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The iKon #101 and Meißner Tremonia

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SOTD 4 Sept 2015

Today is the ninth shave with the sample, and it’s still going strong. I would guess that it will last a dozen shaves in total. Maybe more.

Chiseled Face’s angel-hair synthetic is a very nice brush, though not only blemished versions are available. I once again got a fine lather from the Pots o’ Milk Meißner Tremonia shaving soap.

I’m using the #101 to see whether I can detect any difference between the feel and performance of the two sides, and I cannot. I’m not sure whether it’s blade choice, blade angle, face insensitivity, or some combination of those, but for me both sides feel the same and both perform very efficiently: BBS in three passes with no problems. Obviously, YMMV is the rule in shaving, but with a new razor it’s always good to try some blade exploration and experiment judiciously with shaving angle.

A splash of Chiseled Face East St. finished the shave, and we approach the weekend with pleasure.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 September 2015 at 10:13 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Thanks for using the #101 again. I plan on experimenting with blades and angles to see whether my results are user error or not. I have to admit though, I sometimes wonder why I bought a new head when I get such good shaves with the DE89. The only razor I plan on buying is the Feather All Stainless.

    Gavin Groom

    4 September 2015 at 11:06 am

  2. There is a only a faint difference in “feel” between the sides of the Wolfman dual comb. I can’t identify which side is which, but the shave from either side is fantastic. Knowing iKon, I would bet the 101 will deliver great shaves from either side too.


    5 September 2015 at 10:25 am

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