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ShaveCraft Tech – Aggressive Masterpiece
Ships with a OSS Handle
Todd (verified owner) – July 3, 2015
This is a truly beautiful, turbo-charged shaving instrument. Don’t be surprised that while there may be some visual connectivity between the iKon model and older Gillettes by the same name, the iKon represents the pinnacle of efficient DE performance. It also requires care and an extremely light touch to minimize any potential issues such as weepers or the perception of pulling/dragging.
The precise handle-to-head weight ratio allows you to just lightly apply the blade to the face, and let the weight of the razor do all the work. I vary the angles depending on beard growth; some folks may prefer a steeper angle (as I do), but there is plenty of room for experimentation. While there is the inclination to want to spend a long time soaking your beard, showering, etc. before using the Tech, I’d like to note that I don’t shower before I shave, and also use cold water. Still, good prep is essential (face lathering helps), and DE shaving newcomers might want to consider trying a couple of WTG passes for the first few shaves before moving to XTG/ATG. In any case, it’s well worth the investment of practice.
William (verified owner) – August 12, 2015
After only one shave with this razor I can tell I’m going to like it it, is VERY AGRESSIVE, and I had to be very careful. I don’t think I am ready for this to be in my rotation too often yet, but it will be in there.
The first shave was very slow and careful, no weepers or cuts, I thought I was doing really well, but when I applied my aftershave my face informed me that it was a little bit too close! With this razor you use NO PRESSURE! The feel of the blade on your face will remind you.
I can tell that this razor will drastically improve my technique! I liked the first shave so as I know that as I learn this one it will just get better.
I can tell that when my confidence is up and I can go faster I will be rewarded with an excellent shave indeed. Today’s shave was great aside from one problem spot on my neck that I was too afraid to shave closer.
David – March 12, 2016
Beautiful razor and very aggressive. I love it!
Daniel – August 9, 2016
Top of the line razor. I purchased mine from Maggard with a Bulldog handle, and I daresay the razor is perfect. It demands respect, but if you show it some manners, this will shave you closer than any other DE razor. At least, that’s been MY experience. I love my other efficient razors, but I always felt like they were too mild for my beard after I mastered my technique. I’m part Indian, which means coarse dark beard hair. If I don’t get a close shave, it will be immediately noticeable, which is why I started getting aggressive razors. Well, you don’t get much more aggressive than this. You feel the blade when you shave with this, but it’s comfortable on the skin. It keeps you focused without irritating the skin. I swear, even when I draw blood, I don’t feel any sting with the alcohol aftershave. The shave is effortless, especially if you’ve already used aggressive razors like the Fatip or slant bar razors. I’ll note that because the razor is so efficient, it demands a sharp blade, if not you’ll feel it tug. I seem to get my most comfortable shaves by ditching blades after one use. It’s not necessarily a complaint, since blades are cheap, just something I thought I’d mention. This razor doesn’t disappoint. If you think you have a coarse, stubborn beard, give it a try. You may find that it’s perfectly suited to you.
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