, 09:52 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote: I have yet to find a blade that doesn't work superb in my slant, but the Iridium and Med. Prep. are outstanding.

The Slant gets a bum wrap sometimes because folks don't know how to load the blade properly. Blade buffing with the slant almost makes me giddy.

Glad you mentioned that, what is the proper way to load the blade in the slant if you don't mind my asking?

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