08-17-2017, 08:36 AM
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3", 64 grams for the El Jefe...

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Picked up a nice SS handle for the El Jefe. It has nice grip, it brings the total weight to 96.5 grams with a blade loaded

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 08-17-2017, 08:44 AM
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 08-17-2017, 08:45 AM
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 08-17-2017, 11:29 AM
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Does anyone know when/if iKon will be debuting the "new improved" El Jefe?
I think I've inquired twice by email, but have never gotten a response from them.  
Maybe iKon just doesn't answer customers' questions, because they don't have to. 
Remember, "To ignore honest and respectful inquiry, is rudeness." and
"Keeping customers, means keeping customers satisfied".  Poor Richard's Almanac

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 08-17-2017, 01:58 PM
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(08-17-2017, 11:29 AM)Roy Otto Yor Wrote: Does anyone know when/if iKon will be debuting the "new improved" El Jefe?

The El Jefe is an excellent razor despite the blem!

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 08-17-2017, 04:51 PM
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(08-17-2017, 11:29 AM)Roy Otto Yor Wrote: Does anyone know when/if iKon will be debuting the "new improved" El Jefe?
I think I've inquired twice by email, but have never gotten a response from them.  
Maybe iKon just doesn't answer customers' questions, because they don't have to. 
Remember, "To ignore honest and respectful inquiry, is rudeness." and
"Keeping customers, means keeping customers satisfied".  Poor Richard's Almanac

In early June Ikon answered someone on their FB page it would be in 45 days. That has come and passed of course but its good to know its in the works!!

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 08-18-2017, 10:47 AM
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iKon responded about the El Jefe today...

Quote:We should have the corrected version out before years end.

Thank you.


- iKon Razors

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 08-19-2017, 06:57 AM
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What, exactly, needs to be corrected?  What was the problem with the original El Jefe?

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 08-19-2017, 07:22 AM
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(08-19-2017, 06:57 AM)kingfisher Wrote: What, exactly, needs to be corrected?  What was the problem with the original El Jefe?

The blade aligning bars on the cap are smaller than the slots on the blade and baseplate. They don't fit exact, so you have to align the blade and cap, which is easy to do, I flip the blade every shave.

It does allow you to align the blade in an aggressive or mild position. I stick with the mild position, which is plenty aggressive.

I guess the new release will be an exact fit at which point the first release will become a limited or rare model.

I got mine for $20 shipped just for the head and it is an outstanding razor.

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 08-30-2017, 12:52 PM
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(08-19-2017, 07:22 AM)rabidus Wrote:
(08-19-2017, 06:57 AM)kingfisher Wrote: What, exactly, needs to be corrected?  What was the problem with the original El Jefe?

The blade aligning bars on the cap are smaller than the slots on the blade and baseplate. They don't fit exact, so you have to align the blade and cap, which is easy to do, I flip the blade every shave.

It does allow you to align the blade in an aggressive or mild position. I stick with the mild position, which is plenty aggressive.

I guess the new release will be an exact fit at which point the first release will become a limited or rare model.

I got mine for $20 shipped just for the head and it is an outstanding razor.

+1

I also keep mine in the mild position.  In a rotation that includes the Rockwell 6s, Merkur Futur, Timeless .95, Muhle R41, and a couple others...the Jefe has become my daily driver!  Just too easy to get an irritation-free SAS with 1 pass, particularly when in a rush to get ready every morning.

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 09-01-2017, 10:20 AM
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I must have tried it out in the aggressive version for the second shave I think.
Actually I probably had the blade misaligned.
My vision is shot even with glasses.
But wouldn't that make it a slant of some sort?
I will be revisiting this razor with a new handle that I custom made for it.
I really like how the head feels in my hand.
Ron

