I have about a half dozen razors, including the ikon 102 Slant. The 102 had been my favorite, but this razor shaves me closer with less effort than any of my others. It does give me more of a blade feel but it isn't uncomfortable. I would say that a good thick lather is a big help. My blade choice is an Astra Superior Platinum. That said, I have found that I need to continually pay attention to the basics of good technique such as light pressure and proper blade angle. It has bitten me when my mind has wandered. By the way, the proper blade angle is with the handle held further from my face than with my other razors. It's easily determined by auditory feedback.
My two ikons are the costliest razors in my collection, so I can't compare them to a one, two, or three-hundred dollar razor. It's hard for me to imagine any razor performing significantly better than either of these two. My X3 is my new go to choice.
2016-11-23 16:14:04 UTC
Steven Myers said:
So far I'm very pleased with the performance of the product. This is my first experience with a slant head and it delivers as others claimed; good with sensitive skin and tough beards. Thanks
2016-09-24 00:57:18 UTC
John Zimmerman said:
After several weeks use, without qualification this is my favorite razor. Phil's recommendation is right on: The razor is a dream come true for those with a tough beard & sensitive skin. It readily mows down the toughest hairs without irritation. I use the razor with a Kai blade, a thick but clean rinsing lather, & apply very little to no pressure. Highly recommended.
2016-09-15 12:47:04 UTC
Lance Chapman said:
Great razor for the price
This is a great razor. This is a great middle of the road razor. I definitely recommend this razor
2016-08-11 13:13:55 UTC
Great first impression
Bought the X3 Slant to change it up after many years of shaving with a Merkur HD. My first shave with it, with a new Feather blade, all I could feel on my face was the smooth shave head, not the blade. Was it even shaving? It sure was. Ultra smooth, nice weight to the handle, and no nicks even with the sharpest blade in the business. My only frustration was -- being new to slant head -- it was a little hard to edge my sideburns because of the unfamiliar angle. I'm sure I'll learn. Well constructed and easily worth the price.
2016-08-08 01:21:38 UTC
Steven Kapela said:
Give me a slant razor anyday
Nice middle of the road razor, Smooth shaver, not too aggressive, not to passive. Good daily shaver. I love slant razors and this is a good one
2016-07-30 07:06:30 UTC
Tres bon Slant
Comme a son habitude, Ikon nous sort un tres bon Slant, deux coupes différentes pour plus de polyvalence, il plaira a tout le monde ;)
Le rapport qualité/prix est tres bien placé.
Un tres bon rasoir a découvrir.
2016-07-30 01:03:05 UTC
Gregory Smith said:
Paired with my go to blade the Rapira Platinum Lux for 3 shaves and found it to be almost too mild! Then went to the sharpest blade in the business, a Feather, and now I was impressed! Feathers typically are a bit "harsh" for the first shave on my daily drivers, then settling in to a nice ride for three to four shaves. From the first shave on, smooth city. What a fantastic purchase for 55$. I hope these will be available soon as I plan on getting a few for gifts this upcoming holiday season. great job IKON, and thanks once again Phil for bringing another acceptional offering to the market.