This new UFO Kaiser handle looks amazing - I can't wait! It will have to pull double duty because I recently bought a Hoffritz open comb (not slant) travel razor. I didn't care about the little travel handle; I wanted the head. I thought it might be a Merkur, but it doesn't look the same as the other Merkur open comb head I own. - can anybody identify it?
I can get another pic tomorrow if you want one.
I took the thing apart already. I got a mediocre shave with it and it was the mildest open comb I ever experienced. It has a large top so there is very little blade exposure. I thought maybe I had found something special - no luck. I get a better, closer shave with a Jagger.
Alex - Actually, I am thinking about getting a new Piccolo just to have the spare FaTip head.
So far my top 4 seems to be:
1. Personna Lab Blue
2. SuperMax Super Platinum
3. Red IP/Crystal
4. Astra SP
Having said that all of these blades give me a good shave in the Fatip and I could be happy if I only had those blades to use. I just like using different blades which is good since I have the following in my stash:
100 Personna Lab Blue
200 Astra SP
300 SuperMax Super Platinum
80 Red IP
70 Gillette Black
50 Gillette Silver Blue
+ assorted odds & sods
May need to order some more Lab Blues......
Arkolyte, BOTOC, SWA (Secret Weber Alliance), TOFLAC-U, 2013 Shave Sabbatical Participant
I am down to three blades for all of my razors - Astra SP's, Preps and Feathers. The Joris/Plisson with a Feather is the best, closest shave of all, but can be a little irritating. The Personnas and Astras are "just right" for an irritation-free BBS. I don't find the FaTip to be as aggressive as the J/P so I usually use Feathers in the FaTip.
Gus: Mazel tov! That's the same one I have. I'll be interested to see if it comes in a Joris box or a box with no name on it. If there's no name on the box, you're going to have to get used to calling it your "Plisson".
No name on the box mine came in. But it was found under joris razors on bullgooseshaving so I'm calling it a joris. I just ordered a kaiser UFO handle for my r41. May have to get a fatip as well. Can't wait to get it.
Last edited by Predict; 07-22-2012 at 10:42 AM.