Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Phantom Blue Open Comb Double Slant Safety Razor | Twisted Shave Tech
Description from PAA:
Visually Stunning & Effortlessly Efficient
I warned you last month after the release of El Fantasma that more color variations on the Open Comb Double Slant Razor were coming. Or maybe I just hinted at that? Hee, hee, hee. Well regardless, it gives me great pleasure to finally introduce you to The Phantom Blue!
Sleak, Sexy, See Thru and a Serious Shave Machine! On top of that, the Phantom Blue is a direct descendant of the Vintage FASAN "Blue Ghost" Open Comb Slant [see photo]!
Any true collector knows The FASAN Blue Ghost is a real must-have piece for the collection. So this ones for all my fellow "shnerds"* out there, geek out on this modern/classic shave tech!
Introducing The Phantom Blue! Yes, it is a slant razor and yes, it is an open comb. But it's also a most EPIC, Electric, Translucent Blue! It's really spectacular to behold & even more so to shave with! Phantom Blue, possibly the Ziggy Stardust of razors!
The Open Comb Slant Returns...Kinda.
If you were a fan of our Bakelite Open Comb Slant Razor, YOU WILL FRIG'N LOVE The Phantom Blue! However, I should point out, The Phantom Blue is not bakelite nor is it the same design & geometry.
Phantom Blue is part of our NEW OC Double Monster Slant Serious of razors. It is an homage to The Vintage, 1930s FASAN Double Slant Safety Razor! That's right, it's even more "twisted" than its bakelite brother! Meaning, there is even more of a dramatic slant on this beaut, making for a smooth, effortless and lightweight shave!
Seriously folks, this is one of my favorite designs of all time!
Next, we opted to give ABS a go rather than bakelite this time around. While I absolutely love bakelite (it may be my spirit animal*) ABS might just be the better option!
[*It's a toss up between Bakelite & David Lee Roth]
It Has A Twist Adjustable Element Too! See Instructions Below!
OC ABS Double Slant Series or Why Does ABS Rock?
First off, it's recyclable (7) and then, the color options are endless! While I loved offering our past bakelite razors the color choices were not really there. Heck, in order to do our Oxblood razors I had to source the bakelite supply myself, then ship it to the manufacturer! I mean, I never would have been able to do a Translucent Electric Blue in Bakelite, the manufacturers barely understood what a safety razor was, never mind if I asked them to make it See Thru & Blue! But I Digress...
ABS is also super strong and impact resistant. This could make it a perfect travel or camping razor. ABS is also heat tolerant and possesses a high tensile strength. It's shock absorbent, and lastly, scratch resistant. To sum it up, though light, it's pretty damn durable and will last generations, especially with the brass hardware we had to include.
We made sure the brass post was the standard 1032 thread so that it can be mixed and matched with your other favorite handles! Though I recommend you hang with the whole package before you switch it up! Unlike it's metal cousin, The Phantom Blue 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 Grasshopper...
To sum all this up, The Phantom Blue is a killer retro style, high grade quality, piece of shave tech past, present & future. Trust me, you do yourself a serious disservice if you dismiss this as sheer novelty alone. Those of you who already own El Fantasma know exactly what I mean. A Smooth, Clean & Efficient Double Slant Shave Every time! SHAVE ON!!!
Instructions: There are a few things you need to know about this razor, especially if you are new to a Classic ABS safety razor model.
The dramatically shaped slant cap secures the blade at a precisely calculated cutting angle. This, in conjunction with the Slanted Open Comb, creates a smooth, drawing scythe-like cut. You will find it super efficient and truly pleasant to take down that unruly beard. Be sure to tighten the handle snugly for shaving. For closer shaves you can try loosening the handle by a 1/8 turn to a maximum of 1/4 turn, depending on beard thickness and your own assessment.
Shave with a vertical downward motion and don’t be surprised if you don’t feel
much of the smooth cutting action. The Slant Cut is an automatic result of this
time tested, classic design. But, you still have to choose the blade that works for
your own unique face - That’s where the true edge is. As important as the features
on this razor may be, the beard is still being cut by the strength and quality of the blade.
It is recommended you experiment with different brands of blade till you find the
optimal blade for you. Some favorites: Feathers, Titans (dorco), Bolzano, Astra and Voskhod.
One 3-piece ABS Open Comb Double Slant Safety Razor
NOTE: This is For One Razor
Complete Length: 3.25"