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Discussion in 'Double Edged Razors' started by Komboloi, Dec 10, 2016.
Ugh. Glad you had the FaTip to make the night right!
Thank you Adam.
I take it you're just pushing my Fatip buTTon?
[MENTION=106012]1Cal[/MENTION] sorry this hasn't worked out for you.
Obviously the QC department at the Sik Bay factory is on extended leave.
I really had to get a lot of blade curvature to get the cap screwed down.
If yours is definitely faulty, PM me and I'll send you mine
So I broke out the Sik Bay last night in a mighty contest with the 2011 R41:
Really it wasn't a contest at all.
A bit like the Roedter 1909, the Sik Bay DOES deliver a great shave but in a hideous cheap package.
And it doesn't quite match the 2011 R41 in terms of closeness because of the guard geometry.
It's fun though!
You, sir, deserve honourable mention for bravery. Well done!
1) Braver than me
2) That has got to be the ugliest razor I've seen.
You are a better man than I am Gungadin!
I had a similar experience trying to load the blade. Would spring off the baseplate post when putting it there first and wouldn't sit well for proper alignment on the top cap... until I pushed it down, which made it stay in place and I managed to screw the pieces together. It gave the blade a bit of a curve too, so it was a bit more rigid in the head.
That way, it actually was a pretty good shaver, but getting the blade off was... so fiddly I thought it was dangerous. Had to beat the blade off of the threaded post with the handle to get it to come off. Shame about it, because if not for that, I would have kept it as it was. After that, I just binned the head and kept the handle, as it goes really well with one of my vintages with a slightly smaller than M5 thread.
I have also tried the Yuma clone (which I don't think is actually a Yuma clone, but a clone of a pretty old design - I have one that seems to be made of brass or steel and is much thicker) and I actually had to straighten the baseplate, as it arrived bent. Which I have only noticed after the first shave with it, so had to let skin calm down for a few days afterwards. But after setting the baseplate right, it's actually a really good, efficient shaver. Unlike the razor in the OP, however, much better quality.
For $0.99, the plastic, hinge top Rimei is actually pretty decent too, although pretty mild. Reasonably efficient for a CCS in 2-3 passes when riding the top cap, though. The Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum (has a metal ring near the bottom) is very similar, but has a slightly longer handle and better build quality.
This razor is a) a joke, and/or b) a scam. Shame on you gentlemen for encouraging whomever is foisting these dangerous film-flams off on the unsuspecting.
I don't think the razor the thread is about is a joke or a scam. Like some of us had written, it's a decent shaver. It's really the blade loading/unloading bit that is dangerous. However, there are a few individuals of questionable sanity here (in the very least myself) who like such toys, up to a degree.
Plus, I commend the attempt to make a super-affordable razor. Shame the execution wasn't a bit better, though.
In the 40's, Sik Bay razor was made of zamak...
I need a tetanus shot just from looking at it!- The original picture showed what would be shards from the mold sticking out off the cap, that alone could cause a nick or cut, then the blade. (No Thanks). I haven't read all five pages, has anyone even suggestion the origins of it's name? - I'm thinking using it sends you to the Sick Bay.
I have this Sick Bay When I put the blade it bends.
No, that's what it's supposed to do. Unfortunately the Sik Bay engineers completely misunderstood the concept of a "slant" razor for the new version...
I don't get that (idiom?), and google is not of any help.
The Dictionary of Modern Idioms says that it means his neck is to irritated from the shave to wear a collar.
You get what you pay for...
I'm waiting for a Sik Bay clone. I see no need to pay full price for the original.