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If you can’t get a RazoRock Baby Smooth, get a Dorco PL602

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The Dorco PL602 and the RazoRock Baby Smooth have the same head geometry, which includes extreme curvature of the blade, and so the feel (on the face) and performance of the two razors is quite close. The Baby Smooth is made from machined aluminum alloy and the Dorco PL602 is molded plastic, so the prices and durability differ substantially, but looking simply at the shave, I would say it’s a tie.

The Sabini brushwith the ebony handle (and very fan-shaped knot) made a fine lather from Barrister & Mann’s aromatic Cologne Russe, and the Dorco removed lather and stubble comfortably and efficiently. A splash of Cologne Russe aftershave, and the weekend is underway.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 April 2018 at 7:57 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. I first tried the PL602 with a 7 o’clock yellow, and it was shaving nirvana, with a blade I had put away some years ago because it was not so smooth in my other razors. Next was an Astra SS in the PL602, and it was hard to tell the difference from shaving nirvana. This week it was a Shark SS in the PL602, not quite as smooth, but way more than satisfactory shaves. Some day if I feel really daring, I may try a Derby blade in this razor.


    28 April 2018 at 10:17 pm

  2. It’s a great razor. My first one lasted probably 8-10 months, maybe a year. And then one day I unscrewed the cap to replace the blade, and the threaded shaft just snapped. Not really a problem—I have several on hand to give to those willing to try it, so I just unpackaged a new one. They’re great travel razors: very light, and if you forget it in the bathroom or it gets lost, no biggie.


    29 April 2018 at 8:26 am

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