06-07-2015, 08:04 PM
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Howdy all,

I've been DE shaving for about six months now - and I've started making my own wood razor handles on my wood lathe.

I have a friend who asked me to make him a handle, and put a nice modern slant head on it. I've not tried any slants myself - and I've started shopping around. All I can find are the Merkur slants available. I think he's looking for something more modern.

What are my options? I checked Ikon and RazoRock, but they have nothing available right now. Above The Tie is way out of mine and my friends price range.

Are there other brands I should be looking at? Any suggestions for a relative newb?

Thanks in Advance!

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 06-07-2015, 08:56 PM
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The Ikon Shavecraft 102 would be your least expensive option for a slant head. Other than the ATT Slant head, I don't think you'll find anything else unless you can get a vintage Mulcuto Slant which is what the Ikon is based on, if I am not mistaken. However, those are quite rare and you'll be paying a steep price for one if you can find it. 
The Merkurs slants won't work for your handles as they are a two-piece razor. 
Another option would be the Bakelite slant razors, but they are also quite hard to come by. 
Good luck. 

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 06-07-2015, 09:19 PM
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Bummer - that means I've pretty much dug up all the ones out there now.  

Thanks for the info. I'll keep my eyes out for the Ikon then. 

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 06-08-2015, 01:34 PM
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LR
If you keep an eye out on the Bay, there is a gentleman who sells NOS Lutz Slants for a reasonable amount. They are nice three piece slants, and usually available.

Good luck!


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 06-08-2015, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for that. I'm not at all familiar with them. 

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 06-08-2015, 06:11 PM
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(06-08-2015, 01:34 PM)davidsilva Wrote: LR
If you keep an eye out on the Bay, there is a gentleman who sells NOS Lutz Slants for a reasonable amount. They are nice three piece slants, and usually available.
Good luck!

Completely forgot about the Lutz, but they are even harder to come by from what I have seen. 

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 06-08-2015, 06:30 PM
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Well, my friend and I are both looking for more modern slants - the Lutz is a backup plan.  Smile

~Eric~

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 06-10-2015, 03:09 AM
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Merkur 37 and 39c.
If you want to go even more modern, you could use any razor of your choice in a slant cutting fashion

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 07-04-2015, 04:57 AM
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  • Boba81
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I'm also looking at slant options. However have been looking at the vintage selections. Specifically the bakelite older style German slants. They are hard to find.

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 07-04-2015, 05:24 AM
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Bob, you need a Hoffritz Wink

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 07-04-2015, 05:31 AM
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(06-10-2015, 03:09 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote: Merkur 37 and 39c.
If you want to go even more modern, you could use any razor of your choice in a slant cutting fashion

Ditto.

Merkur 37C/39C.

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 07-04-2015, 05:35 AM
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If stainless steel isn't out of budget I will recommend Above the tie S1 or S2slant.i prefer S1


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 07-09-2015, 04:49 PM
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I have an ATT S1.  I've been using it almost exclusively for the last three weeks.  I love it and it has less tendency to bite as opposed to my 37c or 39c.

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 07-09-2015, 05:19 PM
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Definitely the Ikon 102 or the ATT Slant. I just purchased the ATT S2 and it's great, a little pricey but a very quality razor.

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 07-10-2015, 07:56 AM
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(07-04-2015, 05:24 AM)hrfdez Wrote: Bob, you need a Hoffritz Wink

Signs011  I know you want modern, but i found one of these recently and am absolutely loving it.

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 07-20-2015, 04:07 AM
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When did the 37C become a relic? Great choice.

Loaded mine last night with a fresh GSB. Wow!!! Irritation free BBS.


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 07-20-2015, 04:20 AM
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I got myself a bakelite slant for what I thought was a decent price on the bay and it's great! Works well and really smooth! Surprised me. The iKon 102 slant is coming back by this month I believe so you should probably look out for that.

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 07-28-2015, 06:47 AM
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Sold my 39C (not a refined razor IMO), but my iKon Slant w/ Teflon coating is still here and going strong. That said, the ATT S1 is my favourite slant (and DE razor for that matter).

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 07-29-2015, 08:07 AM
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Another vote for the #102!  Finally nabbed one and I really like it.  Great for your first slant.

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 07-29-2015, 08:09 AM
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I have a ikon dlc slant on the way. Question the ikon 102 doesn't twist the blade right? Or does it to my eyes it looks like the blade is not torqued but rather the head is at an angle on the handle.

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