Lately I have been shaving mostly with my New Deluxe head on a Ikon Bulldog handle. And it got me wondering how these two similar yet different designs might compare to one another. So, today I put one of my New Improved heads on the same handle. During the shave things seemed fine but when I was done I ended up with 3 nicks and some pronounced feedback when I applied the alum. My shaves with the New Deluxe have been blood free and very little feedback from the alum. I realize this is only one shave but to me the result was not on par. I’m going to use the New Improved twice more and if things don’t improve I will crown the New Deluxe the winner of this faceoff.