Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by gorgo2, Apr 26, 2019.
Has anyone had a new or vintage zamac razor begin to rot?
No I have not. I did buy a Edwin Jagger for the handle and the head had some rough places. It looked like it was handled a little rough.
My Cooper razor has some damage on it. Not sure it is zamac. I'll take some pictures tonight and see for sure.
Pictures of the head. I believe the problem starts when the chrome is damaged.
my lightly used 34hd looks like new ..
I have several Zamac razors, some for more than 5 years and I have never had a problem.
Both my Clix and the Cooper are raw/unplated zamac, and were used before I got them, but neither shows any sign of what's described as rot. Have read that it depends on which formulation of zamac is used...some mixes are much more corrosion-resistant than others and that under certain conditions zamac (like aluminum, which it contains) can develop its own protective coating.
Since both of these were likely made by/for Cooper, maybe they used the good zamac mix. I hope so but time will tell.
I have an old grafco open comb. It had some flea bites on it when i got it. They don't seem to be getting worse, but i don't use it very often. Primarily, because i don't want them to worsen.
I had to edit, because i misnamed my grafco an adams.
My 7 year old Edwin Jagger looks like it is brand new.
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