12-27-2014, 01:23 PM
#1
  • iKon
  • Vendor/Mfg.
  • NYC
User Info
Why on Earth would they cover the blade tabs !!!

What a poorly designed razor !!!!!!!!!!!



[Image: lgJ6mBO.jpg]

7 244
Reply
 12-27-2014, 01:34 PM
#2
User Info
do you think the medical razor was meant for shaving the face only? if it was truly great, why didn't everyone copy it?

7 1,624
Reply
 12-27-2014, 01:49 PM
#3
User Info
There seems to be five dozen places in China that churns out cheap medical razors similar to that one. And considering how quite a few members here claim to have nicked themselves on the blade tabs, it may not be a bad idea to cover them on a razor designed for shaving someone else (and not just in the face either, as Marius points out).

3 4,484
Reply
 12-27-2014, 02:17 PM
#4
  • Harvey
  • Senior Member
  • North Hills CA
User Info
Quite sure they are for one use only and not meant to change blades....(germs and blood..etc.)

6 2,023
Reply
 12-27-2014, 02:29 PM
#5
User Info
I agree who would cover the blade tabs, that is why I sold the Ikon O/C that had covered tabs and kept Gen 2 Ikon O/C that does not...............Biggrin..

3 198
Reply
 12-27-2014, 03:29 PM
#6
User Info
Honestly I prefer the blade tabs to be hidden. For those that like their blade tabs not to be concealed, why do you prefer it that way?

11 489
Reply
 12-27-2014, 04:14 PM
#7
User Info
simply because my favorite razors happen to not hide them. never had an issue with exposed tabs. why do you prefer to hide them?

7 1,624
Reply
 12-27-2014, 04:23 PM
#8
User Info
(12-27-2014, 04:14 PM)tonsorius Wrote: simply because my favorite razors happen to not hide them. never had an issue with exposed tabs. why do you prefer to hide them?

Just because I've gotten nicked / irritated from them before. But it doesnt make much of a difference to me. I'll still buy a razor regardless if the tabs are hidden or not.

11 489
Reply
 12-27-2014, 05:32 PM
#9
  • Giorgio
  • Senior Member
  • Pennsylvania, US
User Info
(12-27-2014, 01:23 PM)iKon Wrote: Why on Earth would they cover the blade tabs !!!

What a poorly designed razor !!!!!!!!!!!

I have never seen this concept before Tongue

34 1,628
Reply
 12-27-2014, 05:35 PM
#10
User Info
(12-27-2014, 03:29 PM)Banes_Pubes Wrote: Honestly I prefer the blade tabs to be hidden. For those that like their blade tabs not to be concealed, why do you prefer it that way?

It's not a big deal for me for most razors. However, I'd prefer slant razors to leave the tabs exposed so that I have something to hold onto when trying to align the blade. Unfortunately, I had a lot of problems with blade alignment with the Ikon DLC Slant. If the blade tabs were exposed, I could have probably eliminated most of the alignment issues. With the Ikon Slant's covered tabs, I couldn't hold onto the blade and keep it aligned when screwing down the top cap. Eventually, I'd have to let go and the blade would slip back out of alignment.

3 92
Reply
 12-27-2014, 07:38 PM
#11
User Info
(12-27-2014, 05:35 PM)vadim Wrote: It's not a big deal for me for most razors. However, I'd prefer slant razors to leave the tabs exposed so that I have something to hold onto when trying to align the blade. Unfortunately, I had a lot of problems with blade alignment with the Ikon DLC Slant. If the blade tabs were exposed, I could have probably eliminated most of the alignment issues. With the Ikon Slant's covered tabs, I couldn't hold onto the blade and keep it aligned when screwing down the top cap. Eventually, I'd have to let go and the blade would slip back out of alignment.

Very good point - did not think about that

11 489
Reply
 12-28-2014, 08:52 AM
#12
  • Johnny
  • MODERATOR EMERITUS
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
One of my favorite DE razors hides the tabs and I love it.

[Image: BfsJgeB.jpg]

178 23,808
Reply
 12-28-2014, 02:05 PM
#13
  • Harvey
  • Senior Member
  • North Hills CA
User Info
I think what insurance you have determines whether they use a Machete or a Pils.....and especially whether or not you are nice to the nurse and /or the assistants.

6 2,023
Reply
 12-28-2014, 02:16 PM
#14
User Info
i'm insured for unlimited expenses so i take i will be shaved with my own lutz slant before a brain surgery [Image: YKOatuL.jpg]

7 1,624
Reply
 12-28-2014, 06:59 PM
#15
  • ben74
  • Senior Member
  • Perth, Australia
User Info
I prefer the blade tabs to be concealed.

99 18,011
Reply
 12-28-2014, 08:04 PM
#16
  • LORDBISHOP
  • Lover of the Wet Shaving way of Life
  • Westchester, NY
User Info
The hospital I work for uses these open comb, one time use DE's for shaving body hair to attach leads to a patient(EKG's, vital monitors, surgical prep of a body part, ect.). We also have electric razors that have throw away top pieces that contain the actual blades...These are only for use specific departments. The hospital gives inpatients disposable cart. razors for shaving their faces. The key for these items is that they are disposable and come sealed in plastic for each patient's one time use only. Comfort really isn't part of the shaving equation in hospitals...Speed, sanitation, and safe shaving devices that are not likely to draw blood are the main objectives. Blade tabs could cut the patient accidentally and contaminate the area with body fluids.

I've heard that in other countries - specifically in the EU, some hospitals have the ALL Stainless DOVO straight razors and model #42/43 that can be sanitized (autoclave or other method for the #43) for shaving a patient...DOVO even made a cheap strop marketed specifically to hospitals that was evidently a piece of leather just stuck to a block of wood...Nurses, medical assistants are to strop leading with the razors edge(like honing)...I was told that these disappeared from the DOVO catalog only a few years ago, but the razors #42585, and #43's are still sold in this manner, and still marketed to health practitioners.

4 794
Reply
 12-29-2014, 07:22 AM
#17
User Info
I think a lot of you are missing the point of the original post. The OP obviously believes that blade tabs SHOULD be hidden and is being sarcastic to emphasize the point.

2 1,455
Reply
 12-29-2014, 10:24 AM
#18
User Info
i think most of us understood that Wink

7 1,624
Reply
 12-29-2014, 11:30 AM
#19
User Info
See post 5 for sarcastic answer .......Biggrin

3 198
Reply
 12-29-2014, 06:57 PM
#20
  • LORDBISHOP
  • Lover of the Wet Shaving way of Life
  • Westchester, NY
User Info
It's true! ikon razors are known for covering the blade tabs in their razor designs... I wanted to add info related to the question posed in the thread title - "who designs medical safety razors" - hopefully it's not all common knowledge Huh

4 794
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)