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

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

  1. efsk

    efsk Active Member

    Walbusch B3
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    efsk Active Member

  3. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Here is a Clix with a bakelite case.

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    A couple newer ones that I like.
    From Phoenix Shaving.

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    I have more, I'll get the others out when time allows.

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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I really like the variety in geometry that's found in bakelite razors.

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    I have one or two clix that I really enjoy. I never tried the PAA only because I wasn't sure if the slant would be too aggressive. Though recently I tried a slant and really liked it.

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  5. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks Keith!

    I have the belief that there is no such thing as an aggressive razor, only efficient razors.
    Aggression is in the hand, efficiency is in the razor. Efficient razors only becomes aggressive if you use it as such.
    So get a razor you like, learn to use it properly.
    Just my opinion.
    Oh, and blades are the same.
    IMO
    No such thing as a ruff or harsh blade, only sharp blades and dull blades.

    I have lots of razors,maybe 200, I grab one in the morning. I put a new Feather blade or the sharpest blade that fits in it. I get a great shave, toss the blade. I normally use a different razor almost every day. I sometimes get in a rut, I recently ran a couple weeks on my Yaqi Helmet with a new Feather blade. A real brushhog in efficiency.
    Keeps it fresh if I change it up though.

    Well....

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  6. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I agree total on the razors (for me semantics) the blades though I've found some blade manufacturers can be incredibly inconsistent. I have found some that I really enjoyed tuck after tuck of a particular brand of blades then came across a few tuck where every other one had burrs on them (I used a loop and a scope). I walk away from blade manufacturers that their quality is inconsistent.

    I've work in quality for over 25 years ..... consistent poorer quality, you know where you stand ...... inconsistency is a minefield.

    Just my opinion.

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  7. efsk

    efsk Active Member

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  8. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    I love light razors.
    But in bakelite I've always found models too short for my tastes.

    The last one I own is this ...

    Zorro Slant
    Bakelite, Schrägschnitt

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    Because of this, mostly I use it as frankenrazor.

    Zorro Light
    (Zorro Slant / Maggard "MR14")
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Merkur Bakelite Razor
    Derby Extra Stainless Blade
    Surrey Boar Brush
    Proraso/Love My Skin Spearmint Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Lavender
    Brut Splash On AS


    This is one excellent razor................
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Wardonia Bakelite Clone Razor
    Feather Hi-Stainless Blade
    Mondial Boar Brush
    Love My Skin Sailor's Spice Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Lavender
    Old Spice Classic After Shave


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  11. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Star Bakelite Tech Razor
    Personna Stainless Blade
    Yankees/Omega 11711 Boar Brush
    Viking Revolution Peppermint Eucalyptus Shave Cream
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Lavender
    Brut Classic Splash-On


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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    friday shave
    simplex
    platinum
    custom badger
    proraso sandalwood
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  14. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Great looking shave ..... with the brush Ever Ready should have produced.

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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Keith.it's a fabulously performing brush..and not available in a catalogue..:)
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette WW II Bakelite Tech Razor
    Wilkinson Sword Blade
    Frank Shaving Badger Brush
    Art Of Shaving Sandalwood Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Lavender
    Nivea Deep After Shave


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