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Fine Slant Razor (polished aluminum) I’M IN LOVE

Cal

Contributor
I received, and had my first shave, with my new Fine Slant today.
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Wow! Fabulous!


FOR THE DE RAZOR GEEKS (if that ain’t you, I’d stop reading here)
Out came the scales and calipers…
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Assembled and loaded
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End view showing blade
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SO HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
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Brush: Semogue 22/49 Targa-C3 Finest Mistura
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: Fine Aluminum Slant
Blade: Feather (3)
ASL: Proraso Red

Well, I thought the FOCS (Fatip Open Comb Slant) was at the top of the tree, but not now. This baby is AMAZING!

It’s more aggressive than the FOCS, but oh so smooth.

It’s as if this razor was made just for me. Here’s a few random things I like about it:
  • CNC machined aluminum construction. So everything (blades included) fit perfectly.
  • Light weight ensures my technique is up to scratch. Any hopping immediately tells me to adjust pressure appropriately. (Mind you, at 32g it’s twice the weight of my (16g) PBOCS (Phoenix Bakelite Open Comb Slant.)
  • The blade tabs are not covered. So I can handle the blades safely (by the tabs).
  • At 73mm, the handle sits nicely in the middle of my 70mm to 75 mm preferred handle length range (for comfort and maneuverability).
  • The knurling on the “grip” section of the handle is brilliant (no alumed fingers needed here).
  • The razor can be stood on end due to the flat bottomed handle.
  • The over-all look (and shine) turns me on.
  • It shaves like a dream!
  • There’s more… but I’ll stop now.
Obviously some folk will hate what I love. Good ol’ YMMV. :laugh:
 
I received, and had my first shave, with my new Fine Slant today.
View attachment 1154957
Wow! Fabulous!


FOR THE DE RAZOR GEEKS (if that ain’t you, I’d stop reading here)
Out came the scales and calipers…
View attachment 1154956
View attachment 1154958

View attachment 1154959

Assembled and loaded
View attachment 1154960

End view showing blade
View attachment 1154961


SO HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
View attachment 1154962

Brush: Semogue 22/49 Targa-C3 Finest Mistura
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: Fine Aluminum Slant
Blade: Feather (3)
ASL: Proraso Red

Well, I thought the FOCS (Fatip Open Comb Slant) was at the top of the tree, but not now. This baby is AMAZING!

It’s more aggressive than the FOCS, but oh so smooth.

It’s as if this razor was made just for me. Here’s a few random things I like about it:
  • CNC machined aluminum construction. So everything (blades included) fit perfectly.
  • Light weight ensures my technique is up to scratch. Any hopping immediately tells me to adjust pressure appropriately. (Mind you, at 32g it’s twice the weight of my (16g) PBOCS (Phoenix Bakelite Open Comb Slant.)
  • The blade tabs are not covered. So I can handle the blades safely (by the tabs).
  • At 73mm, the handle sits nicely in the middle of my 70mm to 75 mm preferred handle length range (for comfort and maneuverability).
  • The knurling on the “grip” section of the handle is brilliant (no alumed fingers needed here).
  • The razor can be stood on end due to the flat bottomed handle.
  • The over-all look (and shine) turns me on.
  • It shaves like a dream!
  • There’s more… but I’ll stop now.
Obviously some folk will hate what I love. Good ol’ YMMV.
Very nice. How would you say it compares to the FOCS? E.g.,+4 in efficiency while +1 in aggressiveness? Or, better yet, in percentage terms?

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Cal

Contributor
Very nice. How would you say it compares to the FOCS? E.g.,+4 in efficiency while +1 in aggressiveness? Or, better yet, in percentage terms?
Thank you. :biggrin:
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Bear in mind that I've only had one shave with the Fine... so the figures above are based on my first impression.
 
I received, and had my first shave, with my new Fine Slant today...

Well, I thought the FOCS (Fatip Open Comb Slant) was at the top of the tree, but not now. This baby is AMAZING!

It’s more aggressive than the FOCS, but oh so smooth.

It’s as if this razor was made just for me.
Did anyone ever tell you that you are a razor slut? You can't even stay loyal to your last razor love for a few short months before inviting this thing into your life! Disgraceful! You just don't give a FOCS, do you?
:laugh:
 
I received, and had my first shave, with my new Fine Slant today.
View attachment 1154957
Wow! Fabulous!


FOR THE DE RAZOR GEEKS (if that ain’t you, I’d stop reading here)
Out came the scales and calipers…
View attachment 1154956
View attachment 1154958

View attachment 1154959

Assembled and loaded
View attachment 1154960

End view showing blade
View attachment 1154961


SO HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
View attachment 1154962

Brush: Semogue 22/49 Targa-C3 Finest Mistura
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: Fine Aluminum Slant
Blade: Feather (3)
ASL: Proraso Red

Well, I thought the FOCS (Fatip Open Comb Slant) was at the top of the tree, but not now. This baby is AMAZING!

It’s more aggressive than the FOCS, but oh so smooth.

It’s as if this razor was made just for me. Here’s a few random things I like about it:
  • CNC machined aluminum construction. So everything (blades included) fit perfectly.
  • Light weight ensures my technique is up to scratch. Any hopping immediately tells me to adjust pressure appropriately. (Mind you, at 32g it’s twice the weight of my (16g) PBOCS (Phoenix Bakelite Open Comb Slant.)
  • The blade tabs are not covered. So I can handle the blades safely (by the tabs).
  • At 73mm, the handle sits nicely in the middle of my 70mm to 75 mm preferred handle length range (for comfort and maneuverability).
  • The knurling on the “grip” section of the handle is brilliant (no alumed fingers needed here).
  • The razor can be stood on end due to the flat bottomed handle.
  • The over-all look (and shine) turns me on.
  • It shaves like a dream!
  • There’s more… but I’ll stop now.
Obviously some folk will hate what I love. Good ol’ YMMV.
Btw, are you still in the sabbatical?

