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Slantember (Used to be September) Is For Slants! | Version 4 | 2021

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
⬆ Very cool write-ups. Great razor porn. ⬆

@Iridian, my impressions of the Wunderbar are very much like yours. I will say that it got better when I used it for a Fixed Four; my best shave with it was the last shave of that month.

However, that is not me saying the Wunderbar won't bite. Perhaps it can be mastered to that degree but I wouldn't say I know it to be true. The WB is otherwise amazingly smooth and efficient.

Happy shaves everyone,

Jim
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
I haven't read much about the ATT S2, a pity as I am very much interested in it. I like their recent Windsor SB90 a lot. They were a pioneer years ago but now seem to fly under the radar. I hope for some fancier handle designs, the heads seem superb as they are.

This ATT?

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No, I think you mean the aluminum version...

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I'd be interested in hearing how fat that aluminum handle is, if you have calipers and are inclined. Thanks.


I'll do my part to fix that ATT slant issue for you.


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S2. Timeless Ti handle.

Happy shaves,

Jim
 
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Merkur Super Slant
Feather (3)
Omega 10066
Murphy&McNeil Ouroboros
Stirling witch hazel 50/50 Vetiver/Menthol

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Shock result: a Feather on shave 3 is more efficient than an Astra SP on shave 5. I will not claim MSS mastery, just that two passes today got me as close as three passes yesterday. I would not hand this razor to a beginner.

In case you were wondering, there are 33 tiny teeth on each of the closed combs. Crazy detailed casting.
 
It looks like a torture device. I want one!!
Merkur Super Slant
Feather (3)
Omega 10066
Murphy&McNeil Ouroboros
Stirling witch hazel 50/50 Vetiver/Menthol

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Shock result: a Feather on shave 3 is more efficient than an Astra SP on shave 5. I will not claim MSS mastery, just that two passes today got me as close as three passes yesterday. I would not hand this razor to a beginner.

In case you were wondering, there are 33 tiny teeth on each of the closed combs. Crazy detailed casting.
 

Lefonque

Even more clueless than you
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PrePAA Cube 2.0 USA 🇺🇸
SoapNoble Otter Noir et Vanille, USA 🇺🇸
BrushBGB Fallen G6 Badger Fan, Australia 🇦🇺
RazorFaTip Piccolo Slant, Italy 🇮🇹
BladeAstra SS, Russia 🇷🇺
Post ShaveProraso Alum, Italy 🇮🇹 Proraso Balm Italy 🇮🇹
FragrancePenhaligon’s Halfeti Leather, UK 🇬🇧
Rating9/10
 
Jim, I only have the SB90 with the Kronos handle in stainless steel. The aluminum version has the Calypso handle.

Thanks for posting the S2 head. One has to look twice to see that it is slanted, it is a very moderate slant twist. Kinda reminds me of the Parker semi slant. How does it shave?

I will check the thread again if you already talked about it and I didn't notice,, sorry.
 
Apologies to all ATT S2 users. I found quite some feedback on it after closely reading the full thread.

Many replaced the handle of ATT with handles of other razors, that required careful reading. Often I would not have suspected that this was a S2. 😀
 
Slantember Monday Shave:

RR German 37 slant razor
Gillette 7 O'clock Super Platinum (Black) (2)
Semogue SOC finest badger
Prep Derma pre-shave cream
Cyril R Salter citrus shave cream (sample)
Dickinson's witch hazel + Pereja limon kolonya
Pinaud Citrus Musk + Osage Rub

Nice citrus blast! I will miss Summer.
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
Jim, I only have the SB90 with the Kronos handle in stainless steel. The aluminum version has the Calypso handle.

Thanks for posting the S2 head. One has to look twice to see that it is slanted, it is a very moderate slant twist. Kinda reminds me of the Parker semi slant. How does it shave?

I will check the thread again if you already talked about it and I didn't notice,, sorry.

Thanks.

Let me be sure about this. Your entire SB 90 the head and the handle is SS, right?

Happy shaves,

Jim
 
Micromatic Monday Merkur SS

Two razors today, but here is the skinny on Super Slant + Swedish Supersteel:
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1 - yes it will stand on its head, @EMG06
2 - I unwrapped my last Rapira Swedish Supersteel. This was my best shave with this model blade. When wielding a rapier, I'm more a Platinum Lux guy.
3 - Ms. MSS got pass 1. Left side=snug cap, right side= opened 1/4 turn. The lange Verschraubung (long screw connection, i.e. two-piece razor) gives a very secure feel even when opened up 1/4.
4 - Nice improvement in efficiency. It earned a shot at the tough stuff.
5 - Neck maelstrom clean up - the quarter turn yielded excellent results without any excessive buffing or pressure.
 
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