iKon S3S Bulldog
03-08-2012, 11:52 AM  #1
  • slantman
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The best way to describe the iKon S3S is HEAVY. The S3S weighs 130 grams and is built from a solid piece of 316 marine stainless steel. It is a 3 piece razor with a duel head that resembles in some ways to a Pils. It shaves similar to the OSS but because of its massive weight and different head design much better. The bulldog handle has a very good grip even when the razor is wet. The only thing that might turn someone off from buying one is the price which is $225. But if you want an incredible razor that shaves great this is the one.

[Image: S3S001.jpg]

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03-08-2012, 12:01 PM  #2
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Jerry, Greg has a few on his website for $150. They just have a slight scratch.

Check that. There are only 2 left.

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03-08-2012, 12:45 PM  #3
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(03-08-2012, 12:01 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote:  Jerry, Greg has a few on his website for $150. They just have a slight scratch.

Check that. There are only 2 left.

That is a great deal considering it doesn't affect performance. Also add about $15-20 for shipping.

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03-11-2012, 06:50 PM  #4
  • wingdo
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I have an S3S with the Bamboo handle. It is one incredible razor. Holding it actually "feels" like $225 worth of equipment, my Feather AS never really feels like it's worth $175 (although it is the razor I reach for when my face is irritated). I wholeheartedly agree, if the price doesn't turn you immediately off, this is a razor to put on your list.

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03-11-2012, 08:11 PM  #5
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I got one with the Bamboo handle too. It's a thing of beauty, but certainly the heaviest razor I've used. I have angular jawlines and chin, and it's hard to maneuver that big ol' heavy head like I need to. On the cheeks and other straightaways, though, it really mows 'em down.

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03-11-2012, 08:11 PM  #6
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I got one with the Bamboo handle too. It's a thing of beauty, but certainly the heaviest razor I've used. I have angular jawlines and chin, and it's hard to maneuver that big ol' heavy head like I need to. On the cheeks and other straightaways, though, it really mows 'em down.

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05-26-2012, 05:40 PM  #7
  • Dave
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I just bought one of these. I cannot wait to try it and my OSS out as well.

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05-26-2012, 06:00 PM  #8
  • ben74
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Phil has them on sale for under $200 this weekend!

I like my S3S. I have the bulldog handle, but I really like the bamboo.

The S3S feels lighter and less aggressive than my Tradere.

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05-26-2012, 06:26 PM  #9
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(05-26-2012, 06:00 PM)ben74 Wrote:  Phil has them on sale for under $200 this weekend!

I like my S3S. I have the bulldog handle, but I really like the bamboo.

The S3S feels lighter and less aggressive than my Tradere.

Very interesting observation regarding the S3S vs Tradere.

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05-26-2012, 07:00 PM  #10
  • Shanman
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About a month ago, Greg had a shot of a few custom handles and what looked like some green anodized pieces. There was one handle that was absolutely gorgeous, it was curvy and smooth and had sections that looked like what I can only describe as sections of stainless "bubbles" milled into the handle. Ugh, I was I has screen shot that thing.

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05-26-2012, 08:05 PM  #11
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(05-26-2012, 06:00 PM)ben74 Wrote:  Phil has them on sale for under $200 this weekend!

I like my S3S. I have the bulldog handle, but I really like the bamboo.

The S3S feels lighter and less aggressive than my Tradere.

According to my scale, the S3S is actually a few grams heavier than the Tradere. That said, I agree that the S3S feels lighter and is less aggressive.

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05-26-2012, 08:24 PM  #12
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(05-26-2012, 07:00 PM)Shanman Wrote:  About a month ago, Greg had a shot of a few custom handles and what looked like some green anodized pieces. There was one handle that was absolutely gorgeous, it was curvy and smooth and had sections that looked like what I can only describe as sections of stainless "bubbles" milled into the handle. Ugh, I was I has screen shot that thing.

was it this one:
[Image: DSC00063.JPG]

here is the "Green Headed iKon"
[Image: green.ikon.razor.JPG]

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05-27-2012, 01:42 AM  #13
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Few more from the iKon archives .....


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05-27-2012, 01:52 AM  #14
  • ben74
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Fantastic razors Greg!

I really like that gold tech handle... Tongue

Any further news on the next Ikon offerings?

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05-27-2012, 02:55 AM  #15
  • Dipesh
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Drool...

I'd love to see that tech handle come into production. It looks brilliant.

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05-27-2012, 03:24 AM  #16
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I want that blue closed comb head!!!

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05-27-2012, 03:31 AM  #17
  • Shanman
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Ah, I think it must have been handle shown under the blue razor which I also own without the color.. Exquisite. That temple shot is nuts.

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05-27-2012, 02:29 PM  #18
  • celestino
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The Bamboo series is sure a beautiful model!
i can not wait to see a comeback to a complete open-comb!

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05-27-2012, 02:33 PM  #19
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Thanks for sharing Greg...there are a few I have not seen before. Biggrin

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05-27-2012, 03:22 PM  #20
  • Harvey
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If you dream it and build it ....they will come...How about one blade and five handles..call it the " Illusion"....Coming XMAS 2012 (maybe or maybe not) time will tell and anything is possible in the world of IKONCoolCoolCoolCool

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