New Ice Razor - The Next Step Up From a 34C or DE89.
Everybody's Favorite Second Safety Razor!
MARK SZORADY'S REVIEW.
We asked ourselves “What would the PERFECT razor be, for new and experienced wet shavers, alike, that could be the next razor after graduating from the Merkur 34C and the Edwin Jagger DE89?"
We wanted to bring out a superior product that would stand the test of time and become an industry standard.
ICE 3-Piece Safety Razor.
Our Design Considerations Were:
It had to be heavy so it was easy to shave with.
We wanted it to have a longer and an easier to grip handle.
The head had to be perfect! A bit more aggressive. A bit more efficient. Yet still easy to use, great for relative new comers and experienced wet shavers alike.
We Started With A Unique Heavy CNC Machined Handle:
We based our handle design on the Tech Fat Handle. But we lengthened it to 4 inches long and we made it out of solid noble brass. Next we gave it twice as fat! WOW!
The handle by itself weighs 2.7 ounces, the weight of both of the 34C and DE89 entire razor. ICE weighs 4 ounces.
We made sure that the knurling was perfect and that the plating was great.
The Head & Razor Balance:
Let’s face facts, the DE89 and the 34C are both pretty gentle razors, and it takes effort to achieve a BBS shave with either of them. ICE is just a little more aggressive and one step up. It is still a mild razor and is easy to use without causing cuts, nicks, and weepers.
Of course the head had to integrate perfectly with the handle and the balance point should be one third of the way down the handle from the head, considered ideal for traditional shaving.