06-27-2017, 09:02 AM
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Ikon B1 safety bar head $45 shipped SOLD!
Retail $96

Ikon stainless safety bar standard base plate
$25 SOLD

Ikon B1 open comb head $50 shipped NOW $45 SOLD shipped
Retail $96

Att atlas bronze handle $70 shipped NOW $65 shipped $60 shipped
Never sold individually at retail, 5 piece sets went for $475 I believe? I bought direct from Stan for $75 as 1 of 2 leftovers after sets were sold- no longer made

Open comb b1 + stainless sb $65 shipped SOLD
Head and a handle for $110 shipped
Both base plates, top cap and handle for $125 shipped

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 06-27-2017, 03:29 PM
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Is the b1 more or less aggressive than the tech?


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 06-27-2017, 04:08 PM
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(06-27-2017, 03:29 PM)773badger Wrote: Is the b1 more or less aggressive than the tech?
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I assume you mean the Ikon Shavecraft Tech and not vintage Gillettes as those were mild. The b1 standard (with the solid bar) is aggressive. Not quite at the Ikon Tech level, but pretty aggressive. They are also similar in appearance, except for color of course. The B1 open comb is a little milder, but still efficient. Medium aggressive would be the best description.

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 06-27-2017, 04:09 PM
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I have been looking for a b1 standard for a while. I bought one that I had to return and I missed out on one recently on ebay when the seller mysteriously blocked me from increasing my bid. I believe the seller is an Ikon employee and recognized me by my user name as a customer who returned an item, possibly the one he or she was selling. The reason I believe this is because the seller had only been on ebay for six months and had sold 110 items. All 110 were Ikon products: heads, handles, complete razors, and one or two bags. This is very tempting.

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 06-27-2017, 04:37 PM
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(06-27-2017, 04:08 PM)Puma Wrote:
(06-27-2017, 03:29 PM)773badger Wrote: Is the b1 more or less aggressive than the tech?
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I assume you mean the Ikon Shavecraft Tech and not vintage Gillettes as those were mild. The b1 standard (with the solid bar) is aggressive. Not quite at the Ikon Tech level, but pretty aggressive. They are also similar in appearance, except for color of course. The B1 open comb is a little milder, but still efficient. Medium aggressive would be the best description.

Very well said
(06-27-2017, 04:09 PM)Puma Wrote: I have been looking for a b1 standard for a while. I bought one that I had to return and I missed out on one recently on ebay when the seller mysteriously blocked me from increasing my bid. I believe the seller is an Ikon employee and recognized me by my user name as a customer who returned an item, possibly the one he or she was selling. The reason I believe this is because the seller had only been on ebay for six months and had sold 110 items. All 110 were Ikon products: heads, handles, complete razors, and one or two bags. This is very tempting.

If you need any further pics, I can gladly take some more. I'm only selling due to making a sizeable purchase in another hobby. The standard was a favorite of mine before I lent it to my father, I bought these recently on here and unfortunately have to sell due that purchase

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 06-28-2017, 10:31 AM
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Yes I did mean shavecraft. My only worry is DLC coming off. Any thought or perspective on that?


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 06-28-2017, 11:01 AM
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(06-28-2017, 10:31 AM)773badger Wrote: Yes I did mean shavecraft.  My only worry is DLC coming off.  Any thought or perspective on that?


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My father has a dlc coated base standard base plate that I let him 'borrow' about a year and a half ago, still perfectly in tact. This coating has a touch more of a shiny finish as opposed to that dlc but I dont imagine there would be any issues maintaining it. Out of pure speculation, I bet Ikon started using a coating on their heads to prevent the tea stains that can happen when you leave a blade in after shaves. A quick dip in barbicide brings it right back to new finish

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 06-28-2017, 02:38 PM
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(06-28-2017, 11:01 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote:
(06-28-2017, 10:31 AM)773badger Wrote: Yes I did mean shavecraft.  My only worry is DLC coming off.  Any thought or perspective on that?


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My father has a dlc coated base standard base plate that I let him 'borrow' about a year and a half ago, still perfectly in tact. This coating has a touch more of a shiny finish as opposed to that dlc but I dont imagine there would be any issues maintaining it. Out of pure speculation, I bet Ikon started using a coating on their heads to prevent the tea stains that can happen when you leave a blade in after shaves. A quick dip in barbicide brings it right back to new finish
I don't have a b1 or DLC, but I've only heard of the coatings wearing away where the handle touches the base while threading it in.

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 07-08-2017, 12:55 PM
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Sorry I left you hanging on this. Funds are tight. Let me give you a bump though for a rare handle and some nice looking Ikon heads that are usually sold out.

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 07-08-2017, 02:09 PM
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(06-28-2017, 02:38 PM)Puma Wrote: [quote='Safelysimpson' pid='812705' dateline
I don't have a b1 or DLC, but I've only heard of the coatings wearing away where the handle touches the base while threading it in.
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I bought small nylon washers from the audition site. They were a few bucks for 100 small washers. I reuse a single washers at least 30 times. I got this idea from another member here. This eliminates the handle contacting the baseplate and any wear on the coating.

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 07-08-2017, 02:16 PM
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No problem at all and thank you! Good luck with the car

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 07-08-2017, 02:19 PM
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(07-08-2017, 12:55 PM)Puma Wrote: Sorry I left you hanging on this. Funds are tight. Let me give you a bump though for a rare handle and some nice looking Ikon heads that are usually sold out.

