I’ve been doing some research prep for a video about “new” razor designs, such as Classic Shaving’s Cobra Classic, the Goodfella razor, and Ikon’s razors (I’m toying with the idea of including the Pils and Feather All-Stainless razors as well but haven’t decided yet). I happened to receive the Ikon razor yesterday at work and mentioned it on Twitter. Some of my Twitter followers (“tweeps”) wanted to see a pic of the razor; instead I whipped out an old webcam and made a short video of it.
I had my first shave with it this morning. From a construction/manufacturing standpoint this is a very high-quality razor: heavy, well-designed, excellent “fit & finish.” The shave was very good: Ikon razors (and open-comb razors in general) have a reputation of being aggressive but I didn’t think it was that extreme (maybe my expectations were biased by forum postings).
Anyway, its shaping up to be an interesting video.