03-17-2012, 09:55 AM
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  • bullgoose
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A week or so ago I had made the comment that slants never worked well for me. Yohann was kind enough to loan his Fassan Open Comb slant for me to try. This little guy is a game changer! I used it for this morning's shave and it worked brilliantly.

It is a light razor (only 39g when loaded with a blade) and has a quirky design. The base plate with the teeth is made out of bakelite while the rest of the razor is some sort of plated metal. The proof is in the pudding though and this razor really performs well.

Great...now I have another razor that I have to search for. Harvey, do you have any Fasans for sale? Cool

       

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 03-17-2012, 10:00 AM
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  • Johnny
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If you find one, you better find two. Smile

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 03-17-2012, 10:16 AM
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  • freddy
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(03-17-2012, 10:00 AM)Johnny Wrote: If you find one, you better find two. Smile

Make that 3 please. I am a big fan of my Merkur 37G and would love to find an open comb slant. Smile

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 03-17-2012, 10:49 AM
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4 now. And while you're at it will you just go ahead and invent an adjustable open comb slant?

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 03-17-2012, 11:31 AM
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  • Sully
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(03-17-2012, 10:49 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: 4 now. And while you're at it will you just go ahead and invent an adjustable open comb slant?

I remember reading about a guy who was trying to invent that!

Seriously, that is a nice looking razor. How aggressive was it?

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 03-17-2012, 11:33 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(03-17-2012, 11:31 AM)Sully Wrote: Seriously, that is a nice looking razor. How aggressive was it?

It was smooth and efficient but not what I would call aggressive. It really gave a great shave with no irritation and I did not feel like I had to worry about being careful.


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 03-17-2012, 12:01 PM
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There's an all-bakelite, open-comb German slant called a Trumpf you might shop for as well. Here are some photos of one I found during a random eBay sweep. I know next to nothing about it and would welcome any information.

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 03-17-2012, 12:43 PM
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  • slantman
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Very nice razor Phil. In particular I like the handle. An open comb slant the best of both worlds.


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 03-17-2012, 02:53 PM
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I agree with Phil - the razor is efficient without being overly aggressive. Given its open-comb design, I've found it able to handle really thick stubble with no effort. I usually pair it with a Feather, and find the shaves to be effortless, close and comfortable.

I've tried very aggressive razors, and they don't seem to do a better job than this razor with thick stubble - they're just more prone to bite you.

If you like living dangerously, use an R41 - this razor is for when you just want a good shave.

It does take a few shaves to adjust properly to the weight and balance of the razor. Maybe I should try mine with a CCB handle. Smile

(03-17-2012, 11:33 AM)bullgoose Wrote: It was smooth and efficient but not what I would call aggressive. It really gave a great shave with no irritation and I did not feel like I had to worry about being careful.


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 03-17-2012, 04:38 PM
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Where do you guys find stuff like this? How do you have the time? Sheesh!
Cool looking razor! i need to talk to Yohann.

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 03-17-2012, 04:52 PM
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  • Dave
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I've bid on one or two of these when they come up on the Bay. I always lose them. I like an open comb and I like a Slant, so I think this might be the perfect razor for me

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 03-17-2012, 05:07 PM
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Maybe I should send this one on a bit of a tour. Biggrin

I have a second one, so I won't miss it for a bit.

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 03-17-2012, 06:07 PM
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(03-17-2012, 05:07 PM)yohannrjm Wrote: Maybe I should send this one on a bit of a tour. Biggrin

I have a second one, so I won't miss it for a bit.

I'd love to give it a shot if you'd be willing.

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 03-17-2012, 08:18 PM
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(03-17-2012, 12:01 PM)middlesmith Wrote: There's an all-bakelite, open-comb German slant called a Trumpf you might shop for as well. Here are some photos of one I found during a random eBay sweep. I know next to nothing about it and would welcome any information.

I have an all bakelite Fasan slant that looks exactly like the one Phil used but replace the metal bits with bakelite. Got it in a random lot from the bay. Works great, not as aggressive as a Merkur slant but very effiecient.

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 03-18-2012, 06:10 AM
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(03-17-2012, 08:18 PM)morganjg Wrote: I have an all bakelite Fasan slant that looks exactly like the one Phil used but replace the metal bits with bakelite. Got it in a random lot from the bay. Works great, not as aggressive as a Merkur slant but very effiecient.
Oh, it's great. You don't have to worry about the weight of the razor adding unexpected pressure along the slant curve. I wonder if Trumpf CP is related to Fasan...


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 03-19-2012, 01:26 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Wohoo...I have a Fasan all my own on the way thanks to a tip from Harvey. The version that I picked up is all bakelite so it will be interesting to see how it compares.

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 03-19-2012, 02:45 PM
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(03-19-2012, 01:26 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Wohoo...I have a Fasan all my own on the way thanks to a tip from Harvey. The version that I picked up is all bakelite so it will be interesting to see how it compares.


Did you get the one off eBay? I looked at it a few times and just about had myself talked into it and it was gone

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 03-19-2012, 02:58 PM
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They are great razors. I have a clear plastic one, and I really like it.

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 03-19-2012, 03:27 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(03-19-2012, 02:45 PM)itsmedave Wrote: Did you get the one off eBay? I looked at it a few times and just about had myself talked into it and it was gone

I did indeed. Biggrin Sorry about that.


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 03-25-2012, 01:33 AM
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  • ben74
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Looks like you might be able to get the all Bakelite model here:
http://www.bunkermilitaria.com/Merchant2..._Count=161
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Just found a clear one too:
http://www.bunkermilitaria.com/Merchant2..._Count=201
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Postage for me to Australia is almost as much as the razor otherwise I would have jumped on one of these myself!!! Damn shipping costs!!!

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