El Fantasma EPIC Open Comb Double Slant Safety Razor | It's Twisted! | Limited Fall Release
The World's First Halloween Themed Razor!
BOOM! Introducing El Fantasma, razor 1 in our Monster Slant Series! Yes, it is a slant razor and yes, it is an open comb. But more importantly, It GLOWS!!!! We make shaving fun, no? (or at the very least bring a much needed Scooby Doo type vibe.)
"...this razor, a plastic double slant from Phoenix Artisan, is one of the best razors I have: extremely comfortable and extremely efficient, it glides effortlessly through the thickest stubble, meeting no resistance and causing no problems, nor even the threat of a problem. The one I have is the Phantom Blue. I liked it so much that I ordered two spares and also ordered one for the Son. The price — US$27 — is an incredible bargain given the razor’s feel and performance." ~ Leisureguy (Michael Ham), Author of Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable
El Fantasma is an homage to The Vintage, 1930s FASAN Double Slant Safety Razor! That's right, it's even more "twisted" than its bakelite brother! What could be more fitting when going for a spooky Halloween theme, right? 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 Has A Twist Adjustable Element Too! See Instructions Below!
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 Glow In The Dark Bakelite, the manufacturers barely understood what a safety razor was, never mind if I asked them to make it glow. Plus, ABS is 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 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, El Fantasma 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...
And that brings us to the GLOW!
Like most, I think Glow In The Dark products are just super cool, and they are also ultra retro sci-fi. It's like they were made for another dimension yet here they are here in ours. My only problem with them usually is the dim weakness of the glow. I knew if I was going to make a Glow product it was going to shine like the sun! After 5 different prototypes, I was satisfied. El Fantasma glows like 5 green suns in fact. You can actually see the detail of the razor it's so bright! That said, this is just a cool novelty feature, please don't attempt shaving in the dark.
Fran & I are super excited to FINALLY Re-release this bad boy that I know you will all flip for! El Fantasma is light but once you dial it in, you will be rewarded with a killer shave every time! Did I mention it glows too?
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 both efficient and pleasant as the beard disappears. 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. Note: This IS a plastic razor, so NEVER Over-tighten as you might a metal razor! To repeat, snug is the way! With this in mind, your slant will last decades!
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, Bolzano, Astra and Voskhod.
For Novelty Glow Effect Charge Under Bulb For 1 Minute!
WARNING: DO NOT SHAVE IN THE DARK
One 3-piece ABS Open Comb Double Slant Safety Razor, Glow In The Dark
NOTE: This is For One Razor
Complete Length: 3.25"