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    Quote Originally Posted by porridgeorange View Post
    That Pomco's "slant" side reminds me of the old ladies Gillete Curve Fit razor. The curved shape on those was engineered to shave armpits, does the similar shape of the pomco give any benefits when face shaving?

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    It is a weird razor. TBH it scared me when I first tried it out. It is basically like any slant but I don't like the fact that it only slants on one side. It has a lot of exposure too. Slants vary in blade exposure and angle by manufacturer. Some are too aggressive and others are not aggressive enough .... for my personal preference. The Merkur seems to have gotten the perfect balance for my particular whiskers and skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pops! View Post
    so i'm interested in trying a slant bar.. but i'm not really too interested in a plain ol' merkur.. what are my other options?
    Ikon Razors is coming out with one Mid-2013...I am anxiously awaiting so I can purchase one myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by groomingguru View Post
    Ikon Razors is coming out with one Mid-2013...I am anxiously awaiting so I can purchase one myself!
    Very interesting. I don't know if I could resist in spite of what will undoubtedly be a high $ tag. Here is what they have on the Ikon site to show ;

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    If you're looking for a slant that's a little different; The Merkur 4 piece travel razor used to available as a slant. I have a Hoffritz branded one. You could find one of those and add one of the fancy after-market heavy handles to it. (Tradere, Ikon, etc.)

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    It produces a slicing motion with the blade and also makes the blade stiffer as a result of the twist.

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    There are a lot of obscure slants... Neo Ras, Neo Lux, Mulcuto, Valencia, Abercrombie I THINK, Sonnal, Lutz, Apollo, russian examples, a couple of british examples, the KRECT spiral curve, miller, fasan super slants, etc.... I sell old Lutz razors and those are interesting, they have different aggression on each side of the slant. I would say in general, slants aren't any more aggressive than a typical razor, but they get everything there is to get out of any given de blade.

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    I bought the iKon slant. It is a lovely razor, and looks great in the den.

    The shave was pretty rubbish, however. It was like shaving with a Tech ---- a very expensive Tech. Complete waste of money for me. However, some people do like it, and if you're looking for a non-Merkur slant, it's something to consider.

    For me, my Merkur will do fine. That, and my Fasan OC slant.

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