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Hoffritz slant-bar razor

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A commenter brought up the Hoffritz slant-bar razor—no longer made, but still available on eBay from time to time. I have one, and it is pretty clearly made by Merkur—quite similar to the Merkur slant bar, but with chequering on the handle not so deep and distinct and the head lacking the scalloped edges that the Merkur boasts.

So today I brought it out for a shave. Gillette (Swedish) blade, and a lather worked up from Truefitt & Hill soap with the Rooney Style 2 Finest. Quite a good shave, no nicks and quite close. I do find the handle of the Hoffritz is somewhat slipperier than the Merkur’s handle: the sharp and deep chequering of the Merkur really helps. Still, a perfectly good slant bar.

Finished with the alum block and Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel. Feeling up—today’s the big photo shoot for the book cover!

Written by Leisureguy

12 April 2007 at 8:20 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Hello. While going through my dad’s things, I found a beautiful razor kit and am trying to find out more about it. It is in a very nice silver kit that is lined with blue velvet and has Hoffritz on it. The razor looks as though it has never been used and there are 8 new blades (thin Gillette blades in original wrappers) that are in a slotted area in the case. Do you have any idea what I have? There is no name on the razor but it has scalloped edges as you mentioned in the above article and twists to accept the blades. We are trying to put a value on this and will list it on eBay. My 85 year old mother died last year and we just didn’t want to begin the process of clearing out anything for fear that it would be too much on my dad. However, he died in March of this year and we are now clearing out the estate. We would appreciate any information that you may be able to give me. Thank you very much.



    27 August 2008 at 7:12 am

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