#1
I am currently looking for a razor head that yields a comfortable shave, similar to that of a merkur 34c. Preferably, I would like an IKON head as I can pair it with my new OSS handle. However, I would not mind any other manufacturer as long as it gives similar properties such as comfort and smoothness. Any thoughts or suggestions?
#2

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Illinois USA
Rockwell 6S in stainless steel or the Rockwell 6C in one of the chrome over zamak.

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#3
I have to admit that I am quite reluctant about the Rockwell razor, something about having to change the head plates all the time turns me away from it. Thanks though I do appreciate the suggestion.
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Illinois USA
No problemo. The thing most don't realize is that you don't have to change the plates all the time, just find the one that works right for you and voila.

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(This post was last modified: 07-24-2017, 03:54 AM by jmudrick.)
Just buy the 2C.3 plate should do you just fine.

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#6
The iKon SC102 is a mild and efficient slant. The X3 is less so.

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So which one is milder and more comfortable? The 102 or the X3? Thanks for your input by the way, very much appreciated...
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(This post was last modified: 07-24-2017, 04:40 PM by celestino.)
(07-24-2017, 04:27 PM)Great shaves Wrote: So which one is milder and more comfortable? The 102 or the X3? Thanks for your input by the way, very much appreciated...

I would say the 102 is a more comfortable shave, but, bear in mind, that is will always be very subjective and you may not agree with this once you get it. No one razor will satisfy everyone.
You may, also, want to contemplate the Timeless .68 SB head if you are looking for a smooth shaver. Unfortunately, it is a more expensive option, but it is stainless steel.
Good luck. Shy

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(07-24-2017, 04:27 PM)Great shaves Wrote: So which one is milder and more comfortable? The 102 or the X3? Thanks for your input by the way, very much appreciated...

In my experience the 102 is superior to the X3. I just spent a week with the 101 and its really nice too - safety bar / open comb combo so you can get the best of both worlds. A recurring comment on the 102 on the LeisureGuy's blog is that he loves it but hears complaints from people about clogging. I've thought about that and observed how some younger guys shave (i.e., my 22 year old son) and they sometimes let their beard grow a few days between shaves so the hair is almost long enough, IMO to take clippers to before shaving and if you're in the habit of doing that you might find the 102 to clog with long hair because the blade gap is fairly close in without a lot of room for clearing. That said, I have a fairly coarse beard and I have no difficulty with the 102 with even 2 or 3 days stubble. Did I say its one of my favourite razors?

The Rockwell is great - what an earlier poster said is accurate. You find your sweet spot (plate) and go with it. I like 3 for a normal everyday shave and 4 for a Monday morning a little extra stubble day. I've tried 5 and 6 too and they're great if you like a more aggressive razor.
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(This post was last modified: 07-24-2017, 10:10 PM by Freddy.)
(07-24-2017, 05:11 PM)Marko Wrote:
(07-24-2017, 04:27 PM)Great shaves Wrote: So which one is milder and more comfortable? The 102 or the X3? Thanks for your input by the way, very much appreciated...

In my experience the 102 is superior to the X3.  I just spent a week with the 101 and its really nice too - safety bar / open comb combo so you can get the best of both worlds.  A recurring comment on the 102 on the LeisureGuy's blog is that he loves it but hears complaints from people about clogging.  I've thought about that and observed how some younger guys shave (i.e., my 22 year old son) and they sometimes let their beard grow a few days between shaves so the hair is almost long enough, IMO to take clippers to before shaving and if you're in the habit of doing that you might find the 102 to clog with long hair because the blade gap is fairly close in without a lot of room for clearing.  That said, I have a fairly coarse beard and I have no difficulty with the 102 with even 2 or 3 days stubble.  Did I say its one of my favourite razors?

The Rockwell is great - what an earlier poster said is accurate.  You find your sweet spot (plate) and go with it.  I like 3 for a normal everyday shave and 4 for a Monday morning a little extra stubble day.  I've tried 5 and 6 too and they're great if you like a more aggressive razor.

That's so funny, Mark, because I would have said the opposite.  I have both and they are both very good.  However, if I could only keep one then it would be the X3, without another thought given to that decision.  Talk about YMMV! Tongue  Of course, you mention that you have a fairly coarse beard where as mine I would say is average and not overly coarse so that could come into play, as well.

Great shaves, I happen to think both the 102 and X3 are fairly mild. I shave with both without irritation. However, I might give the nod to the 102 when it comes to which is milder.

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