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Maggard Razors Slant Safety Razor Head, Gray

4.82 out of 5 based on 65 customer ratings
(65 customer reviews)


Plated Zinc Alloy Slant Head

2929 in stock

Product Description

Released in September 2016, our new Slant Razor Head is a great way to try out a slant head design without breaking the bank.

The best part of the Maggard Slant is the price — $19.95 for the head alone.  The head fits on all major manufacturer’s handles, including all of the Maggard Razors stainless steel handles.  If you want to purchase one of our handles with the slant head, it will be listed as a choice on our full razor product pages.


1)  This isn’t a razor for beginners.

We rarely recommend slants as a first razor to anyone; and the Maggard Slant is no exception.   If we had to give an aggressiveness rating, our Slant would fall somewhere in the 5/10 range (compared to our Standard V3 at 3/10 and our V3A at 6/10).  It is a comfortable and efficient razor — but, you’ll have to take your time with it, and it helps to build off of a base skill set you’ve already developed.

2)  It’s based on a vintage Mulcuto / Paul Müller slant that was produced in the 1930s.

Our Slant is based on the same vintage razor that the “iKon Stainless Steel Slant” was based on; but has several design modifications to enable mass production with the materials we chose.  The shave has a different, unique feel from other slants on the market, and actually ended up different from the razor it was based on.

3)  The head is made from cast Zinc Alloy.

Are there better materials?  sure.  But, we know that price is important for many of our customers – and at $19.95, it opens up the slant razor to a whole new market.

4)  The head sometimes requires manual blade alignment.

Although testers all said it wasn’t a huge problem, there is, without a doubt – a fair amount of play in the blade fitting.  Now — all slant razors typically have SOME play – but I would say that ours has more than the average slant.  This is due to the fact that the original 1930’s razor it is modeled from also had the same characteristics.  The two alignment pegs needed to be about 5  thousands larger to resolve this issue – but the costs to modify and re-tool were just too high, so, we decided to release it anyway, because we feel like the benefits of this head far outweigh this minor inconvenience. 90% of the time, you can load a blade without thinking and it will be just fine.  But, double checking before tightening down your handle isn’t a terrible idea.  Again, this is a trade off to meet our price target.  Every single head we’ve test fitted (and it’s been a lot, believe me), is able to be properly aligned with a small amount of effort.  The easiest way is to drop on the blade to the top cap, align it with the top cap edges, hold it there on the ends of the cap, and then put the base plate on and tighten down the handle.  If it still doesn’t appear straight, loosen the handle a couple turns and use your fingers to make slight adjustments.  If you don’t like this trade off, we wouldn’t recommend purchasing our slant razor.

With this release, we’re bringing Slants to the masses.

Materials:  Zinc Alloy with a matte gray plating.  The finish is the same as our popular V3A head.

Standard M5 x 0.8 threading

Warranty:  6 months from date of purchase

65 reviews for Maggard Razors Slant Safety Razor Head, Gray

  1. 3 out of 5


    This razor head offers a good introduction to the experience of DE slant razor shaving, but it falls significantly below the level of better slant razors. The fit and finish of the head are good for its price point. I did not have any issue with blade alignment as some have mentioned. The head leaves a fair amount of blade exposure, so one needs to pay careful attention to maintaining proper blade angle. I compared it to the Ikon B1 slant, which I also own. Not only does the Ikon have better fit and finish, but if provides a much smoother and more comfortable shave. It is less fussy about shave angle. Even though the Ikon has less blade exposure, it removes hair more efficiently than the Maggard and allows me to get a closer shave with fewer passes. I’ve tried a variety of blades with the Maggard slant, from Feather to Derby, and all felt a bit harsh against my face. Of course the Maggard cannot be fairly compared to tkon as the Ikon costs at least 4 to 5 times more. That said the Maggard is a good choice for someone who wants to experience a slant razor.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I tried the merkur slant and it was fine. I like this one better because I can use a long handle that I already had. This one is also slightly heavier which, for me, improves control. Excellent fit and finish. The bronze looks cool with a chrome handle. Some alignment issues but if you sort of hold the blade in place when you screw on the handle it’s not an issue. Highly recommended.

