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New RazoRock "SLAB" *Pic Heavy*
06-26-2013, 03:02 PM
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New RazoRock "SLAB" *Pic Heavy*
So I just received my new RazoRock "SLAB" (Shave Like A Boss) razor in the mail and wanted to post up a few pictures for you guys.

It looks to be 100% identical to the new Ikon Shavecraft handle which is the other handle that you will see in this set of photos.

The entire other comparison assembly is the Ikon Handle with an EJ DE89 Head.

By the looks of it, the blade in the SLAB looks to sit at a shallower angle with more blade gap and exposure. Take that for what you will. I would imagine that it would be more aggressive but I haven't gotten to use it yet.

The RazoRock SLAB unit has some imperfections on the head that you should be able to see below. Not a big deal, but they're there.

Anyways, here are the pics. Pretty sure the EJ DE89 will be on the left in every single shot where both razors are pictured. Sorry for the terrible pictures and the fuzzies on some of the shots.

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EJ on the Left below

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EJ below

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EJ below

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SLAB below

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SLAB below

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These next 3 shots are imperfections in the head of the SLAB

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3 side by sides. EJ on the left. Notice imperfections on the SLAB.

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06-26-2013, 03:09 PM
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Interesting, Matt. Thank you for posting the photos as well. I trust you will provide followup in terms of shaving dynamics.
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06-26-2013, 03:15 PM (This post was last modified: 06-26-2013 03:15 PM by VT_Hokie.)
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(06-26-2013 03:09 PM)Agravic Wrote:  Interesting, Matt. Thank you for posting the photos as well. I trust you will provide followup in terms of shaving dynamics.

Absolutely my friend. Plan on giving it a run tomorrow morning.
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06-26-2013, 03:20 PM
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Very nice pics , and great post.
So its an Ikon handle with a EJ/Muhle closed comb head , basically... mmmmm
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06-26-2013, 03:27 PM
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(06-26-2013 03:20 PM)Teiste Wrote:  Very nice pics , and great post.
So its an Ikon handle with a EJ/Muhle closed comb head , basically... mmmmm

Basically Undecided
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06-26-2013, 03:28 PM (This post was last modified: 06-26-2013 04:07 PM by VT_Hokie.)
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RE: New RazoRock "SLAB" *Pic Heavy*
(06-26-2013 03:20 PM)Teiste Wrote:  Very nice pics , and great post.
So its an Ikon handle with a EJ/Muhle closed comb head , basically... mmmmm

Thanks, Teiste.

That's how it appears to me as well. The way I figured it, I got a real nice deal on a stainless bulldog handle and the head was just a freebie.

(06-26-2013 03:27 PM)beartrap Wrote:  
(06-26-2013 03:20 PM)Teiste Wrote:  Very nice pics , and great post.
So its an Ikon handle with a EJ/Muhle closed comb head , basically... mmmmm

Basically Undecided

Not necessarily a bad thing. The price is right!

In case anyone is interested, I just did a quick comparison of the SLAB with a Weber Polished Head.

The SLAB has an ever so slightly steeper blade angle and a larger blade gap. Exposure looks to be the same.
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06-26-2013, 04:08 PM
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Joe mentioned somewhere that this would be somewhere between the EJ 89 and Merkur 34c in terms of aggressiveness.
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06-26-2013, 04:22 PM
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(06-26-2013 04:08 PM)taborcarn Wrote:  Joe mentioned somewhere that this would be somewhere between the EJ 89 and Merkur 34c in terms of aggressiveness.

I can see how that would be accurate.
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06-26-2013, 04:30 PM
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Thanks for the post. This is one I will have to try.
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06-26-2013, 06:08 PM
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Great pictures. We look forward a review of this razor combination.
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06-26-2013, 06:44 PM
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Matt, great post and looking forward to your review!
Good luck and enjoy the razor!
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06-26-2013, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for the review. I was curious about this razor, and you have helped a lot. Keep us posted on the performance once you use it.
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06-27-2013, 12:50 AM
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Very interesting indeed! Ad the price is very attractive, no doubt about it. Smile
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06-27-2013, 03:37 AM
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RE: New RazoRock "SLAB" *Pic Heavy*
Just had my first shave with the SLAB and it was a side-by-side test with the Weber Polished Head.

After taking those pictures yesterday I determined that the Weber was the closest match for the SLAB. I used the exact same blade in both razors, swapping halfway through each pass.

To my face and skin, the SLAB is definitely more aggressive than the Weber. I can feel that additional blade gap big time. While the Weber feels like it's in the same league as the Merkur 34C HD, the SLAB is a step above that to me.

I've been gravitating towards more moderate to mild razors lately and have been seeing good results on my skin, so I don't think that this one is for me. I'll more than likely keep the handle and just part with the head.

On another note, the RazoRock XX performed wonderfully. I'm not entirely sold on the scent as it teeters on that feminine/grandma line that people love to chastise Tabac about, but the performance is there for sure. It's really creamy and slick and leaves my skin feeling great.

The "Problem Solver" Lime alcohol free aftershave splash was also really nice. Maybe it was the fact that I had just got done using a non-lime soap, but when I first splashed it on the only words that came out were "that's the power of Pine-Sol baby!" I got a big blast of Pine and I don't know why. It settled down to Lime after a few moments though. I know I broke the rule of using too many new products at once but I'll keep posting about my results with the soap and splash elsewhere.
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06-27-2013, 05:36 AM
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Very interesting, Matt. It sounds like a well-priced option for those who desire a moderately aggressive razor ... I've always been fond of the Bulldog style handle.
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06-27-2013, 05:51 PM (This post was last modified: 06-27-2013 05:52 PM by GDCarrington.)
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Here comes my SLAB but with a slight change ...

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This came in today and hopefully this weekend I will get to use it.
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07-01-2013, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for the review...I await further reviews before I take the plunge. The handle alone may be worth the price?
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07-01-2013, 08:06 AM
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The handle was worth it for sure. Now they sell the handle alone and it's also a very good deal.
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07-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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Does anyone know if this handle will fit a gillette NEW head with the smaller head screw?
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07-10-2013, 10:23 AM
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RE: New RazoRock "SLAB" *Pic Heavy*
It fits my Gillette tech very well
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