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For whatever reason I got a bad case of rad this last month. But you know how we rollÖ
I sold 3 others to bank roll this purchase. : ) shout out to the guys that purchased my Weber, Slant, and 30C.
Iíve always read about Ikonís and some of the controversy that surrounds them. But I would just like to keep this discussion simply about the quality of the razor and not about anything else.
First of all this razor is very well built. Iíve never owned any other razor that comes close to this quality. Even the treads on this thing solid, they look like they will never wear out, and they are oh so smooth. This thing is pretty heavy because itís all Marine grade stainless steel.
The razor comes with a mirror finish which looks very good. This particular razor was purchased on eBay as one of the last remaining stock that may have some sort of tooling blemish. I have to say if there is a blemish on it I really donít care. Because I simply donít know what it could be. I do see a slight scratch on the mirror finish but I think it adds character and makes all that more mine.
The razorís handle is very grippy and I would say nicer to hold than the Webber bulldog, The Weberís handle has a sharper pattern that feels a bit uncomfortable at first. Iím not a wuz or anything but itís just a bit more comfy to hold.
I didnít shave all weekend just so I could really put it to the test. I decided to use the persona medical blades because I was so impressed with them on the weber. They didnít disappoint on this razor either. The shave was smooth and very efficient. And well worth the wait. I started with the usual XTG with the comb side, and followed by an AGT with the other side, plus touch ups. Where ever I felt I needed a bit more aggressiveness, I just simply flipped it to the comb side and that seemed to do the trick.
The persona blade felt a bit mild with this razor, I think there must be a better blade combo for me. But I had absolutely no irritation nor any sort of sting from the alum or splash My first impressions of this razor are that its simply wonderful, very well built, and that it just feels like a very well made instrument not just a razor.
Hereís some specs:
Razor Ė 4.60 oz
Bull dog handle Ė 2.35 oz
Base of Head Ė 1.60 oz
Cap - .55 oz