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 09-16-2017, 10:52 AM
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Took my El Jefe for a spin today.
I hadn't shave since Sunday so thats 6 days of growth that it mowed down.
Two pass for a BBS.
I could have stopped at one pass for a DFS.
I will have to think about getting Schick P-30 Proline blades.
Still not satisfied with it.
I used a handle that was custom made with it and I felt it was too heavy.
Nice handle but makes the EL Jefe too heavy for me.
The El Jefe head is a lot heavier then the RR aluminum Hawk V1 that I have that I was using the handle with.
I will switch to a wooden one for the next shave.
The blade I used was from Try A Blade and was a Kai-Captain ProTouch MG.
I'm cold water shaving now so everything is done with cold water.
Put my ShaveMac in to soak.
Wet my face and added 4 drops of shave oil.
While everything is soaking I start my shaving soap routine.
I shake out the brush and pour the water off of The Freedberg tin on to the brush like pouring it into a filter.
I then twirl it a few times in the tin to load the brush.
I transfer it to my shave bowl where it becomes the most awesome lather I have ever made.
I brushed the lather on and then take it off with the El Jefe.
I could have stopped with the first pass but it left a few places that needed to be cleaned up.
Second pass did that.
Nice shave but still not happy with it.
No sting with the homemade witch hazel combo I made.
No sting with the Nivea post shave Balm.
A little bit with The Freedberg after shave but quickly goes away.
I'm going to use a wooden handle that I bought previously for it and the same blade for the next shave.
I will flip the blade... I know some do and some don't and this will be the first time for me to flip it.
This has been the best shave yet out of the El Jefe.
Ties with a couple of others for best to date.
I can't imagine how it would be with P-30s in it.
I'm thinking about revisiting my Schick G with the chick blades from japan.
I will have to find the thread that tells you where to get them and how to order them.
I have a custom wood handle on a G that the handle felled apart.
I'm thinking that it would give better results as I don't care for the long AC blades.
Ron

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 09-16-2017, 12:43 PM
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(09-16-2017, 10:52 AM)captnronfl Wrote: Took my El Jefe for a spin today.
I hadn't shave since Sunday so thats 6 days of growth that it mowed down.
Two pass for a BBS.
I could have stopped at one pass for a DFS.
I will have to think about getting Schick P-30 Proline blades.
Still not satisfied with it.
I used a handle that was custom made with it and I felt it was too heavy.
Nice handle but makes the EL Jefe too heavy for me.
The El Jefe head is a lot heavier then the RR aluminum Hawk V1 that I have that I was using the handle with.
I will switch to a wooden one for the next shave.
The blade I used was from Try A Blade and was a Kai-Captain ProTouch MG.
I'm cold water shaving now so everything is done with cold water.
Put my ShaveMac in to soak.
Wet my face and added 4 drops of shave oil.
While everything is soaking I start my shaving soap routine.
I shake out the brush and pour the water off of The Freedberg tin on to the brush like pouring it into a filter.
I then twirl it a few times in the tin to load the brush.
I transfer it to my shave bowl where it becomes the most awesome lather I have ever made.
I brushed the lather on and then take it off with the El Jefe.
I could have stopped with the first pass but it left a few places that needed to be cleaned up.
Second pass did that.
Nice shave but still not happy with it.
No sting with the homemade witch hazel combo I made.
No sting with the Nivea post shave Balm.
A little bit with The Freedberg after shave but quickly goes away.
I'm going to use a wooden handle that I bought previously for it and the same blade for the next shave.
I will flip the blade... I know some do and some don't and this will be the first time for me to flip it.
This has been the best shave yet out of the El Jefe.
Ties with a couple of others for best to date.
I can't imagine how it would be with P-30s in it.
I'm thinking about revisiting my Schick G with the chick blades from japan.
I will have to find the thread that tells you where to get them and how to order them.
I have a custom wood handle on a G that the handle felled apart.
I'm thinking that it would give better results as I don't care for the long AC blades.
Ron

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The cap looks like its positioned right in the pucture but the blade looks like its not even all the way across. Before I tighten it down, I take my fingernail and lightly push the blade back on both sides while I hold the cap in place.

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 09-16-2017, 02:00 PM
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Yep you are right.
Just finished cleaning it and I don't have it align or tighten yet.
I bet I fiddle with it 4 or 5 times before I do the finial tightening.
Ron

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 09-17-2017, 01:11 PM
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I've been consistently getting BBS, irritation free shaves from it and the Kai MG. As long as the blade is aligned and I use it on its mild setting, there are precious few razors that come close to the smoothness of the El-Jefe. I'm eagerly waiting for the new improved version, but I have a premonition, it's not going to be as good as the original.

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 09-18-2017, 10:53 AM
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SEptember 18 2017
Cold Water Shave
El Jefe Razor with custom handle
Kai-Captain ProTouch MG blade (2)
Vulfix 1000A brush



I think that I might trim the head down to take the baby chics if they bring out the improved El Jefe.
That way I will have a small head and a large head to play with.

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