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A Lord shave

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Razor and Brush offers a continually expanding product line. Their razor offerings include the Merkur line (the modern-day standard), Weishi razors (very nice and mild razors from China), Treet razors (from Japan) and now a variety of razors made by Lord, an Egyptian company. I just got a razor and selection of blades, all made by Lord, and I gave them a go this morning.

The Racer razor shown is a very inexpensive little guy, mostly plastic but with a metal cap that gives it a nice weight distribution for shaving. The cap covers the ends of the blade, which I’ve not seen before but is a nice idea. It lacks some refinements of higher end razors, but I wanted to try it as a possible beginner razor. One thing I noticed immediately: as you tighten the head, you must be careful that the blade stays straight—careless tightening results in a blade unevenly exposed. But if you press down on the top as you tighten, you can keep the blade straight.

I used the Racer blade that came in the package, and I picked Tryphon Florida Water shaving soap—an appropriate choice since Tryphon/Razor and Brush/Barbieria Italiana is located in Florida—and the Rooney Style 2 produced a totally satisfactory and fragrant lather.

The little razor did a very good job indeed. Three passes, and I have a very smooth face. The blade is not bad and worth a try.

For the finish, Murray & Lanman Florida Water seemed the only appropriate choice.

Written by Leisureguy

25 September 2008 at 8:13 am

Posted in Shaving

5 Responses

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  1. I’ve always been a little wary about ordering from Tryphon, given the fact I have to call him up and give him my credit card details.
    I know he has a good reputation, it just makes me uneasy.

    Chris

    25 September 2008 at 11:52 am

  2. Am finding that the Racer is way way better for Touch-Up work like
    Blade Bluffing & J-hooking than either of my Merks (hd & slant). For me,
    it’s also way way better for nasal filtrum work.

    Of course, YMMV, but I’m getting far superior shaves from this little puppy than from my Merkz with way less irritation/razor burn. Accomplished
    with same number of passes.

    Thinking about junking my Merkz, er, I mean selling them & just using the
    Racer.

    BTW – Chris is you have PayPal setup to debit a checking account, Tryphon
    can be easily paid that way. Not so, if your PayPal is pulling from a CC.

    hyperwarp

    25 September 2008 at 1:43 pm

  3. Also, Chris, you have to give him your credit card only once. After that, you can just use email to order. Giving it by phone is probably more secure than sending it on-line, in any event—and certainly more secure than handing it to a waiter in a restaurant, who vanishes with it and then returns after (for all I know) having copied number, expiration date, and security code.

    I highly recommend the vendor. I gave him my credit card number once, long ago, and since then have ordered regularly with no problem at all.

    LeisureGuy

    25 September 2008 at 3:21 pm

  4. como eu faço para eu compra gilete de voces?

    gostaria de receber um email com detalhes de como eu faço

    e tambem gostaria de saber se voces tem algum destruibuidor no brasil e o enderoço de email.

    elemar darc de melo

    13 April 2011 at 5:38 am

  5. Eu não vender aparelhos de barbear ou suprimentos. Você pode encomendar a partir de alguns fornecedores de barbear, listados nos links à direita.

    LeisureGuy

    13 April 2011 at 6:26 am


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