03-08-2015, 06:24 PM
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Anyone have experience with purchasing Ikon Blem parts? I'm in the market for an OSS Base Plate and am looking at the DLC Ikon Blem deals. Sweet deal - if the Blem is not bad and not on the shave surfaces. Opinions?

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 03-08-2015, 06:33 PM
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I've had one and know others that have as well. Its just cosmetic and will not affect the shaves in anyway. Some you never even notice/see due to being under the cap. 

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 03-08-2015, 06:35 PM
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I have a few blems and I mostly couldn't tell you the difference. Some of the DLC appear that it's just an issue of uneven coating.


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 03-08-2015, 09:22 PM
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I don't noticed the blemish on my shavecraft 102. It shaves like a champ. 

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 03-08-2015, 10:51 PM
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(03-08-2015, 09:22 PM)Mercergent Wrote: I don't noticed the blemish on my shavecraft 102. It shaves like a champ. 

Same here. Just shaved with the 102 everyday for 5 weeks while traveling. Really good shaves, looks like new.

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 03-09-2015, 05:10 AM
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(03-08-2015, 06:24 PM)jwr0201 Wrote: Anyone have experience with purchasing Ikon Blem parts?  I'm in the market for an OSS Base Plate and am looking at the DLC Ikon Blem deals.  Sweet deal - if the Blem is not bad and not on the shave surfaces.  Opinions?

A recent report on my experience.  Hope this helps.

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 03-11-2015, 03:19 PM
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im considering buying the 102 head only blem since i really dont need the handle at all. just wondering if or what was wrong with them blem wise?

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 03-11-2015, 03:23 PM
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A blemish on my razor would give me fits.

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 03-11-2015, 03:29 PM
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I would need a substantial deduction for a real blem on my razor.
Luckily the 102 I bought was as good as any.

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 03-11-2015, 06:29 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(03-11-2015, 03:29 PM)Bibbelmann Wrote: I would need a substantial deduction for a real blem on my razor.
Luckily the 102 I bought was as good as any.

The iKon DLC Slant head that I purchased was $55; the same (unblemished) complete razor iKon (DLC or B1) Slant at the time was $165, $110.00 more.  I mated the iKon DLC Slant head to a Maggard MR5 razor -- the handle of which I consider marginally superior to any current iKon handle -- and saved $85 off the cost of a new iKon (DLC or B1) Slant razor.   I consider that a very substantial diacount.

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 03-11-2015, 07:46 PM
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Nobody has had issues with bent blades while using these?  I'm very interested in one of these as well...

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 03-12-2015, 07:42 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(03-11-2015, 07:46 PM)sabbaticaljim Wrote: Nobody has had issues with bent blades while using these?  I'm very interested in one of these as well...

I have used more than a half dozen blades (mix of GSB, Iridium Super, and KAI) in the iKon DLC Slant blem.  The iKon Slant (not the Shavecraft 102) is a slant that torques the blade, and -- yes -- you can see the curvature in the edges of the blade when the blade is mounted.  But the razor shaves smoothly, and is very mild.

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