iKon ShaveCraft Tek Head on OSS Handle
designed and manufactured by iKon Razors
*Aggressive Level Shave
– July 13, 2020
I reviewed the previous “Tech” but this is the same, beautiful razor. For me, it’s become – after trying out more than 50 double-edge and single-edge razors – the absolute beacon of efficiency, comfort and joy. Yes, this IS shaving at its most 550 HP emphatic, but the engineering behind it somehow manages to manage the aggressiveness right at the point where it could break you and deliver a less than stellar, or even dangerous, shave. I have opted to replace the wonderful provided handle with a less heavy aluminum one – but for me, I get the same incredibly close and comfortable shaves, with just a little more control (particularly if I shave on consecutive days) – and the lighter handle also affords me the ability to occasionally pop a Feather blade in the Tek for an unbelievably comfortable, fast, skin-close shave – without the “weepers” that Feathers often deliver in lesser razors. Folks, this is SIMPLY the DE razor that will take you close to the edge but never push you over. And while some might say “not for beginners” or those transitioning from multi-blade razors, if you’re careful and do a really good lathering with a quality shaving soap and a synthetic or animal-based brush, you won’t be sorry you tried. I face lather and use cold water, and only drink a shot of Lagavulin AFTER the shave.
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