And, can you switch the handle out for something more grippy?

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Raven Koenes

My precious!
Contributor
You must be thinking of Rave @Raven Koenes, it's Cal here. What is a sabbatical anyway? :letterk1:

I take it you did a TL;DR on the OP.:wink2: The handle is plenty grippy.

But if you wanted to change it, no problem. It doesn't have a Fatip thread. :laugh:
Btw, are you still in the sabbatical?

And, can you switch the handle out for something more grippy?

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Yup, this is Rave, as in not Cal, and I'm still going strong in the 2020 Sabbatical. It looks like I just might make it. That's how you know it's 2020! :letterk1:
 

never-stop-learning

Contributor
Ambassador
Did anyone ever tell you that you are a razor slut? You can't even stay loyal to your last razor love for a few short months before inviting this thing into your life! Disgraceful! You just don't give a FOCS, do you?
:laugh:
Reminds me of an old saying: "It ain't love, but it ain't bad". ;)
 
I received, and had my first shave, with my new Fine Slant today.
View attachment 1154957
Wow! Fabulous!


FOR THE DE RAZOR GEEKS (if that ain’t you, I’d stop reading here)
Out came the scales and calipers…
View attachment 1154956
View attachment 1154958

View attachment 1154959

Assembled and loaded
View attachment 1154960

End view showing blade
View attachment 1154961


SO HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
View attachment 1154962

Brush: Semogue 22/49 Targa-C3 Finest Mistura
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: Fine Aluminum Slant
Blade: Feather (3)
ASL: Proraso Red

Well, I thought the FOCS (Fatip Open Comb Slant) was at the top of the tree, but not now. This baby is AMAZING!

It’s more aggressive than the FOCS, but oh so smooth.

It’s as if this razor was made just for me. Here’s a few random things I like about it:
  • CNC machined aluminum construction. So everything (blades included) fit perfectly.
  • Light weight ensures my technique is up to scratch. Any hopping immediately tells me to adjust pressure appropriately. (Mind you, at 32g it’s twice the weight of my (16g) PBOCS (Phoenix Bakelite Open Comb Slant.)
  • The blade tabs are not covered. So I can handle the blades safely (by the tabs).
  • At 73mm, the handle sits nicely in the middle of my 70mm to 75 mm preferred handle length range (for comfort and maneuverability).
  • The knurling on the “grip” section of the handle is brilliant (no alumed fingers needed here).
  • The razor can be stood on end due to the flat bottomed handle.
  • The over-all look (and shine) turns me on.
  • It shaves like a dream!
  • There’s more… but I’ll stop now.
Obviously some folk will hate what I love. Good ol’ YMMV. :laugh:


How does it compare to a Wunderbar?
 

never-stop-learning

Contributor
Ambassador
I received, and had my first shave, with my new Fine Slant today.
View attachment 1154957
Wow! Fabulous!


FOR THE DE RAZOR GEEKS (if that ain’t you, I’d stop reading here)
Out came the scales and calipers…
View attachment 1154956
View attachment 1154958

View attachment 1154959

Assembled and loaded
View attachment 1154960

End view showing blade
View attachment 1154961


SO HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
View attachment 1154962

Brush: Semogue 22/49 Targa-C3 Finest Mistura
Soap: Vitos Red
Razor: Fine Aluminum Slant
Blade: Feather (3)
ASL: Proraso Red

Well, I thought the FOCS (Fatip Open Comb Slant) was at the top of the tree, but not now. This baby is AMAZING!

It’s more aggressive than the FOCS, but oh so smooth.

It’s as if this razor was made just for me. Here’s a few random things I like about it:
  • CNC machined aluminum construction. So everything (blades included) fit perfectly.
  • Light weight ensures my technique is up to scratch. Any hopping immediately tells me to adjust pressure appropriately. (Mind you, at 32g it’s twice the weight of my (16g) PBOCS (Phoenix Bakelite Open Comb Slant.)
  • The blade tabs are not covered. So I can handle the blades safely (by the tabs).
  • At 73mm, the handle sits nicely in the middle of my 70mm to 75 mm preferred handle length range (for comfort and maneuverability).
  • The knurling on the “grip” section of the handle is brilliant (no alumed fingers needed here).
  • The razor can be stood on end due to the flat bottomed handle.
  • The over-all look (and shine) turns me on.
  • It shaves like a dream!
  • There’s more… but I’ll stop now.
Obviously some folk will hate what I love. Good ol’ YMMV. :laugh:

Thank you, @Cal - It's rare that I get to use this clip. ;) 🤣
 

Cal

Contributor
How does it compare to a Wunderbar?
I have no idea, sorry. I only have three slants:

PBOCS (Phoenix Bakelite Open Comb Slant) 16g
FOCS (Fatip Lo Storto Originale) 67g
Fine Slant Razor (polished aluminum) 32g

^ Above is the order of purchase. Reverse that for podium places.
 

Cal

Contributor
Would you say it it much more likely to nick you?
I can't remember the last time I nicked myself. That's probably due to me being a technique freak, and a permanent SWB. And that's probably a long way of saying "I don't know."
Or just has more blade feel?
It does have more blade feel.
I admit I’m intrigued...it is SO SLANTED.
Sure it's a little more slanted than the FOCS, but I don't think it's HUGELY slanted. But I'm no expert. Hopefully @efsk, our local friendly Slant Aficionado, might chip in on this matter.
 
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