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 30, 2012
Posted June 22, 2012
I recently posted an article discussing the “evolution” of Parker razors. I mentioned the first Parker razor I bought in 2006, the 90R. As I was working on the post Howie Woda suggested I compare my 90R with a current version as an example of how the razor has progressed, and he was kind enough to send me one. There have definitely been some changes: the new version is noticeably heavier ( 2.7 oz. vs. 2.1 oz. ), a fraction longer (4.625 inches vs. 4.5 inches total) and the TTO mechanism has obviously been beefed up (Howie says the metal…
Posted June 6, 2012
Parker Safety Razor has evolved significantly over the past few years, having “hit its stride” as a double edge (DE) razor manufacturer and becoming a more important player in the traditional shaving community. I quite like my Parker model 92R–in fact it’s in the top 3 of my razor collection (and I have a lot of DE razors).
Posted April 20, 2012
My friends at Stag Barbershop, the place in Milwaukee I gave a presentation at last year, contacting me recently with a problem. It seems like some of their clients have difficulty replacing their safety razor blade and wanted to know what the right way was to do it. Well…I don’t know if it’s the “right” way but I can show you how I do it.
Posted March 2, 2012
[UPDATE: HERE is a post about the newer, 2013 R41 head that is not quite so aggressive.] The muhle R41 is one of the latest in a series of recent engineering design changes going on through the double-edged safety razor world (in addition to new razors such as the Weber and the Ikon one-side-open-comb-one-side-safety-bar). It sports an unusual razor head, a hybrid of the classic open-comb razor and the more recent scalloped safety bar design. It has generated some interest in the safety razor world recently, particularly in some of the discussion forums, for not only its innovative design but also…