07-19-2016, 10:23 AM
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Surprised no one has commented on the Ikon Shavecraft X3 to this point or I have missed the thread. Have 2 shaves so far and it is everything the early adopters, testers or Ikon friends said it was. Medium aggression, perfect alignment of the blade, and no irritation after a couple of very close shaves. This would be every bit as good as the ATT S1 and S2 and at $30.00 for the head an incredible bargain. Ikon has done it again. The whole Shavecraft line has great razor heads ranging from very aggressive to mild and are a very good value. I like the aluminum material of them all and it is an easy metal to take care of. Probably the best and most insightful reviews so far are by Michael Hamm, "Leisure Guy" on his shave blog. A good video if you get through the language thing is by the guy from North Carolina. If you can,  overlook the unfortunate comments from the principal of Ikon on a member (who goes out of his way to disparage Ikon I think) and his tooting his own horn. The company keeps turning out very good products that shave well. There is always two sides to every story. But no reason to be petty with products this good.

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 07-19-2016, 10:44 AM
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  • Entasis
  • Atop the Razor's Edge
  • Southern California
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Most of the talk has been in the Vendor section regarding the X3.

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 07-19-2016, 11:28 AM
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What I like about the X3 head is it feels so mild but cuts so close. Greg will sell thousands of these because the heads are high quality and sell at a very reasonable price.

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 07-19-2016, 11:57 AM
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  • VTMAX
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  • Woodstock, Vermont
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...and 2 shaves in I think he has improved on the aluminum quality. Just a perfectly designed thin head that shaves as well as anything I have used (Wolfman, Blackbird, Stealths, Baby Smooth.) I passed on the Wunderbar after 14 shaves finding the shave too rough and cumbersome.

I actually love the aluminum material Greg uses. He really gets it's all about the quality of the shave instead of exotic metals.

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 07-19-2016, 11:58 AM
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Mine is still somewhere over the atlantic. Will report once used.

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 07-21-2016, 04:01 PM
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  • warhawk
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I love the iKON #102 slant head.  How does it compare to the #102?  Better?  Same?

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 07-21-2016, 04:10 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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BETTER in every way...a real SLANT...smooth and easy to use...easy to load and extremely fairly priced

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 07-21-2016, 06:40 PM
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NO JOKE. This thing is smooth ! My first slant. Easy to find the edge on first shave. Did not get as close as my OC Wolf but you can make as many passes you want with no razor burn ! Also different blade and first shave. By the way it has really good weight being aluminum.

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 07-21-2016, 10:52 PM
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(07-21-2016, 06:40 PM)Flyingharley Wrote: NO JOKE. This thing is smooth ! My first slant. Easy to find the edge on first shave. Did not get as close as my OC Wolf but you can make as many passes you want with no razor burn ! Also different blade and first shave. By the way it has really good weight being aluminum.

Sweet, I like the sound of that.

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 07-23-2016, 08:13 PM
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Oh I love mine paired with both an Astra SP and a GSB! Smooth as butter and nice looking to boot especially sitting on top a Ikon Bulldog handle! [Image: a4f7d23be762e4351cf220fa479ac83f.jpg]


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 07-24-2016, 06:37 PM
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Looking forward to my x3 in a few weeks time.... can't wait... meantime will enjoy the 102...

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 07-25-2016, 11:30 PM
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I had my first shave with the X3 this morning....and I was really, really impressed.
At first, I was worried that the razor would not shave my thick whiskers, but I was completely wrong. The angle was super easy to find. It reminded me of the mildness of the feather AS-D2,but much much much more efficient. I did a 3.5 pass and achieved BBS on 95% of my face (the rest was unachieved due to user not being able to keep the angle in difficult areas).
I believe this may stay while I get rid of some other high end razors. Excellent work done by Greg and iKon

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 07-26-2016, 02:48 AM
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  • VTMAX
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  • Woodstock, Vermont
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Agreed. It's become, for me, the finest designed DE razor head in production today.

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 07-27-2016, 12:20 AM
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 07-27-2016, 12:35 AM
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(07-27-2016, 12:20 AM)capri Wrote: Anyone got a bad copy of the X3 ?

https://m.reddit.com/r/Wetshaving/commen..._or_lemon/
Mine is not perfect, not as bad as the model shown in the article...but for the price and the performance, I can live with it. If I really was irritated...I can smooth it out with 600 or 800 grit sandpaper and it would be really smooth.
Now if I paid > $50 and the performance was not as pleasing, I would be a bit upset.

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 07-27-2016, 02:50 AM
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Received my X3 head earlier this week.  I can't tell if it is painted/finished or if the exterior of it is raw aluminum?

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 07-29-2016, 11:59 AM
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Got mine two days ago and just had my first shave with it. The design is loosely based on the differential Solingenhead, as was used by Lutz, Romi, Oska and a boatload of others. This head too has two different sides: one is more coarsely scalloped then the other, and is a bit ore "aggressive". Aggressive is not a term to use with this razor though, it's not mild, but certainly not aggressive. Quite effectve, and after one shave I actually like it.

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 07-29-2016, 12:46 PM
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Im going to get one as soon as my preferred vendor has them in stock, which should be any day now.  Happy to hear such glowing reviews.  I have the #102 and I like it but sometimes I do feel it has a little too much blade exposure to be perfectly comfortable.  If the x3 is as you guys say, it should be a keeper for me.  I'm pretty sure that once I get it my razor line up will be complete.

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 07-29-2016, 12:48 PM
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Anybody prefer the OSS handle for the x3?  I have the old 85 mm Bulldog and the Bamboo and love them both.  From what I've read, the x3 head is lighter than the #102 head so I may get the OSS and use that with the #102 head, with the x3 on the Bulldog.

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 07-30-2016, 12:00 PM
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  • warhawk
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Recently pulled trigger on a X3 head.  So far . . . I do not think it shaves better than the #102.  The #102 is more solid and holds the blade super tight.  For me the #102 is still the better slant.  I get great face and head shaves with the #102. 

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