06-23-2015, 05:08 PM
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My Ikon SBS arrived today and I must say what an amazing shave. The razor has some extra weight that I wasn't used to so I paired it up with a Gillette 7 O'Clock super platinum rather than my go to feathers. I did my normal three pass shave and could notice the razor gliding with ease. Even atg did not feel any pulling of hair. What impressed me most is after my 3 passed I did my usual feel for touch up and couldn't find misses anywhere! Just a super smooth nick free face with no irritation. Great razor all around![Image: mbIDpir.jpg]

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 06-23-2015, 05:18 PM
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I am pretty happy with mine as well. Trying to decide if I should consider getting it plated. That brass is going to look horrible with oxidation in very short order without some protection.

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 06-23-2015, 05:20 PM
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Just do it Craig. I am patiently waiting for razor plate to clear some back log so I can get mine plated black rhodium!  Smile

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 06-23-2015, 06:30 PM
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Where do y'all get your playing done?  RE?

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 06-23-2015, 06:31 PM
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(06-23-2015, 06:30 PM)Deuce428 Wrote: Where do y'all get your playing done?  RE?

Plating not playing

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 06-23-2015, 06:36 PM
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bah dum tsss

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 06-23-2015, 06:47 PM
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(06-23-2015, 06:31 PM)Deuce428 Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 06:30 PM)Deuce428 Wrote: Where do y'all get your playing done?  RE?

Plating not playing

TSN member Chamm informed me of a company called RazorPlate.com. It is owned by a gentlemen who does it as a hobby and is currently back logged and not accepting any new work until he clears out some of his current projects. I contacted him and he is going to contact me when it's ok to send him my SBS.

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 06-23-2015, 06:56 PM
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Chris (Razorplate.com) is not only an impeccable craftsman, but also an all-around great guy. The reason he is turning away new work right now is that a) he has a good day job that pays the bills, and b) he will absolutely not compromise or take shortcuts to make a couple extra quick bucks. He is a perfectionist, and his philosophy is to do it right or don't do it. Please know that in no way am I implying anything negative about any other electroplating providers out there. I won't contend that one particular person is "the best," or that "nobody can do as good a job as so-and-so." All I can say is that the work Chris has done for me, and the pictures he's taken of some of his other restorations show immaculate attention to detail.

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 06-23-2015, 07:41 PM
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Post more photos of the razor, preferable in focus. Wink


I was a bit let down when I heard the razor was $175. I was hopping it would be the same price as his other razors, $150.
I thought the brass was just for the prototype design phase, and it would be made in stainless for production models?
What are the benefits of brass vs stainless, besides the brass being easier to mill?

I have a iKon S3S and I absolutely love it, so the SBS certainly had my interest.

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 06-23-2015, 08:37 PM
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 06-23-2015, 08:38 PM
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Hope those pics are a little better. Using my iPhone the Nikon is still in the display case at the store

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 06-24-2015, 04:13 AM
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(06-23-2015, 07:41 PM)TomTomTuning Wrote: I thought the brass was just for the prototype design phase, and it would be made in stainless for production models?
What are the benefits of brass vs stainless, besides the brass being easier to mill?

I believe only Greg can answer that question.

He informed us buyers that this was his first time making a razor in brass. Maybe he is aming on making bigger series of nickel or crome plated brass razors?

Brass is soft then production get cheaper because of less wear on tools, also the material is still cheap. Still today you can buy a great efficient brass razor like Fatip for less than 25 $.

I believe that is the right way to go If you want to become a large producer of razors. Making excellent razors to an affordable price. Making money on volume sales instead of handmade luxury items priced only for the few.

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 06-24-2015, 08:23 AM
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Really liking the SBS, gets all the hard spots and limited buffing.. It's a keeper!!
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 06-24-2015, 09:51 AM
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(06-24-2015, 08:23 AM)scottb7862 Wrote: Really liking the SBS, gets all the hard spots and limited buffing.. It's a keeper!!
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Agreed!

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