09-09-2015, 04:55 PM
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  • Chaddy
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So I got my ikon tech yesterday. I've only shaved two times with it but I really like it. I'm looking for a couple more razors thats as aggressive as the ikon tech. I've got a R41 head and weber handle on the way. I really want a ATT H1 is this razor close to the tech? How about the fatip is aggressive? TIA for y'all's help.

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 09-09-2015, 05:05 PM
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Ikon Short Comb. Nice price, and a nice aggressive head. If you want though, you could get a Gillette NEW, which is just as aggressive, and one of the best razors ever made (some people swear by them).

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 09-09-2015, 05:13 PM
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iKon Tech is refreshingly aggressive. I'm a huge fan of the R41, and the tech is about as close as I've experienced to that level of pure blade-to-face aggression.

The FaTip is certainly very aggressive. If you're careful, the FaTip offers a wonderful shave, but you have to make sure the blade is aligned properly. The ATT H1 and H2 are absolutely top-notch in quality and finish, but as much as I want to like them, I can't get a smooth shave out of either. They're certainly aggressive, but when I use them, I either finish with some stubble left over, or I push it too far and take off a layer of skin. It's entirely possible that it's me and my technique, because I know plenty of people who swear by them. I've just never been able to take mine beyond a mediocre or harsh shave.

Lately, though, I've started enjoying smoother razors. Some of the latest crop of machined stainless steel razors offer shaves every bit as close a shave as the Tech and R41, with a heck of a lot more comfort. I hate to recommend the BBS-1, Black Mamba, or the WR1, because they are so difficult to come by, not to mention expensive, but they really are all they're billed to be. The BBS-1, my current steady, (tied with another project I'm working on) can shave me every bit as smooth as the R41. (Which is no small feat - my beard has super-powers.) But I almost never get nicks or irritation with those razors.

In the end, if you're looking for a great, inexpensive, aggressive razor, you can't beat the R41. Just make sure you buy a bunch of them, because the Zamak will fail in a few years. If you're up to spend a little more, the BBS-1 is unbeatable. And... (Looks around suspiciously...) if you keep you eyes in the DE thread, I'm trying out a new razor that will knock your socks off. I'm hoping to post about it before the end of the week. :-D

Best of luck in your search!

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 09-10-2015, 06:35 AM
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I love the tech. I find it a little more aggressive than the R41, but for me it's a little smoother and closer. The only thing I have found that I like as much is the standard iKon safety bar, but it's twice the price.

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 09-10-2015, 02:41 PM
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(09-10-2015, 06:35 AM)Yellowv Wrote: I love the tech. I find it a little more aggressive than the R41, but for me it's a little smoother and closer. The only thing I have found that I like as much is the standard iKon safety bar, but it's twice the price.

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 09-11-2015, 05:55 PM
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What is a ikon SB?

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 09-11-2015, 05:57 PM
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(09-11-2015, 05:55 PM)Chaddy Wrote: What is a ikon SB?

Most likely referring to the Ikon Slant Bar. Great razor, mildly aggressive and super efficient. Great for heavy growth or a thick beard

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 09-11-2015, 07:02 PM
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Ikon SB is usually the ikon standard ,it's basically the tech but stainless steel. He could of been referring to the slant but most people (ikon included) call it a DLC slant . Way milder than the tech.

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 09-12-2015, 12:57 AM
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Ok. So I need to look for ikon standard?

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 09-12-2015, 06:13 AM
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I refer to the standard as SB (safety bar).

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 09-12-2015, 05:01 PM
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(09-09-2015, 04:55 PM)Chaddy Wrote: So I got my ikon tech yesterday. I've only shaved two times with it but I really like it. I'm looking for a couple more razors thats as aggressive as the ikon tech. I've got a R41 head and weber handle on the way. I really want a ATT H1 is this razor close to the tech? How about the fatip is aggressive? TIA for y'all's help.
I can tell you what isn't as aggressive. The ikon 102 slant. Wow is it timid, you can hardly tell you have a razor in it.

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 09-12-2015, 09:28 PM
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(09-12-2015, 05:01 PM)Unearthednj Wrote: I can tell you what isn't as aggressive. The ikon 102 slant. Wow is it timid, you can hardly tell you have a razor in it.

Yes, but it is such a smooth shaver. Well, for me, anyway! Shy

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