BOOM! Guess who's back? (kinda)
Fans of our Bakelite Open Comb Slants are going to find our new Fakelite Series a more than a little familiar for sure!
Meet the Filament
The first in our latest series! These babies are our latest take on the Original FASAN Slant, but rather than muck around with bakelite, we decided to take another route instead, a route of endless possibilities! Sadly, what we could do with bakelite was very limited, so ABS Plastic it was once again and for anyone that owns our current Double Slant OC Monster Series, you know how awesome it is!
This time we went clear, crystal clear, a tip of the hat to the vintage "FASAN Ghost"! A prized version of the FASAN Twist! We even made sure to keep the fixings brass so that they really pop! Truth be told, The Filament looks like some other worldly tech that just stepped out of a scifi novel! Maybe something from the Fortress of Solitude?
"So Doug, how is this different than the Double Slant?", I hear you ask. Great question so let's dig into some history.
The FASAN Twist Razor
The Filament open comb/slant design is inspired by one of my favorite vintage razors of all time, The FASAN Twist! I absolutely LOVE that razor but it's hard to find and can be expensive to pick up when you do find one, and if you are not familiar with Bakelite, who wants to take a gamble at the current antique razor price?
So once again, we have gone back and plucked a rare gem from history in an effort to offer it at a fair and reasonable price, so that the newb and old dog collector alike can give this bad boy a go!
Keeping The Standards
We made sure the post was the standard 1032 thread so that handles can be mixed and matched with most of your other favorite components! Though I do recommend you hang with the whole package before you switch it up!
Unlike it's metal cousin, a Fakelite Razor requires slight pressure, but very, very slight. As for the presumed learning curve, you should have it mastered by the end of a 3 pass shave! A slant need not be about weight, but finesse and angle.
NOTE: This is For One Razor
Blade Exposure: 1.032 mm
Blade Gap: .203 mm
Complete Length: 3.25"
"How To Load The Phoenix Bakelite OC Slant Razor" w/ Douglas Smythe of Phoenix Shaving
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