  3. 5 out of 5


    God Bless Maggard Razors. This was my first Slant Razor and it goes perfectly with the Maggard MR1 Handle. Since the day this was released – I’ve been strictly using it and I’ve since prefer slants over everything else. I cant wait for a V2 if it all happens.

  4. 5 out of 5


    This slant is superb. The blade tabs are covered and the coating gives it a nice glide under any soap circumstance. The one thing I would argue, is that while Maggard gives it a 5/10 for aggression, its rigidity is off the charts! If you aren’t careful around even the most minor of skin blemishes or irregularities in the surface of your skin, this bad boy will slice right through it without warning. Think of it as a miniature guillotine! Once you learn to respect it around the curves and contours of your face, head, neck etc, it’s a really incredible piece to have. I love it.

  5. 3 out of 5


    So far I’ve tested a V3M and V2 Open Comb and found them both wonderful. This week I tested the Slant. I’ve liked my RR 37 slant very much and so I thought I’d give the Maggard version a try, especially since it has an attractive price point.

    Fit and finish are spot on. I did not notice the blade alignment issues that others have, and in fact found it easy to load. Finish is smooth and very well done.

    What I’ve found is that for me, this razor is very different than my other other standard or slant’s. First, there is little if any blade feel. This makes it hard for me to know if I made a good pass or not. Second, I’ve found the razor to be inefficient. I do get BBS but it takes a lot of touch-up. I’ve played around with blade angle and can’t seem to find one that gets me a consistent shave.

    I’ll continue to experiment with this but after great experiences with the V2 and V3M right out of the gate and no learning curve for the RR 37, it will be hard for me to use this due to the effort required.

    Next up, the V3A….

  6. 5 out of 5


    Amazing razor!!! I got a DFS with the first wtg pass and a BBS withe the second xtg!!!
    Blade alignment was not perfect in mine but it was very easy to get it right.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Excellent product. Any issues with blade alignment are very minor. If you are thinking of trying out a slant bar then get this one from Maggard. Great service and very quick shipping.

  8. 5 out of 5


    I received this razor over a month ago. This is my first slant. I got it with the MR5 handle. I haven’t used anything else since. It gives a much nicer, closer shave than the Merkur 33C that I’ve been using for the last 9 years. I use it to shave my head too. Solid razor.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I’m not a part of the cult of slants, however this head does provide great shaves. It’s also one of the most reasonably priced slant heads around. Shaving angle is easy to find and intuitive and as long as you join the no pressure club, this thing will give smooth shaves with no blood. I read Maggard’s disclaimer about blade alignment, and I experienced no such issues. My blade has been perfectly aligned first try each time. For anyone that is interested in trying a slant, this is a perfect jumping on point. Inexpensive and great shaving. Can’t ask for more than that.

  10. 5 out of 5


    This razor far exceeded my expectations for a slant. I have several in my rotation but this is far and above, the best performer of them all. Recommend this razor to any experienced wet shaver for his rotation. I don’t feel the need to use a super sharp blade, middle of the road varieties seem to work just fine. Why raise the risk of nicks or cuts if one does not have to, right? Quality seems to be right up there at the top also. Needless to say, I’m impressed.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Excellent head, but I must say one more thing: Maggard is for me by far the best store
    in every way, fastest shipping, excellent products, great prices and best of all unbelievable
    costumer service. Thanks Maggard!

  12. 5 out of 5


    Very good! I would like more aggressiveness. It works!

  13. 5 out of 5


    Peculiar razor that takes a few shavings to get used to. I loaded it with a Feather blade and it cut through strong beard like nothing ever did before.

    Pay particular attention to the angle of that razor which seems to be quite narrow.

    I could have just done one pass and stop there but I did three: one down, one sideways, and one up with amazing result.

    This is definitely a razor for the brave and experimented shaver.

  14. 4 out of 5


    Great shaver.. It does take some practice to get the Blade straight but after that it does have a really efficient cutting power. Also, I felt it a bit agressive, but maybe I was using a Blade too sharp for my first shaves. Great product.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Amazing item! It’s my first slant (purchased slant head + MR7 handle) and what I can say is I’m in love with it. Need a bit of practice but can give you supershaves.

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