Bakelite Razor Owners Club (B.R.O.C.)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Enrico, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Welcome to the Bakelite Razors Owners Club, BROC for short.

    I discussed it with @jimjo1031 and our mutual enjoyment of bakelite razors and he suggested the name.

    The purpose of this thread is to:

    1. Show off your bakelite razors in as many photos as you want.
    2. Discuss the different materials used in making non-metalic razors (at least 50% of the head).
    3. Discuss the different configurations available.
    4. Discuss the different handle preferences.
    5. Answer questions of other owners or potential owners.

    I'll start it off with today's shave.

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    Not a rare one, but very enjoyable ..... a Merkur 45

    • Weight: 0.5oz ~ 15 grams
    • Length: 3-1/4 in

    :)
     
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Two favorites of mine. A Wardonia clone and WW II Gillette..................

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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I really like my Gillette bakelite, but I've steered clear of anything like a Wardonia for fear that the blades would fit.

    :eatdrink013:
     
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    There were Wardonias that used modern style blades. This clone also uses them, it's a good shaver.
     
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    while not full bakelite it's a close as i will get...simplex military razor and 1946 canadian service tech..
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  6. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    That Simplex is give a nice little shave; I have one of those as well.

    It's not uncommon for a bakelite razor's head to be 50% metal.

    :happy088:
     
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  7. efsk

    efsk Active Member

    I love those lightweight bakelites. For instance this Mulcuto, the metal version of which inspred the iKon 102. The first DE that gave me a shave as close as a straight.
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Very nice I haven't tried one of those yet.

    :eatdrink047:
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    i still have the simplex travel razor in white box with the gillette shorty handle..:eatdrink047:..
     
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  10. efsk

    efsk Active Member

    Bonsa slant
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  12. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    What an interesting thread! I has no idea there are so many bakelite/similar material razors out there.
     
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  14. brit

    brit in a box

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  15. efsk

    efsk Active Member

    Merkur Progress 800
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Can’t say that I’ve seen one of those before.... cool!

    :cool:
     
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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    An Vintage Merkur 45

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    Just as wonderful as the newer one.

    :eatdrink047:
     
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome set up and pic Keith.you should post it in the SOTD..very cool..:cool:..
     
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  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you Gary

    :eatdrink013:
     
  20. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Shake Sharp (1945-6), two Bakelite variants, original removable cap, followed by transitional hinged cap.[​IMG][​IMG]

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