(07-08-2017, 02:09 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(06-28-2017, 02:38 PM)Puma Wrote: [quote='Safelysimpson' pid='812705' dateline
I don't have a b1 or DLC, but I've only heard of the coatings wearing away where the handle touches the base while threading it in.

I bought small nylon washers from the audition site.  They were a few bucks for 100 small washers. I reuse a single washers at least 30 times. I got this idea from another member here. This eliminates the handle contacting the baseplate and any wear on the coating.
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Thats a good idea! These aren't showing any wear there at this time but that would certainly keep from any developing. I'll upload some more pics tonight or tomorrow. Both heads look mint to me

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 07-08-2017, 02:46 PM
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(07-08-2017, 02:19 PM)Safelysimpson Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 12:55 PM)Puma Wrote: Sorry I left you hanging on this. Funds are tight. Let me give you a bump though for a rare handle and some nice looking Ikon heads that are usually sold out.

(07-08-2017, 02:09 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(06-28-2017, 02:38 PM)Puma Wrote: I don't have a b1 or DLC, but I've only heard of the coatings wearing away where the handle touches the base while threading it in.

I bought small nylon washers from the audition site.  They were a few bucks for 100 small washers. I reuse a single washers at least 30 times. I got this idea from another member here. This eliminates the handle contacting the baseplate and any wear on the coating.

Thats a good idea! These aren't showing any wear there at this time but that would certainly keep from any developing. I'll upload some more pics tonight or tomorrow. Both heads look mint to me

If anyone has this concern (coating wearing out), I would be glad to send the buyer a few washers.

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 07-08-2017, 03:56 PM
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(07-08-2017, 02:46 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 02:19 PM)Safelysimpson Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 12:55 PM)Puma Wrote: Sorry I left you hanging on this. Funds are tight. Let me give you a bump though for a rare handle and some nice looking Ikon heads that are usually sold out.

(07-08-2017, 02:09 PM)Gabe Wrote: I bought small nylon washers from the audition site.  They were a few bucks for 100 small washers. I reuse a single washers at least 30 times. I got this idea from another member here. This eliminates the handle contacting the baseplate and any wear on the coating.

Thats a good idea! These aren't showing any wear there at this time but that would certainly keep from any developing. I'll upload some more pics tonight or tomorrow. Both heads look mint to me

If anyone has this concern (coating wearing out), I would be glad to send the buyer a few washers.
Do you know the size of the washers?

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 07-08-2017, 04:06 PM
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(07-08-2017, 02:46 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 02:19 PM)Safelysimpson Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 12:55 PM)Puma Wrote: Sorry I left you hanging on this. Funds are tight. Let me give you a bump though for a rare handle and some nice looking Ikon heads that are usually sold out.

(07-08-2017, 02:09 PM)Gabe Wrote: I bought small nylon washers from the audition site.  They were a few bucks for 100 small washers. I reuse a single washers at least 30 times. I got this idea from another member here. This eliminates the handle contacting the baseplate and any wear on the coating.

Thats a good idea! These aren't showing any wear there at this time but that would certainly keep from any developing. I'll upload some more pics tonight or tomorrow. Both heads look mint to me

If anyone has this concern (coating wearing out), I would be glad to send the buyer a few washers.

Thats a very generous offer Gabe, thank you!

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 07-08-2017, 06:45 PM
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(07-08-2017, 03:56 PM)Puma Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 02:46 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 02:19 PM)Safelysimpson Wrote: Thats a good idea! These aren't showing any wear there at this time but that would certainly keep from any developing. I'll upload some more pics tonight or tomorrow. Both heads look mint to me

If anyone has this concern (coating wearing out), I would be glad to send the buyer a few washers.
Do you know the size of the washers?

M5 I believe. I ordered once and they were too small. I ordered again and these fit perfect.

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 07-09-2017, 02:20 AM
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(07-08-2017, 06:45 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 03:56 PM)Puma Wrote:
(07-08-2017, 02:46 PM)Gabe Wrote: If anyone has this concern (coating wearing out), I would be glad to send the buyer a few washers.
Do you know the size of the washers?

M5 I believe. I ordered once and they were too small. I ordered again and these fit perfect.

Thanks Gabe.

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 07-09-2017, 05:57 PM
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 07-09-2017, 06:02 PM
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Price drop on remaining items and updated pictures as well. Ikon standard is spoken for but an option of standard bar stainless is available with the b1 open comb head.

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 07-10-2017, 02:31 AM
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(06-28-2017, 11:01 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote:
(06-28-2017, 10:31 AM)773badger Wrote: Yes I did mean shavecraft.  My only worry is DLC coming off.  Any thought or perspective on that?


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My father has a dlc coated base standard base plate that I let him 'borrow' about a year and a half ago, still perfectly in tact. This coating has a touch more of a shiny finish as opposed to that dlc but I dont imagine there would be any issues maintaining it. Out of pure speculation, I bet Ikon started using a coating on their heads to prevent the tea stains that can happen when you leave a blade in after shaves. A quick dip in barbicide brings it right back to new finish

I did some research on the coatings. The original DLC was more likely than the B1 to chip or wear away. I haven't been able to find anyone complaining about this with a B1.

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