The beautiful 1959 Flare tip Rocket in gold -- with its distinctive white leatherette case. Remarkable beauty, never used, quite rarely seen. They really don't make them like they used to. The late 1930s, before WWII broke out, so many creative designs in the safety razor world. Who could compete with Gillette, Apollo, Rotbart, and the many other companies that were getting into the market. One stood out from the rest: Eclipse! Check out the ad, see for yourself, hard to find a more creatively designed safety razor. And classy. And beautiful. And who ever saw one in this metal/chromed case before? I have a real attraction to the German Apollo razors. Here is a selection of a few, including the elusive Mikron. They pioneered the adjustable design. Cool and creative. The Ben Hur is a heavy Apollo slanted head razor. Aggressive is an understatement. Makes the Gillette Big Boy seems like a welter weight. But it's also quite effective and provides an extremely close shave in only 2 passes. Slant, heft, blade exposure -- perfect for the heavy beard or the macho among us.