04-13-2016, 02:15 PM
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Mine got shipped today!

Anybody get theirs yet?  Love to hear what people think.  I never had the chance to get the IB Bakelite Slant, so I'm psyched to get this one.

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 04-13-2016, 02:24 PM
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Looks like they are available today at regular retail as well. I'm waiting to hear some reviews before I think about getting one.

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 04-13-2016, 02:26 PM
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I had it pre-ordered and it's now been shipped. I'd always wanted to try the Bakelite Slant and this is supposed to have the same head geometry.

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 04-13-2016, 03:14 PM
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  • TheMonk
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(04-13-2016, 02:26 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: I had it pre-ordered and it's now been shipped. I'd always wanted to try the Bakelite Slant and this is supposed to have the same head geometry.

I'll be looking forward to your inputs, Ron. I've got a couple of Merkel Slants, and it's still my all-time favorite razor, but a metallic coating would definitely provide for a more durable razor.

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 04-13-2016, 03:35 PM
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I tried the RazoRock stealth slant, or whatever it was called, and didn't much care for it, but the reviews from Bakelite users were mostly positive so thought this modernized version might be worth a risk. I was feeling frisky after having much success with the Rockwell so decided to push my luck. Part of me hopes the Superlite outperforms the OneBlade since if the latter is as good as its reviews I'll be upset since it's unaffordable.

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 04-13-2016, 03:37 PM
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(04-13-2016, 03:35 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: I tried the RazoRock stealth slant, or whatever it was called, and didn't much care for it, but the reviews from Bakelite users were mostly positive so thought this modernized version might be worth a risk. I was feeling frisky after having much success with the Rockwell so decided to push my luck. Part of me hopes the Superlite outperforms the OneBlade since if the latter is as good as its reviews I'll be upset since it's unaffordable.

It's as good as its reviews.

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 04-28-2016, 03:01 PM
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  • BobH
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Just got mine in today. Threw a fresh Feather blade in it and took it for a 4 pass shave. Shave was very close and comfortable. Couldn't ask for too much more from a slant especially at that price point. Looks like they got the whole ball of wax right on this one as a first Impression. You won't impress too may people with your plastic toy but man it shaves very well.

Bob

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 04-28-2016, 04:05 PM
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(04-13-2016, 03:35 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: I tried the RazoRock stealth slant, or whatever it was called, and didn't much care for it, but the reviews from Bakelite users were mostly positive so thought this modernized version might be worth a risk. I was feeling frisky after having much success with the Rockwell so decided to push my luck. Part of me hopes the Superlite outperforms the OneBlade since if the latter is as good as its reviews I'll be upset since it's unaffordable.

Hi Ron - I used to have both the original Bakelite slant and both the razorock stainless and the aluminum slants and this fine slant is as close to the original Bakelite version I've found.  The super lightweight nature actually helps since it makes you glide the razor as opposed to letting the weight of it dictate.  Even the aluminum RR version was too "heavy."

If you don't like the Fine slant the. You wouldn't have like the Bakelite slant.

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 04-28-2016, 05:06 PM
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Josh, it's a good shaver but a bit too aggressive for my tastes so I'll be putting it up for sale. I'm glad I got to try it, though.

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 04-29-2016, 03:47 AM
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Agreed. It's a very efficient razor but it can be pretty harsh.

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 04-29-2016, 04:24 AM
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(04-28-2016, 05:06 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: Josh, it's a good shaver but a bit too aggressive for my tastes so I'll be putting it up for sale. I'm glad I got to try it, though.

Sometimes its got a tough "face feel" but unlike other slants with me, I have never gotten a cut or weeper.  Of course I just jinxed it!.   Its not for everyone (I'm still amazed by people who write that razors like the R41 or the FaTip are "medium aggressive"; just holding a DE blade on a stick is less aggressive than those!).  The great thing for me about this slant is that anyone gets to try it without having to either pay exorbitant prices or scour the internet like with the bakelite slant.  I'm sure you'll find a buyer quick.

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 04-29-2016, 10:00 AM
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  • BobH
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I am almost positive that anyone who has used and liked a slant before will like the way the Fine Superlite Slant shaves. I have used the Merkur 37C and the Fine and not really thought they were aggressive in the same sense as the Muhle R41 and some open comb DEs that I use. As always though a very light touch, right angle and a good lather are really needed.

Bob

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 04-29-2016, 10:23 AM
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  • srgjazz
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Liking it after 2 shaves. Does it matter how the head is assembled? I noticed an additional mark on on side of the head and baseplate.

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 04-29-2016, 10:35 AM
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  • srgjazz
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(04-29-2016, 10:23 AM)srgjazz Wrote: Liking it after 2 shaves. Does it matter how the head is assembled? I noticed an additional mark on on side of the head and baseplate.

Just heard from Mr. Fine. He said:
"Nope. It's perfectly symmetrical. The markings are just byproducts of the manufacturing process and not intended to be instructive."

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 04-30-2016, 12:15 PM
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First shave with 2 days growth was BBS and fantastic! Very light weight, was mindful of not applying pressure. 

First use of Esjberg cream as well. Loaded a fresh PermaSharp and easily mowed down the growth. Three passes, 2 small nicks.

A keeper...for now. Worth the $30.

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 06-26-2016, 04:20 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Fun little razor...Efficient and likes a touch of technique. Feels cheap and is pretty cheap...Should be 19.95 IMO...Happy to have and great for a fast close shave, feels like a budget Japanese sports car.  Its light with knife sharp handling, plus doesn't feel like its going to last forever, nor should it for the price. Great option for someone who wants to see if a true slant is for them...without investing four to five times as much money in one of the high end slants available today. Second to this is the iKON #102 which is certainly smoother and more forgiving, yet les able to mow down wiskers.

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 06-28-2016, 05:40 PM
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I think I'm going to try it with a heavier handle.


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 11-17-2016, 11:24 AM
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I'd like to revive this thread and ask if anybody has formed a longer-term opinion of this razor.
I've read that it has a tendency to chip/flake.

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 11-17-2016, 10:05 PM
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(11-17-2016, 11:24 AM)Rory1262 Wrote: I'd like to revive this thread and ask if anybody has formed a longer-term opinion of this razor.
I've read that it has a tendency to chip/flake.

Hi Rory, I started the thread.  Have to say I'm among those who didn't ultimately like the razor.  I found it to have a little too much blade feel/exposure, and I'm not an expert on torqued slants so I felt it required too much attention to get a close shave comfortably.   I sold it and since then I bought an Ikon x3 which I find to be much smoother and user friendly.  

Probably not the input you were looking for but just my 2 cents.

Alex

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 11-18-2016, 03:13 AM
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That is definitely good input, thanks, Alex. I have been mildly curious about this razor..but honestly (heresy, I know) -- I don't need any more razors.
That's why I love the razor tours.

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