RazoRock Superslant OPEN COMB Base Plate - Multiple Options
RAZOROCK SUPERSLANT BASE PLATE -OC - OPEN COMB
Multiple OPTIONS - Please select using the DROP DOWN Menu!
**NOTE: YOU ARE PURCHASING ONLY THE SUPERSLANT BASE PLATE. YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE THE BASE PLATE THEREFORE YOU NEED TO ALREADY OWN A SUPERSLANT TOP CAP.**
OPTIONS: Listed from MILDEST to MOST AGGRESSIVE
- L1++OC (More aggressive than L1, L1+ and L1++ CLICK HERE to view)
- L2++OC (More aggressive than L2, L2+ and L2++ CLICK HERE to view)
- L3++OC (More aggressive than L3, L3+ and L3++ CLICK HERE to view)
The RazoRock Superslant will have three core levels of aggression, from L1(MILD) to L3(AGGRESSIVE), but within these core levels there are 4 unique base plates including 1 OC (open comb) to dial in the shave even further. Each and every base plate will be perfectly compatible with one universal top cap meaning you can change the way the Superslant shaves simply by swapping base plates.
Please keep in mind that within each level, the addition of a PLUS sign increases the aggression. (Example: Level 1 which would be the mildest group available - L1, L1+, L1++,L1++OC...L1 would be the mildest and L1++OC would be the most aggressive in this grouping)
The RazoRock Superslant is a razor that has been two years in the making. Ever since our first slant, the RazoRock Stealth, we knew the slant concept was something special. Client feedback overwhelming told us that people loved the shave from our slant razors and it quickly became no secret that a helical slant’s added torque on the long axis of a double-edge blade adds stiffness and rigidity to the cutting edge. Why is this important? When you take a very thin very sharp blade and make it really stiff it cuts with greater efficiency, this translates to less tugging on the hairs and less irritation while shaving. Add this to the fact the blade is held at an angle to the shaving plane giving a slicing action to the shave versus a tradition shaving razor that applies more of a chopping action. The combination of these two attributes lead to a superior shave!
So, if the helical slant concept works then what is the purpose of a “new helical slant,” namely the RazoRock Superslant? Based on a lot of feedback we received from our first two CNC milled slants, the RazoRock Stealth and the RazoRock Wunderbar, we discovered two areas that needed improving. Many of our clients told us the RazoRock Stealth wasn’t aggressive enough and the RazoRock Wunderbar was too aggressive. This told us we needed a helical slant razor with adjustability. A robust design that could offer many difference blade gaps and exposures to suit different beard and skin types.
The second problem we discovered is that when you torque a double-edge blade into a helix shape you create a minor amount of blade-edge wave that is hard to see with the naked eye. This minor blade-edge wave can cause the razor to “bite” if you apply too much pressure to the skin while shaving. In order to solve this issue, we had to design a very unique razor head that can torque a double-edge blade into a helical shape without any effect on the cutting edge. This required a shape with precision clamping and tolerances that could only be achieved using a very complex and expensive German CNC machine under the watchful eye of a Master Machinist. What we created was the world’s first billet 316L stainless steel helical slant that is 5-axis simultaneous-milled. That’s a mouthful but if you buy a RazoRock Superslant you will be shaving with a safety that we believe is the most sophisticated razor to ever enter the traditional wet shaving world; ultimately, you will be the judge of that.
Material: 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel
Finish: 3 stage, 24 hour, machine vibratory finish. It's important to note that our finish is designed to de-burr and make the pieces smooth with minimum effect on machining tolerances. It's a tool-like finish and not a mirror-type high polish; each piece is unique (no two pieces will be identical). We don't believe in hand polishing our machined safety razors because it's self-defeating. We spend so much time and effort getting the tolerances tight, a hand polish will just ruin these tolerances. We would rather give you a quality tool-like finish at a great price and leave it up to you if you want to put a jewelry type polish or gun-kote at the razor later at additional cost.
Other Details: Each razor is engraved with a unique serial number.
PROUDLY MADE IN ONTARIO, CANADA
NOTE: Differences between the different Levels
The "+" plates have a milled chamfer on the guard that creates extra aggression
The "++" plates have a milled step on the guard that creates a little more aggression from the "+"
The OC (OPEN COMB) plates are slightly more aggressive than the "++" versions of each
As a general guide, the L1 plates will fall into the mild-medium area, the L2 plates into the medium-aggressive and the L3 plates into the aggressive with the L3++ & L3++OC being at the very top of the scale. In the near future we will add the SuperSlant to the razor scale on IB.
Based on our testing, the L2++ and the L3 would be the closest to the Wunderbar in terms of aggression but the Superslant is much smoother.
Still not convinced? Check out this review by Leisureguy who we consider a Slant Guru - Click here to see the post!