11-09-2015, 03:20 PM
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The iKon Tech is made of a dull flat gray Aluminum, which does not look good when mated to a Stainless Steel or shiny Nickel handle.  
Perhaps iKon will take my suggestion, and produce their own matching Aluminum handle someday.  
But until they do, there are a lot of old Gillette Bakelite handles out there, and dull flat gray Aluminum looks pretty good next to Bakelite.
What do you think?


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 11-09-2015, 07:26 PM
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  • nunhgrader
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I like it! Pretty cool idea!

I have my iKon Tech mounted on the blue J. Hempel anodized blue handle (third to right in pic) for the same reason - looks better up against a different shade other than ss!

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 11-09-2015, 07:49 PM
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Beautiful handles all, and I like the one on the left the most, but it's still matte against shiny, and aesthetically it just doesn't work for me.  I like shiny on shiny, and matte on matte; that works for me.  There's something unaesthetic and incongruous to me about the mating of the bright and the dull.  Would that we considered that in more things, life would be so much better.  Thank you for your response.

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 11-09-2015, 07:56 PM
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  • Shanman
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I bet it would look nice on a Feather ASD-1 handle.

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 11-09-2015, 08:08 PM
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(11-09-2015, 07:56 PM)Shanman Wrote: I bet it would look nice on a Feather ASD-1 handle.

I do also, but I don't have that kind of money, and all I would want from that razor anyway is the handle.  By the way, the Feather handle could benefit considerably IMHO, from some black rubber O-rings.

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 11-09-2015, 09:50 PM
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If you could find an artisan who could turn you an aluminum handle, that would mate quite well with the Ikon Tech. Shy 

By the way, do you find the Feather AS-D1/2 handle to be slippery? The knurling on it is quite pronounced and I don't find much chance of it slipping during the shave.

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 11-11-2015, 12:57 AM
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The Bakelite handle turned out to be a failure functionally.  
It was just too light, and caused the razor to skip, especially around my chin.  
Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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