07-23-2014, 08:08 AM
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Does anyone have any feedback on slant razors? I need to shave everyday and I'm wondering how close a shave you really get with these.
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 07-23-2014, 08:22 AM
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i recently bought a 37c and have not used any other razor since then. i love it !

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 07-23-2014, 08:27 AM
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The Merkur 37c, Bakelite (Merkur?) and of course the iKon Slants are excellent.

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 07-23-2014, 09:27 AM
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It's not so much the closeness of the shave but the comfort that is a prime drawing factor with slants. Multi day growths are not a problem for this razor. My favorite was a Merkur 37C. I still own it but I have moved on to straights exclusively since. My wife uses it now for her legs and underarms! It's a wonderful razor.

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 07-23-2014, 10:16 AM
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I just ordered a 37C, and it will arrive today. Looking forward to it.
I almost bought the Ikon DLC slant... The price tag is just a tad bit steep for me.

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 07-23-2014, 10:19 AM
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Seems like the 37c is the way to go.

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 07-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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A good choice. The Merkur 37c is a solid razor. Be sure to load with the cap upside down on a towel. Put the blade in. Leave the head down, insert the handle while the razor head is still on the towel and screw in the bottom of the handle. Once tightened you can then put the razor right side up and shave normally. Foolproof blade insertion and alignment. As recommended by Merkur themselves.

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 07-23-2014, 10:28 AM
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Are they expensive because cash us stretched right now.

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 07-23-2014, 10:32 AM
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Buy from Italian Barber or Connaught Shaving in the UK for the cheapest prices. Pretty inexpensive...especially compared to straights! Wink

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 07-23-2014, 10:33 AM
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Thanks. Maybe I can find one second hand as well.

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 07-23-2014, 10:34 AM
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Usually not a big difference second hand. Maybe $10 difference, if that. They hold their value well and sell very quickly.

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 07-23-2014, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for the info

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 07-23-2014, 10:36 AM
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My pleasure.

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 07-23-2014, 10:51 AM
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(07-23-2014, 10:19 AM)EJaggerMan Wrote: Seems like the 37c is the way to go.

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You might look at the 39c as well if you like a longer handle and more weight. It's my "go to" ax when all else fails.Angel

Either way, you can't go wrong.

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 07-23-2014, 11:42 AM
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If money is an issue, I'd skip the slants (unless you just have to have one). They're good razors, but not appreciably better than other razors that are currently available (like the Cadet TTO, or a Maggard).

Adjusting your technique is going to make a much bigger difference to your shave than the type of razor you're using (as long as you start with a decent razor, of course).

If you must have one, then keep an eye out on the BST. They come up for sale pretty frequently. I'd also second the suggestion of the Merkur 37c.

I tried the iKon slant and wasn't impressed. The shave was unremarkable. Anyway, as you pointed out, it is expensive.

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 07-23-2014, 12:09 PM
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I've only been DE shaving for a couple of months now, and just switched to a 37c. I did it because I was looking for a quicker, more efficient shave with less irritation (I'm a wire-brush stubble and sensitive skin guy).

So far, that's exactly what the 37c has done. The shave isn't noticeably closer (although I did start with a Derby), but it has been taking 1 fewer pass and I'm getting much less irritation to get the same shave I was getting from my Feather Popular.

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 07-23-2014, 04:42 PM
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I tried the Merkur slant. It did not give me a closer shave. What I did get was more irritation. Slants are not for me. Many guys like them, so you need to try one to see if it works for you.

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 07-23-2014, 05:06 PM
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Got a vintage Apollo Slant and a Merkur 37c and i liked them both. Excellent shavers.

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 07-23-2014, 05:30 PM
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i love my 37c but i shave on alternate days. for me 34c is a better choice for daily shaving.

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 07-23-2014, 08:16 PM
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(07-23-2014, 08:08 AM)EJaggerMan Wrote: Does anyone have any feedback on slant razors? I need to shave everyday and I'm wondering how close a shave you really get with these.
Thanks

I just find it more fun to use a slant! Once you buy your first it's all down hill from there!

I love my sledgehammer 39c .... Then I sold it off when I found an open comb slant that I fell in love with!


Good hunting

Bill sohne

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