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Going for a second shave with the iKon DLC slant, with Stubble Trubble and Barrister & Mann Cool Reserve

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I was so excited that yesterday’s shave with the iKon DLC was nick-free after switching to Derby Extra blades that I had to try it again right away. I swapped the iKon SE handle for the Wolfman handle shown in the photo.

But first, of course, the prep: Stubble Trubble Up and Adam is a new favorite: espresso and vanilla fragrance and a very nice lather indeed, worked up this morning with the Maggar 24mm synthetic shown.

My tremor was active this morning, so I had a little more difficulty—I wonder whether the heavier SE handle helped dampen the tremor, another experiment—and I did in fact get 3 or 4 tiny nicks on the upper lip. These, however, were dot-type nicks, not the line-type nicks I had been getting, and I feel fairly sure that a tremor-free shave would eliminate them. So I will try (a) replacing the blade and, if that doesn’t help, (b) switching back to the SE handle. But first I’ll try again as is, on a morning when tremors are absent.

A good splash of Barrister & Mann Reserve Cool, and the week draws to a close.

I want to draw your attention to a very good post by Jack Prenter at, comparing the cost of shaving for: electric razor, cartridge razor, disposable razor, and double-edge safety razor. Very well done.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 April 2017 at 10:17 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. It will be interesting to try a fresh blade and the Ikon SE handle. FWIW, I use Derby for just two shaves. It would still be an economical choice as a single use blade. I am trying out the Derby Premium variety in my RR Baby Smooth, but so far I am unimpressed and prefer Derby Extra.


    8 April 2017 at 8:48 am

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