10-15-2017, 11:35 AM
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  • Nero
  • No Waxation Without Representation
  • Lanolin-Free or Die
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Is it good to own and keep?
Is it good just to try?

Is it better left undone?

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 10-15-2017, 11:42 AM
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  • nikos.a
  • Senior Member
  • Athens, Greece
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It's a razor that most shavers have tried. I had both versions, classic and grande. When I bought the Ikon Tech, I sold them both. I feel that Tech is a better razor, smoother at least for me. The same with the Fatip, I prefer it to the R41.


My opinion: you don't lose much.

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 10-15-2017, 11:49 AM
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  • JRRIII
  • Blossoming Addict
  • East Coast
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I think it is a good razor to at least try, and if you can get it for a good price it is worth having (IF you like aggressive razors)

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 10-15-2017, 01:47 PM
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Worth trying of course , worth owning for me. I like variety again and am adding razors to my collection , this one included.

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 10-15-2017, 01:54 PM
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Most definitely worth trying out. The R41 is one of my favorite razors, especially paired with a heavier handle.
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 10-15-2017, 03:31 PM
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No, It's crap.

Just kidding - it's great in the right hands and for the right beard type with a fitting blade.

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 10-15-2017, 03:48 PM
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I've got a 2011 R41 on loan at the moment, it's a BEAST! I understand the 2013 version is a bit milder, but I haven't used one personally.
I suppose if you like extremely aggressive razors, you may like it. I like aggressive razors, but this is a bit much for my liking. I will add I've only used one blade in it, Wizamet IS ES (my go to), so maybe a different blade would work better for me in this razor.

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 10-15-2017, 03:51 PM
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If you search on-line, and want ONLY the (2013) head, you can get one shipped for about $27.
Certainly worth the 'small entry fee'.....

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 10-15-2017, 04:11 PM
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  • pbrmhl
  • Senior Member
  • Seattle
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I have both the 2011 and 2013 R41s. I don't use the 2013 version anymore, only because I like the 2011 so much. If you want to test drive an "aggressive" DE, the 2013 is a great choice. The FaTip piccolo is another with a low cost of entry. For a few dollars more, the Ikon Tech is a wonder.

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 10-15-2017, 06:15 PM
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(10-15-2017, 04:11 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I have both the 2011 and 2013 R41s. I don't use the 2013 version anymore, only because I like the 2011 so much. If you want to test drive an "aggressive" DE, the 2013 is a great choice. The FaTip piccolo is another with a low cost of entry. For a few dollars more, the Ikon Tech is a wonder.
Hi Scott, 
If you feel like experimenting, put the 2011 topcap on the 2013 baseplate.  The result is astonishing.

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 10-15-2017, 06:50 PM
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I really enjoy the R41 and think it is a great razor to own - especially if you like your razors on the aggressive side.  I never had an issue using this razor, and I think (at least for the 2013 version) the reputation is exaggerated.  I found it to be efficient and comfortable.  Nevertheless, most associate it with aggression.  For me it is also a widely available iconic razor that is consistently referenced and benchmarked by many shavers to compare and describe other razors - like the 34C.  
Steve

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 11-03-2017, 11:21 AM
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  • SRNewb
  • Senior Member
  • No. Va, USA
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I have the 2013 version, I think. I love mine. Pop a Feather, Polsilver or Gillette Black in it and it is amazing.
Aggressive? Yep. Have all your ducks in a row when you put it to your face, but it is a lovely shave.

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 11-09-2017, 02:24 AM
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If you have good technique this razor gives a smooth and very efficient shave and without irritation. In fact a good razor to improve your technique with in my opinion. I can be BBS in 2 passes with it. In efficiency it is only surpassed by my Charcoal Level 3 OC and Ikon Tech. All three of these razors need good prep, your attention to the shave and a good solid technique. So I'd say yes add one to your den.

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 11-12-2017, 06:53 AM
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I purchased it a little late in the game but I have it now and I won’t be selling or trading it anytime soon.

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 11-12-2017, 08:28 AM
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  • kbh2o
  • Junior Member
  • Ohio
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i have had one for a few years now.  i use it every once in awhile but need to spend more time with it.  i doubt that it would be a daily driver for me, but with some more time with it who knows.  very aggressive for me but if i find the perfect blade could be a game changer.   brian (kbh2o)

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 11-12-2017, 06:56 PM
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(10-15-2017, 04:11 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I have both the 2011 and 2013 R41s. I don't use the 2013 version anymore, only because I like the 2011 so much. If you want to test drive an "aggressive" DE, the 2013 is a great choice. The FaTip piccolo is another with a low cost of entry. For a few dollars more, the Ikon Tech is a wonder.

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 11-13-2017, 01:22 AM
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What blades does everyone use in the 2011 and 2013?

In order of preference:

2011-Kai, Pol Silver Super Iridium, Israeli Crystal Super Platinum, Personna Med Prep Blue, Personna Red, Astra Platinum, Derby ( Huh I can actually use a Derby blade on my face with this pairing)

2013-Kai and Crystal Super Platinum

I sold the 2011 recently and have been getting some use of the 2013. Enjoying it's efficiency is similar for both models. 

It's a well designed razor in my hands so I like the razor cap and base plate design. They should release some in something besides potcast metal in my opinion.

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 11-13-2017, 06:14 AM
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  • DanLaw
  • Just an old slow fat man
  • Peachtree City, GA
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There is no razori would not try. Why would a person not have intellectual curiosity?

My perspective is it is too harsh for my sensative skin. That stated, have not tried it with weeks plus growth; it might be the ticket for heavy growth.

Have seen posts regarding blade deflection being cause and they are compelling.

But hell yes do try!

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