Mine arrived today, along with 20 AC blades. El Jefe is locked and loaded, ready for tomorrow's AM shave.
Yeah, I suspect I will like it from what I've read about it. This will be my first IKON razor as I've been less than impressed with the way that they handled some problems in the past and never wanted to drop $100 plus risk on a razor from them. So, I haven't tried the Shavecraft Tech and have no idea how that one shaves.I believe you will like it David. Shaves like a SE version of the Shavecraft Tech.
A total guess but I suspect that they don't have their own machine shop (most razor manufacturer's don't) and that these razors are ordered from and produced by an outside company. So, it's not like he'd personally shut down the machine and make adjustments along the way. He likely opened the box, gave one a try and found out he had this issue with 500 of them all at once.I am surprised how he can overlook such a major problem. Hadn't he examined a first few razors before producing a batch? Finish and and look is good though
A few minutes ago, before I read these last few posts, I went back and closely examined mine, with a Feather Pro blade. On mine if the head is moved forward and tightened, the blade is not secured and can actually move side to side a little and flip up and down a bit, so no useable adjustment. The cap needs to be pushed back so the blade is secure with no movement.I've just shaved with it putting a feather pro in 'agressive settings namely, before titenjng, turn the razor so the blade edge faces Down, and then tighten. I checked that blade is hold firmly and parallel to the guard. I actually like the shave it was Bbc no irritation, good glide and also enjoyed a slip profile for upper lip shaving. Will buy a corrected head for 40 when it is available
Because of small tabs there are four possible settings of blade and upper cup relative to base plate
Blade forward cup forward - aggressive
Blade forward cup bavkward - most agressive
Blade backward cup forward.. mildest
Blade backward cup backward. Mild
So I got in a complete shave today with the razor.