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Rotbart up for auction, and description of the morning shave

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The Rotbart shown in the photo has gone to eBay. It’s what is commonly called an aggressive razor: highly efficient but requiring good technique for a comfortable shave. It’s in good condition and guys with a thick beard would probably like it.

No photo of the morning shave. For reasons unknown to me, the focus was totally off (though the photo above, taken at the same time, is in good focus).

The brush was the RazoRock synthetic with the colors of the Italian flag and the soap was Chiseled Face’s Midnight Stag. I used the RazoRock Old Type again. That’s a hefty little razor with a nice feel in the hand, and it’s both comfortable and efficient (and, IMO, a great bargain at $15). Three passes to an absolute BBS face, to which I applied a good splash of Saint Charles Shave’s Very V aftershave.

Altogether a great shave. The RazoRock Old Style is now my first recommendation for a razor for a DE novice, and I think some of you more experienced shavers would enjoy it as well.

Written by LeisureGuy

9 July 2016 at 8:19 am

Posted in Shaving

4 Responses

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  1. The Old Type is indeed a lovely razor, particularly for the price. I actually appreciated it more after putting it down for a week and shaving with other razors – picking it up again, with a new blade, was like discovering an even better shave.


    9 July 2016 at 10:02 am

  2. The famous consolidation of learning that occurs during rest periods and fallow times. William James wrote that we learn to ice-skate during the summer and to bicycle during the winter, referring to the consolidation of learning that seems to occur so that when you return to it, you’re better than when you left off. That’s the idea of the “week off” step in my three-week test suggestion: use/do it a week, skip it a week, and use/do it another week. The week off is for the learning to be absorbed.


    9 July 2016 at 2:49 pm

  3. Please compare the old type rr with the rr baby smooth?


    10 July 2016 at 1:56 pm

  4. I was asked the same comparison in a thread on Wicked Edge. Ignoring the difference in materials and manufacturing method and focusing solely on feel and performance, I would say that the two are equally efficient. The feel differs in that the Old Type seems to be more picky than the Baby Smooth about the cutting angle: you have to get the cutting angle right to get the same smooth cutting feel you get with the Baby Smooth at a range of angles. I do like the heft and handle of the Old Type, and also of the Baby Smooth, though the handles are quite different. As you can see, in terms of performance:price, the Old Type is way ahead: $15 v. $100.


    10 July 2016 at 2:38 pm

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