Marty Van Der Hagen recently sent me a “Razolution” razor to evaluate. After looking at it closely it took a couple days for me to work up the courage to try it. It has a ton of blade exposure, making it an aggressive razor. I also had to be careful with how I inserted the blades so they were evenly aligned. It bends the blades so much that I had to hold the razor handle almost parallel to the skin. The handle itself grips very well (I doubt this will slip out of someone’s hand easily). It is well-constructed out…
Posted November 29, 2013
Posted August 7, 2013
I bought a Matador razor from Razor Blades And More a while back and finally got around to trying it recently. It came with Gillette 7 o’clock and Polsilver blades so I slipped a Polsilver in for the 1st shave (the balance of the “shave of the day” shown above was a Havanna Handle brush from shaveplace.com, DR Harris Arlington shave soap, Ursa Major Toner, and Shaveplace a/s balm).
Posted September 3, 2012
Posted July 30, 2012
This is the Stahly Live Blade razor. There were several safety razors with vibrating heads over the years but the Stahly was probably the best-known. It was produced from the 1940’s into the 1970’s and had a reputation as a very well-designed and well-built razor. Some called it the Cadillac of safety razors.
Posted July 20, 2012
I admit it, I’m not a big fan of vintage razors. I will grant you that for the most part they’re built very well and there are tons of them still around, easily found in internet auction sites, antique stores, and grand parent’s bathrooms. But–speaking for myself–there are just too many unknowns about the true mechanical condition of a vintage razor for me to be confortable with recommending them to someone just getting into traditional shaving with a DE. That said, I think there are two models of vintage DE razors that deserve at least a little love from me…