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A vintage Merkur slant goes to auction

with 3 comments

The slant shown is listed here. This razor I had replated in rhodium.

Merkur slant side

Written by LeisureGuy

5 July 2016 at 9:30 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Hello Michael, Do you recommend the Rockwell S6? I am currently shaving with a 1950’s Gillette SS with Israeli Personna blades. I’m late to the party, but the Rockwell looks neat with the changeable base plates. Trying to decide if its worth parting with $100. I am a collector and experimental minded. I look forward to your thoughts.


    5 July 2016 at 2:37 pm

  2. I think you’ll find it’s well worth it. The workmanship seems very nice to me, and I like the finish. The baseplates fit the fingers well and are easy to turn and to swap. The comfort is unexcelled—for me, for all 6 “setting,” even with Feather blades (which can be harsh for me)—and the performance is highly efficient. To get any better, you’d need a slant, like the 102 or X3.

    They’re made in the U.S.A., which some like a lot. And as your technique evolves and changes, you’ll always find a baseplate that works. The migration may be slow, but it’s possible within the system. This becomes particularly important on the day you hand it off to your grandson, whose techniques and preferences may not match yours and in any event are changing—and the Rockwell 6S accommodates that.

    As with any new razor, do some blade exploration and judiciously explore a range of cutting angles. I found that for me the natural angle was optimal.

    And, BTW, the handle has a very nice feel.


    5 July 2016 at 2:47 pm

  3. Order placed! I like the idea of being able to “gear it down” for a daily shave without irritation. Thanks for the feedback.


    9 July 2016 at 5:52 am

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