I found just loosening up the handle a bit with my Phantom Blue slant, which is the same as the ElFantasma, makes a huge improvement.I should have clarified that the shim goes on top of the blade on the PBOCS AND ElFantasma. It stiffened the blade up and stopped the slight chatter I felt.
I went with the Ikon DSL as my first slant.Experienced DE razor user, but have never used a slant. My initial thoughts are to get either the Merkur 37c or the Fatip Lo Sorto open comb slant. Both sound like smooth efficient shavers at reasonable prices without being too aggressive or blood producing. I'm leaning towards the Merkur because I have read of production inconsistencies and blade alignment problems with some of the Fatips. Ideally, if I decide like using the slant, I want it to be one I will be satisfied with long-term and not just a stepping stone to a better shaving, more expensive one. If there are better candidates than the two I mentioned, please let me know. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I have an ATT Windsor, but I do not have RAD. However, the S1 has given me early stage RCF (razor curiosity factor). It was moving towards RAD, but someone told me they would stick with the Windsor.The Kai is my favorite blade in the S1. Great pairing. The S1 is one razor I'll never sell.
Too bad I didn't see the a RazoRock Wunderbar Slant head only, at a good price. Curious how well it works.
Wow!!! “Milder than the 34C”…..I bought a Merkur 37C for my first slant because I love my 34C, especially for every day shaving. I have to say the slant was milder than the 34C!
This summer I was able to try the Fatip Lo Storto open comb on a passaround, and it was a really nice razor. However, when Maggard's had the Fatip Gentile Slant (closed comb) on sale for $20 on Black Friday I couldn't resist. So far, I've had two nearly perfect shaves with it! It shaves like I had hoped my Merkur slant would shave. In fact, I will probably get rid of my Merkur slant.