07-04-2015, 08:00 AM
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  • Teddyboy
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I have several Ikon razors and like them very much.  But, truth be told, I am more likely to get a weeper or two with an Ikon than with other razors.  Do any of you have a similar experience?

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 07-04-2015, 08:10 AM
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I have the original slant and the original 5pc set. Although they're not the most aggressive razors, you do have to be careful with them. I find the OSS is the least aggressive, and the one I tend to use the most out of the bunch.

By original, I mean the non-coated versions.

Either way, I highly suggest trying as many blades as you can in the razors. I don't use my iKons as much as I use to, but I think I had found that I preferred Voskhod blades in the 5pc set. However, Polsilvers are my go blade these days.

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 07-04-2015, 09:00 AM
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I've always heard IKONS were very mild. I only have one and it was never marketed as mild . Build quality is good and mine has an aluminum head. There is no way I would pay that much for a stainless razor,but that's just me. The rzor I have is a precision made tool and has very tight tolerances,as tight as any machinist can run a program.

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 07-04-2015, 10:04 AM
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(07-04-2015, 08:00 AM)Teddyboy Wrote: I have several Ikon razors and like them very much.  But, truth be told, I am more likely to get a weeper or two with an Ikon than with other razors.  Do any of you have a similar experience?
There is the matter of expectations, whether met or unmet.  I went from a Standard Razors razor to an iKon Stainless Slant DLC.  The Standard Razors had a reputation as middle of the road, perhaps just a tad more aggressive than an EJ89, but if so, not much.   I assumed that a slant -- any slant -- necessarily would be more aggressive than the Standard Razors razor.  I was wrong; the iKon slant was more efficient than the Standard Razors razor, but less weeper-inducing, introducing me to the distinction between efficiency and aggressiveness.

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 07-04-2015, 11:29 AM
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(07-04-2015, 08:00 AM)Teddyboy Wrote: I have several Ikon razors and like them very much.  But, truth be told, I am more likely to get a weeper or two with an Ikon than with other razors.  Do any of you have a similar experience?

Not me. I recently purchased an ikon sb with an DLC finish. It's a very very good and efficient razor. it's the only all stainless steel razor I have and it surpasses all of the razors I have before it.

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 07-04-2015, 11:47 AM
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I haven't noticed that in my case. It always comes down to technique for me with almost any razor.

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 07-04-2015, 12:11 PM
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  • kwsher
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I have an Ikon DLC, OC and SB base plates. OC is a mild shaver, SB slightly more aggressive. Both capable of delivering a nice, comfortable shave without blood letting. Mine shipped with an OSS handle but I have a Weber Bulldog that I like much more with the head.

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 07-04-2015, 02:43 PM
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(07-04-2015, 11:47 AM)celestino Wrote: I haven't noticed that in my case. It always comes down to technique for me with almost any razor.
+1

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 07-05-2015, 04:23 AM
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It's probably technique but you might try a different blade to see what happens. I have an ikon DLC slant and OC and would get occasional weepers using Feather blades. I switched to Polsilver and continued to get close shaves with no blood loss.

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 07-05-2015, 06:29 AM
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Thank you all for the feedback.  This thread was my response to the new Ikon Open Short Comb razor that I thought I was testing with a Polsilver Sup Irid.  Therefore my chagrin at getting a weeper or two.  When I just changed the blade I had instead put in a Personna Med Prep that I bought in a 250 blade batch from Robbins Medical supplies a few years ago.  After testing several of these blades I concluded that this was a defective batch or an improperly re-branded batch - they were mediocre at best.

I just retested the Ikon Short Comb with an Israeli Personna and got a very nice 2-pass DFS without any weepers.  At this point I think the blade was the issue, however as some have suggested it may be time to revisit my technique.

I have other Ikons, non-coated and DLC, and after a "weepy" start, have gotten them to perform excellently although I don't know if the correction was blade-related or technique-related.  However, as was stated above, I believe the Ikons are a bit more aggressive than I expected.

Thanks again for your comments.

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 07-05-2015, 07:23 AM
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(07-04-2015, 11:47 AM)celestino Wrote: I haven't noticed that in my case. It always comes down to technique for me with almost any razor.

This is exactly what I was thinking.  Technique, IMO, is 95% of the fight, but that only gets better with time.

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 07-05-2015, 10:23 AM
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Good to hear about the success, Ted!  Smile

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 07-05-2015, 11:45 AM
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Thanks Celestino.  I did not mean to denigrate Ikon and Greg.  They've both been good to me! Thumbup

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 07-09-2015, 10:10 AM
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  • carvelo
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Hello. I own a DLC Slant and a Shavecraft 102. Both have great fit and finish.  Adjusting the angle will result in a better shave, but the DLC tends to be a little scratchy. The end result is satisfactory whatsoever.  Every close shave with no problems.  The only beef I have is with the DLC Slant.  Blade alignment should be perfect, specially with the commanding price.  Shavecraft 102 is a perfect daily shaver.

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 07-12-2015, 06:09 PM
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(07-09-2015, 10:10 AM)carvelo Wrote: Shavecraft 102 is a perfect daily shaver.

I agree.  The Shavecraft 102 was excellent right out of the box.

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 07-12-2015, 06:14 PM
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I have several and I will have to say the are very efficient razors.  I mostly use my Ikons with Silver Blues and they make a great combination IMO.

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 07-12-2015, 07:11 PM
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(07-12-2015, 06:14 PM)hrfdez Wrote: I have several and I will have to say the are very efficient razors.  I mostly use my Ikons with Silver Blues and they make a great combination IMO.

I've found the same thing with iKon and GSB's. I still have yet to try one the Tech, but they've works great for me in the DLC Slant and SC101 and SC102.

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 07-14-2015, 03:44 AM
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I agree with most of the posters here. Technique is , imho, the most important factor when targeting weeper less shaves. I have an Ikon set of DLC coated base plates. For me, the OC is the easiest to master. The SB is more aggressive than I like, and the OSS is so mild that I push it harder against my skin. The DLC coating is nice and slick. It feels like it glides across my skin with almost no drag.

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 07-14-2015, 04:54 AM
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I have an Ikon 102 slant and find it very efficient and fairly forgiving. No more weepers our other issues than any other razor I have. But, it seems to get the job done a little better. One of my favorites.
Herm

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 07-15-2015, 05:17 AM
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I've been wanting to try the Shavecraft series of razors. They look interesting.

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